Oaxaca Food: 40+ Best Foods in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca Street Food

Last Updated on November 17, 2022 by Audrey Scott

What is Oaxaca food? Which Oaxacan dishes should you seek out and what sort of flavors and spices might you find when you visit this city and region in southwestern Mexico? We spent two months living in Oaxaca to find out and explore Oaxacan cuisine. This Oaxaca Food and Culinary Travel Guide guide shares our favorite Oaxacan street foods, traditional dishes, snacks, drinks, and desserts, plus where to find them in this beautiful culinary city.

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Mayan Ruins of Palenque, Mexico

Palenque Mayan Ruins in Chiapas, Mexico

Last Updated on April 22, 2024 by Audrey Scott

Tucked into the folds of the jungle in Mexico's Chiapas region stands the mostly buried and only very partially exposed Mayan ruins of Palenque. If you haven't already experienced this place or you've come to feel ruin fatigue in this part of the world, consider a visit. For us, it's become one of our favorites.

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An Amazing Scene We Were Forbidden to Record: An Indigenous Easter Celebration in Chiapas

Last Updated on April 25, 2018 by

Have you ever experienced something exceptional you’d hoped to capture and share, but you were forbidden to photograph or record it? That was the Easter celebration in the village of San Juan Chamula in the Chiapas region of Mexico.

This was no ordinary Catholic church, nor was this an Easter celebration like any we’d ever seen.

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A Yucatan Afternoon in Four Courses (or, How I Finally Found My Puerco Pibil)

Last Updated on April 22, 2024 by Audrey Scott

Late Afternoon at the Hacienda
Late Afternoon at the Hacienda – Yucatan, Mexico

This is the story of a perfect afternoon in Yucatan, including relaxing in the ruins of a hacienda, eating a traditional Yucatecan lunch, swimming in a lush collapsed sinkhole, and perhaps most importantly, satiating my six-year long curiosity about something called puerco pibil.

For lunch, everything is local,” Julia, our host, explained as she walked us about the grounds of the old hacienda near the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.

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