Grab a seat at the counter of La Cocina de Humo in Centro to watch the cooks make tortillas while you learn about Oaxacan traditions.
December 15, 2022
Terraza Istmo in the Hotel Casa Abuela Maria serves traditional Oaxacan food on one of the best rooftops in the city.
You'll have to wait in line at this stand in Central de Abastos, but there's nothing quite like a memela in tomatillo sauce for breakfast.
Origen is a fine dining Oaxacan restaurant in Centro.
San Juan Bautista la Raya
Alfonsina serves a Oaxacan and vegetable-heavy tasting menu in San Juan Bautista la Raya.
Tacos del Carmen is a street stall in Centro that's been serving excellent tacos since 1974.
Centro Gastronómico hosts different chefs from around Oaxaca serving things like aguachile and plantain mole. Explore all the stands and then grab a seat for a casual, standout meal.
Masea is a part bakery, part tortilla and atole shop in Centro where you should swing by for a snack.
At Criollo, you can eat contemporary Oaxacan food and meet a rooster named Claudio in Centro.
Levadura de Olla serves Oaxacan classics in a mansion with an airy patio in Centro.
San Martin de Tilcajete
Almú is a great spot 45 minutes outside of Oaxaca to share generous portions of Oaxacan dishes with a group of friends.