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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 116 6075
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (20 reviews)
“moles” (28 reviews)
“chicken” (21 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent yearly summer vacations in Oaxaca for at least 16 years and I consider myself privileged to have found El Escapulario on one of my first trips, thanks to a group of artists. I met Esther, the proprietor and have become an ardent...More

1  Thank Andador
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! I think I enjoyed this meal more than any fancy restaurant we went to in Oaxaca. The chile rellano was savory and sweet, and the mole negro was the best mole I've ever had. I loved the intimate atmosphere- it felt like we were...More

Thank laureng0788
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place just missed with us. The 5 mole tasting menu for 2 is $650 pesos. Each mole came with a choice of meat, 2 drinks and 2 beers or mezcal. The mole might be great and the portions were reasonable. We felt that the...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We literally just got back from having dinner at this place and their moles are delicious! We got the 5 mole plate, come with 5 little bowls, each one with the mole of your choice. We got ours with chicken, (each bowl had chicken in...More

1  Thank Marlon A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ok, first things first: I won't say this place has the BEST mole negro in Oaxaca (and therefore, in the world), but it's by far my favorite. Try it and see for yourself. Second, IGNORE any reviews that lament slow service and dirty tablecloths. This...More

1  Thank CJB90403
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The food was okay. I had enchilada. My tablecloth was dirty when I sat down, the server was MIA and it was really hot inside. I waited 10-15 minutes after I was finished and the server never came back to clear my plate or bring...More

Thank LKM_81
Reviewed 4 April 2018

It took them about 15 minutes to bring me a menu, then 45 minutes to bring me my soup and another 30 minutes passed before I got my main dish. Needless to say, it was a very long meal. I had tortilla soup and chicken...More

1  Thank mjfore
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Along with the typical (for Oaxaca) moles and chapulines (grasshopper) dishes, you can also get some even less common dishes like the pork in corn sauce and several options with fried ants. If you aren't into Oaxacan food or somewhat adventurous, this may not be...More

Thank dbaaronson
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Short but sweet , are second time here and still I want more. Can’t say enough about this place the food is great and staff is wonderful.

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Very nice, cozy traditional restaurant. Please do yourself a favor and order the chapulines, the tortilla soup is fenomenal. If you prefer the classic approach to Oaxaca cuisine or don’t feel too adventurous, order any mole, trust me. A fine example of the fantastic food...More

1  Thank Cici R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 116 6075
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