World-famous memelas, multiple places to drink mezcal, a hotel rooftop that's actually cool, and more spots we love in Oaxaca City, Mexico.
December 16, 2022
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.
Head to Sabina Sabe in Centro for excellent cocktails and small plates with a few friends.
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.
Boulenc is a great breakfast or lunch spot in Centro where you can grab a croissant in the morning or a pizza at lunch.
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.
Selva is a cocktail bar in Centro where you should drink some mezcal in a crystal glass on a leather sofa.
After a day of exploring Oaxaca, you need a refreshing and mezcal-spiked paleta at Mezcalite Pop in Centro.
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.
If you're a mezcal person, Mezcaloteca is a must visit while you're in Oaxaca.
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.