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La Olla Restaurant

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Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 6668
08:00 - 22:00
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Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the steak and pork tlayudas and guacamole with margaritas with mescal and with tequila. This was my favorite meal I ate in Oaxaca and I ate out every day for a week. You must try this restaurant. Make a reservation during the day, if you can. The service is excellent too. My favorite.

Thank rebekahyoga
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, very good service, very reasonable prices. At breakfast, the tortilla with squash blossoms was almost too beautiful to eat.

Thank Jane H
Kerrville Tx
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been customers of this restaurant for many years and plan to eat there whenever in Oaxaca. The service has always been excellent as has the food. It also offers,in my opinion, a good value for your money. I highly recommend it.

Thank amepsi
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

La Olla is a well established restaurant that has been very popular with locals and visitors for many years. They have excellent breakfasts, and there lunch menu is also excellent. In addition to the downstairs room, there is a dining room on the second floor, and a rooftop room that is good for watching the sunset. I like their moles,... More 

Thank captvic4
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant (only 7 tables) has a traditional vibe with its back wall of ceramics and its traditional stone oven at the front where the tortillas are hand-made. The large menus covers several Oaxacan traditional dishes. We particularly love and recommend their Oaxacan Tamal, served in a delicious mole negro.

Thank MonkeysandWine
Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is connected to Casa de Las Bugumbilias B&B. The service is wonderful and the decor is lovely.

Thank beklight
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the first restaurants in Oaxaca to champion local cuisine using fresh ingredients! The menu is always interesting using Oaxaquena produce arranged tastefully. The setting is elegant and enlivened by art work on the walls. The third floor a long climb up, offers a nice view of the Centro Historico; it is cool and refreshing in the evenings and... More 

Thank andreaAustin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had both lunch and late snack at La olla . The lunch sandwich (Chicken and ham ) was exceptionally dry ...the whole wheat bread was likely a day old and crumbled apart as it was eaten.My wife had the taco trio which was fine. We returned later for a bowl of soup before going to a function. The squash... More 

Thank graymonk
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a table upstairs if you can - where the bar is. Start with a mojito or a margarita, while you are choosing your food and looking at the world going by from the windows... The staff is really nice and competent, the food is absolutely delicious... A must!

Thank Silvia L
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before we had arrived in Oaxaca this restaurant was recommended by a friend of a friend who has visited this charming town many times. We stumbled on it while walking about the cobblestone streets and decided to give it a try. We could not have been more delighted. There is a fixed price menu for lunch which was recommended but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 6668
This small, charming restaurant has a lot going for it. Located only two blocks from historic Santo Domingo Church, and within easy walking distance of the Zocalo, La Olla is very popular with both foreign residents and visitors as well as with locals. La Olla is one of the more trendy eateries in the city, and our spotless kitchen produces a wide array of traditional Oaxacan, continental, and vegetarian foods. We pride ourselves in serving the best quality of products available,and most of our produce is grown locally and delivered to us by farmers during the week. Our coffee is locally roasted and the foods we serve are extremely fresh. We bake delicious apple strudel, chocolate cake, oatmeal cookies, vanilla flan, and more on our premises daily! All of our creations are cooked to order, prepared fresh starting when we receive your order. We use more fresh fruits and vegetables to create healthful and visually attractive dishes than any other restaurant in Oaxaca. Delicious sandwiches are served on home-baked whole wheat bread, and we even make the mayonnaise in our kitchen. There is a wide variety of healthy drinks available, using unusual combinations of fresh fruits and vegetables. The main meal of the day in Oaxaca is eaten in the afternoon. A real bargain at "La Olla" is the "Menu del día" or "Comida corrida", a full meal which changes daily, for only $90 pesos served from 1-4 pm. It includes a freshly-made salad, followed by a soup, a choice of two entrees, with tortillas or bread, and finishing with a dessert or espresso coffee. Many typical Oaxacan dishes are featured, and for a low price you can experience traditional cuisine at its very best. There is also a full a la carte menu featuring a wide selection of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are moderate and the quality very high. La Olla is proud to display and promote artwork created by local, regional and international artists. Our gallery is open daily during restaurant hours. The art on display is available for sale, and the gallery selection is changed periodically.

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