This Is The Best Food Destination In All Of Mexico

This Is The Best Food Destination In All Of Mexico

By: Georgette -

Oaxaca was named Mexico's best gourmet destination, and it's no surprise.

Cover picture: @tinyventure

It’s no news that Oaxaca has been Mexico’s trendiest travel destination for years, and now, its cuisine is getting the recognition it rightfully deserves. For the second consecutive year, the state of Oaxaca has been named Best Gourmet Destination in Mexico. 

The 2019 Food and Travel Reader Awards recognized Oaxaca due to the quality and transcendence of its cuisine at a national level, but also in the international food scene. The awards are given by British magazine Food and Travel.  

oaxaca best food destinationThis is a tlayuda, a traditional dish from Oaxaca. Photo: @carnivorr

The nominees

Judges had a hard time choosing the final winners because they had to choose from several other cities known for their excellent cuisines, among them Mérida, Puebla, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato. 

Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos, Secretary of Tourism, received the award recognizing the state for its cultural wealth and rich cuisine. 

In addition, the  Food and Travel Reader Awards also celebrates the best of the best when it comes to travel, and this year, they gave 26 awards, making Mexicans all across the country incredibly proud. 

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travel to oaxacaSanto Domingo Convent in Oaxaca City. Photo: @labetulia

The list is a great help for its audience, the world’s best travelers, because it provides recommendations about cities, retreats, spas, colonial towns, restaurants, gourmet spots, and hotels. Here are the winners: 

Best Chef: Alejandro Cuatepotzo, Antonia Bistro SMA

Best New Chef: Salvador Orozco, Frenchie Restaurante, Café y Bar

Best Restaurant in Mexico City and the surrounding Metropolitan Area: Dulce Patria

dulce patria mexico cityDulce Patria 

Best Restaurant in Mexico: K’u’uk, Mérida

Best New Restaurant in Mexico: Restaurante Icú, Puerto Vallarta

Best Consolidated Restaurant in Mexico: Pujol, Ciudad de México

Best Hotel Restaurant: Le Chique, Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun by Karisma

Best Gourmet Space in Mexico: Mercado Roma

Best Sweet Space in Mexico: Tere Cazola

Best Travel Destination in Mexico: San Miguel de Allende

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Best Gourmet Destination in Mexico: Oaxaca

Best Hotel in Mexico City: Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

Best Urban Hotel in Mexico: Rosewood Puebla

Best Beach Resort in Mexico: Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Best Beach Boutique Hotel in Mexico: Zoëtry Paraíso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

Best Hotel in a Mexican Colonial Town: Casa Oaxaca

Best Spa in Mexico: SE Spa by Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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