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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“It is a building from 1608. It is a convent and a temple. It currently houses a collection of historic objects from Oaxaca and belonging to the Mixtec culture. It is an example of Novohispana baroque architecture.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“You can get a tour that takes you there, the place is located 1 hour and a half from the City Centre. Bring cash, your bathing suit and proper sneakers or tennis shoes because the place can be slippery. You can walk all the way down the waterfall and get nice pictures. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Tasajo, Cecina, Chorizo. (Meat) Chapulines (Grasshoppers) Nieves (Artisanal ice cream) ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“High end chef food with local ingredients, Oaxacan taste, amazing rooftop view”
  • 52 locals recommend
Garden
“The Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca is fairly unique in its concept and has proved very successful. In 1993 the Military moved out of Santo Domingo church and grounds, and the space was decided, after some petition, to be used for a ethnobotanical garden, a celebration of both ecology and culture.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“An obligatory destination in Oaxaca to discover the Mexican gastronomical treasures within an exceptional space in which tradition and contemporary Mexico find each other.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Plaza
“Hard to pick a category for the Zocalo in Oaxaca! Restaurants, shopping, relaxing, music, dancing, pretty much the place to start any trip to Oaxaca! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“El Llano is an iconic park of Oaxaca. you can walk there. seat for a while and talk. This is a park you have to visit in Oaxaca. And you can be there in 10 minutes or less walking from the studios. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Today Monte Álban is the most important archaeological site in Oaxaca, and historically it was the largest and most important City in Oaxaca. The marvellous ruins of Monte Álban are located on top of a mountain about 20 minutes drive from Oaxaca City and are a must see for anyone visiting Oaxaca City. There are bathroom facilities, a restaurant and a museum on site, and it is also possible to hire a guide once you are there.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Good taste, a sourdough sandwich perfecto for breakfast. Moderately high cost”
  • 44 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Here you can find food and handicrafts. We recommend you to look for Casilda, traditional fruit water. Here you can also find "chapulines" if you are interested in exotic traditional food. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Theater
“If you like architecture, this place is really beautiful to visit. To do so, you have to see if there is any activitie of your interest, they don't have more options to visit it. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“Got two hours? You'll need it for the Museum of Oaxacan Cultures, housed in the beautiful monastery buildings adjoining the Templo de Santo Domingo. This is one of Mexico's best regional museums. The rich displays take you right through the history and cultures of Oaxaca state up to the present day, emphasizing the continuity between pre-Hispanic and contemporary cultures in areas such as crafts, medicine and food.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great food and drinks. Casual atmosphere with outdoor seating in an open patio that gets covered in case of rain or cold. Nice bar and great cocktails. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great view and architecture. The place is a renovated textile mill, located 40 minutes (approximately) from Oaxaca. Check its website for directions on how to arrive and information of events and exhibitions. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Traditional food from El Istmo, Oaxaca. Cosy and well decorated place. Try mole de guayaba. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“High end chef food with local ingredients, Oaxacan taste, amazing rooftop view”
  • 52 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“An obligatory destination in Oaxaca to discover the Mexican gastronomical treasures within an exceptional space in which tradition and contemporary Mexico find each other.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Good taste, a sourdough sandwich perfecto for breakfast. Moderately high cost”
  • 44 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great food and drinks. Casual atmosphere with outdoor seating in an open patio that gets covered in case of rain or cold. Nice bar and great cocktails. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Traditional food from El Istmo, Oaxaca. Cosy and well decorated place. Try mole de guayaba. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful cocktails and small bites in a beautiful space with brick walls and good music playing. Tiny bar area if you just want to grab a drink and a bite, or if you are traveling solo and want to eat at the bar instead of at a table.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Try mole negro. The place is a bit formal and more expensive than regular places. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great fire oven cooked pizzas. Favorite is Flavios Special, full bar and drink options, Best value is the Long beach iced tea. opens at 7 PM. Winter months need to make reservations.. otherwise its a long wait.. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

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