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La Popular


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Mexican, Latin
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small, airy corner restaurant with about 10 tables. It has really good food and a nice atmosphere. The grilled mushrooms with garlic are served as an appetizer but are a meal in themselves. They are delicious. They have a wide variety of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little art-filled spot near our hotel was our first lunch in Oaxaca. It was very inexpensive and seemed full of travelers from all over the globe. My husband loved his Chicken Mole. I couldn't enjoy my lunch because there were so many bees buzzing...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here yesterday. I ordered carnitas tacos (pork). I have never had anything this good! The tortillas are made on site and are just the right amount of tenderness and chewiness. The pork was out of this world good. It was crispy and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank triciab1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with many Oaxaca city restaurants, we were surrounded by an international crowd - Dutch, German, American, and locals all eat here. We were treated to a fabulous musical performance too! Violin and accordion - I'm not sure if it was the delicious mezcal but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank joan g
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Had given this place a so-so review but decided to try it for dinner and then again for lunch. I had an excellent torta both times, great service and a lovely view of a Saturday quinceañera. Besides, there was fabulous bachata playing, the place was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank madeleinetoor
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Menu was salad heavy with veggie and non veggie choices. People seem to bring their laptops and hang out. Food ok, nothing to write home about...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ambassador822030
Reviewed 13 December 2018

La Popular is a relaxed, friendly and simple restaurant. The food is good and great value. If you want to eat a little earlier this place is busy all evening. Staff are really welcoming.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ilbuono10
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We arrived early, around 6.30 pm and te( place quickly filled up. By 7 they were turning people away. I really can’t understand the hype. Poor quality food, small portions and not inexpensive. Our waitress tried hard but was clearly overwhelmed. We are here for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank crellston
Reviewed 25 November 2018

This tiny, usually crowded informal corner bistro (it IS La Popular, after all) offers one of the best shrimp cocktails I've had in Oaxaca. The tall ice cream soda glass is loaded with good sized shrimp and avocado and the tomato sauce is spiced just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank bmillerOaxaca
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Now I understand why this place is always full; food is ok to good, not great. Prices are really cheap; service was just average ( normal for Oaxaca). I might try it again when it isn’t so busy. I wouldn’t rave about this place; the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank paul f
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