Gourmand delicatessen is great for escaping Mexican Oaxacan food. We went there for lunch. The service was quick and the staffs were welcoming. It has casual atmosphere. The food is fusion with strong western influence and reasonable price.
I ordered bangers, it was delicious and not the same as bangers you get in Australia. The sausage was great and it was serve with potato salads instead of mash potato. The non-alcoholic mojito is worth to die for, it compliment each other. I recommend this deli to anyone.
Favorite Dish: Try the Bangers, the sausage was great and it was serve with potato salads instead of mash potato. The non-alcoholic mojito is worth to die for, it compliment each other.
This 5-star hotel has a well regarded restaurant which serves excellent regional and continental cuisine and offers superb views.
The city of Oaxaca has long been considered "Mexico's culinary capital." The most notable aspect of Oaxacan cuisine is its variety of moles, a type of complex sauce.
Hotel Victoria Restaurant was the place where I tried the famous Mexican Dish called Mole. It contains many ingredients and however everyone has it's own recipe it always contains chocolate.
The hotel has an open air restaurant with fabulous buffet breakfasts, (as well as a la carte lunch and dinner).
El Famoso Restaurant is located on the road to Mitla.
We stopped at El Famoso on our way back from Santa Maria del Tule to Tehuantepec. It has a rustic Mexican buffet.
There were some good choices to be found. Several soups were all excellent as was the spread of cold salads and fruit. The moles and guisados were average to good depending upon what one chose. There was a grill with tasajo, cecina, chorizo and chicken available. The tasajo was forgettable, but the cecina and chorizo were pretty decent (no one tried the chicken). Desserts were average. The limonada (made con gaso, with sparkling water) was outstanding. Tortillas hecho a mano were absolutely divine and hard to stop eating. We watched the senora make them, cook them on the comal and then come to our table....
Cold Corona beer was very good that very hot day!
I had breakfast at BluLemon twice while I was in Oaxaca; it was conveniently located in the lobby of our hotel. We found the breakfasts to be simple but delicious. On our first morning we had cheese-filled omelettes served with refried beans and tortillas, while on the second day we were served entomatades (tortillas cooked in tomato sauce then topped with cheese, onions and herbs). We also enjoyed the fresh juices and coffee that came with our meals. While breakfast is included for guests as Hostel Don Nino (seriously- an amazing value for a hostel breakfast!), I would return to BluLemon for breakfast even if I wasn't a guest of the hostel. The restaurant looked busy with Mexican diners throughout lunch and early dinner hours as well, so it's probably worth checking out for a meal later in the day too!
Located just a few steps from the Zocalo, Guarana dishes up food- both fast and healthy- to locals and visitors alike. We stopped by for dinner one night and were pleasantly surprised to see a large number of exotic-looking salads on the menu. I opted for one called the "Citrico". Who would have thought that lettuce, grapefruit, orange, strawberry, goat cheese and almonds in honey garlic dressing would be so amazing? The salad was absolutely delicious, and my friend's fruit salad was also a work of art that had to be seen to be believed! Prices were reasonable and the service was friendly. Anyone looking for a light meal in Oaxaca should try Guarana!
Tlayudas are a local speciality in Oaxaca. Huge, thin tortillas are grilled, filled with a number of different items, folded in half and given one last go over the grill before being served to hungry locals. Toppings include refried beans, cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and yes- meat! One of the best places to get tlayudas in Oaxaca is La Tlayuderia, which is located on Alcala (the main pedestrian street) directly across from the cathedral. They have a great menu with different meat-based and vegetarian tlayudas, including a healthy lower-calorie option. We enjoyed our lunch (tlayudas and agua fresca) so much that we returned the following day and grabbed some tlayudas to go on our long bus trip to the Pacific Coast .
There are no shortage of restaurants and cafes in the central areas and tourist streets. La Primavera is a cafe and restaurant along the side of the main plaza. The large trees provide shade on the hot days and the busy crowd in the plaza offers lots of people watching opportunities.
The restaurant is fairly good, but due to its location it may be a bit on the expensive side, but then again it is not unreasonable. The staff may or may not speak English, but I don't know since we were speaking Spanish. The menus however have both English and Spanish.
Favorite Dish: The restaurant has a lot of options with mole and other Mexican salsas. I'd recommend the Tlayudas, which are like a Mexican style pizza. The
This is all local food. It's a buffet smorgasbord or cup runeth over. Just look have a look at the pictures to describe the amount of food here. You can try just about every Oaxacan delicacy here. Several different moles, a pig, a table full of salads. a meat table and a desert table. Be prepared to spend the entire afternoon here. It's great for kids and you may only see locals here as it's out of the way from the tourist crowds.
Favorite Dish: Too many to mention.
The theme here is local oaxaqueña food full throttle. If your veg or want your meat to moo you will find your fill here. Since there are many different stalls in the market you can choose most any that has other people sitting there and enjoy.
Favorite Dish: Since I have been trying to cut meat out of my diet I could find vegetarian meals here very easy. Chili Relleno stuffed with cheese is my fav. It comes with sides of rice, beans and tortillas. I also like tlayudas because you can order whatever you want on them so they can have meat or not. Try them you will like it.
Cafe del teatro is a really nice cafe that is next to the theater as you might guess from the name.
The decor is quite stylish and it´s the kinda place where you go for a good cup of coffee when you don´t mind paying a little extra for nice coffee in a nice setting.
The cafe has free wifi too.
Just get the password at the counter and you can be online for as long as you want.
If the sweltering heat gets to you, an ice cream is definitely in order! The most popular place (for locals and tourists alike) is Jardin Socrates, right next to La Soledad Church. The ice cream there is about American prices but it's well worth it!
I've followed the advice of my Fodor's guide book and tried this restaurant in the northeast corner of the Zocalo. Although it is very close to the Zocalo, it's less frequented by travelers, and instead is packed with locals (and as they say, go where the locals go). The restaurant has a cheap buffet (USD 8), and this place is most well-known for its steaks.
Favorite Dish: Take my word for it and try the "arrachera" under the "carnes" ( which means meat) category on the a la carte menu. It is a juicy steak dish that will leave you hungering for more!
I also tried the Oaxacan chocolate drink here.
I think it is a cafe for mostly students or young people. but it was nice. chairs maybe a bit uncomfortable. I heard some student telling some older couple that it is nice to go here and i needed something to eat and wait till the church went open.
Favorite Dish: torta de quesillo a kind of round sandwich with beans luttece tomato avocado, cheese between. 18 pesos, fresh Orange Juice 18 pesos (mixed 23 pesos) Fanta 12 pesos
served with i think hot picante sauce i didnot try but ithink it was like chilipeper.
also had a large pure fresh orange juice and a fanta orange all together about 43 pesos. so probably i have a price wrong.
menu was partly in english rest spanish
it doesnot really look much and they dont speak english.
i had some thing with small pieces of beef and melted cheese biftec queso something
and my friend had a vegetarion without picante stuff. we had a corona and a fanta together 112 pesos.
think you can do take away to or maybe even delivery
I went to Maria Bonita on a Wednesday night which meant it was pretty empty. Hopefully, things pick up at the weekend as the food here is great.
Favorite Dish: Of course, they served the inevitable mole negro, which was delicious. I started with squash flowers, stuffed with cheese and fried in a light batter. Mouth-watering! Good tortillas too.
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