Comida en Oaxaca

January 23rd, 2011 § Comments Off on Comida en Oaxaca § permalink

A brief snapshot of the food we’ve eaten in Oaxaca…

Huevos Divorciados | Cafe de Olla, 65 pesos ($5.40)

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Huevos Rancheros | Cafe de Olla, 65 pesos ($5.40)

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Nido de Grillos, Rancho Zapata Restaurante | 90 pesos ($7.50)
Grasshoppers with chips and guacamole

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Tamal Oaxaqueña, Rancho Zapata Restaurante | 60 pesos ($5.00)

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Comida Corrida: Albondigas | 40 pesos ($3.30)
Comida Corrida is a set meal of 3 or more dishes. This one included pasta soup, rice, and agua de jamaica.

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Mole Coloradito | El Escapulario, 60 pesos ($5.00)

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Tlayuda con Cecina | El Escapulario, 40 pesos ($3.30)

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Pozole Roja con Pollo | 65 pesos ($5.40)

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Traditional Chocolate Water at the Etla Market

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Enchilada at the Etla Market

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Enfrijolata at the Etla Market

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A brief snapshot of the food we’ve eaten in Oaxaca…

…Make that five things to eat and drink in Oaxaca

January 18th, 2011 § Comments Off on …Make that five things to eat and drink in Oaxaca § permalink

Tlayuda


Oaxacan chefs are proud of their food. They cook from their heart, you can feel the love in the food. They are especially proud of their local fare. Asking for a recommendation at any restaurant will result in advice to order from the Especial Típico Oaxaqueño menu. Usually full of moles and things made with chapulines (grasshoppers), Tlayuda was also on the menu at El Escapulario ((If you’re going to Oaxaca, definitely eat here! The address is Garciá Vigil #617 Altos., near the Santo Domingo cathedral)).

Similar to a tostada, and called by some “Mexican pizza,” Tlayudas are made by coating a giant baked tortilla with refried beans, lard, vegetables, Oaxacan cheese, and a main topping (or more). At El Escapulario, I ordered the Tlayuda con Cecina — thin strips of pork with a chili powder crust. It was excellent, and for 40 pesos (a little over $3.00 U.S.) quite filling!

Comida & bebidas

May 14th, 2010 § 1 comment § permalink

Guacamole is often made table-side

A shot of tequila is good for sippin' if you get the good stuff.

Sangria at a cuban-style bar in Campeche for lunch

Coconut water (is yucky)

Enchiladas (a couple bucks, near the Bécan ruins in the Xpujil area)

Tostadas (4 for a couple bucks, near the Bécan ruins in the Xpujil area)

Food

May 4th, 2010 § Comments Off on Food § permalink

Huevos Divorciados (fried eggs with red and green salsas) | breakfast at Cafe La Habana, Mérida (65 pesos including juice and coffee, $5.42)

Sopa de Lima (lime soup; Yucatecan specialty) | Uxmal site restaurant (55 pesos, $4.60)

More food shots

April 30th, 2010 § Comments Off on More food shots § permalink

Desayuno Regional (regional (typical) breakfast) | El Quijote at Hotel San Clemente, Valladolid (40 pesos, $3.33)

Burro de Rajas (like a burrito, with sauteed green chili & mushrooms) | lunch at Las Campanas, Valladolid (30 pesos, $2.50)

Pollo Pibil (Yucatecan specialty, cooked in banana leaf) | dinner at Las Campanas, Valladolid (45 pesos, $3.75)

Pollo (off the BBQ) | road side lunch at El Pollo Mexicano, Pisé - just outside of Chichen Itza (75 pesos, $6.25 – for 1 chicken & 2 plates with sides)

Agua de Mélon | lunch at Café Chocolate, Mérida (58 pesos for the pitcher, $4.83)

Panini de Atun (tuna sandwich) | lunch at Café Chocolate, Mérida (55 pesos, $4.60)

Frances de Huevos y Longaniza (breakfast sandwich with eggs & Valladolid sausage) | La Blanca Mérida (72 pesos including coffee & juice, $6.00)

Huevos Motuleños (Yucatecan specialty: fried eggs on fried tortillas smeared with refried beans, topped with peas, ham, cheese & sauce) | breakfast at La Blanca Mérida (52 pesos including coffee & juice, $4.33)

The weirdest way to eat corn

April 26th, 2010 § Comments Off on The weirdest way to eat corn § permalink

This street food snack from San Miguel de Allende  is 15 pesos (about $1.25) and is prepared as such:

1) insert wooden stick into ear of corn
2) slather corn with mayonnaise from a huge jar that has been sitting, open, in the heat since it left the factory
3) sprinkle on some cheese that is similar to parmesan
4) sprinkle on chili powder

Margarita!

April 26th, 2010 § Comments Off on Margarita! § permalink

Learn more about Tequila here

Comida

April 22nd, 2010 § Comments Off on Comida § permalink

Sopa Azteca (Tortilla Soup) | La Esquina de San Fernando, Guanajuato (35 pesos, $3.00)

Totopos (tortilla chips) | Café Olé Olé, San Miguel de Allende

Brochetas de Pollo y Res (skewers of grilled chicken & beef) | Café Olé Olé, San Miguel de Allende (100 pesos, $8.33)

Fajitas de Avestruz (Ostrich Fajitas) | Café Olé Olé, San Miguel de Allende (130 pesos, $10.83)

Breakfast at a bus station and lunch at the pyramids

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Pan de Dulce de Leche | Got this at the bus station this a.m. on our way to Teotihuacan, the giant pyramids an hour away from México City. Yum! (15 pesos each, $1.25)

Sopes de Cochinita Pibil (fried dough with slow-roasted pork) | Lunch at Los Pirámides (69 pesos, $5.75)

Mixiote el Cordero | This is a traditional Central Méxican dish. It's pit-barbequed meat (in this case lamb) that's been seasoned and wrapped in the semi-transparent outer skin of a maguey plant leaf. Had it for lunch at Los Pirámides, and loved it–but the the portion was way too big (167 pesos, $14.00)

Los Pirámides: it's in a subterranean cave!

Dos comidas a Taqueriá El Califa

April 16th, 2010 § Comments Off on Dos comidas a Taqueriá El Califa § permalink

www.elcalifa.com.mx

Tacos de Al Pastor (tortillas with spit-cooked pork) | Today's lunch! These tacos are from El Califa in Condesa, which is noted by our B&B as having the best tacos in all of Mexico City (11 pesos each, $0.90)

Tacos de Pastor Pollo (tortillas with spit-cooked chicken) | Also today's lunch (at El Califa) and muy delicioso! (12 pesos each, $1.00)

Tacos de Costilla (tortillas with rib meat) | Yes! From El Califa! We had these for dinner last night–not pictured are the grilled onions and the four types of salsa on the table. This is a unique way to serve tacos (not dicing the meat), and the tortillas are home made (22 pesos each, $1.80)

Queso Fundido (melted cheese appetizer) | Dinner (El Califa) last night started with this pot of melted cheese–a mix of gouda and something else...way better than the melted Velveeta version served in the states. Must start eating roughage soon...