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“Spanish food”
Review of Meson del Olivo

Meson del Olivo
Ranked #348 of 520 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Javier Olivo the owner/chef recommended two different steak dishes and we had one each. They were delicious, tender meat, one with a mushroom sauce and one stuffed with vegetables and served with another sauce. My husband said his was one of the best dishes he's ever had. The portions were generous, in fact I couldn't finish mine as I wanted to have a dessert. This was a house special; toasted home made brioche topped with passion fruit icecream ( home made) and maple syrup. Delicious. We drank a Spanish Cabernet Sauvignon . The meal came to 800 pesos including service, which for the high quality of the food and service was good value. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Authentic Spanish cuisine. Excellent spanish omelettes and meat dishes. Always had good service. Friendly family run restaurant.

2  Thank Rico C
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Fundamentally an above average Spanish restaurant with ambitious prices and small portions. Also felt a strange kind of pomposity pervading the place. First time I had felt that or left a restaurant feeling hungry in 7 months in Mexico. Fine if you want a change from Mexican but wouldn't make a special effort to go there again.

1  Thank GavinMex
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

I had read really good things about this restaurant but I found it to be lacking. Our waiter must have been new because he struggled with everything. There was a woman who took over from him who was very knowledgeable, but the restaurant missed for me. The wine, albeit not inexpensive and recommended, was very disappointing. The food was OK. I would not return.

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1  Thank aguak
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

We stumbled upon Meson del Olivo purely by accident and decided to give it a try. The menu is a mix of Spanish and Oaxacan-inspired dishes. Our waiter did very well to describe the dishes that we were not familiar with. We ordered two of the fish dishes which turned out to be very good choices. The pescado al ajillo, although a bit on the salty side, was still delicious and a plate that I would order again. Even tastier was the negrillo con cilantro. The cilantro sauce that was served over the fish was absolutley delicious. Served with potatoes, local mushrooms, and rice, this was a meal anyone would be satisfied with. The chef/owner Olivo came to our table to see if we were satisfied with our dinners. He expained how the negrillo was a new dish on his menu and one that he added particular chilis to to put it into the category of the Oaxacan-inspired dishes. I believe he was very successful in his attempt to do so. The evening ended with another chat with Olivo and a description of his various ham and pork preparations. Most dishes on the menu were reasonably priced at around $200 MEX. From what I could see at the other tables, there are many more tasty dishes to try on future visits to the restaurant. From food quality to service, we were very pleased with our experience at the Mason del Olivo. As the dishes are prepared to order, plan to take your time over some beer or wine and good company while you wait for food prepared especially for you. I believe that you'll find the wait worthwhile.

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