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All 3 Zaachila Restaurants

Restaurante La Capilla

Centro de Zaachila, Zaachila, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Zaachila
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It's a big huge restaurant with wood benches and community tables. This is a ranch and farm area so the food focuses on meats, chicken, etc.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Excellent Mexican cuisine with spectacular service. We had a local friend take us here for brunch on a Saturday morning. He has dined here for many years and suggested it as the one "must do" dining experience for Oaxaca. We had three different egg dishes and hot chocolates (you can get them made with leche or agua), Jamaica juice, pastries... More 

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San Francisco
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My wife had the borrego barbeque and raved. I had plain pollo and was happy. The mezcal was fine. The location good. And the swept dirt floors perfect. animal lovers, beware--there is a private zoo and you may want to pop the cages open And a tour bus (the Yale Learning Experience or some such) showed up, ate fast, and... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The ambiance, outdoors on wooden benches was a plus. It's geared to nationals and tourists alike, but for me still a bit too contrived. I would nevertheless return when circumstances dictate.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I do not agree that this is such a great restaurant! Any Mexican restaurant that serves guacamole made in a blender and is served on small plate does not get my vote.. But what i found most disturbing about this operation were the five or six parrots adjacent to the large outdoor dinning area kept in horrible cages, with metal... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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137 reviews 137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is a fun place to visit when in Oaxaca. This huge outdoor restaurant offers up amazing, simple and traditional Oaxacan food. Probably the best mole negro I ever had. Worth trying the giant plater packed with local delicacies.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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194 reviews 194 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

It was the best recommendation we had in this trip. Huge restaurant, where you find looooong tables, where you sit down and share the table with other people/family. The food is very very good. They brought the "tlayuda Capilla" a huge tortilla with Caldillo rojo and tasajo! Delicious..... When we entered the restaurant I noticed a lot of hammocks.....and I... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Good oaxacan food. The place is great family oriented huge restaurant but has small palapas that make it very comfortable.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Ok, so getting there is not that easy, its about a halfhour drive from Oaxaca City and you might get a bit lost, but its a very special place with fantastic food. Once you get there, it feels like a camp with very, very long shared tables in which you feel part of a community of people enjoying the same... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurante La Capilla

Address: Centro de Zaachila, Zaachila, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zaachila
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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