Katie Lemon, author of The Best Neighborhoods in Oaxaca City for Digital Nomads, shares her top picks for the best hangouts and restaurants in this charming city in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

10 Best Restaurants in Oaxaca City for Digital Nomads

Casa Oaxaca, Centro: Find modern twists on traditional Oaxacan food using farm-to-table ingredients.

Boulenc, Zocalo: This is an airy French-inspired cafe with artisan baked goods and to-die-for brunch dishes.

Sur a Norte, Centro:  This rooftop eatery has Baja-inspired cuisine and delicious cocktails. 

Restaurante Barrio de Jalatlaco, Jalatlaco: Here is a down-to-earth spot with reliably mouth-watering Mexican dishes. 

Cabuche, Zocalo: This neighborhood favorite is great for traditional Oaxacan breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

La Chinita Tlayudas, La Noria: This humble takeaway spot is the place to go for the very best tlayudas Oaxaca has to offer.

La Cevicheria Oaxaca, Reforma: One of the best restaurants for fresh seafood, the dishes are prepared in a variety of traditional Mexican styles. 

Los Danzantes, Centro: Avant-garde takes on Oaxacan favorites with absolutely stunning plate presentations. 

Rayon Pochote Organic Market, La Noria: This is a quaint neighborhood food market with four restaurants. A unique sit-down food market experience you’ll have on menu to select from that represents all four restaurants.

El Biche Pobre, Jalatlaco: This charming old-school family restaurant serves ubiquitous Mexican food like fajitas and Oaxacan favorites such as tlayudas. 

10 Best Bars in Oaxaca City for Digital Nomads

Mezcalogia, Centro: Arrive early to grab one of their few tables at this hole-in-the-wall mezcal bar with near-nightly live music performances. 

Aloha, Centro: Oaxaca’s very own tiki bar, Aloha serves up ornate tropical cocktails with kitschy flair. 

La Cueva, Zócalo: This is a cozy cocktail bar with a great craft beer selection and live music.

Mezcaleria In Situ, La Noria: This is a tiny bottle shop and bar offering mezcal tastings. 

Sagrada Primitiva, Jalatlaco: This is a romantic speakeasy style bar with delicious cocktails and a wide range of mezcal options. 

Txalaparta, Centro: This multi-roomed club and bar space provides live music and several dance floors spread throughout. 

Consejo Cervecero, Reforma: Home to a spacious courtyard brewpub with unrivaled craft beer options.

Oaxaca Brewing Co, Zocalo: This craft brewpub specializes in extra hoppy beers and beer made with local Oaxacan fruit. 

La Giralda, La Noria: Go here for an off-the-beaten-path local watering hole with fabulous micheladas. 

Mezcalerita, Centro: The friendly rooftop bar has some of the most affordable cocktails in Centro. 

The Best Digital Nomad Cafes in Oaxaca City

Cafebre, Centro: This popular digital nomad work cafe with great breakfasts, unique coffee drinks, and decent WiFi gets busy on workdays by 10 am. 

La Jicara Librespacio, Centro: Here you’ll find a cafe with vegan options and a bookstore rolled into one. 

Coffee Shop The Pleasure, Jalatlaco: This is a comfortable cafe with copious workspaces in a beautiful muralled building. 

Cafe Brujula, Zocalo: Get strong coffee and even stronger WiFi at this remote worker favorite.

Pan:am, Reforma: It’s a laid back cafe with outdoor workspace, artisanal bread, and phenomenal brunch options. 

The Best Coworking Spaces in Oaxaca City for Digital Nomads

Selina, Centro: Find coworking and co-living at a boutique chain in a centrally-located converted colonial building. 

Centrico, La Noria: Here you’ll have affordable coworking with workspaces, offices, and a friendly atmosphere. 

Co404 Oaxaca, Zócalo: This is a Mexican startup coworking and coliving space with one of two locations in Oaxaca. 

Centrico Jalatlaco, Jalatlaco: This is a smaller and newer branch of Centrico in the charming neighborhood of Jalatlaco. 

Psicowork, Reforma: Relax in this simple coworking space with unique perks such as a book club and spaces to carry out workshops. 

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