María Bonita — Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Oaxacan Restaurant • $$-$$$ • (A)
Perhaps it is the dining room, airy and bright, filled with natural light, the floors tiled and polished, immaculate, the white walls adorned with colorful paintings, creating a feeling of lightness. Or maybe it's just the cooks doing more with less. But this place somehow manages to create lighter versions of traditionally heavy Oaxacan classics without compromising on flavor.
- Alcalá 706-B, southeast corner of Alcalá & Humboldt; North of Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Centro Histórico; Mon - Sat 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., closed Sun; MX$60 - 120; Most major credit cards; phone 951-516-7233.