Marco Polo — Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
There are two Marco Polo restaurants in the city, one set in the historic center of the city, the Centro Histórico, across the street from El Llano park, where patrons dine in a large garden overflowing with ferns and other tropical plants, the second restaurant, with similarly lush outdoor dining, located in the middle-class Reforma neighborhood, about a thirty minute walk north of the Zócalo. Open for breakfast and comida only, both locations bake and grill some of the finest seafood in the city, drawing in a steady stream of customers throughout the day. The comida specials always feature a fresh fish of the day, usually red snapper, baked outdoors in wood-fired adobe brick ovens. In addition to seafood, the menu has some traditional Oaxacan dishes, including (budget travelers take note) breakfast specials for 49 pesos, which come with unlimited refills of coffee and, if requested, a basket full of warm, filling corn tortillas.
Seafood Restaurant • $-$$$ • (D)
- Pino Suárez 806, across the street from El Llano park; North of Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Centro Histórico; Daily 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., closed Tue; MX$49 - 200; Most major credit cards; phone 951-513-4308; www.cocinadelmar.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Calzado Porfirio Díaz 219; Colonia Reforma; Daily 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., closed Tue; MX$49 - 200; Most major credit cards; phone 951-518-4309; www.cocinadelmar.com; email@example.com..