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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
“chile relleno” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I ate at El Escapulario with family and was immediately impressed with the excellent service, and homemade, authentic and savory dishes. The guacamole with thick chips was exquisite. The estofados rojos (chicken stew with red mole) was out of this world! Served with fresh tomatoes...More

Thank rebekahyoga
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I must admit that I didn't actually stay here and have a meal. It is extremely rare for me to leave a restaurant after I've been seated but this was one of those times. I don't eat meat - just vegetarian and seafood dishes. So...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The food was very good - excellent mole. The restaurant is small and we had to wait a hour and a half to get our meal.

Thank baywanderer
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We really liked the family feel but we didn't really get on with the mole which we found a bit one dimensional - lump of meat covered in thick sauce. After this we gave up on traditional Oaxacan cuisine. Another couple there had a giant...More

Thank MelodiousMat
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This was some of the best Mole Negro I've had in Oaxaca - but it's also at the higher end. The recipe for the Mole has been passed on through the family and it is really something special. I like to have rice to eat...More

Thank bodhiboo
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Like having lunch in a family home. Delicious food in a very modest environment. A surprise when the restaurants nearby are for the most part very chic.

Thank zihuatraveller
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The best food we have had so far! Will probably be back at least one more time before we leave. My husband had the Mole Verde de Espinazo and was blown away! He is a very hard one to please! We shared the tortilla soup...More

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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...More

Thank ColoradoVirginia
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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...More

Thank Renata M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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