Creative Oaxacan cuisine in a relaxed setting


On the Pass

José Manuel Baños

El Bulli-trained José Manuel Baños brings creativity to a larder of native Oaxacan state ingredients, serving home-style dishes with an artistic twist. Open for more than a decade, the restaurant is named after a Oaxacan herb, emblematic of Baños’ continued commitment to celebrating his home state’s cookery. A seat at the terrace of this modern Mexican restaurants provides breathtaking views of the city cathedral.

Don’t be deceived by the relaxed atmosphere and all-day dining: Baños is a culinary artist. Menu highlights include garlic-oil marinated crab dusted in chilli powder, and a pork feet terrine served with sweet potato purée. The six-taco tasting flight is renowned and includes Baños’ legendary tacos de lechon.