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by Ian Marshall (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer and yogi living in Tepoztlan, Mexico where I'm running www.casadelcorazon.mx with my girlfriend. You can keep up with my other writing on www.bollocks2thewellingtons.com/ or www.spiritualheartjourney.com
Published February 12th 2015
Fusion? Not really, just a mix of cuisines
Opposite Restaurant Tania at the end of Mazunte towards the main road that branches to Pochutla and Puerto Escondido is a beautiful restaurant offering something a bit different to the usual in this town.

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Teriyaki and baked potato with Veggies


While most of the comedors here stick to a selection of Mexican classics, Empanada has a very interesting menu.

First of all are the baked potatoes which come with a selection of toppings including meat, four cheeses and mixed vegetables, the last one of which I particularly recommend. These are very nicely done and the vegetable option comes also covered in the Oaxacan stringy cheese which is great.

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Close up of the potato and veggies


So alongside potatoes and salads they also have a selection of Japanese dishes. Firstly there is a selection of sushi, but I don't think they use real sushi rice and I can't comment on the quality here. The vegetable teriyaki that we had was pretty good though, maybe a little bit salty but to get something so unusual here I was ok to give it a bit of leeway.

They also do large pizzas which I haven't tried but seem popular.

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The restaurant


So, yes, they specialise in pizzas, potatoes and Japanese food – not a usual combination but one that seems to bring people back.

They also do pretty good cheesecake. I tried the banana variety which came with a great chocolate sauce although I found it to have a particularly strong almond-marzipan taste which isn't a favourite of mine. It was still very tasty though!

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Water feature


Added to this, they have made a bit more of an effort in the décor. There is a water feature, flags adorn the walls and you feel like you are in a proper themed restaurant rather than just someone's yard with a plastic chair.

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Banana cheesecake


It's the kind of place to go for a date and to have something different.

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Another shot of that cheesecake
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Why? Pizza, potatoes and Japanese food!
When: Lunch and dinner
Phone: 01 (958) 587-91-75
Cost: Potatoes 60pesos, Pizzas and Japanese food around 100pesos
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