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El Tule

Victoria Hotel Oaxaca | Carr. Internacional 545 Col Figueroa, Oaxaca 68070, Mexico
(951) 502 08 50
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Ranked #41 of 229 restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Most recent review
- Jan 14, 2014
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Seattle and San Francisco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We went here by default at the suggestion of a taxi driver because the day we chose to visit Monte Alban had some insane crowds. We live in the PacNW, so we weren't that keen on visiting a tree but yes, this tree has an amazing girth but otherwise not that interesting, nor is the town. What we really enjoyed... More

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USA
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

El Tule is supposed to have a record breaking circumference. It is definitely an old, short, fat cypress. This present desert area was apparently a swamp a few thousand years ago. The tree and church are fenced in. There is a charge to enter - supposedly to pay for the watering of the tree.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Yes, the tree is very impressive ...but unless you have other business in town, Look at a picture on Google images ....no need to waste valuable time

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

While it is impossible to judge a restaurant by one dish, based on their posole rojo, I would not eat at this restaurant again. Posole happens to be one of my favorites and I feel I am a good judge of it's quality. At El Tule it was very ordinary and served as I've never seen it before - that... More

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Peachland, B.C.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Neat small town not far from Oaxaca. Had the greenest park areas we have seen in Mexico. The Tule Tree is fabulous. Hope it lasts another 2000 years!

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great seafood restaurant right near the arches - on your left as you face the arch and the giant tree. Fireworks on the festival of candelaria are awesome...

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

A tree over 2000 years old - one of the oldest living things on the planet! Respect. It looks in great health and is looked after and around there are some markets - a pleasant trip

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Colombia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It's a very, very, very BIG tree...but I would have enjoyed it more in the middle of a forest not in a tourist attraction area...Wish it wasn't included in every single tour of the area...

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Bellingham, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The tree is every bit as impressive and the descriptions claim. You won't believe how big it is, and it's in a wonderful plaza setting. Very easy to get to by bus.

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Respect nature and pay homage to Tulle tree. This is enroute to several vllages and worth a stop. It is majestic in width and breath taking. I alwayt stop and have seen it a hundred times. Each time I am awed by the tulle tree

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