El Biche Pobre — Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
• Oaxacan Restaurant • $$-$$$ • (A)
In a nicely restored two-story colonial building, this moderately priced neighborhood restaurant serves up gut-busting portions of delicious Oaxacan classics, including several of the seven moles. Dine downstairs among the sounds and smells emanating from the kitchen or upstairs where it is a little more tranquilo. Nestled in the day-dreamy Barrio de Jalatlaco, this place is well worth the twenty-minute walk from the Zócalo. Not up for the walk? Then catch a cab from the taxi stand on the north side of the Alameda de León.
- Calzado de la Republica 600, corner Hidalgo; Barrio de Jalatlaco, Centro Histórico; Wed - Mon 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., closed Tue; phone 951-513-4636; www.oaxaca-mio.com/elbichepobre.htm.