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El Quinque

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Calle Macedonio Alcala Esq. Gomez Farias 901, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 502 6702
13:00 - 20:00
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So delighted that someone recommended this unassuming little place to us for lunch today! The special dish was spare ribs in bbq sauce (Mex style of course) which I ordered and my husband ordered the shrimp in Garlic sauce. They had just run out of shrimp and had made an emergency call to their supplier and they were waiting for... More 

Thank Qwendy
San Diego, California
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131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If food is love, this place speaks “viva l’amour”. Small with ~ 9 tables. Reservations if you can. Big plates of food. Meat place. Mama is in the kitchen, son 1 is the chef, son 2 is the front room. Bring your own wine. Excellent food - filling. Great ambiance. It is easy to see why they have a legion... More 

Thank DAS102
Vancouver, Canada
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539 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Charming little family run restaurant. The place is extremely popular - there were always some people waiting outside for tables as we were there. We shared the arrachera plate (arrachera beef, two tortillas filled with cheese, guacamole, grilled vegetables and potatoes, salad) and it was absolutely delicious.

Thank MonkeysandWine
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a delicious meal here. Best guccamole in Oaxaca and that is a big call. I had the fish which was excellent. Generous portions home cooked healthy food with a smile. Staff lovely. Quirky little place with charm that has a 'local' feeling to it rather than catering to the tourist. Busy- we booked and glad we did. We went... More 

Thank CB1408
Nevada City, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an excellent family owned and run restaurant within walking distance of Oaxaca's historical district. It's small. 8 tables downstairs and 3 upstairs so you may have to wait for a table (try for downstairs since the second level gets a little stuffy). The food is always very fresh and simply prepared. I especially liked the camarones but if... More 

Thank IndysPal
Philadlephia, PA
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will find many good reviews of this restaurant. The seafood is good and well prepared. Many people who like this restaurant are Americans, who have not changed to eating their main meal in the middle of the day. If you make that change you will open the door to many more great choices. The portions are a bit larger... More 

Thank ronmyers
Peterborough, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Low key atmosphere with great food at a very reasonable price. Hamburger meal with greens and home fries. Other choices presented well

Thank dmoffat322
Beamsville, Canada
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81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly the 'hole in wall' star. The food is amazing, and well deserves 5 stars. The place is tiny, with only six tables, and relatively simple. We arrived at 6pm and were seated immediately. The clients were mostly tourists...but mainly long term tourists who know a good thing when they see it. Clearly regulars. We ordered the tuna... More 

Thank David L
Mountain View, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious, well prepared food at a ridiculously low price. Service is exceptional; friendly and fast. We had the skirt steak and shrimp platters. Both were generous portions and I'm a big eater. Our Air BnB neighbor told us about the skirt steak and that we could bring our own bottle for dinner. If you're a meat eater; this is a... More 

Thank Irishseoul
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, quiet atmosphere, wonderful food and attentive service. The skirt steak was flavorful and tender. What more could you want?

Thank lamzdyvy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Mexican, American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
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?