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Victoria Hotel Oaxaca | Carr. Internacional 545 Col Figueroa, Oaxaca 68070, Mexico
(951) 502 08 50
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  • 14
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
El Tule - amazing ancient tree

This ancient giant cypress tree is jaw-dropping due to its enormous girth. It is extraordinary to be near it. There is a small small botanic garden adjacent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
stargirl58
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Victoria
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ancient giant cypress tree is jaw-dropping due to its enormous girth. It is extraordinary to be near it. There is a small small botanic garden adjacent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here twice, always on a multi-stop tour. I was told to look for animal shapes in the roots of the tree, so that was the only thing that made it interesting for me. It's supposedly the widest tree in the world, but not worth a solo trip.

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Thank Holly W
Oaxaca, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The people were very welcoming. The food vender were friendly. The were some free show. Very low key.

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Thank Oaxaca G
Ocala, Florida
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431 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Seems every town these days needs to distinguish itself by being the top producer of gymnuts or being the gateway to some river or boasting the world's largest penguin. So no surprise that a town will latch on to tourist dollars by promoting their big tree. Not that it isn't big. It is. It also is conveniently on the day... More 

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Thank Kairho1
Oaxaca, Mexico
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What can I say?? This is one very huge tree - you will not believe it until you see it - and please do see it. The church on the same grounds and the beautiful topiaries in the garden are just cream within the cream puff. You will be glad you saw this majestic tree.

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Thank KristiAnn246
Todos Santos, Mexico
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

El Tule was a very cute town with maybe the oldest tree in the world. The tree is very wide and big. Very pretty.

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Thank srherda
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
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225 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 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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Thank DennisUSA
Oaxaca, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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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Thank Hacesol
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Victoria Hotel Oaxaca | Carr. Internacional 545 Col Figueroa, Oaxaca 68070, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: (951) 502 08 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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