La Oaxaqueña Restaurant

08. August 2006 New York Restaurant Reviews 0

1969 Amsterdam Avenue corner of 158th Street
about $20 for two, without drinks, without tip

We always point to this restaurant when we would drive by from the west side highway. One lazy Saturday, we finally stopped by for an early lunch.

It’s like a fiesta inside

One of our favorite places in the world is Oaxaca in Mexico so just the name of this place intrigued us. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the time of the day to eat mole–for us, at least–the Oaxaqueñan blend of chocolate and chiles sauce, so we tried their tacos and ordered one of their sandwiches to go instead. The goat taco, which they called the barbacoa so I assume it was slow-cooked, was nothing special; it was actually quite bland. The chorizo and the beef taco were pretty good but not spectacular.


Later in the day, we unwrapped the Oaxaqueñan sandwich made of roast beef and ham. We wondered if the beans gave it its name because otherwise, it was just a messy Cuban sandwich.

Do beans make a sandwich Oaxaqueñan?

I don’t have to do a return trip to La Oaxaqueña but I’m glad we tried it.