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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%
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“tortilla soup” (18 reviews)
“moles” (26 reviews)
“chicken” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful introduction to Oaxaca cusine The sampler plate was fantastic. The service was very good and our waitress was very knowledgeable Small and intimate dining

Thank Rstan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go to sample mole, one of the signature dishes for which the region is known. The restaurant is simple but quaint, the hostess/waitress (owner?) doesn't speak English but is so sweet and personable that it doesn't matter, and the mole...More

Thank MrSpike1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the atmosphere were great here! We had five different molés, which is a menu item. Everyone molé is unique in flavor and delicious.

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is quite intimate, as this is a small establishment run by a woman who does the majority of the food preparation as well as the service. She is amazing and the portions are generous, fresh and delicious. I came with a group of...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried two Tlayudas. Tasajo and Chapulines. Both were excellent and service great. Total bill 230 pesos.

Thank Dean D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the places we ate in Oaxaca, this was my favorite. It's small and basic, but the food is excellent. We shared a fabulous chicken enchilada, a chile relleno that was not fried and had a tasty orange sauce, and a stuffed chicken breast....More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great mole; wonderful chicken breast with cuitlacoche, elegantly plated. Very clean tables & grandmotherly service.

Thank RoadHazard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a quiet Sunday. All of us ordered moles - black, red, coloradito and “backbone.” All were delicious - very deep layers of flavors built with knowledge and care. Esther is a great host, happy to explain her cooking. A great introduction...More

Thank Harry K
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Whenever I visit Oaxaca I return to this restaurant. The food is always fantastic. The attention is spot on and the owner is even happy to provide tourist information if you have a question. If you want to try traditional regional Zapotec specialities you really...More

Thank Tzinti
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has come a long way since my first visit 6 years ago...but the prices have also risen quite steeply...the food is ok but nothing really special....and the bathrooms leave a lot to be desired.

Thank letitiaottawa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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