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Chocolate Mayordomo

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Address: Mina St, Oaxaca, Mexico

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We bought different types of chocolates w/o actually understanding what they are. Initially we supposed those are to be eaten. That was not correct, at least for ours. One shall... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We bought different types of chocolates w/o actually understanding what they are. Initially we supposed those are to be eaten. That was not correct, at least for ours. One shall read the advise on the box - ours were to prepare a hot chocolate drink. My recommendation: put the bar in a pot with small amount of milk and heat... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fun. They grind the beans and make the finished chocolate among other things like mole right there. The 60% was my favorite and I am currently indulging in a cup of cocoa made with this chocolate when I need a treat. The chocolate has a different texture, but you need to appreciate it's differences, to me it... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There are a number of branches of this outlet but I would encourage people to go to this one where they show you how its made and you will probably get some samples with a smile because its Mexico and everyone is so nice. We also had the hot chocolate in the cafe/restaurant. I chose the 100 % cacao (... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

If you want the real chocolate experience, do not miss this place! We bought some excellent mole and tasted some of the most scrumptious chocolate that ever existed.... Mmmmmm....

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Thank Silvia L
San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

While I prefer Soledad across the street, Majordomo makes some outstanding chocolate. You can get it in boxes or have them grind it for you fresh (the best way!). There are several different flavors, different mixtures of sugar, cinnamon and nuts.

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Thank Craig T
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Oaxaca, this food-loving city, makes it easy to overindulge at every meal. We took a break from the tlayudas, tacos and moles for one night at Mayordomo, giving in to our cravings for the dense, rich chocolate that was being ground in storefronts along Calle Mina. Two goblets of chocolate frio later, we were hooked on a dangerous new obsession.... More 

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1 Thank LoladeTiburon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

As soon as you walk in, it's bliss. We only spent a short time visiting but we got a bit of an education about how the chocolate is made and how many ways it is used in Oaxacan cuisine. And of course bought some chocolate paste to take home! Great little shop.

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Thank Kathryn M
illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Chocolate of all kinds from the beans to boxes, individual pieces and more. Love the small individual pieces and bought boxes of both semi-bitter and bitter to bring home. A great place to stock up.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

While it may not be the finest chocolate, Mayordomo stores are key to understanding chocolate in Oaxacan culture. Visit the store at Mina and 20 de Noviembre and to see/smell the grinding of the chocolate and spices for distinctive drinks or moles. Taste a free sample of the basic chocolate, most often used for chocolate drinks. Some varieties include almonds... More 

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Bainbridge Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Just the aroma here is to die for! Why 5 stars? Well...we asked them to modify one of their chocolate recipes to include less sugar and they were more than happy to accomodate us. Our kilo of freshly ground chocolate cost us roughly $7.50USD. What's there not to like about that?

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