&Eating grasshopers in Oaxaca, Mexico
Terra Nova – for its tasting menu of moles. Here’s the place to check four different moles off your list in one meal. They also do a good mole negro.
Los Pacos – also has a mole combination dish which includes six moles. I prefered Terra Nova’s but Los Pacos was the only restaurant we could find that serves the elusive mole verde.
La Casa de la Abuela – for the view of the square and the local specialty: grasshoppers (see photo above).
La Olla – has a Oaxacan specialty plate which allows you to get a taste of the province in one very hefty meal which also includes grasshoppers when in season
Camala – does good burgers (and great guacamole). They have plenty of local food on the menu too but I needed a break after my second meal involving grasshoppers!
La Catedral – delivers on atmosphere and service and the food was good value for the price. Don’t order wine though. And order your meat one degree better done than you usually do.
Cafe Brujula – groovy atmosphere, free wifi and organic coffee. Try the berry smoothie.