Squeezed vegetable and fruit juices (jugos, HOO-gohs) are among the widely available delights of Oaxaca. Among the many establishments—restaurants, cafés, and loncherías—willing to supply you with your favorite jugo, the jugerías (juice bars) are often the most fun. Colorful fruit piles usually mark jugerías. If you don’t immediately spot your favorite fruit, ask anyway; it might be hidden in the refrigerator.
Besides your choice of pure juice, a jugería will often serve licuados. Into the juice, they whip powdered milk, your favorite fruit, ice, and sugar to taste for a creamy afternoon pick-me-up or evening dessert. One big favorite is a cool banana-chocolate licuado, which comes out tasting like a milk shake, minus the calories.