The chef/owner of Origen Oaxaca (one of the top restaurants in the city) recommended this place as a local place to go. We had asked for his recommendation for a simple local place with real Oaxaca food, and he immediately pointed us to this place. We were not disappointed.
I had the soup of the day - zucchini soup - and my husband the Ensalada Verde (green salad). The soup was good, but the salad was incredible. Green beans, lettuce, spinach, avocado and cucumber made up an incredibly simple but delicious salad. My husband isn't usually the salad type, but he cleaned his plate (with some help from yours truly).
Then the main was the Oaxaca plate for my husband and the mole sample (three types), and both were amazing. My husband loved every part of his plate, and for me, my favourite was the yellow mole. I especially loved that each mole (red, black and yellow) was served with the different part of the chicken (leg, breast, and then thigh). The rice was also very good.
We were discussing tonight after a disappointing meal at another local place, and decided we would be happy to go back to Las Quinces Letras again... even though when we travel we try to hit as many places as possible. This would be a first! It was around 33 USD for two people, two courses each, and drinks, BTW.
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