Mini Mercado Oaxaca - Closed

9407 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85020


  • Daily 8am-9pm
  • $; $$
  • Catering, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The small store may have only 10 tables, but the menu boasts more than 100 dishes. Regional specialties are attention-grabbing once the menu (it's all in Spanish, with exotic Oaxacan ingredients) is deciphered. Particular favorites: Botana Oaxaqueña (beef and special masa patties), tamales (wrapped in banana leaves with creamy masa), and the dynamite mole dishes.

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    Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 4 a.m. by Silvana Salcido Esparza

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