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Meson del Olivo

Calle Murguia No. 218, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 1616
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
26 Jun 2014
“Outstanding food and service.”
10 Jan 2014
“Return visits”
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Calle Murguia No. 218, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I visited this restaurant one rainy Sunday afternoon. As I wasn't feeling particularly hungry I ordered a salad and a beer. My beer arrived accompanied by a small dish of olives and later on a complimentary bruschetta. The salad was one of the nicest I...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 11 January 2014

As you can see we came here last year and loved it so much we came back for more. The place is not finished yet and the address given above differs to what is on the business card ( no. 312 C ) . Our...More

Thank Pauline A
Reviewed 30 December 2013

I called the owner three times to confirm and add to the dinner reservation. Both my guide books recommended this Spanish-Oaxacan restaurant and I wanted dinner to serve as a thank-you to two Mexican friends who had been instrumental in making my three-week stay in...More

Thank 969ellenh
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stopped in at Meson del Olivo for an afternoon snack one rainy afternoon. We love the bar upstairs and thought we should try the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The owner came out to meet us and recommend a mixed sausage dish with vegetables...More

Thank donyastockton
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Only okay. Just okay, overall. Food is average and it's on the expensive side - I went away feeling disappointed.

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 13 January 2013

The Nytimes recommended the bar on the second floor. The crowd was young, the music was loud, but the service, the tapas and the roof top were fabulous. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Our waiter helped us pick a lovely mescal and four great...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Javier Olivo the owner/chef recommended two different steak dishes and we had one each. They were delicious, tender meat, one with a mushroom sauce and one stuffed with vegetables and served with another sauce. My husband said his was one of the best dishes he's...More

1  Thank Pauline A
Reviewed 1 September 2012

Authentic Spanish cuisine. Excellent spanish omelettes and meat dishes. Always had good service. Friendly family run restaurant.

2  Thank Rico C
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Fundamentally an above average Spanish restaurant with ambitious prices and small portions. Also felt a strange kind of pomposity pervading the place. First time I had felt that or left a restaurant feeling hungry in 7 months in Mexico. Fine if you want a change...More

1  Thank GavinMex
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I had read really good things about this restaurant but I found it to be lacking. Our waiter must have been new because he struggled with everything. There was a woman who took over from him who was very knowledgeable, but the restaurant missed for...More

1  Thank aguak
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Murguia No. 218, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 1616
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