Savoring Oaxaca with Oaxacking

Our journey through Oaxaca with the Oaxacking food tour was nothing short of a culinary revelation. Each stop on this tour was a chapter in the vibrant story of Oaxacan cuisine, filled with flavors, history, and heartfelt hospitality.

Cocina De Humo

We began at Cocina De Humo, where Chef Thalía Barrios introduced us to exquisite dishes like the unforgettable fried egg taco and blue corn tacos with carnitas. The intimacy of this setting, combined with Omar from Oaxacking’s insights, set the stage for our adventure.

Plaza de Las Nieves

A sweet interlude at a traditional “nevería” in Plaza de Las Nieves offered a delightful sampling of “nieves” – a lighter, fruit-based version of ice cream with unique local flavors.

Carnitas el Güero Lavariega

Next, we embraced the simplicity of street food with the basic yet sublime carnitas tacos, a stark and satisfying contrast to our earlier gourmet experiences.

Food at Mercado de Abastos

The Mercado de Abastos provided a sensory feast, from its vibrant chilies to traditional cooking methods like barbacoa and birria. Even the daring deep-fried cow brain quesadilla and the scrumptious ‘Phil’s Special’ memelas by Doña Vale were part of this rich tapestry.


Our visit to Criollo was an elegant affair, where we indulged in expertly crafted cocktails and a heavenly Tres Leches Cake with a chocolate twist, all within a charming courtyard setting.


This tour was more than just a series of meals; it was a comprehensive learning experience. We delved into the history and heart of Oaxacan cuisine, understanding the cultural significance behind each dish. Oaxacking didn’t just guide us to great food; they unveiled a world where every ingredient, technique, and flavor tells a story.

As we bid farewell to this gastronomic odyssey, we’re left with a deeper appreciation for Oaxaca’s culinary heritage and a reminder of how food can be a delicious gateway to understanding a culture.

Here are the consolidated address for future references:

  1. Cocina De Humo
    • Address: Murguía 304, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.
  2. Plaza de Las Nieves (for the Nevería)
    • Address: Jardín Sócrates 3, CALZADA MADERO, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.
  3. Carnitas el Güero Lavariega
    • Address: Zona Lunes Feb 09, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca
  4. Criollo
    • Address: Francisco I. Madero 129, Santa María del Marquesado, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.
  5. Mercado de Abastos (for Memelas Doña Vale)
    • Address: Memelas Doña Vale, Cosijoeza, Central de Abasto, 68090 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.