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Restaurante La Capilla

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Centro de Zaachila, Zaachila, Mexico
Today
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tour bus restaurant; the "gigantic tlyudas" are a gigantic ripoff

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Miami Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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 

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San Jose, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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San Diego, California
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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
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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oaxaca
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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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
75 helpful votes 75 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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 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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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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?