Oaxaca, the best foodie destination

The 4 best restaurants in Oaxaca
English 29/11/2019 14:15 Mexico City María Hernández Actualizada 14:33

Oaxaca has everything: beautiful buildings, archeological sites, natural wonders, and incredibly complex gastronomy

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The 4 best restaurants in Oaxaca

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The 4 best restaurants in Oaxaca

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The 4 best restaurants in Oaxaca

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In recent years, the world has set its sight on Oaxaca for its rich culture, traditions, and gastronomic heritage. The state of Oaxaca has everything: beautiful buildings, archeological sites, natural wonders, incredibly complex gastronomy, exceptional restaurants, and mezcal shops.

Oaxacan cuisine is the result of a clash between two worlds: ancient ingredients such as corn, beans, cacao, tomato, chile, grasshoppers, worms and other ingredients brought there by colonizers, including pork, beef, chicken, cheese, bread, lard, among other ingredients.

Food and Travel Mexico, a magazine specialized in traveling and gastronomy, named the city of Oaxaca as the Best Foodie Destination in Mexico in 2019 during the recent ceremony of the Food and Travel Reader Awards.

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This recognition is granted to “places in the country whose values and gastronomical traditions made you visit them time after time,” describes the publication.

Other cities of the country that competed for the title of “Best Foodie Destination” were Puebla, Mérida, and San Miguel de Allende, but Oaxaca was the winner thanks to its traditional gastronomy so valued in the country and all over the world.

This is not the first time Oaxaca’s culinary wealth has been recognized, for, in 2008, the Congress of the State appointed it Intangible Cultural Heritage of the state of Oaxaca.

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Other winners
Besides awarding the culinary value of the capital of Oaxaca, the publication recognized chef Alejandro Cuatepotzo, from Antonio Bistro, in San Miguel de Allende, as Best Chef.

For his part, Salvador Orozco, from Frenchie Restaurante, Café y Bar, received the award to Best Revelation Chef.

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The list of winners also includes:

Dulce Patria – Best Restaurant in Mexico City

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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K’u’uk, in Mérida – Best Restaurant Inside Mexico

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Una publicación compartida de K'u'uk restaurant (@kuukrestaurant) el

Icú, in Puerto Vallarta – Best New Restaurant in Mexico

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Una publicación compartida de Restaurante icú (@restauranteicu) el

Pujol – Best Established Restaurant in Mexico

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Una publicación compartida de Pujol (@pujolrestaurant) el

Le Chique, Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya Cancún by Karisma, Best Hotel Restaurant

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mercado Roma, Best Gourmet Space in Mexico

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Una publicación compartida de Mercadoroma (@mercadoroma) el

Tere Cazola, Best Sweet Space in Mexico

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