Veracruz, Oaxaca + The South

Restaurants in Veracruz, Oaxaca + The South

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.

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