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El Quinque

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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Despite the #9 rating this restaurant has the best tasting food in Oaxaca. We have been coming for many years.

Thank Jim P
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have visited Oaxaca at least once a year for the past ten years. In that time we have had the pleasure and the pleasure of eating in many restaurants. El Quinque is not to be missed. The food is always fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is informal but, the food is some of the best in Oaxaca. The menu... More 

Thank Orchids10
Mendocino, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is our favorite restaurant in Oaxaca. Consistently excellent, healthy food, friendly staff Family owned No frills, just great food. We had a dozen meals there and consider ourselves friends of the family. All of the food was superior, prices very reasonable

Thank wzg2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I love eating here. We have eaten here 4 times while in Oaxaca. Love the fish dishes, shark, sole and cam atones. Best hamburger ever! Priced very, very reasonably. The vegetables are just the way I like them, not over cooked. This place is a must while visiting Oaxaca.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oro Valley, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This family owned restaurant near Santo Domingo Church has an excellent variety of Oaxacan foods and flavors. Don't miss it when in Oaxaca! Great service and easy to walk to from the central area of the city.

Thank Carolyn1651
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A friend and I had a long lunch at El Quique. Can´t say enough good about this place except it was quite warm and crowded at 1.30 for lunch...Maybe fans??? She had been there before, me, it was the first visit and I hope not the last. She highly recommended la carta de dia for $70 ps....I would´ve gone for... More 

Thank Lindarose086
Carlos M, Gerente at El Quinque, responded to this review

I am still ashamed for that mistake. But thanks again for your patience and for being so understanding. Next time dessert is on us!!! Greetings!!!!! El Quinque More 

Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We live here in the city and came based on friends' recommendations. So glad we did! My husband and I both ordered the same arracherra dish and loved everything, vegetables, salad, salsa (which wasn't necessary but did add a nice flare) and Agua de limón. Generous portions and nice presentation, along with great attentive service made for a great late... More 

Thank StocktonGetaway_Girl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We go each winter to lovely Oaxaca and love the people, the food and the ambience. Many great restaurants throughout the city, and then there is El Quinque. It is like our home away from home with great food, attentive staff and good prices. You quickly become a welcome guest and find yourself returning.

Thank BACVictoria
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It seems that everyday we have more choices for dining in Oaxaca. One of my favorites is El Quinque and I am never disappointed. Their Saturday BBQ ribs with home made sauce made by the owner's mother are fantastic. I ate there the past two Fridays and really enjoyed fish, not one of my favorite entrees, each prepared in a... More 

Thank Oaxacaone
Tulum, Mexico
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is our 2nd visit to Oaxaca in 2 years, we have eaten at this very comfortable low key spot at least a half a dozen times and enjoyed every meal we have had, just solid & simple with a depth of flavors. I was doing the vegetarian program this trip( I know what was I thinking in Oaxaca) Anyway,... More 

Thank casadelasolas

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?