Oaxaca Restaurants

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  • 1. Espadín

    $$ | La Rinconada | Mexican

    Don’t let the location down a dusty dirt road scare you from dining at this breezy restaurant in the boutique hotel Villas Carrizalillo. Perched...Read More

  • 2. La Providencia

    $$ | Col. Roca Blanca | Mexican

    If you have time for only one restaurant in Zipolite, then this should be it. Expect creative takes on the traditional in dishes such as Oaxacan...Read More

  • 3. Almoraduz

    $$ | La Rinconada | Mexican

    Welcoming chef-owners Shalxali and Quetzalcoatl Zurita focus on presenting traditional Zapotec, Mayan, and Mixteco ingredients in contemporary...Read More

  • 4. Carbon de Palo

    $$ | Centro Historico | Steakhouse

    Carbon de Palo specializes in steaks and other cooked meats. Each of the internationally themed dishes includes a hint of Oaxacan flavor, through...Read More

  • 5. Casa Oaxaca Café

    $$ | Colonia Reforma | Mexican

    In Colonia Reforma, this café is, as its name suggests, a more informal version of the Casa Oaxaca restaurant in the historic center. This open...Read More

  • 6. El Colibrí

    $$ | Colonia Reforma | Mexican

    A neon sign bearing the namesake hummingbird draws you to this little cafeteria. Mothers who have packed their kids off to school and cell-phone...Read More

  • 7. El Milenario

    $$ | Mexican

    Situated alongside the artisan market in Santa Maria del Tule, El Milenario is famous for its breakfasts. Enjoy entomatadas or enfrijoladas...Read More

  • 8. Hosteria Alcala

    $$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    The Hosteria Alcala offers the finest in old-fashioned elegance. Seated in the peaceful inner courtyard, you'll be able to forget the hustle...Read More

  • 9. L'Échalote

    $$ | Bahía Chahué | Eclectic

    Helmed by warm and gracious owner-hosts, the restaurant in the Hotel Posada Edén Costa is widely considered the best in Huatulco. Its menu is...Read More

  • 10. La Biznaga

    $$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    The food at this courtyard café is traditional—except a few touches here and there that make it seem you've stumbled on some unknown cuisine...Read More

  • 11. La Capilla

    $$ | Mexican

    La Capilla is a truly Oaxacan experience. Sitting under a palm roof listening to the animals play in the petting zoo and the children playing...Read More

  • 12. La Galería

    $$ | El Adoquín | Italian

    Every inch of wall space at this elevated restaurant on the west end of the Adoquín is filled with paintings. And every inch of your small,...Read More

  • 13. La Toscana

    $$ | Jalatlaco | Italian

    This contemporary Italian restaurant sits within one of the colonial houses of Jalatlaco, one of the oldest parts of the city. Toscana was one...Read More

  • 14. Luvina

    $$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    Luvina’s aim is to create a range of tastes, smells, and textures prevalent in Oaxaca and transform them into culinary creations. The restaurant...Read More

  • 15. Marco Polo

    $$ | Centro Historico | Seafood

    Local families and expats in the know come here for a seafood fix. The ceviches are delicious, as are the whole-fried-fish platters and the...Read More

  • 16. Mezquite

    $$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    Mezquite functions as both a restaurant and tapas bar, serving well-designed small plates to enjoy while making the most of the artisanal beers...Read More

  • 17. Sabina Sabe

    $$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    Sabina Sabe is one of the newest mezcal bar–restaurants in the city, and its enviable location on the zócalo makes it a welcome addition for...Read More

  • 18. Tres Bistro

    $$ | Centro Historico | International

    With folding glass windows opening out onto the foliage of trees overhanging the bustling zócalo, Tres Bistro offers a classy retreat from the...Read More

  • 19. Zicanda

    $$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    This contemporary restaurant showcases the best in restaurant design, mixing traditional Oaxacan concepts with the modern chic of contemporary...Read More

  • 20. Como Agua Pa' Chocolate

    $$ | Mexican

    Inspired by the book Like Water For Chocolate, this second-story restaurant wears its heart on its sleeve. The pale yellow walls are covered...Read More

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