If you are fond of Mexican cuisine, there is a range of culinary experiences waiting for you in the country. Emerging as a culinary destination of Mexico, the city of Oaxaca is full of authentic eateries offering different types of delicacies beyond tacos and tapas. From rustic to fine dining, here are few food spots of Oaxaca to treat your taste buds with something different and challenging.
Criollo serves luxury with simplicity in its plates. Delivering tribute to the traditional cooking techniques of Oaxaca, Criollo brings the authentic flavor of the Zapotec region of Istmo de Tehuantepec in its inventive cuisine. Every delicious dish of their seasonally changing menu is based on fresh local produce. Owner of award-winning restaurant ‘Pujol’, chefs Luis Arellano and Enrique Olvera are the creative brains behind this eatery. Their signature creations on plates make Criollo the perfect venue to enjoy a stylized hearty brunch with friends and family.
True to its name, the rustic foods of La Mezcalerita are best paired with Mexican ‘Mezcal’, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from any type of agave. Craft beers and ‘Pulque’, a fermented drink made from various types of agaves, can also work superbly with La Mezcalerita’s botanitas or mouthwatering munchies and Oaxacan nachos. This is an excellent place to enjoy a perfect pub grub, especially its artisanal beer-infused ooey-gooey ‘Queso Fundido’.
Casa Oaxaca el Restaurante
Casa Oaxaca is the ultimate place for a distinctly different gastronomical experience. For your first course, you can order a bug tostada, and a delicious montadito or traditional sandwich with cheese, bean paste, and crunchy grasshopper. If you fell in love with grasshopper, bring it back by ordering ‘Kampachi Tiradito’, which is a type of onion-less ceviche with grasshopper mayo. For entrée, enjoy the delicious mole turkey. Lastly, save room for a sweet finish with the Oaxacan chocolate spheres with ginger and hibiscus sauce.