Bar del Jardín — Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Oaxacan Restaurant • $$-$$$ • (C)
By far the most popular of the half-dozen or so sidewalk cafés and restaurants fronting the Zócalo, the Bar del Jardín, with two locations on the west side of the plaza, serves mostly Oaxacan classics, along with an assortment of traveler favorites, such as club sandwiches, burgers, and pizza. Despite its popularity, the cooking, though adequate, is otherwise uninspired, a shortcoming shared by all of its street-level competitors on the plaza. Still, it is hard to beat the views from either of its locations.
- Two locations on the west side of the Zócalo; Around the Zócalo, Centro Histórico; Daily 8 a.m. - midnight; MX$50 - 150; phone 951-516-2092.