Cocina Económica Isabel — Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Oaxacan Restaurant • $-$$ • (E)
In an interior patio lined with red bricks and overflowing with tropical plants, Cocina Económica Isabel serves up large portions of traditional Oaxacan food for next to nothing, making it a dream come true for budget travelers. For the best deals, stick with the multi-course económica breakfast (8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 35 pesos) or the afternoon comida corrida (1 - 5 p.m., 50 pesos). Be sure to ask for a basket full of warm, filling corn tortillas; otherwise, you may end up with white bread and margarine as a side.
- Cosijoeza 200, east of Los Libres; North of Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Centro Histórico; Mon - Sat 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sun; MX$35 - 70; phone 951-515-5210.