Oaxaca

Restaurants in Oaxaca

A smaller marketplace off the beaten path. Churros, or sugary donuts, and meat-or cheese-filled empanadas are a must.

This little spot is owned by Amado Ramírez Leyva, who is part of the Slow Food movement. The menu highlights four kinds of organic corn flour—the cooks have to stone-grind it out back—and the tortillas are made on the grill, with cheese and herbs inside.

Drop by this homey restaurant for slow-roasted pork and house-made corn tortilla quesadillas.

The restaurant, owned by the Mendoza sisters, serves a delicious guisado de pollo.