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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 153 6598
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (17 reviews)
“moles” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so good, we came back the next day! Its like being in your grandmother's house and with the heart- warming food and service by the owner and family. We had estofado rojo(sauce with tomatoes, chiles, almonds, raisins) with vegetables. The amaranth atole...More

Thank Pajaritoviejero
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Esther is the heart and soul of this place. You have the choice of many Oaxacan dishes which she obviously makes with love. The service was great, and if you are lucky to get a table by the window, from the 2nd floor you have...More

Thank PA610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu offers things like grasshopper and ant filled Chiles with beans. It is family run restaurant.

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This family owned restaurant has very good authentic Oaxaca food! And the service was friendly. It won’t disappoint. It’s a must visit restaurant here in Oaxaca Mexico.

1  Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely regional cuisine. In a city of countless wonderful restaurants, we found ourselves returning to try the various moles, fruit juices, soups, chili rellenos etc. Warmly hosted , beautifully presented, in a cozy low-key airy upstairs space.

Thank Oriole1
Reviewed 7 November 2017

There are a lot of restaurants and good food in Oaxaca City. Esther operates this friendly place out of a second floor location just a block north of the fancy dining establishments on Calle Cabrera. But her prices are less than half of those places,...More

Thank trusam1
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The moment you walk up the gold stairs and ascend into this place you know you have found something special. My mom and I ate here 4 out of 7 days in Oaxaca. Esther the owner takes care of her guests personally with a warm...More

1  Thank Kristin P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We tried this restaurant based on the reviews of others. It was empty when we arrived at 2:30 pm but quickly filled with locals. My husband had the Mole Verde de Espinazo which was very good. I had the Chiles Pasilla Rellenos con Chapulines y...More

1  Thank Janai64
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Wow. Rich, dark, Mole Negro with multi-layered flavors. Best I've ever had! 🇲🇽 My wife had the Mole Rojo - similar depth in flavor without being as rich on the palate. Very inexpensive for the quantity and quality of the food. Exceptional service in a...More

Thank QueroMole
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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Could NOT have been better. We had mole verde and tlayuda with chicken. Excellent food. The owner was sooo personable. We intend to return either tomorrow or the night after for another dinner.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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, 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: +52 951 153 6598
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