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El Escapulario

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Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: See http://www.oaxaca-mio.com/escapulario.htm for local info on the...
See http://www.oaxaca-mio.com/escapulario.htm for local info on the restaurant.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 59
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great experience

This is a great casual place to eat and receive personal attention by Esther. The food is fresh and delicious and the presentation is lovely. The service was perfect too. Esther made us feel like we were her friends coming over to eat at her house. This small restaurant is decorated with art that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Oaxaca, Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Oaxaca, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a great casual place to eat and receive personal attention by Esther. The food is fresh and delicious and the presentation is lovely. The service was perfect too. Esther made us feel like we were her friends coming over to eat at her house. This small restaurant is decorated with art that is for sale. It was recommended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

El Escapulario is a true little gem, offering the authentic, time-honored dishes that Oaxaca is internationally renowned for. It's a little hard to find, but don't give up, go up those stairs, because this is the food you came to Oaxaca to taste. The soups, the moles, the tlayudas- you will want to come back and try everything. My traveling... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Extremely good Zapotec (I am told) meals. Tasty sauces, nice presentation and the cook and hostess (sorry I don't know her name) is extremely friendly and happy to talk about her recipes. Don't miss the chicken with giant ants, chicatanas -- but there are lot of options for the squeamish too. It's a bit hard to find, on the second... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As others have mentioned, this tiny restaurant is homey and like eating your abuela's. She's hired a young, professionally trained chef to help her out, but it's still a family affair. I had what was a truly outstanding chile relleno with cheese and pecans in a sweet, yellow sauce of some kind. My husband had an ensalada festival, consisting of... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I ate here recently with a girlfriend on a tourist trip to Oaxaca. The place always looked very inviting from the outside as we frequently walked down the street and I'm so glad we went in. The service was outstanding. We had a little bell if we needed the waitress and once we couldn't decide what exactly was in a... More 

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Seattle, WA
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89 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

For dinner we went to El Escapulario. Trip Advisor had ranked it as #9 of 221 restaurants in Oaxaca. It was unquestionably the worst dinner we've eaten in Mexico in 4 months of living here. First the margaritas showed up - so sour that our friend couldn't drink it. So he ordered a vodka with Fresca. They brought the Fresca... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The View, the food, the cost, all of those things make This THE VERY BEST RESTUARANT in Oaxaca. I have lived in Oaxaca since 2000. This is the only restuarant I return to most every time I´m in town. I live out on the highway to Mitla.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

You have to look for this restaurant: it is up an irregular flight of stairs with little to advertise it. Once there, we were served by a charming lady who largely runs the kitchen herself, offering an amazingly complex menu of local dishes, almost all of which are close to splendid, for among the lowest prices in Oaxaca. We returned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A good restaurant. The cook makes excellent sauces, especially the for Pechuga Escapulario. She apparently does all the work and one feels welcome. We ate there several times gladly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Food was great service was a little slow but very personal. Definitely a do again. Owner was charming. Thank you bg Ontario CANADA

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

See http://www.oaxaca-mio.com/escapulario.htm for local info on the restaurant.
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?