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La Olla Restaurant

Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 6668
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“soup” (52 reviews)
“mole” (56 reviews)
“fish tacos” (9 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed New Years Eve dinner at La Olla, along with a nice mix of tourists and locals. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The margaritas were excellent, and the food was delicious. The ingredients were fresh and skillfully prepared and presented. Traditional dishes...More

Thank Missiondurga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went do lunch. Charming. Not pretentious like some of the other highly rated place. I had the squash blossom soup - which was good, but a little lacking in interest. And I had the fish is verde sauce - which was delicious! Unique, flavorful,...More

Thank sage_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here as recommended by LP. Service is friendly and the food is nice. The sauce is nice and complex. However the butternut squash flower soup is way over rated. Is just butternut squash soup...that's all... And with some flowers. The food here are...More

Thank LeslieNL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a delicious lunch here last week. We sat in the second floor room. We started off with a nice artisanal mezcal, a Tepaxtate and a Jabali, and then I tried the nopale salad and my wife had the bean soup....More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere here is like a fast-food restaurant, hard surfaces and harsh lighting. Table cloths and more subtle lighting would go a long way to making the place more inviting. We went with a group of 5, 2 of whom live in the city. The...More

Thank peripatetictexan_12
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed sunset cocktails on the terrace followed by an excellent meal on the first floor of the restaurant. The flavors were spot on. Highly recommended.

Thank Adventures4LY
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I randomly found this place but I was very happy that I did. The breakfast was great and looking at their menu, the rest of the day looked delicious too! The atmosphere is relaxed. I saw that the restaurant has a separate program (I’m not...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We weren't allowed to have dinner in the rooftop as they claimed it was too cold. The room inside is not very charming, totally made for tourists - if you are looking for a Mexican feel, this might not be the best choice. Our waiter...More

Thank Carmen P
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Nothing to rave about and nothing to complain about. Very clean and affordable. The portions were right, not too much and not too little. Overall a safe bet for everyone to visit.

Thank SD_Eddie_V
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Delicious, rich flavors. The ceviche was the best in town! Quirky style. English speaking waiters on my visit.

Thank Magdar1
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3 July 2017|
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Response from gringa04915 | Reviewed this property |
We were not able to sit on the rooftop when I was there in January because we did not reserve in advance. it's clearly a top spot! We ate in a beautiful dining room. BUT if you want the rooftop experience, call... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 6668
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This small, charming restaurant has a lot going for it. Located only two blocks from historic Santo Domingo Church, and within easy walking distance of the Zocalo, La Olla is very popular with both foreign residents and visitors as well as with locals. La Olla is one of the more trendy eateries in the city, and our spotless kitchen produces a wide array of traditional Oaxacan, continental, and vegetarian foods. We pride ourselves in serving the best quality of products available,and most of our produce is grown locally and delivered to us by farmers during the week. Our coffee is locally roasted and the foods we serve are extremely fresh. We bake delicious apple strudel, chocolate cake, oatmeal cookies, vanilla flan, and more on our premises daily! All of our creations are cooked to order, prepared fresh starting when we receive your order. We use more fresh fruits and vegetables to create healthful and visually attractive dishes than any other restaurant in Oaxaca. Delicious sandwiches are served on home-baked whole wheat bread, and we even make the mayonnaise in our kitchen. There is a wide variety of healthy drinks available, using unusual combinations of fresh fruits and vegetables. The main meal of the day in Oaxaca is eaten in the afternoon. A real bargain at "La Olla" is the "Menu del día" or "Comida corrida", a full meal which changes daily, for only $90 pesos served from 1-4 pm. It includes a freshly-made salad, followed by a soup, a choice of two entrees, with tortillas or bread, and finishing with a dessert or espresso coffee. Many typical Oaxacan dishes are featured, and for a low price you can experience traditional cuisine at its very best. There is also a full a la carte menu featuring a wide selection of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are moderate and the quality very high. La Olla is proud to display and promote artwork created by local, regional and international artists. Our gallery is open daily during restaurant hours. The art on display is available for sale, and the gallery selection is changed periodically.
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