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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 116 6075
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tortilla soup” (20 reviews)
“moles” (27 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 2 March 2018

The atmosphere is quite intimate, as this is a small establishment run by a woman who does the majority of the food preparation as well as the service. She is amazing and the portions are generous, fresh and delicious. I came with a group of...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We tried two Tlayudas. Tasajo and Chapulines. Both were excellent and service great. Total bill 230 pesos.

Thank Dean D
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Of all the places we ate in Oaxaca, this was my favorite. It's small and basic, but the food is excellent. We shared a fabulous chicken enchilada, a chile relleno that was not fried and had a tasty orange sauce, and a stuffed chicken breast....More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Great mole; wonderful chicken breast with cuitlacoche, elegantly plated. Very clean tables & grandmotherly service.

Thank RoadHazard
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a quiet Sunday. All of us ordered moles - black, red, coloradito and “backbone.” All were delicious - very deep layers of flavors built with knowledge and care. Esther is a great host, happy to explain her cooking. A great introduction...More

Thank Harry K
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Whenever I visit Oaxaca I return to this restaurant. The food is always fantastic. The attention is spot on and the owner is even happy to provide tourist information if you have a question. If you want to try traditional regional Zapotec specialities you really...More

Thank Tzinti
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has come a long way since my first visit 6 years ago...but the prices have also risen quite steeply...the food is ok but nothing really special....and the bathrooms leave a lot to be desired.

Thank letitiaottawa
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant 3 times in one week. The black mole and the orange Chile relleno were life-changing culinary experiences for me and we had to keep coming back to try new things! The service is excellent and the setting is intimate without...More

1  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night expecting a nice Mexican experience. The restaurant seemed in a bit of disarray, dirty table cloths, only one other table of guests. We were seated hastily, and after waiting 15 minutes or more without any attention whatsoever we ventured into...More

Thank hdigabtt
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We had the chicken with black mole (pollo en mole coloradito). It was one of the best Moles i have had in Oaxaca! Excellent Starters and Maindishes!

1  Thank geri0009
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 116 6075
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