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La Olla Restaurant

Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 6668
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“soup” (52 reviews)
“mole” (58 reviews)
“fish tacos” (9 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

Authentic local food plus fusion food to delight. I had a fabulous hanger steak and flan. I would return without hesitation.

Thank natashastar42
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wish I could review the food and service but when we arrived at the door to La Olla I was in my wheelchair. The hostess told us we could eat on the 2nd floor (not an option for me) or sit at one of...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the entrance they confirmed they have everything but is not true! No amarillo.... Only one waiter for maximum 10 tables???? Faster and better service at el mercado

1  Thank WheiSh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up here twice we liked it so much. Fresh and unique as the food in the city is supposed to be. Basic ambiance - yes nicer lights would improve it but the food and service were great.

Thank Colette C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Infirmation requested given in previous message! Change the phone number as the one listed is incorrect ! Correct number is: ‭+65 223 3540‬

Thank Francisco Arman... M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ate or drank in this restaurant was very very tasty. Very friendly waiter, delicious cocktails and wonderfully unique twists on traditional Mexican food in a lovely building in downtown Oaxaca. And on top of that, it's super affordable. Can't recommend it enough!

Thank Nathalie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to try different Moles! and there is a mid day Chef special one day of the week which is the BEST way to enjoy the Chef's great skills! Everything is fabulous! And the service staff are so attentive.....Try to be there...More

Thank LaineSFO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The black mole (the plate I tasted) was very tasty, maybe one of the best I had in Mexico. This is a plate I would recommend there. Service is fine.

Thank N M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just visited this restaurant & sadly the service was terrible & food mediocre. One dish arrived cold & the other mole without tortillas. And it is expensive to boot.

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having a late lunch meant not having to line up and enjoying a leisurely meal. I was not too sure I wanted to eat fried grasshoppers but La Olla had me reconcile with the idea. It was delicious. The place is lovely and as we...More

Thank notacanada
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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