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El Escapulario

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Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
516-4687
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
El Comer Magico!

We have eaten here for three meals in the past two days and after a month here in Oaxaca eating everywhere, this is THE spot. It took us two weeks before we noticed it tucked away above the store where we usually go to get an ice cream. We saw the menu out front on the stand and the staircase,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mark I
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten here for three meals in the past two days and after a month here in Oaxaca eating everywhere, this is THE spot. It took us two weeks before we noticed it tucked away above the store where we usually go to get an ice cream. We saw the menu out front on the stand and the staircase,... More 

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Thank Mark I
Oaxaca, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visitor to Oaxaca is fortunate to have many wonderful restaurants to choose from. A favorite of ours is El Escapulario. I've enjoyed the Chilaquiles there, probably the best I've had in town, and recently had a delicious dish for lunch, chicken with a green pumpkin seed sauce that was superb. Prices are very reasonable, service is good and the... More 

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Thank elmarco2016
Mexico City, Mexico
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small place, with more of a fondita charm than a big restaurant, personally taken care by what I assume is the owner and probably chef who was gentle and friendly. Ordered chile rellenos in orange sauce, tasajo and mole negro and everything was delicious. A place to go and eat good Oaxacan food without spending a fortune... More 

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Thank akorea
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a tradicional breakfast. The food was amazing, everything had a unique flavor thanks to the species of the area. The moles were outstanding, as well as fried beans, and the fresh cheese. Everything is done on the minute, so it takes some time, but it is definitely worth it.

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Thank Thalia M
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had been waiting to try mole here in Oaxaca and this was our first experience with it. I had the mole negro and she the mole rojo. They were both fantastic, incredibly rich and flavourful. The negro focuses on deep rich chocolatey flavours while the rojo was almost like a very rich curry. It is a... More 

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Thank Jalee123
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the black mole with pork (you can choose your protein), and after one bite, I knew it was one of the best things I've ever tasted. The mole was complex and impossible to completely describe. There were so many different flavors that all worked really well together. During my three weeks in Oaxaca, I learned that good mole... More 

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Thank thaiyoshi
Xoxocotla, Morelos, Mexico
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. Nicest people There too. Traditional food. Authentic. Excellent most oaxacan meal of my trip I tried going there several times always packed

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Thank Joaquin F
Republic of California
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to get some chicken enchiladas and tortilla soup to go. When we got back to our apartment, it was disappointing to see that the enchiladas had almost no chicken in them and dry. However, I did come across a whole grasshopper in the middle on one of the enchiladas. I do realize that fried grasshoppers are eaten in... More 

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Thank useetheworld
Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One Morning We decided to have Breakfast in the closest Restaurant from our Hote beeing El Escapulario. We were attended by a Nice Oaxacan Lady who by the way is the Owner "TETE" We had the most deliciuos meal experience of Oaxaca. This place is a Must if you go to Oaxaca. Believe me the Lady is a Cook.

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Thank Enrique B
Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been in Oaxaca about three weeks and have eaten traditional food in three different restaurants. I would rate this one excellent and at maybe 2/3 the price of what I have paid at the other one to which I would give a similar rating. It's not far from Santo Domingo church, on the second floor on the corner. I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 516-4687

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?