Oaxaca Restaurants, Review, Dining in Oaxaca
Hosteria Alcala: A long time favorite restaurant with visitors from the US, European tourists and
vacationing locals, the Hosteria Alcala serves Oaxacan cuisine and includes some touches of
French and Northern Italian with flambe' desserts to make the experience memorable. This
Oaxacan restaurant has an elegant setting on a pedestrian only street that adds to the ambiance.
Surprisingly reasonable, two should be able to dine for under $40 USD.
El Sagario: Dine first and then go downstairs to dance the Salsa or local
favorite the Cumbia. El Sagario serves Oaxacan dishes on its first and second
floor dining rooms and at about ten in the evening the dancing starts to live
bands in the basement night club. Also serves fried chicken, macaroni salad,
dessert for about 50 Pesos. $5 USD.
La Catedral: Upscale ambiance and great cuisine at good prices in an elegant setting, La
Catedral also offers a downstairs night club for after-dinner dancing to Latin beats.
A Review of Restaurants Recommended by
Visitors to Oaxaca and Local Oaxacan
Residents Who Like to Dine Out
La Toscana: Oaxaca's La Toscana gets high marks for ambiance, service, and its great food.
A cello soloist might accompany your lunch of Italian favorites or Oaxacan dishes served in an elegant old
building with an enclosed patio. Hot fruit empanadas tempt one dedicated gourmand.
Oaxaca Restaurants Hosteria Alcala one the old favorites
Mezzaluna: Can't beat it for steak with mushrooms and red wine sauce our correspondents say.
Across from Carmen Alto Church on Garcia Vigil. Wood fired thin crust Pizza and other Italian
favorites and a great view of the city from the rooftop dining area. $10 USD average for entrees
The Temple' Restaurant, Nuevo Cuisine, Calle(street) Garcia Vigil
Alex's Restaurant: A blue collar favorite and the only place in Oaxaca where you can
find liver and onions.
Al Fondo de Santo Domingo: Lentil soup with pineapple, stuffed onion with
minced chicken filling according to local gourmands. Across from the Café
Pizza Rustica: Great pizza made to order. Six blocks north of the zocalo on
Camino Real Hotel: Located in an elegant
colonial building, a former convent. Friday night
from 7:pm to 9: pm the folkloric dancing and
music of the Guelaguetza takes place with an
accompanying buffet dinner in the chapel of the
La Olla: A favorite of locals and visitor alike for authentic Oaxacan dishes.
One block south of the stamp Museum
Breakfast at Terra Nova for under $5.00 USD (50 Pesos)
Good service and food at reasonable prices makes
Terra Nova a favorite of tourists and locals. The local
press corps meets here
Coffee at La Primavera, a
place to people watch and
write your journal. Service
abysmal, coffee good
Oaxaca Events and church tours: Two hour tour of churches and other places. Get an insiders
look at Oaxaca. Meet Linda at Zocalo in front of Cathedral at 10:00 AM Tuesdays and
menu in a quiet
part of town near
Rumor has it that
the Chef owner
once cooked at
La Casa Del Tio
with a vegetarian
and meat menu is
classes every week
Sign up at the
Garcia Vigil (street)
Eight blocks north
of the Zocalo
Tel. 51 69584
$40 USD includes
|Oaxaca Cooking Classes
Susanna Trilling, Author of Seasons of
A Oaxaca Restaurant Reviews Restaurants and lists
dining options in Oaxaca.
Restaurants recommended by Visitors to Oaxaca and
Locals Who Like to Dine Out
Tourist Information Center Colonial
How to Get There
From the Zocalo go north to the Llano Park and
the theatre building at 703, the office is on the
right side of the building.
Hipocampo's: a square meal for a bargain price, can't beat the sandwiches for 25 pesos
No frills table service, good food and plenty of it. Sandwiches breakfast coffee served all
day. Lunch starts around 1: pm. One and a half blocks west of the Zocalo on Hidalgo.
Oaxaca offers restaurants on