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Restaurante La Capilla

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Centro de Zaachila, Zaachila, Mexico
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
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Authentic local food in Oaxaca

La Capilla is an interesting place to eat, either the unique tables, the location or the food. Zaachila is an interesting town to visit, specially on Dia de Mercado, So if you are feeling liek you need a break from the heat, stop in La Capilla.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Pepe K
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A big honking place of a restaurant with over 50 years of history, u der a giant palapa canpy with tables and seating made out of giant wood logs. Beautiful refional ovens and comales. A meat eater's paradise. Their specialties focus around the giant tortillas called blandas and of course, the crispy version called tlayuda, sometimes called the Oaxacan pizza.

Thank JayPFrancis
Oaxaca, Mexico
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107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

La Capilla is an interesting place to eat, either the unique tables, the location or the food. Zaachila is an interesting town to visit, specially on Dia de Mercado, So if you are feeling liek you need a break from the heat, stop in La Capilla.

Thank Pepe K
Miami Beach, Florida
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131 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We came here on the Zaachila market day (Thursday) on our way into town, because we wanted to try the "gigantic" tlyudas they are "famous" for. Now we can say with confidence this is a tourist trap. 200 pesos for what is basically an average tlyuda is absurd! You could get 4 tlyudas in the market for this price. In... More 

Thank raincitysunshine
San Jose, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We loved this place so much we had to go back! You enter into the area to a huge palapa where there are tons of tables and a huge kitchen in the back. La Capilla serves traditional mexican/oaxacan dishes fresh-fresh-fresh! You will probably spend a couple of hours there because so much to see. Leasurely walk thru the private palapas... More 

Thank mrangel6668
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Thank GringoOnEarthFilming
Rapid City, South Dakota
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136 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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.

Thank Mezcal_Tours
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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 

Thank teresa12013
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 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.

Thank Guilherme R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Centro de Zaachila, Zaachila, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zaachila

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?