EAT YOUR WORLD

guides you to the best local dishes & drinks in
125+ cities.
See map now

Join the Project

EYW wants your food photos!

Grilled Half Cornish Hen

Belize
megggh

Upload a photo now

Food Memories

EYW wants your food stories!

Opies BBQ

spicewood, tx 78669
atxtug

Newly arrived in Spicewood, we tried Opies for BBQ, as we made our quest to find our favorite BBQ place in Central Texas. We have tried dozens, in Austin, down to Lockhart, south to San Antonio, and north... Read more

Write a Food Memory now

Dish Spotlight: Gallo Pinto in Costa Rica

August 4, 2015

It doesn’t get much more tipico than this deceptively basic rice-and-beans breakfast, reports contributor (and Costa Rica resident) Chelsey Perron. A...

Read More

  • What to eat
  • How to burn it off
  • Where to Stay

<< back to foods in Oaxaca

Memela
A toasted memela from La Guerita in Oaxaca

What: Another of Oaxaca’s favorite masa-based antojitos (snacks), the memela is a slightly thick corn tortilla that’s toasted on a hot comal, spread with asiento (pork lard), and topped with refried beans, crumbly cheese, choripapa (potatoes and chorizo), and/or whatever else is on hand.

Where: Our memela is from La Güerita inside Mercado de la Merced (Insurgentes between Murguía and Morelos, map), a bustling fonda whose comal saw a lot of action from empanadas and memelas.

When: Daily, 8am-3:30pm. Memelas are most traditionally eaten earlier in the day.

Order: Una memela sencilla (7p)—topped with just asiento, frijoles, and queso—is a good bet for tasting the memela at its most basic: a satisfyingly simple, savory, crunchy snack. (Vegetarians, order it sin asiento.)

Alternatively: Memelas are standard Oaxacan market fare; nearly anyone with a comal is probably making them. As far as restaurants go, the excellent, fresh-masa-obsessed Itanoní (Belisario Domínguez 513, Colonia Reforma, map) is a great place to try this and other corn-based antojitos.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

Oaxaca Kindle Guide

Now on Amazon.com!

New Orleans Food & Travel Guide by Eat Your World

Download our Oaxaca Food & Travel Guide to your Kindle, smartphone, or tablet and get the inside scoop on 40 delicious typical foods and drinks in Oaxaca, plus bonus recipes from a popular Oaxacan chef. $3.99

Click here to buy




Forgot password