The popular Oaxacan beach destination of Huatulco sits just in between the Sierra Madre Sur mountain range and the Pacific Ocean, and boasts more than 20 miles of stunning coastline with lush tropical vegetation. The local community is made up of those who were lucky enough to be born here, and those who were drawn in from elsewhere by the beauty of the area. The town’s diverse population comes through in its varied gastronomy. Eating in Huatulco can take you on a journey through Oaxaca and other Mexican states, as well as Italy, France, the U.S., Canada, Argentina, and Chile. You’re here for the seafood, of course, but also tlayudas, traditional dishes from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, pastas, charcuterie, the best Argentine and Mexican steaks, healthy juices and smoothies, wines, mezcal — and incredible coffee, which is grown up in the mountains, just a few thousand meters above the sea.
Price per person, excluding alcohol:
$ = Less than 200 pesos (less than USD $10)
$$ = 200 - 380 pesos (USD $10 to $18)
$$$ = 380 - 570 pesos (USD $18 to $28)
$$$$ = More than 570 pesos (more than USD $28)
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.
Verónica Jimenez is Huatulqueña by conviction, a lover of telling, listening and living stories and the art of communicating. Tirza Bonifazi is an Italian-Finnish journalist based in Huatulco, with a long career in music and film and a passion for food.Read More