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Restaurante La Capilla

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Centro de Zaachila, Zaachila, Mexico
12:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 18:00
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San Rafael, California
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631 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

You won't believe how huge this place is. They must have outdoor dining space for 300 people. But what is good here is the food, especially the lamb barbecue. So, so tasty and tender meat. Wash it down with a nice Mexican beer and you have a great meal.

Thank Craig T
Mexico City, Mexico
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is probably, my favorite place in oaxaca, every time I am near I try to come at least once to it, last time I was in Oaxaca (I speend a week in the city) the first days, I took a group of friends who never been here, and they love it that much that we came back afer the... More 

Thank Adolfo P
Merida, Mexico
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206 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Little difficult to find near Zaachila but worth the drive. Its a huge place and one of chef Rick Baylis' favorites. Looks like to would seat several hundred people at the wooden plank tables and tree trunk seats. The welcome mezcal was appreciated. The menu is overwhelming but we settled in the turístico plates, sampling wonderful Oaxacan foods. Prices were... More 

Thank RegD1945
Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

A big honking place of a restaurant with over 50 years of history, u der a giant palapa canpy with tables and seating made out of giant wood logs. Beautiful refional ovens and comales. A meat eater's paradise. Their specialties focus around the giant tortillas called blandas and of course, the crispy version called tlayuda, sometimes called the Oaxacan pizza.

Thank JayPFrancis
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

La Capilla is an interesting place to eat, either the unique tables, the location or the food. Zaachila is an interesting town to visit, specially on Dia de Mercado, So if you are feeling liek you need a break from the heat, stop in La Capilla.

Thank Pepe K
Miami Beach, Florida
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138 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

We came here on the Zaachila market day (Thursday) on our way into town, because we wanted to try the "gigantic" tlyudas they are "famous" for. Now we can say with confidence this is a tourist trap. 200 pesos for what is basically an average tlyuda is absurd! You could get 4 tlyudas in the market for this price. In... More 

Thank raincitysunshine
San Jose, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

We loved this place so much we had to go back! You enter into the area to a huge palapa where there are tons of tables and a huge kitchen in the back. La Capilla serves traditional mexican/oaxacan dishes fresh-fresh-fresh! You will probably spend a couple of hours there because so much to see. Leasurely walk thru the private palapas... More 

Thank mrangel6668
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

It's a big huge restaurant with wood benches and community tables. This is a ranch and farm area so the food focuses on meats, chicken, etc.

Thank GringoOnEarthFilming
Rapid City, South Dakota
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160 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Excellent Mexican cuisine with spectacular service. We had a local friend take us here for brunch on a Saturday morning. He has dined here for many years and suggested it as the one "must do" dining experience for Oaxaca. We had three different egg dishes and hot chocolates (you can get them made with leche or agua), Jamaica juice, pastries... More 

Thank Jardindemichelle
San Francisco
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

My wife had the borrego barbeque and raved. I had plain pollo and was happy. The mezcal was fine. The location good. And the swept dirt floors perfect. animal lovers, beware--there is a private zoo and you may want to pop the cages open And a tour bus (the Yale Learning Experience or some such) showed up, ate fast, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro de Zaachila, Zaachila, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zaachila

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?