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"Caldo de Piedra"
From San Felipe Usila, Tuxtepec Oaxaca
Come with your family and enjoy this pre-Hispanic art!
Also try Oaxacan snacks like Memelitas, Tlayudas, Mushroom Quesadillas and more
The "Caldo de Piedra" is a prehispanic meal of Chinantec origin, it is our culture, tradition, custom and history, which the ancient Chinantecos of San Felipe Usila have zealously preserved since time immemorial since it represents our ethnic identity. Given the pluri-cultural composition that emanates originally from the indigenous peoples that form a social and cultural unit settled in this territory that is known as San Felipe Usila.
The "Caldo de Piedra" is prepared exclusively by men and is enjoyed on the river bank, it is a complete day consisting of fishing, selecting the stones in the currents of the river and preparing the ember to heat the red hot stones. its cooking. All this work is done in an organized way from ten to fifteen people.
The "Caldo de Piedra" is a culture that is offered to people of high esteem such as: women, children, the elderly and distinguished visitors.
The stone broth is a cultural heritage of San Felipe Usila Tuxtepec Oaxaca, Mexico.
Studied and narrated by the master chef César Gachupin de Dios.
In 1996, the Gachupín Velasco family opened their pre-Hispanic dining room called "Caldo de Piedra" on the main street of their village Usila, located north of the state of Oaxaca, on the Usila River.
This traditional indigenous community is surrounded by mountains and tropical vegetation. The intention of the family was to teach visitors about the stone broth dish, a culinary tradition, proudly maintained by the community and an important element of the Chinantec culture.
In 1999, the family presented the traditional dish from the city of Oaxaca. With its new location, the Gachupín Valasco Family could offer its pre-Hispanic cuisine and excellent service to Oaxacans, national and international tourists.
From 2006 to date, the pre-Hispanic dining room is in a lovely Palapa in km. 11.9 road Oaxaca - Santa María el Tule, Tlalixtac de Cabrera
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 19:00 hrs.