Oaxacan Restaurant • $$-$$$ • (C)
For over twenty years, Chef Ofelia Toledo Pineda has been bringing the unique cuisine of the Isthmus to the city. Her menu, which changes daily, always seems to involve large, multi-course meals, although garanchas, the signature dish of the Isthmus, small fried corn tortillas topped with stringy meat, pickled cabbage, and salsa picante, are usually included.
She runs the restaurant out of the garage of her house in the Reforma neighborhood, about a thirty minute walk north of the Zócalo. Hours are loose, so be sure to call ahead. Or, alternatively, head over to Zandunga, a block west of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo, also specializing in the cuisine of the Isthmus.