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La Teca Restaurant

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Mexican
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Violetas 200A, Oaxaca, Mexico
951-51 50563
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional food from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, all made when you order...
Traditional food from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, all made when you order, all delicious. A garden area available when it's not too chilly or rainy. Wonderful art, and great service.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant atmosphere in the backyard, varied tasting menu

This pleasant family-run home-style restaurant in the Reforma neighborhood (north of the Centro) provides a tasting menu with which you can while away the afternoon in their backyard. The food is good overall, but not especially creative or inspired. Not every dish will be to your taste, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Washington DC
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145 reviews 145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This pleasant family-run home-style restaurant in the Reforma neighborhood (north of the Centro) provides a tasting menu with which you can while away the afternoon in their backyard. The food is good overall, but not especially creative or inspired. Not every dish will be to your taste, but portions are generous and some are excellent. We started the meal with... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

When I arrived I had no idea what I was going to eat. The outside of the restaurant looks very simple and I didn't expect much of that place. It's a little house where you can eat either inside or in the backyard. They served us several dishes like tamales, beef with Coloradito mole, pork with black mole, and others.... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Get the Tasting menu and be prepared to spend some time. Each of the several courses is served separately with the server politely waiting to bring the next course when you are ready. The setting is in a small, tropical garden with only 5 or 6 tables - no loud music, nothing to distract from enjoying the well-prepared dishes of... More 

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YVR
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203 reviews 203 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We have gone to La Teca each year we are in Oaxaca and they haven't disappointed us in the last couple years. The garnachas are very tasty as are the molotes. The tamales de cambray are very good, much better than the same ones at Zandunga. We had a fish called Lisa on the grill, which wasn't on the menu... More 

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Puebla
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

No surprises here, overrated and overpriced. Nice,eating in someone's home, family cooking style. $85.00US for 4 people seemed high in comparison w/o drinks or dessert.

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San Diego, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

La teca was recommended to us by a Chef so we took notice, it´s istmo food wich is a little different from traditional Oaxacan food. The tasting menu was great, as a suggestion make reservations and ask for a table in the patio. If mosquitoes bother you maybe some repellent. Have the address when you take a taxi as ours... More 

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San Diego, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Disclaimer: I was invited to La Teca by a friend of the owner so I can't say our experience was "typical" but I truly don't think they went and cooked anything just for us. Some of the food we had takes hours to cook so I am quite sure we were served the same food anyone else would have been.... More 

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Grafton, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Superb and very different istmo cuisine. Try the sampling menu relaxing pleasant patio good service . A must if you like Oaxaca food.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We just had this tasting menu, and it was wonderful. I wish we had gone on our first day to familiarize ourselves with a variety of foods. I saw some bad reviews from last year, but they must have been taken into account by the restaurant because I had a very different experience. The courtyard is beautiful and small, and... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We took a cab to this lovely spot. Luckily I had read the reviews and knew that there was more to the restaurant than the small room with tables when we arrived. We had made reservations and were ushered into their lovely backyard. We chose to have the Mexican sampler menu and were absolutely delighted with the meal. Each course... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Violetas 200A, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 951-51 50563

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Traditional food from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, all made when you order, all delicious. A garden area available when it's not too chilly or rainy. Wonderful art, and great service.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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