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IDEAS

Places to be, Things to do

Just a few suggestions. Oaxaca has so much to offer, so we will be adding to these recommendations over time.

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AND A FEW MORE...

bars and restaurants

  • La Popular

  • Convivio

  • Amantes

  • Danzantes

  • Casa Oaxaca

  • Mezcalogia

  • Mezcalerita

  • Institu

  • Ancestral

  • Bar Ilegales

MERCADO MERCED

Market

This is our favourite market to eat at. In their food court you can find the Fonda Rosita where they make the best chilaquiles in town (in our opinion). We would recommend the verde with fried eggs and chorizo.

OAXACA EATS

Walking tour

Taste traditional Oaxacan food and drink on a laid-back walking tour that features four sit-down restaurants. Meet the people behind the food. Make new friends and experience the city through the eyes of a local.

SIERRA AZUL

Hotel and breakfast spot

One of our favorite places to meet before heading out on excursions for a delicious breakfast. This is a family run boutique-style hotel in the heart of the city, with a gorgeous courtyard, only two blocks from the zocalo. The menu is a tasty Oaxaca, Lebanese fusion, we would definitely suggest their house special for breakfast.

OAXACA PROFUNDO SESSIONS

Discovering Oaxaca and food

Oaxaca Profundo Sessions is a regenerative travel organization. They are made up of international food anthropologists, traditional artisans, farmers and friends, passionate about hospitality.


GRANA B&B

Hotel

Named after the famous "grana cochinilla" that was once the gold of Oaxaca, Grana lets the botanical elements of this pre-hispanic dye inspire us in the architecture and decoration of the rooms and common spaces. Set in a renovated 18th century mansion, it is equally intimate and luxurious.

NOMAD COOK

Cooking class

Nomad Cook is a project hosted by Luis Hernandez. His aim is to provide storytelling services to people who do not have access to them. To fund these services,  Luis teaches cooking classes in Oaxaca City. These are vegan friendly culinary experiences.

CASA QUIQUIRIQUI

Private stay with pool

Located up the hill from Oaxaca Centro in San Felipe Del Agua, approximately 20 mins drive, so a perfect retreat from the tourist parts of Oaxaca city. The house has pool access and amazing views of the city and distant mountains. Rambling Spirits can collect from the house for trips out of town.

 

EXTRA READING

Some of our pictures and or/ words about mezcal and Oaxaca

HOW MEZCAL IS MADE IN OAXACA

HOW THE WHOLE WORLD FELL FOR MEZCAL

INNOVATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE OAXACA

JAGUARS OF THE LIGHT

A GLIMPSE INTO HOW MEZCAL, MEXICO'S MOST PRIZED LIQUOR IS MADE

HEART AND CRAFT: MEZCAL TRADITION IN OAXACA, MEXICO

PHOTOGRAPHING THE MIRACLE OF MEZCAL

A TOUR OF OAXACA’S BEST MARKETS

MUXES: CELEBRATING MEXICO’S THIRD GENDER

MEXICAN HARVEST FARMERS ARE BATTLING AGAINST US/CORPORATE COMPANIES

WHAT ARE TRADITIONAL ALEBRIJES AND HOW ARE THEY CRAFTED?

COCHINEAL DYEING AND HOW IT'S USED IN TRADITIONAL WEAVING

MEXICAN FARMERS REDISCOVER AN ANCIENT SUPERFOOD

THE ISTMO TAKES ITS PLACE AT THE TABLE

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE GUELAGUETZA

CELEBRATE DAY OF THE DEAD IN OAXACA

DRINKING TO A BETTER FUTURE

ONE OF MEXICO'S MOST ICONIC CARNIVALS

MEXICAN MEZCAL IS MAKING WAVES