7 culinary corners that you should know in Oaxaca

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One of the most spectacular culinary destinations in the Mexican Republic, without a doubt, is Oaxaca. This state has the greatest diversity of ecosystems that make it an ideal destination to discover Mexico. The color of its streets, its denominations of origin in artisan distillates, its embroidery, and pre-Hispanic recipes, are part of the richness of this destination, which is so wonderful that you will have to make several trips to discover it.

CASA OAXACA

One of the renowned Oaxacan chefs who have elevated local gastronomy is Alex Ruiz, this low-profile chef is one of the most representative figures of our cuisine. That is why one of his restaurants that honors the dishes of the house, those that pampers you in each bite, could not be missing from the list. An honest one with garden products, served elegantly and carefully, in an open space that resembles a wood-burning stove. Do not miss the chile de agua stuffed with ceviche.

ADDRESS: C/ DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN #104-A, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, CENTRO, OAXACA DE JUÁREZ

TELEPHONE: 951 516 8889

WEBSITE: CASAOAXACAELRESTAURANTE.COM

LOS DANZANTES

Without a doubt, one of the most important Oaxacan restaurants on the culinary scene is Los Danzantes. This space full of tradition honors the land, its people and seasonal products served in an exceptional way such as the classic hoja santa with quesillo and chile meco miltomate or the huitlacoche tempura croquettes with yellow mole. In addition, this space has a terrace that allows you to enjoy the sunny days full of music and the flavor of zandunga.

ADDRESS: C. MACEDONIO ALCALÁ 403-INTERIOR 4, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, CENTRO, OAXACA DE JUÁREZ

TELEPHONE: 951 501 1184

WEBSITE: LOSDANZANTESOAXACA.COM.MX

THE MEZCALOTA

To get to know Oaxaca it is necessary to drink the elixir of the gods, ‘el mezcal’. This highly representative drink should have its personal space, which is why La Mezcaloteca created a cozy bar with labels that show the origin and tradition of each sip of this distillate. Here the labels break down the origin of the mezcal, from the harvest area, to the mezcalero master who gave it life, in addition to having very particular varieties that you can only try there.

ADDRESS: REFORMA NO. 506, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, CENTRO, OAXACA DE JUÁREZ

TELEPHONE: 951 514 0082

WEBSITE: MEZCALOTECA.COM

PITIONA

Another of the most emblematic Oaxacan restaurants in the city center is Pitiona. This space offers contemporary Oaxacan cuisine with the expertise of chef José Manuel Baños, who works with ancestral and avant-garde cooking techniques to create small works of art on the plate. Local products with unique interpretations such as their rib eye toast with Istmeño cheese, grasshoppers and chicatana sauce; or their deep-fried suckling pig tacos with handmade blue corn tortillas.

ADDRESS: C. DE IGNACIO ALLENDE 114, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, CENTRO, OAXACA DE JUÁREZ,

TELEPHONE: 951 514 0690

WEBSITE: PITIONA.COM

LEVADURA DE OLLA

Levadura de Olla is one of the most popular restaurants in Oaxaca, it is a space that recalls the flavors of the Sierra Oaxaca through traditional dishes. Here you can find spectacular breakfasts full of simplicity that will surprise you, such as eggs al comal, quesadillas and picaditas. But if you are looking for something more elaborate, you should try the green segueza with fish, with holy grass and pickled vegetables.

ADDRESS: C. DE MANUEL GARCÍA VIGIL 304, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, CENTRO, OAXACA DE JUÁREZ

TELEPHONE: 951 269 9068

WEBSITE: @LEVADURADEOLLA

BOULENC

This cozy bakery represents the passion and work behind recipes that seek perfection. Good coffee, substantial breakfasts and a cozy space that makes you feel in the countryside, is part of the charm that makes Boulenc a must-see on your next visit to this beautiful state. Here the laminated doughs are a game of flavor, with presentations ranging from the classic croissant to apple braids or cream rolls that will make you want to return a thousand times.

ADDRESS: C. PORFIRIO DÍAZ 207, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, CENTRO, OAXACA DE JUÁREZ

TELEPHONE: 951 351 3648

WEBSITE: @BOULENCPAN

Source: Food and Pleasure