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Victoria Hotel Oaxaca | Carr. Internacional 545 Col Figueroa, Oaxaca 68070, Mexico
(951) 502 08 50
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am

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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
Yes, It's a Big Tree

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Kairho1
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Ocala, Florida
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Ocala, Florida
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337 reviews 337 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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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Oaxaca, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Todos Santos, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
204 reviews 204 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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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