Traditional Oaxacan Cuisine in La Crucecita, Huatulco
Huatulco Restaurant Rating: El Sabor de Oaxaca
( out of 5 stars)
- Price per person $40-$60 USD
- Food Quality 8/10
- Service 9/10
- Atmosphere 10/10
This quintessential Oaxacan dining spot is one of the best known restaurants in La Crucecita. Offering a very traditional Oaxacan menu, El Sabor de Oaxaca is an excellent way to experience local Oaxacan cuisine.
Being situated just off the main square means you are paying for the central location and atmosphere; with that being said, the atmosphere offers a touristy but classy decor and relaxing environment for a nice slow-paced and delicious meal. For a map of El Sabor de Oaxaca see below.
Open daily from 7 am to 11 pm
As far as the menu is concerned, it is comparable to Santa Clara. Both restaurants offer a good selection on regional dishes, however, El Sabor de Oaxaca is a more upscale environment with formal service. A trait reflected in their prices. Another significant difference is that Santa Clara is off the beaten tourist track, in comparison to El Sabor de Oaxaca which is located just off the main square in La Crucecita. These restaurants offer the classic contrast of rustic verses refined.
Some Highlights From The Menu Include
Plato Oaxaqueño : A dish including Oaxacan cheese, chile pork meat, Oaxacan style fillet, Sausage, small tortillas, beans, Avocado sauce, black mole, and stuffed chile. This dish serves two people, and as you can see, is perfect for meat lovers.
For more information on what mole is, visit the section titled “Mole” in the La Probadita post.
Tlayudas: A build-able dish that comes standard with a large tortilla and cheese as well as your choice of innards; more cheese, sausage, fillet, pork, mixed.
For the complete menu see below.
Because El Sabor de Oaxacan is so popular, it is recommended that you make reservations during the high season (Mid-November to Mid-April).
When you find yourself in La Crucecita stop in at either El Sabor de Oaxaca or Santa Clara for some traditional Oaxacan dishes that will please your taste buds!
Click here for the complete PDF version of the menu: El Sabor de Oaxaca menu