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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 116 6075
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (20 reviews)
“moles” (27 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took them about 15 minutes to bring me a menu, then 45 minutes to bring me my soup and another 30 minutes passed before I got my main dish. Needless to say, it was a very long meal. I had tortilla soup and chicken...More

Thank mjfore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Along with the typical (for Oaxaca) moles and chapulines (grasshopper) dishes, you can also get some even less common dishes like the pork in corn sauce and several options with fried ants. If you aren't into Oaxacan food or somewhat adventurous, this may not be...More

Thank dbaaronson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short but sweet , are second time here and still I want more. Can’t say enough about this place the food is great and staff is wonderful.

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice, cozy traditional restaurant. Please do yourself a favor and order the chapulines, the tortilla soup is fenomenal. If you prefer the classic approach to Oaxaca cuisine or don’t feel too adventurous, order any mole, trust me. A fine example of the fantastic food...More

Thank Cici R
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful introduction to Oaxaca cusine The sampler plate was fantastic. The service was very good and our waitress was very knowledgeable Small and intimate dining

Thank Rstan
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is the place to go to sample mole, one of the signature dishes for which the region is known. The restaurant is simple but quaint, the hostess/waitress (owner?) doesn't speak English but is so sweet and personable that it doesn't matter, and the mole...More

Thank MrSpike1976
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The food and the atmosphere were great here! We had five different molés, which is a menu item. Everyone molé is unique in flavor and delicious.

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The atmosphere is quite intimate, as this is a small establishment run by a woman who does the majority of the food preparation as well as the service. She is amazing and the portions are generous, fresh and delicious. I came with a group of...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We tried two Tlayudas. Tasajo and Chapulines. Both were excellent and service great. Total bill 230 pesos.

Thank Dean D
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Of all the places we ate in Oaxaca, this was my favorite. It's small and basic, but the food is excellent. We shared a fabulous chicken enchilada, a chile relleno that was not fried and had a tasty orange sauce, and a stuffed chicken breast....More

Thank Kathy S
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
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Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 116 6075
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