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Calenda Oaxaca

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Cancun, Mexico
883 57 88
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2010

If you want to have a sample of one of Mexico's greatest regional cuisine, you should go to this place. Their menu is actually quite representative of the Oaxacan cuisine and its executed fairly well. If you have never had Oaxacan food before, this could be a good place to start. For starters, I'd recommend ordering the quesillo (Mexican-style string... More 

Thank Manatisalas
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2010

Maybe we picked a bad night to try this restaurant. Based on our experience, I would not recommend it. My wife and I were pretty excited as we've both spent time in Oaxaca and this restaurant looked charming. However, the food was very poor. I ordered a chicken dish with red mole sauce -- it came as a single piece... More 

Thank holahasl
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2010

If you want a true taste of Authentic Regional food, this is the place you want to go to. The Mole Enchiladas, the Cecina de Res and the cocktails are exquisite! Hand Made Tortillas! In the hotel tourist zone, this is unheard of - you have to try it - you'll love it plus the personal attention you get by... More 

1 Thank mdeltoro208
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2010

After reading other reviews, we wandered in and LOVED this place! Classy setting, great service and very reasonable prices, but the food is what got us hooked. Traditional Mole sauces (6) and you must try them all! We asked for help and they were quick to bring out a sampling, no charge. I liked two especially and my husband liked... More 

1 Thank Jacks-daughter
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2010

We went here in Jan 2010, and a wonderful time. The food was very good, we had the pork and the chicken, do not remember the mole we had on each. The service was very good and the place is very clean. We for sure would go back again. Price for what you got was maybe a little high $550... More 

1 Thank FishBoy1
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2010

We asked our hotel for some restaurant recommendations and all they gave us were for non-Mexican places. After some prodding, they mentioned the Calenda Oaxaca. The guy working the menu outside is not a waiter, as someone else mentioned. His job is two-fold - first, to get you to eat at the restaurant and, second, to try to sell you... More 

2 Thank er87stu
Park City, UT
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2010

Like the other reviewers, save one who did not like it, we found this to be a very enjoyable meal and overall experience. The head waiter Tony was outside and gave us an overview of the menu as we walked by - we were planning on dining there that night - but it was early so we went to look... More 

1 Thank TetonDreaming
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2010

My girlfriend and I strolled by and looked at the menu and I was intrigued by the Filet Al Mezcal so we decided to go in. What luck! Everything was delicious including the buttery guacamole and the salsa and dipping sauces served with the nachos. My steak was accompanied by an eye pleasing serving of potatoes drizzed with a mild... More 

2 Thank Clarky_Griswold
St. Louis
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2009

My husband, parents, brother and I were on vacation in Cancun for a week. We wanted to try a variety of food. We lived in Oceanside, CA for several years and our favorite restaurant was a Oaxacan restaurant. We were very excited to find this place! The food was great, the service was wonderful and the prices were within reason.... More 

2 Thank mare723
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2009

We ate here on the strength of the other reviews, and the only thing we can suggest is that the reviewers are connected to the restaurant. Even before we got to our table the manager was trying to sell us a tour -- and the night went downhill from there. Bad food, bad ambience, and empty -- nothing more to... More 

Thank chachaVictoria

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: 883 57 88

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