Add Alfonsina to Your Oaxaca Restaurant List

Alfonsina Restaurant Oaxaca is a unique experience to enjoy if you're ever in Oaxaca City. 

The restaurant itself is located about a 30-minute drive away from the city center in a small town out in the Valley. 

This charming eatery is also in the home of chef Jorge’s mother, Doña Elvia. 

If you’re interested in having an authentic meal made with lots of love and heart, then add Alfonsina to your Oaxaca to-do list.

Classic Oaxacan pottery spotted at Alfonsina restaurant. | Image: Luisa Navarro​​
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Alfonsina offers a unique tasting menu that allows diners to get a true sample of the food unique to this region, known as “the Mixteca” region.

We recommend sampling the esquites––a traditional Mexican street corn––and the octopus taco.

Along with the tasting menu, diners can also opt for a lunch experience if they are cut on time and are looking for a quick yet charming place to dine. 

Mole, quesillo, huevos for breakfast. | Image: Luisa Navarro​​
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Many will tell you that what makes Alfonsina a lovely experience is the humble yet romantic seating area out in the gardens of the private residence. 

As you dine, the setting around you which includes free-range chickens and natural scenery which will make you feel “en casa” (at home) in Mexico.

Pan de muerto y memelas con salsa y café de olla | Image: Luisa Navarro​​
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Alfonsina offers a calm and cozy vibe that trendy restaurants all too often fail to provide.

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Nadia El-Yaouti

Nadia El-Yaouti is a writer and photographer based out of Central Virginia. As a travel writer, she enjoys connecting readers with stories and sharing photographs that depict the beauty of different cultures. Some of her most prized work introduces readers to underrated destinations like Mexico, Kurdistan, and North Africa. When she’s not juggling work, she can be found traveling the globe with her wonderful husband and three darling children.

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