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Casa Crespo Restaurant

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Allende 107 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
(951) 516 0918
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: MINDBLOWING CULINARY EXPERIENCEIf you want to have one of those fantastic...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Have a drink overlooking the church but eat elsewhere

The view from the rooftop of the Church of Santo Domingo is beautiful, and a great setting for a drink, but staying for dinner maybe disappointing. The service is slow and the quality of the food was mixed. The enchiladas were cold but the squash croquettes were delicious.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Amy T
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The view from the rooftop of the Church of Santo Domingo is beautiful, and a great setting for a drink, but staying for dinner maybe disappointing. The service is slow and the quality of the food was mixed. The enchiladas were cold but the squash croquettes were delicious.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I took cooking classes here at the Casa Crespo; you can make reservations by phone (951) 516 0918 or on their website http://casacrespo.com/. Classes are $65 per person for the day (no minimum number of people). When you arrive in the morning, they serve you coffee, a few snacks and delicious hot chocolate. You and your classmates decide the cooking... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

On the one hand the Duck Barbecoa was probably one of the best dishes I had during two weeks in Mexico, on the other the whole place was all a bit scrappy - staff didn't seem particularly motivated and the other dishes we had were just average. Great terrace and views but they need to raise their game - no... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a lot of great meals in Oaxaca, but this was one of our most favourite places. The view of Santo Domingo at night, from the rooftop was both romantic, and incredibly cool! The margaritas are fantastic, as is the ceviche, guacamole and duck tacos. Plus, the stone soup is not only a fun (and ancient!) way to see... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

2 of our favorite dishes were here. Service a bit slow, but they got slammed. Extra bonus the chocolate sample tasting that provided our dessert-we came home with 5 of their many options!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...Probably one of the best views in the city with the Church of Santo Domingo as backdrop. The service, however, is also probable one of the worst in the city. We had to wait two hours for our order. When we complained we were told the kitchen was backed... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Oscar could hardly have been more disinterested in teaching me. While his staff was supportive and organized it felt like rushed. The food we prepared was OK; nothing notable, doubt that I will make anything again. Don't bother.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The rooftop seating ovelooks a courtyard off the Cultural Museum. The food was good, save room for dessert. Try the hot chocolate con leche. There's a chocolate counter downstairs too, so you can bring some cocoa goodness home with you.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The view, the music, the lighting... will just get you in the mood to enjoy the food, the drinks and the company. I went there in December and it suddenly felt like enjoying a night out during a summer holiday. Loved my pepino margarita.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is one of the many trendy places to eat in the lovely old town of Oaxaca but even the terrific view from the rooftop couldn't make up for the mediocre food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Allende 107 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: (951) 516 0918

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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