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Av. Belisario Dominguez 108-1, Col. Reforma | Abasolo 121, Centro Historico, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 1704
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Ranked #45 of 266 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This place was always crowded while passing by and it piqued my curiosity . Eventually I came there for lunch and only one other table was occupied. I ordered a beef dish with rice, vegetables ,tortillas , sauces and toasted pork rinds . The food arrived fairly quickly and I dove in for a tasting. I was disappointed that the... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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210 reviews 210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My stomach was upset and we were looking for some good old chicken soup. Found it here. the soup had lots of chicken and some rice. Husband had another soup and it was good also. Place is cute and decorated nicely, but again service is so slow.

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Woodinville, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Wandering one block away from where we are staying, we peek into the window of a restaurant, go in, subsequently found out many consider it to be the best Oaxaqueño food! 7 different types of mole, mezcal, chapulines...nice wines, very good tasajo! And, surprisingly, as in many restaurants in Oaxaca, delicios variations on consomme'...! Helpful staff to help you decide... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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173 reviews 173 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Los Pacos is famous for its mole, so don't think about ordering anything else. The mole comes in a variety of colors -- red, green and yellow as well as the traditional brown -- and the sampler plate is more than a meal in itself, a tasty culinary introduction to the favorite local spices. It all goes down even better... More 

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Dar es Salaam
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Los Pacos is THE place to eat mole in Oaxaca - the capital of mole... Mole is a family of rich, sophisticated sauces involving lists of ingredients as long as your arm. The most famous 'mole negro' (black mole) includes cocoa and plantain and different chilies. At Los Pacos you can enjoy a selection of six moles, and mezcals. They... More 

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chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Oaxaca is known for excellent cuisine, and Los Pacos occupies an enviable spot among its top restaurants. From an enormously flavorful salad, creatively prepared, to a tangy soup and on to a spectacular mole with tongue, this restaurant never failed to excite our taste buds. Beyond that, though it was full, the service was fast and attentive. As an example:... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Recommended by our driver, this place was great and offered terrific authentic Oaxacan dishes - all beautifully presented. While there was no English menu, with the help of our waiter, we ordered red mole and other mouth watering dishes in this attractive space. More like an art gallery than a restaurant setting, we relaxed using their wifi and enjoyed a... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you come to Oaxaca, you just CAN'T miss this place. Delicious oaxacan and Mexican food, with variety, lots of flavor, the best ambiance, and in my opinion... The BEST RESTAURANT IN MEXICO!!!!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went to Los Pacos so we could see what different moles tasted like before we ordered and the reviews mentioned a free mole sampler. There is no free mole sampler any more - at least we didn't get one and when we asked about it, the response didn't make sense. We ordered the mole combination for dinner instead. We... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Colonia Reforma restaurant is terrific, and we go there about twice a month. The moles are consistently great. However for just the second time we took house guests to the Centro location because of a late dinner when the other was closed. It had been years since we had been (even though we can walk to the one in... More 

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Address: Av. Belisario Dominguez 108-1, Col. Reforma | Abasolo 121, Centro Historico, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 516 1704
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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