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El Quinque

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Calle Macedonio Alcala Esq. Gomez Farias 901, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 502 6702
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 20:00
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

our meals were superb. The owner even ran out to get us a bottle of wine since he didn't have what we ordered.

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Chicago, IL
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Shrimp & Arracherra (skirt steak) so well seasoned, so tender! Delicious. Depending on the night, be prepared for a limited menu, i think they also had various kinds of chicken, but stuck to shrimp and beef. The aqua fresca was very good too. We also read that you can BYOB, which is true! Really nice atmosphere -just... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great prices, great service. This is a small cash only restaurant with delicious fresh food. We had their fish of the day, and it was amazing! Someone at the next table was having a hamburger, and it looked really good, too. It's nothing fancy, but it's one of the best meals we had during our trip. I highly... More 

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Utrecht
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money, good food and free lemon juice! Highly recommended if you want a break from the taco's.

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Thank Mikko V
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in and took out... Loved their mac and mushroom dish. Tiny restaurant, so the seating is limited. We took out because it was simpler. Reasonably priced and felt like home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing, unpretentious place with outstanding food. We stumbled into this small corner restaurant where diners could not stop raving about the food. How right they were. We have dined at all the top places, Origen, casa oaxaca, pitiona, los danzantes, believe me none equals this small gem. Run before it is discovered and its 6 tables remain pack... More 

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vancouver, bc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us went there and had an amazing meal. If you feel you want a break from Mexican this is a good place to get it. I ordered a hamburger. I usually only have burgers when I hear that it's a good one - I don't eat fast-food burgers and look for hand built and served rare. This one... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you enter the local you never think that you can eat such a great rib eye and some say the best hamburger of Oaxaca. The place is small with a few tables and could be a little bit cleaner. The chef is very enthusiastic with a tick of unsystematic but finally the food is leaving the kitchen. They don't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We've been going for years, and it is still the best hamburger, arracherra (skirt steak), and some of the best fish in town. Great prices and Carlos is a gem. Eat there, you'll love it!

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Small, hole in the wall place that serves amazing, fresh, flavorful food. We each got the flank steak that hit the spot. They do not serve beer or wine and I don't know if you can BYO. We arrived around 5:30 and we were glad we did. People were waiting for a table shortly after that. By the time we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
13:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 20:00
Thursday
13:00 - 20:00
Friday
13:00 - 20:00
Saturday
13:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Macedonio Alcala Esq. Gomez Farias 901, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 502 6702

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