In the foodie district of Rinconada, local chef Quetzalcoatl Zurita puts a haute spin on traditional Oaxacan cuisine – what else would you expect from an alumni of Mexico City’s world-famous Pujol? That said, its open restaurant is anything but stuffy. Produce is organic, fish is plucked from the Mexican Pacific and menus are short, seasonal and inspired by his grandmother, Doña Aurea Santiago. Can’t choose between the black seafood risotto and beef-tongue barbacoa? Plump for the tasting menu. Mezcal flight, highly recommended.
Benito Juárez 12, Rinconada, 71983 Puerto Escondido