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Thanksgiving in Oaxaca

bobkinajiijic Oct 25, 2012 12:36 PM

Where can a small group go for Thanksgiving dinner in Oaxaca

  1. cristina Oct 25, 2012 12:57 PM

    Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Mexico. You will find all restaurants open for business as usual on the fourth Thursday in November. It's unlikely that you will find a 'Thanksgiving dinner', but you will definitely find dinner on Thanksgiving.

    Link: http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com

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    1. re: cristina
      Veggo Oct 25, 2012 04:50 PM

      Cristina, are there not enough ex-pats and American vacationers in Oaxaca that some restaurant won't feature a dinner with pavo? In Playa del Carmen 3 or 4 usually do, but I know that is a much larger city. It would be difficult to learn beforehand, admittedly.

    2. m
      mexicophile Oct 25, 2012 04:47 PM

      There have been restaurants that make Thanksgiving dinner meant for Americans living or vacationing in Oaxaca. The dinners are typically by reservation, with seating at a specific time. I remember that the restaurant La Catrina on Alcalá had Thanksgiving dinner. Otherwise check with the Oaxaca Lending Library to see if they have a special event dinner for Thanksgiving this year.

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        OaxacaDavid Oct 26, 2012 04:09 PM


        How many are in your party? My wife and I live here, and we have we get together we a few friends to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

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        1. re: OaxacaDavid
          bobkinajiijic Oct 26, 2012 04:53 PM

          Although I am not Christina, there are seven of us in the party. Four of us live in Ajijic and the other three in Vancouver, Wa by Portland Ore.

        2. c
          chocolateidea Oct 26, 2012 04:36 PM

          for a great thanksgivinng meal - contact the Oaxaxa Lending Library - the english speaking library and center for many expats - they are planning one.
          It;s not on the web site yet but I know it has been planned.

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