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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #31 of 252 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: See http://www.oaxaca-mio.com/escapulario.htm for local info on the restaurant.
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English first
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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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86 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Thank goodness I found this place on Trip Advisor. Ate there two years ago but couldn't remember the name...hazy on exact location. When I ate there we were offered a beer to begin, then a great soup. I had one of the best rabbit dishes I've ever eaten all topped off by a nice dessert. Plus we got to watch... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The food is artfully cooked with love, consideration and patience. After my first meal on February 28, I organized my three week visit here in Oaxaca around eating at El Escapulario every few days. This is a great place for the true foodie and/or if you just want a great meal. Don't be put off by the stairs and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We are studying Spanish for 4 weeks in Oaxaca,and every day we scout for places with authentic food,good atmosphere and reasonable prices.El Escapulario gives you all that,I had the most wonderful green mole made with Hierba Santas,the other dish was Pechuga de pollo relleno with cheese and Mango, it was great ! We will be back for more!

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Additional Information about El Escapulario

Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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