Restaurants in Oaxaca, Mexico
El Asador Vasco - Grill, restaurant, bar
The prestige of El Asador Vasco is demonstrated by the fact that, since 1980, it has been recognized with the distinguished Travel Holiday Magazine Award, which later led to Dirona recognition.
This brand-new venture from the folks behind the Casa Oaxaca hotel is not to be confused with that hotel's restaurant, which is also excellent, and also supervised by the same executive chef.
Phone: 951/516-8889 or 951/516-8531
Don Porfirio restaurant. Oaxaca
You can grab a table in the dining room or out on the covered patio, where the cars zoom by. There's a good variety of Mexican dishes, such as the grasshoppers fried with chile and garlic, as well as more recognizable dishes like the tequila-marinated shish kebab.
El Biche Pobre. Oaxaca
This little restaurant near Parque Paseo Juárez is packed with locals -- sometimes there's not a tourist in sight -- who appreciate the traditional fare like enchiladas suizas (with sour cream, not Swiss cheese) and the rock-bottom prices.