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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (17 reviews)
“moles” (20 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
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Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

This family owned restaurant has very good authentic Oaxaca food! And the service was friendly. It won’t disappoint. It’s a must visit restaurant here in Oaxaca Mexico.

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were told to eat at El Escapulario and we are so glad we listened! The restaurant is very comfortable and homey. The food is excellent. We look forward to enjoying another meal there during our time in Oaxaca. We recommend the stews and the...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely regional cuisine. In a city of countless wonderful restaurants, we found ourselves returning to try the various moles, fruit juices, soups, chili rellenos etc. Warmly hosted , beautifully presented, in a cozy low-key airy upstairs space.

Thank Oriole1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of restaurants and good food in Oaxaca City. Esther operates this friendly place out of a second floor location just a block north of the fancy dining establishments on Calle Cabrera. But her prices are less than half of those places,...More

Thank trusam1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment you walk up the gold stairs and ascend into this place you know you have found something special. My mom and I ate here 4 out of 7 days in Oaxaca. Esther the owner takes care of her guests personally with a warm...More

1  Thank Kristin P
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We tried this restaurant based on the reviews of others. It was empty when we arrived at 2:30 pm but quickly filled with locals. My husband had the Mole Verde de Espinazo which was very good. I had the Chiles Pasilla Rellenos con Chapulines y...More

1  Thank Janai64
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Wow. Rich, dark, Mole Negro with multi-layered flavors. Best I've ever had! 🇲🇽 My wife had the Mole Rojo - similar depth in flavor without being as rich on the palate. Very inexpensive for the quantity and quality of the food. Exceptional service in a...More

Thank QueroMole
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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Could NOT have been better. We had mole verde and tlayuda with chicken. Excellent food. The owner was sooo personable. We intend to return either tomorrow or the night after for another dinner.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The best place to eat traditional and deliciuos mexican food. Chilaquiles are the best, try them with coloradito or ask to have them with mole (not on the menu but they can be made that way). They sell really simple yet exquisite food. Esther, the...More

Thank Diego T
Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a joy. The restaurant is upstairs. Sat at the table overlooking the street. So friendly and intimate. Ordered the Chichilo de res, which is a deliciously dark mole that is thickened with burnt tortilla. It was amazingly refined. My wife had the Mole Costeño...More

Thank LovinFood2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 516-4687
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