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Casa Crespo Restaurant

Allende 107 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
(951) 516 0918
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Ranked #153 of 245 restaurants in Oaxaca
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: MINDBLOWING CULINARY EXPERIENCEIf you want to have one of those fantastic experiences when it comes to culinary arts, check Casa Crespo Restaurant. Oscar Carrizosa the chef has a particular talent when combining the most ordinary ingredients, creating this way dishes that you certainly find memorable.
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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have been traveling in Oaxaca for 2 weeks, and decided to try Casa de Crespo (because I read about it in a magazine). It could have been that I came in at a bad time, but I waited for a while, and no one came. I approached the owner, who was distracted with some bills he was working on,... More

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Crespo is a rooftop restaurant overlooking Santo Domingowith excellent food once you get it. the service left much to be desired as the wait staff was not very attentive or fast

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rio de janeiro
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was recommended from several sources I've researched before visiting, so we went there in our second night in town. Terrace is lovely, overlooking Santo Domingo, and it has a very pleasant lively atmosphere. The drinks were good, but the service was inattentive. The waiter suggested me and my friend had some kind of tasting menu that quickly proved... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

First, I'd like to start by saying I'm a bit disappointed in the most recent reviews as they are far off from what my boyfriend and I experienced. Based on the dates the reviews were written, I can only assume that these dinners ate at Casa Crespo during the Santa Semana (Holy Week). During this time, the whole city was... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were attracted to this restaurant because of the attractive rooftop and smells from the kitchen. We were quite hungry after a day of sight-seeing and asked to order food, but were told the kitchen would not open until 5pm. Fair enough, we asked if they could bring some snacks - peanuts or totopos, we were told the restaurant did... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

On our last night in Oaxaca we walked by Casa Crespo and, noticing the terrace with the spectacular views of the Santo Domingo church, we decided to give it a try. That was the first mistake. We were seated on the terrace but a couple of the servers then started trying to wedge more tables into the space. Now, there... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The place was singled out by Instituto cultural de Oaxaca as a great place to eat. The location was indeed lovely, with a terrace overlooking Santo Domingo church, but the fish my wife ordered was undercooked and it was impossible to flag down a waiter to send it back--as one might have expected had one been advised that a fifteen... More

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Denver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We ate here tonight. Great view of the Santo Domingo church, but pretty much downhill after the view. Empanadas inedible, squash flowers in a greasy heavy batter, ceviche tostado actually good. We were surprised to see the house added a rather generous 15% tip to our bill! Disappointing when we only ate 60% of the food that was served with... More

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Although it was worth the walk up to Casa Crespo's terrace, we should have turned around and went across the street to Praga. We started off with two expensive Margaritas that were weak...and blended. Next came flavorless guacamole with equally flavorless chips. How do you not get guacamole right in Oaxaca...and at a restaurant that offers cooking classes?!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Too many wrongs to be right. Wrong entree was served. The waiter argued it. I decided to just accept it. Found hair in it. Sent it back. The main course was flavorless, gritty, runny mole over pork that was mostly fat on bone. Tip is automatically charged. Priced way too high to chance it. There are many better options in... More

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