Sunday, May 28

Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week


Oaxaca is world-renowned for its amazing food and the Oaxaca Sabe nine day culinary festival is the perfect way to try out some of the city’s best restaurants.

Now celebrating its fourth edition, Oaxaca Sabe was created in 2014 by a group of more than twenty local restaurateurs who wanted to celebrate the great variety of food in Oaxaca by offering food lovers special menus at accessible prices.  There are twenty seven restaurants participating in the festival and each one will offer a unique, high quality menu for only $250.  This price includes 3 courses, an alcoholic drink (beer, wine or mezcal) or non-alcoholic drink, coffee or tea, and tip.

With each restaurant responsible for developing its own menu the dining options are extensive.  The menus will be available daily (lunch and dinner), from March 7 – 14 and participating restaurants include Casa Crespo, La Olla, Expendio Tradición, Sabina Sabe, Tres Bistro, Los Danzantes, El Olivo and Tobaziche among others.

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Photos: Omar Alonso – Oaxacking/Oaxaca Sabe

The festival will officially open on March 5 with the Fiesta Mezcal to be held at Expendio Tradición from 2pm to 1am. There will be 15 brands of mezcal, music from Dj Netho Selektor and DJ Black Tape and a series of mezcal related talks with special guests including Ulises Torrentera (In Situ Mezcaleria), Graciela Angelas (Mezcal Real Minero), Chucho Ortiz (Archivo Maguey), and Felix Hernández (Mezcal ‘Cuish’).  Each talk is limited to 25 people and costs $150 (the price includes 3 mezcals).  Tickets are available at Expendio Tradición.  To accompany the mezcal you’ll be able to try food from the following restaurants: La Olla, La Toscana, Sabina Sabe, Hotel Azul Galería, Expendio Tradición y Sirilo Ceviche & Taco.  The fiesta will close with a live performance from La China Sonidera.  General admission is $50.

The festival will close on the 15th with a special gastronomical evening at Museo Belber Jiménez and if you haven’t been before we highly recommend it.  Here you’ll be able to sample dishes from all the participating restaurants, and of course there’ll be plenty of mezcal and music.  The closing party will be free for any customers who have sampled four menus during the week (make sure you collect a stamped postcard from each restaurant), or you can buy a ticket for $250.  Tickets are available from Gourmand Delicatessen or Cocina Azul.

Bookings can be made through the website, at, or by contacting the restaurants directly.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the wonderful restaurants of Oaxaca!

Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week
7 – 14 March 2016

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Photos: Omar Alonso – Oaxacking/Oaxaca Sabe

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  1. All the menus are posted on the Oaxaca Sabe website (there are links in the article), and there’s also a lot of information on their Facebook page. You don’t need a ticket for the menus, only for the inauguration (which was last Saturday), or for the closing fiesta, which is on the 15th.

  2. It isn’t clear where the menus will be posted!! Going straight to the restaurant even without a ticket is an option!

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