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El Quinque

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Calle Macedonio Alcala Esq. Gomez Farias 901, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 502 6702
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 20:00
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Philadlephia, PA
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

You will find many good reviews of this restaurant. The seafood is good and well prepared. Many people who like this restaurant are Americans, who have not changed to eating their main meal in the middle of the day. If you make that change you will open the door to many more great choices. The portions are a bit larger... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Low key atmosphere with great food at a very reasonable price. Hamburger meal with greens and home fries. Other choices presented well

Thank dmoffat322
Beamsville, Canada
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81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is truly the 'hole in wall' star. The food is amazing, and well deserves 5 stars. The place is tiny, with only six tables, and relatively simple. We arrived at 6pm and were seated immediately. The clients were mostly tourists...but mainly long term tourists who know a good thing when they see it. Clearly regulars. We ordered the tuna... More 

Thank David L
Mountain View, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Delicious, well prepared food at a ridiculously low price. Service is exceptional; friendly and fast. We had the skirt steak and shrimp platters. Both were generous portions and I'm a big eater. Our Air BnB neighbor told us about the skirt steak and that we could bring our own bottle for dinner. If you're a meat eater; this is a... More 

Thank Irishseoul
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, quiet atmosphere, wonderful food and attentive service. The skirt steak was flavorful and tender. What more could you want?

Thank lamzdyvy
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Good service, wonderful atmosphere, excellent food. I had the barbecued pork ribs (very large portion) and the veggies that came with it were scrumpteous. The green salad was really good, too. Very colorful restaurant with paintings adorning the walls. Small and cozy. It's the first time I've eaten here but I would definitely go again to try something different.

Thank juleslarosa3
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

our meals were superb. The owner even ran out to get us a bottle of wine since he didn't have what we ordered.

Thank traveller255
Chicago, IL
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had the Shrimp & Arracherra (skirt steak) so well seasoned, so tender! Delicious. Depending on the night, be prepared for a limited menu, i think they also had various kinds of chicken, but stuck to shrimp and beef. The aqua fresca was very good too. We also read that you can BYOB, which is true! Really nice atmosphere -just... More 

Thank 4adventure
Los Angeles, CA
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, great prices, great service. This is a small cash only restaurant with delicious fresh food. We had their fish of the day, and it was amazing! Someone at the next table was having a hamburger, and it looked really good, too. It's nothing fancy, but it's one of the best meals we had during our trip. I highly... More 

Thank no1maxsmom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great value for money, good food and free lemon juice! Highly recommended if you want a break from the taco's.

Thank Mikko V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
Mexican, American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Macedonio Alcala Esq. Gomez Farias 901, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 502 6702

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?