Mexico

A night in San José del Pacífico

Where to eat, sleep and get some peace in Oaxaca’s magic mushroom town Between Oaxaca city and the pacific coast there is a notoriously precarious road through the mountains. Midway…

Five More Places to Eat Breakfast in Oaxaca

It could be the reverberation of a night of mezcal, but breakfast tastes better to me in Oaxaca. It might also be that it satisfies my need for variety. Breakfast…

Where to Eat in Oaxaca: Alfonsina

“I wasn’t trained formerly as a chef but growing up in Oaxaca, you know the taste of a good tortilla, a good mole, corn…” Jorge León, the chef and owner…

More Eats on the Oaxacan Coast

Floating in the turquoise bays of Huatulco and emerging just for a fresh coconut and garlic shrimp heads is my perfect beach day. Here are a few more things that…

Where to Eat Breakfast in Oaxaca, Part Two

After late nights in Oaxaca kept up by the creep of the mezcal high, I’m always excited for the rewards in the morning: frothy hot chocolate, fresh juice, crispy-edged fried…

Where to Drink in Oaxaca

I should have called this post Where to Drink in Oaxaca If It’s Not From a Plastic Bottle of Mezcal You Got From the Palenque Today. But on the real,…

Where to Eat Breakfast in Oaxaca

I love breakfast. My boyfriend is not a big fan. Anytime I ask him if a certain place is good for breakfast he says, “I don’t know, it’s breakfast,” with…

Drink the Day Away at These Two Cantinas in Oaxaca

I like cantinas, as I do dive bars, especially when I’m traveling. I like being in them during the day, the feeling that I should be doing something productive wearing…

Treat Yo Self to These Two Restaurants in Oaxaca

As a journalist who recently quit my day job,  I was in heaven eating cheaply in Oaxaca. I cooked with beautiful market ingredients and ate at cocina economicas, market stands, and drank green juices…

Mezcal and More: Rolling through Oaxaca with Neta Mezcal

Max Rosenstock is from New Mexico, lives in the Bay, and knows the Oaxacan countryside so well I’m surprised when he hits a tope too fast. His project, Neta Mezcal,…