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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Oaxaca

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Oaxaca? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Almoraduz Cocina de Autor restaurant
4.8
4.8 (367)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Puerto Escondido
About the restaurant
Almoraduz is a restaurant proposed by Shalxaly Macias and Quetzalcoatl Zurita, it is always in a constant evolution marked by the creativity, passion and courage of these young chefs, they transport us to a culinary experience that is demonstrated in every detail, Almoraduz a gastronomic journey from the vision of this couple, which has led them to place Puerto Escondido as a gastronomic reference within the coasts of Oaxaca.

PUNCTUALITY: Dear customer, we remind you that it is very important that you attend punctually, since our menu has a duration of 2 hours; In order to improve your experience, it is not recommended to go with children
Top review
derekb
Dined 5 days ago
One of the best meals we had in Mexico. Great all around.
A photo of Glou Glou restaurant
4.8
4.8 (38)
MXN500 and over
Wine Bar
Puerto Escondido
About the restaurant
A cargo del chef Luis Pabón y la sommelier Gabriela Moreno, la experiencia gastronómica —que hace eco de la rúbrica de hospitalidad contemplativa deL Hotel Casa TO—, se inspira en un cuidadoso diálogo entre las preparaciones y sus maridajes, donde los fogones y la cava son los medios por los cuales sus anfitriones consienten a los comensales.

Para la cena se han concebido dos menús: uno a la carta y otro para degustar en siete tiempos, maridado con vinos y mezcal.

Las recetas creadas por Pabón rinden un homenaje a la cocina de temporada, brindando protagonismo a la frescura de los productos y sus distintos matices: dulces, ácidos y picantes, enfatizados por el dominio de distintas técnicas de preparación.

Moreno, a su vez, apareja el menú con una selección de vinos Pét Nats, orgánicos, blancos ligeros, naranjas y tintos suaves con bajo contenido de alcohol, también conocidos como vinos glou glou –frescos, jóvenes y divertidos.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 20, 2024
Amazing food! Totally worth it. The sweet potato was out of this world. The wine pairing was really good as well. Great experience!
A photo of Kakurega Omakase restaurant
4.7
4.7 (116)
MXN500 and over
Japanese
Puerto Escondido
About the restaurant
Few dining experiences are as revered as Omakase.
Chef Keisuke Harada was lured to Puerto Escondido from Kyoto Japan to set up Kakurega Omakase, where he carefully executes the finest ingredients into an extraordinary work of art in front of visitors. Immersed in the Oaxacan jungle and next to Hotel Escondido, Kakurega Omakase features a simple, elegant design where nature and food collide.

*ALL PAID RESERVATIONS ARE NONREFUNDABLE / CANCELLABLE OR MODIFICATION*

*THE PRICE INCLUDES THE 15% OF SERVICE*

**AFTER 15 MINUTES THE SERVICE STARTED, THE ENTRANCE TO THE OMAKASE IS NOT ALLOWED**

note: If you are comming from Puerto Escondido, please consider 90 minutes of eta.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 21, 2024
Our experience was outstanding. Every course was memorable and the drink pairings were excellent. I will say: COME HUNGRY. It is a LOT of food, so don't feel like you have to finish every course, because there will always be more coming. Only feedback I would have is to slow down the pace of the dishes, it was aggressive for the amount of food. Regardless, it was phenomenal. I would highly recommend!
A photo of La Boveda by Casona Sforza restaurant
4.7
4.7 (40)
MXN500 and over
Global, International
Puerto Escondido
About the restaurant
Restaurante Casona Sforza abraza un concepto de hospitalidad donde el confort y la elegancia se conjugan en un entorno donde la naturaleza y el diseño estimulan los sentidos.
A cargo de los chefs Andrés Trujillo y Vanessa Franco.
Este nuevo capítulo gastronómico se ha concebido a partir de un auténtico compromiso con la sustentabilidad y el empleo de las más depuradas técnicas de preparación para rendir un homenaje a las bondades del mar y la tierra, al tiempo que se resalta una cocina sincera con la premisa de comer rico y con el producto de la mejor calidad.
La pesca del día, mejillones, pastas frescas y ensaladas son algunas de las opciones del menú principal.
La panadería y la repostería, que se suman a la propuesta culinaria, aportan un toque inédito, pues en la mañana se puede disfrutar de bizcochos que salen de su propio horno, mientras que por la tarde se dispone de postres que cuentan con técnicas refinadas y en los que incorporan mango, mamey y chocol
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 28, 2024
We originally had a reservation for 11:45 am but when we showed up we didn’t realize they only served breakfast until noon. My husband had his heart set on getting a pizza so our very kind server offered us to come back at 1 pm for lunch (they close the kitchen down from noon to 1 pm). So we sat in their beautiful bar lounge until 1 pm and enjoyed a drink. The ambience of this place was absolutely stunning and it had a great view of the ocean with a lovely ocean breeze. Every single staff member was so warm, welcoming and accommodating. It was our honeymoon celebration so the restaurant offered us a glass of sparkling wine and a pastry which was very nice! We ordered catch of the day ceviche which was delicious, fresh and had a bit of heat from diced jalapeños. We also got their salame pizza which my husband really enjoyed and I got the octopus which was my first time and it was muy bueno! This was a fantastic restaurant and we are glad we went!
A photo of Asador Bacanora - Oaxaca restaurant
4.7
4.7 (81)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Oaxaca
About the restaurant
Discover the essence of Mexican gastronomy at Asador Bacanora, a culinary gem nestled in the heart of the picturesque Jalatlaco neighborhood in Oaxaca. Recognized in the Mexico Gastronomic Guide since 2021, we honor indigenous ingredients through experiences that delight and nourish the soul. Under the direction of Chef José Manuel Baños, we merge tradition and innovation in a dance of unique flavors and textures. Every dish, from the vibrant mole to the subtle fresh seafood, is a tribute to the diversity of Mexican gastronomic culture. We offer not only exceptional meals, but also an intoxicating atmosphere in a house with over 100 years of history. Surrounded by artworks from distinguished Oaxacan masters, Asador Bacanora is a must-visit on your gastronomic journey. Experience Chef Baños' culinary boldness in an environment of authentic elegance and warmth.
Top review
ArmandoLvip
Dined 3 days ago
This place was Amazing!! The best food we had while our stay in Oaxaca! If you’re looking for a great start this is the place!!
A photo of Restaurante Catedral restaurant
4.6
4.6 (481)
MXN310 to MXN500
Mexican / Southwestern
Oaxaca
About the restaurant
Restaurante Catedral brings local, regional and international dishes together to offer a truly unique menu. Start your day off with a breakfast of Teotitlan Del Valle Style eggs or the Socorrido, which is a pork rind casserole with sausage, egg and cheese served in a red sauce with Water Chiles stripes. Restaurante Catedral is the perfect place for a date night. Come enjoy the house specialty of homemade ravioli with Hierba santa that is filled with suckling pork and topped with grated cheese. Restaurante Catedral also serves meat and seafood dishes, like the roasted beef tenderloin, grilled octopus and fried mullet.
Top review
LeighP
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
A great menu-nice variety and price ranges. Guitarist was a great addition, not too loud.
A photo of Casa Oaxaca El Restaurante restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1142)
MXN500 and over
Regional Mexican
Oaxaca
About the restaurant
Aquí, un ritmo animado acompaña la transparencia de luz que hace vibrar los colores. La sutileza de lo esencial subraya el poder evocador de los olores y sabores que surgen de la cocina de Alejandro Ruiz. Se mezclan los aromas y los sabores de hierbas mediterráneas con las oaxaqueñas. Así, la albahaca y el romero comparten sus tintes con la hoja santa, la pitiona y el shorobobo. Asimismo, granada, pescados y mariscos, venado y cordero alternan con chapulines, huitlacoche y quesillo. Cinco sentidos influenciados por una extraordinaria vivencia gastronómica.
Top review
KarenD
Dined 3 days ago
So good that we came back a second time. Such a delightful dining experience!
A photo of Tierra del sol restaurant
4.5
4.5 (206)
MXN310 to MXN500
Traditional Mexican
Oaxaca
About the restaurant
Tierra del Sol is a restaurant that takes its name from the Mixtec song, a melody that has become an Oaxacan hymn.
Just like that nostalgic song, this place celebrates in its own way the culture of an exceptional people: the Mixtec or ñuu savi; the first does it with her poetry and the second with her food.
Our chef: Olga Cabrera, cook, is the architect of such gastronomic praise, and she achieves it from the knowledge and respect for an ancient cuisine that she inherited from the women of her family and her community, Huajuapan – in the heart of the Mixteca region of Oaxaca -, a knowledge that seasons with his special passion for traditional dishes.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 24, 2024
Amazing amazing experience. Everything about it just amazing. The food, ambiance, drinks, service. We met the chef and she was soo humble and gracious. Must go when you visit Oaxaca!
A photo of Pitiona Cocina de Autor restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1102)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Oaxaca
About the restaurant
PITIONA COCINA DE AUTOR - RESCUE THE TRADITIONAL OAXACAN CUISINE, USING VANGUARD THECNICS. IT IS A RESTAURANT WHERE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CREATE MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES TO OUR CUSTOMERS.

THE QUIET AND HARMONY THAT INVOLVES PITIONA IS ONE OF THE MOST DELIGHTFUL PLEASURES THAT WE CAN OFFER TO OUR VISITORS.

RESTRICTIONS: WE DO NOT ALLOW ACCESS KIDS UNDER 12 YEARS OLD.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 30, 2024
A super great experience. Exceptional service and very great food. We did a fun mezcal tasting as well.
A photo of Zandunga sabor istmeño restaurant
4.2
4.2 (177)
MXN310 to MXN500
Traditional Mexican
Oaxaca
About the restaurant
Zandunga comenzó en la barra de la cocina, en la sala, el comedor o en el patio, donde la gente llegaba a disfrutar los fines de semana de garnachas y platillos elaborados por Aurora Toledo. En 2002 abrió formalmente sus puertas como restaurante. Hoy en día cuanta con dos restaurantes Zandunga Sabor Istmeño y La Zandunguera donde su compromiso es otorgar a la gastronomía istmeña el lugar que se merece; una de las mejores cocinas del estado de Oaxaca. El patio principal es acogedor, los salones son especiales para momentos inolvidables y la Mezcaleria es una de las mejores selecciones de mezcales de la ciudad
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 24, 2024
We loved the setting of this restaurant. We only tried the tlayuda, and some drinks - it was delicious. You can even shop after your meal at one of the beautiful shops inside the building.
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