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Los Pacos

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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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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent location to enjoy Oaxacan food

Taken out for a meal with Mexican associates who wanted me to taste the "real deal." From grasshoppers, worms, and ant eggs, this place has it all. There at least 7 different flavors of Mole to sample and then you can choose your favorite over your choice of meat. They even provide "bibs" to keep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Arizona
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Arizona
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Taken out for a meal with Mexican associates who wanted me to taste the "real deal." From grasshoppers, worms, and ant eggs, this place has it all. There at least 7 different flavors of Mole to sample and then you can choose your favorite over your choice of meat. They even provide "bibs" to keep your shirt clean.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We traveled as a couple (both of us are mexicans) and we can say without a doubt that this place has the best memelitas in Oaxaca. They also have the best mole negro, and if youve never tried mole, the mole mixto is a must. They have amazing local beers, and the waiters are extremely nice and pleasing. The rooftop... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great view (terrace). Great service. Delicious food. Try the gusanos with guacamole, the mole combinado. For Drinks, michelada is a must.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband, two daughters, and I ate at Los Pacos in the Oaxaca City center in July 2015. The food was very good and the service, too. Try the black bean soup and the tacos de chapulines! Both were great! Our kids especially liked the paintings on the walls; they sat for at least 30 minutes drawing them. A very... More 

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toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Not bad, but nothing to write home about. I tried the mole sampler. 2 were very good. The others...meh. can't really say much bad about the food, but the price made it really not worth it.

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Austin, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We always have the same meal at Los Pacos when we visit Oaxaca, the sampler of 7 moles. It's a great way to become reacquainted with Oaxacan moles.

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Los Pacos was recommended by our hotel so we went for a big family dinner. At first I was pleased with the free table snacks which were good. The service was good too. They also had 7 artisanal oaxacan beers which were good, but our entrees were not very tasty, we got the flor de calabaza soup, the chiles relleno,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Not that I am an expert on moles, but having tried a number in Mexico City and Oaxaca, these were not as complex and interesting as other I had on this trip. Just average.

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Farnham UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Not a good experience. I think we were the only diners there the evening we visited which shuld have given us a warning.We asked to sample the different moles which was good and then we chose 3 differnet ones so that we could really sample a range. But the result was a large soup bowl of soupy brown mole with... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Right were the Guelaguetza passes by this restaurant offers you a dish so you can try the 7 moles of Oaxaca. Be prepared for some intense flavours that you've never tried and I assure you that at leas one of them you are going to love!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Belisario Dominguez 108-1, Col. Reforma | Abasolo 121, Centro Historico, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 1704

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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