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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
“chile relleno” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviews (268)
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51 - 60 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 3 May 2016

I had dinner here with a group of about 8 people, and we ordered about 4 or 5 different mole dishes to share. Mole verde was one of our favorites. The restaurant owners were attentive and kind, food was delicious, we had a great time!...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We ordered a couple of moles here - everything seemed pretty authentic and reasonably priced but don't get the beef mole. The meat was pretty much entirely fat and bone so i struggled to eat any of it.

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This is a great little place to try different moles. Get the five person sampler and try each other's dishes. Good value for money.

Thank FrequentTraveler6464
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This restaurant is located on the 2nd floor in a quiet area in the vicinity of Santo Domingo. It's a simple setting but the food is delicious and imaginative. The tortilla soup was hearty and tasty. The Oaxacan chicken was filled with some cheese and...More

Thank LandJB-12
Reviewed 12 April 2016

While we were the only guests in this small, somewhat off-the-beaten-path, but still welcoming restaurant, our experience was really very nice. It was a quiet Sunday evening, likely still early for the locals, but nevertheless our meals, selected from a varied menu of local dishes,...More

Thank jmatus2016
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Oaxaca! The food is outstanding! Las enchiladas oaxaqueñas is my favorite dish - enchiladas with chicken, lettuce, onions and local cheese, in a big pool of delicious mole sauce. The mole dishes and chiles rellenos are excellent and there...More

1  Thank Susana D
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We had a good lunch experience here. We had to communicate in Spanish only, and it was unclear that when my husband ordered the Oaxacan chicken that it would come out completely stuffed with chapulines, top to bottom. My chicken in mango sauce was amazing....More

Thank Pamela V
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

A must try for mole in Oaxaca. My only complaint would be the servings are on the smaller side. We tried the mole negro pollo (chicken) and it was absolutely delicious !

Thank Mike a
Reviewed 5 March 2016

On the corner of Calle Vigil and Calle Quezacoatl on the second floor is a hidden gem, El Escapulario. The only indication that there is a restaurant is an dry erasable board on an easel with El Escapulario scrawled on the top. La Señora is...More

1  Thank Geoff F
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We fell in love immediately with the owner/chef, Estelle, who treated us as family and served up tasty Oaxaca specialties with lots of mole. We ate here twice and recommend it highly --- conveniently located near the Plaza Santa Dominicana and the little Casa de...More

1  Thank Gordon L
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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, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 516-4687
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