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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 229 restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Seattle, WA
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Seattle, Washington
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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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Seattle, Washington
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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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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Santa Barbara CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

It was a fun evening although the flavor of the beef asada seemed off to two out of three of us. When she (the star of the experience) noticed the mostly uneaten entrée, she asked if it was alright and was told the diner had a bit of a tummy problem (which was true). She said she was going to... More

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Loved this little cute place operated by lovely lady...Food was excellent Oaxacan cuisine, very tasty and well priced. Try Chilly Rellenos, for sure, but everything else we tried was amazing as well! Very personable, attentive and easy to find, a blick or two from Santo Domingo! Thank you!)

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