• Naureen Chhipa

Fine dining in Oaxaca

Updated: Jan 17, 2019

The best fine dining we did while backpacking Central Mexico was in Oaxaca! We were surprised at this, as we for sure thought Mexico City would win this title, but we were wrong. Don't let the cosmopolitan city vibes of Mexico City foul ya, for Oaxaca is taking over!

After trying a handful of restaurants in Oaxaca, here's our Top 3 Fine Dining Spots:

1. Los Danzantes --

We highly recommend having dinner at Los Danzantes! Ask to be sited in their outdoor patio. The vibe here is casual, chic and laid back. Traditional cuisine meets modern world. Cultural flavors interlace with inventive, unapologetic cuisine. Elevating the standards and always creating new dishes out of old recipes by adding a unique twist! Also a great spot for mezcal tasting!


2. Casa Oaxaca --

Perhaps the staple of fine dining restaurants in Oaxaca. Established in 1997 by chef Alejandro Ruiz, this restaurant combines the best of traditional flavors and creative dishes. For the best view and tables ask to be sited upstairs overlooking the beautiful city. Celebrating something special? let them know ahead of time and make a reservation. We were celebrating our 5 year anniversary and they got us the cutest candle and dessert... thanks guys!


3. Origen --

We decided to visit Origen for lunch on our last day in Oaxaca. Originally we wanted to go for dinner but the restaurant was packed and we had not made prior reservations. I'll just say this... the hype is real! We had such an amazing lunch there! We recommend to RVSP though, as this place is almost always full. The Menu is always changing with the season.


Those were our Top 3 in Oaxaca. A fine dining restaurant to avoid at all cost, seriously we had the worst service, paid twice as much and the food was hit or miss with a couple of decent dishes and other awful ones is Pitiona... Save yourself a tummy ache!

Do you have a favorite fine dining spot in Oaxaca? Share with a comment below! We love finding new places... till next time!

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Hi, I'm Naureen! Best known as WhereToNau on IG.

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