Restaurante Catedral — Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Oaxacan Restaurant, Wine • $$$-$$$$ • (F)
From early in the morning until late in the evening, it’s luxury all the way at this upscale Centro Histórico Oaxacan, where superb cooking, gracious service, and a refined decor attract the upper strata of Oaxacan society. Dine indoors beneath the high ceilings and viga beams or outdoors, weather permitting, beneath the sky in a stone-slab courtyard with a tranquil fountain at its center, classical music softly playing in the background. Topping it all off is the wine list, featuring vintages from Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Spain, and France. Somehow, this all comes at a reasonable price, with the main entrées costing between one and two hundred pesos. Check online for the complete menu.
- García Vigil 105, one block north of Independencia; North of Independencia, Centro Histórico; Wed - Mon 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., closed Tue; MX$120 - 250; Most major credit cards; phone 951-516-3285; www.restaurantecatedral.com.mx; email@example.com.