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El Quinque

Macedonio Alcala 901 Esq. Gomez Farias Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 5026702
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Ranked #16 of 242 restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Yucatan, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

A neighborhood place that was recommended to me by a 27 year resident of Oaxaca. Thick, tender fish filet! You can bring in your own wine. Enough for leftovers, too!

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Okay...we have found here in Oaxaca that as a general rule, every third meal is a disaster in many of the restaurants. Not so at El Quinque. We have been waiting to write a review just in case we were disappointed. We have been in town for five months and this is our reliable 'local'. We are always made welcome... More

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Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The range of choices is not great but we have always been able to find something that fits our needs. Generally the servings are large and lead to a take home for the next day. Tthe food is interesting, sort of modern Mexican, and always delicious. You can bring your own wine and there is an excellent wine specialty store... More

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Chapeau, Quebec
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Changing up of the menu…is what I always enjoyed….I'm a retired chef, and love to be inspired. Best darned hamburger in town also….. Hard working, but laid back chef and brother server/manager? Wonderful Fish, Pork, with a quasi Mexican flair with true European sensibilities I'm not returning to Mexico, as I've other countries on the Big List….but I somehow think... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is near the Villa del Campo; small restaurant which opens for a late breakfast and closes early. Very much of a neighborhood place.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This little gem of a restaurant was right around the corner from the B&B that we are staying at. We have eaten there twice and thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We have had their salads, hamburger, lasagna and special of the day BBQ ribs. The pork ribs were fall off the bone tender with an incredible sauce. Probably... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

For our last meal in Oaxaca we opted for El Quinque. At the time of going it was slightly higher up the TripAdvisor rankings but I'm not sure why. What it has going in its favour is that its cheap and you can bring your own booze. The menu is pretty average with a selection of burgers and loosely Mexican... More

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Quinque1, Propietario at El Quinque, responded to this review

Thank you Very much for your review, We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations regarding the meal you had last time you visited us, our only goal is to offer the best dishes possible using only and nothing but the freshest ingredients we can find, also part of our goal is to provide make sure that our... More

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A pleasant locale. We visited for dinner. They offer interesting variations on typical Oaxacan fare. It is worth asking for a proper description of the dishes though, because we found some things were not quite as expected from the description on the menu. I ordered a fish dish, for instance, that I was expecting to be quite simple, but it... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I don't doubt all the reviews about the great quality of the food must be true. I wish I had tried the famous burgers but the welcome (or lack of) was enough for us to leave the place and not return. No one welcomes you at the entrance and the person who seemed to be in charge of the place... More

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Great gathering place for both Mexican and foreign diners; outstanding American-style FRESH food, friendly family-owned mood, cheerful accomodation of special requests, very fair prices. I have eaten here regularly during their five years in business, and have enjoyed seeing their success. Hilda, Esteban, Carlos, and the staff deserve it! Mary De Oaxaca

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