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“Great spot; good food.”
Review of Marco Polo

Marco Polo
Ranked #31 of 468 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great spot; good food.”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Situated on the Llano near some official buildings, this is a popular spot with locals and tourists. There is a great garden to refresh yourself after walking around. The food is pretty good, focussing on seafood. The drinks and appetizers are spicy so be sure to let them know if you want it less spicy. The seafood is excellent and waiters are lively. But the quality does not extend to its smaller sister restaurant. Too bad!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank andreaAustin
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the best in Oaxaca!”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

This is one of the flat-out best restaurants in Oaxaca. The quality of the fish and seafood is consistently impeccable. I have been eating there for years and have never been disappointed. Standout dishes are the whole red snapper al horno, or anything with shrimp. The location across from Juarez Park is lovely.

Visited November 2012
Thank EllenRutchick
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good quality seafood, not that well prepared”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

gorgeous garden setting, good service. Unfortunately everything came out in little chewy bits. I would go back but order things that are tasty when rendered into little bits and fried. It is not easy to cook squid (calamari) so that it is not chewy. They did not manage to do so.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Robert S
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San Francisco Bay Area, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Failed to live up to local recommendation”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Local friends said this is a good seafood place. The sister restaurant is a bit out of town. This one is across from a park. We found it expensive for what we had. Several of their dishes were a big disappointment. Just a bit on the expensive side for an affordable eatery. Allegedly famed for its seafood we were disappointed and will not go back. Their ceviche the day of our visit was insipid, no variety, just small chunks of a tasteless fish of some kind, minimal other ingredients, no shellfish nor shrimp. Not good at all! The next day my companion just bought this again and it was good! Why? My pulpo al mojo de aho was generous and good. Her shrimp plate was dry, over cooked. The flesh stuck so firmly to the shell it was difficult to remove. Not tasty at all! With two beers the 488 pesos was too much. Atmosphere is nice, decor nice, food was disappointing except the pulpo. I'm continuing to look elsewhere, and will not return here.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank JimTheSailor
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Bellingham, Washington
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“delightful patio and pleasant service”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

A peaceful respite in the afternoon, we enjoyed several delicious meals here. The best tables are further back in the covered patio area - usually the second or third they will show you.

Visited February 2013
Thank grumpyer
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