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El Escapulario

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
08:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In any other city, I would give this 4 stars, but this is Oaxaca, and there are wonderful restaurants with great atmospheres for dining everywhere. The prices are good here, for the fare. We had to limit our diet to soft foods, so couldn't sample everything. We liked what we ate, but would not go back because we were not... More 

Thank Linda M
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312 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here last year and now twice this year. It is always great. I always order the guacamole. It comes with totopos, a thick corn tortilla, my favorite. The molè negro is incredible and my husband loved the chiles en agua. He took a group of people to lunch, some of them long time visitors who had never heard... More 

Thank ColoradoVirginia
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed for El Escapulario for 'lunch' (we seem to be lunching later and later in Mexico) - it was about 4pm, only to be told they were full up but we could come back in half an hour, which we did. The food was great - a platter for two of mixed Oaxacan specialties including grasshoppers, and as there... More 

Thank Renata M
Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place by chance walking around town. Man, aren't we glad we did! We had the chiles rellenos with requeson and orange salsa, and sopa de tortillas. Both were excellent. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Tavo_Orellana
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite dinner, of many, during our week in Oaxaca. We were tested to a family size living room and hosted by a truly wonderful senora , who , I was told later, does most of the actual preparation and all of the serving of our meal. I had the "Tablecloth" stainer. Thanks

Thank jakurdy
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed delicious moles and perfect freshly made limonada, served with wonderful hospitality. The proprietor was so friendly and generous -- when we asked her advice on where to buy a travel sewing kit, she even brought out her personal sewing box and gave us a needle and thread! We will definitely return.

Thank Avery K
Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking by and were intrigued by the different moles on the menu. We made the decision to come back for dinner and were not disappointed. There were five of us and we all had a great time. The waitress was patient and friendly and helped us with the menu. I had chicken with the grasshopper rice. Delish! It... More 

Thank theandrewmillershow
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place and ended up fighting with my crew because they did not want to repeat a restaurant. Personally, I could eat here every night! They have an incredible variety of moles. I was acting as translator for a bunch of friends, but I couldn't keep up with the detail our waitress gave us. (I think she is... More 

Thank karlscheer
San Francisco
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Was just on a trip with my mom, make this restaurant a must-do. Amazing, slow cooked food and great service. Do not miss the chance to have a meal or two here. All family recipes made to order of traditional Oaxacan food. Can't wait to come back!

Thank ashg217
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Just stumbled onto this place while out sight seeing. It is on the second floor of an old building (no elevator). Menu is very Oaxacan. Our waitress explained in detail (and with patience) every item we asked about. Both of our meals were excellent. We had a table right in front of the open window with a good view of... More 

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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
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?