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. (Cumbia)
Oaxaca Restaurants:
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 Gecko.
Pizza Rustica: Great pizza made to order. Six blocks north of the zocalo on Calle Alcala,
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 Ex Convento.
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
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Trastevere:  Modern decor, Italian food,  sophisticated menu in a quiet part of town near the Consatti Rumor has it that the Chef owner once cooked at the Vatican
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A Oaxaca Restaurant Reviews Restaurants and lists dining options in Oaxaca.
Restaurants recommended by Visitors to Oaxaca and Locals Who Like to Dine Out
More Info
Tourist Information Center Colonial Center,Oaxaca
Tel.  951-516-0123
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 Pedestria-only streets
Oaxaca offers restaurants on Pedestrian-only streets
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