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“Fresh pasta, Nice vibe, good value”
Review of Vieja Lira

Vieja Lira
Ranked #234 of 478 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dublin, Ireland
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335 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Fresh pasta, Nice vibe, good value”
Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

I was shocked to find a restaurant in Mexico that served fresh linguine as good as any place I've had it in Italy. Fresh and plentiful parmesan & black pepper. Really nice vibe in this restaurant & great value for the quality of the food. If you're looking to give the mole a break for an evening, you should really consider trying this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Connecticut
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lots of food”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

OK Italian food, a little heavy on the sauce, but plenty to eat. I tried a pizza, but the crust was more like a tortilla than Italian crust I am used to. My friends has pasta dishes which were ok. One must remember that they are in Mexico, not their favorite local Italian place.

Visited July 2013
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Thank retireandtravelnow
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Real Deal for Pasta and Pizza”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

OK, not a bargain for Oaxaca but what good pasta and pizza! Quiet with an open air courtyard, very attentive staff (who, for example, instantly lowered the music volume when requested), and delicious breads served with oil and garlic upon seating made this place a little oasis for me and friends several times during my week stay. The house wines are not so good, so order beer or a bottle of wine. Other than that, it's a go right down to the fancy desserts.

Visited July 2013
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Thank mbearpa
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Lyon, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good taste, Bad service”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I used to go constantly to this restaurnt. This italian pricey place has only a grea taste in its pizzas, really a good variety and taste. The rest of the menu is really common but still expensive. The place is most times relaxing as there is alays few people in the restaurant and thtey have nice music. Apart from the expensive italian dishes, and its pizza good taste, they do not give you a good service. Unfortunately eployees and even management do not care about a customer, even if you are a frequent customer. Apart from a bad service you get to sense they only work because they have expensive prices and do not care about other issues.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mau_Levet
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Mexico City, Mexico
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323 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Very nice and well done hand made crust pizza”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Nice restaurant, clean, good attitude. The waiters are efficient as the cook (very hard to find in Oaxaca, where the restaurants decide how much time you're going to spend in a meal, it can take 2 to 3 hours!!!). The pizza we ordered had thin crunchy crust, real tomate, and good ingredients. The wines were good to.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank mimiMexico_df
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