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Restaurants in Oaxaca

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Oaxaca restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Oaxaca restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Oaxaca to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Oaxaca restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Oaxaca.

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  • El Naranjo

  • El Topil

    Drop by this homey restaurant for slow-roasted pork and house-made corn tortilla quesadillas. More
  • Mercado de la Merced

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A smaller marketplace off the beaten path. Churros, or sugary donuts, and meat-or cheese-filled empanadas are a must. More
  • Tlamanalli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The restaurant, owned by the Mendoza sisters, serves a delicious guisado de pollo. More
  • Tortillería y Antojería Itanoní

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 c... More

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