We had so many memorable meals on our recent trip to Oaxaca, there are too many to talk about. We ate in restaurants that ran the gamut from smaller, family restaurants called comedors to fine dining restaurants — one of our favorites is Las Quince Letres where we enjoyed a four-course comida corrida for 90 pesos ($6.00) each. Comida corrida in Mexico is a meal of several courses at a fixed price eaten between about 1 and 4 p.m. The food is always fresh, homemade, and the entrees vary daily.
But one of our favorite things to do there is to enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants in the Zócolo, watching the people go by. It’s a party every day. Vendors selling jewelry, shawls, clothing, folk art, and more come by your table constantly but they are part of the fabric of this tourist town. We’ve even gotten to know one or two of them over the years.
Oaxaca is a great town for foodies and has something to offer for everyone. Here’s a quick look at some of the foods we ate while in Oaxaca: