Los Danzantes has a lot going for it. A good location, unique ambiance, great food, really good service and a great selection of Mezcal. Actually my bride and I both agreed that their own brand of Mezcal is if not the best at least one of the best we've tasted in Oaxaca.
They have a great website with plenty of professional photos of the restaurant and bar so I encourage you to get familiar with the establishment by checking out their website. In this post I will focus on the food we had and enjoyed and on the Mezcal we tasted.
It is popular with the tourist and with the locals who can afford it. No doubt one reason they have produced their own excellent Mezcal is because of their location. They are surrounded by dozens of Mescalita's that are slowly drawing visitors interested in Mezcale away from the more established establishments.
Even Del Maguey has a small outlet right at their doorstep. Now that's competition but I have to admit their Mezcal is up to the task...
Omar was our waiter and spoke really good English and was very enthusiastic about both the food and the drink menu and Los Danzantes itself.
From the photos provided you can see the presentation of the food is excellent but you'll have to take my word for it that the taste was just as good. Each dish and plate was introduced with both zeal and enthusiasm for its local flair and for the culture behind the food itself.
They also have some unique and refreshing artisanal Cervesa made locally. One of which I thoroughly enjoyed with my meal.
My bride and I shared the salad with palm hearts which we both love and they were generous with providing. She had mushroom encrusted chicken breast and I had beef ribs in a house mole with new potatoes .
Even with two local ladies taking a endless stream of selfies - building a online monument to themselves - my bride and I a agree that the los Danzantes Mezcal stole the show. A Anejo that was Smooth and not too smoky. We bought a bottle. The first one we've bought since arriving in Oaxaca.