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Origen Oaxaca

Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
(951)501 1764
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Ranked #17 of 245 restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Origen is not a cheap night out, but the food is excellent for the most part. The service is a standout (although sometimes a bit didactic), and the room is beautiful and contemporary without being pretentious or blingy. The menu stays close to the spirit of traditional Oaxacan food but the presentations and preparation are modernized, sometimes by atypical juxtapositions... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

II liked the food so much at this restaurant that I went back the next evening! We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and the food was exquisite with wines to match. The first appetizer was fresh Tuna seared on chilhuacle chile ashes served with watermelon and avocado and the last was roast pork with fresh peaches and chile... More

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Sacramento, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had just the best meal from start to finish at Origen in March. Very diverse and interesting menu. My husband had the grilled romaine salad with fava beans and garlic chips and for his entrée he had what he said was the best prepared roasted rib eye steak in his life...no kidding. I had the octopus salad for an... More

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

The ambient was quiet and nice, although it was very hot and we had to ask for the fan to be turned on. The house Mezcal was very good and not pricey. The ceviche was fresh as were the plates we all ordered. At the end of the meal ask for a POLEO tea, it is a great alternative to... More

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Austin Tx Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Four of us attended a so-called "Zapotec" cooking class at about $50 USD each. The mercado visit consisted of following the teacher over to mercado to buy one chicken and an assortment of veggies, with no explanation of the ingredients or even the menu. Needless to say we had one chicken in all four dishes: the soup, the mole entree,... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We were with a private group of 12 visiting from San Miguel de Allende with chef Michael Coon. He and his wife Valerie organized an afternoon class and lunch with Chef Rodolfo and Pastry chef Gabriele at Origen Oaxaca. It was the best class I've attended and everyone else agreed as well. Chef Rodolfo's passion for Oaxacan cuisine is infectious.... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Wonderful, wonderful ceviche. Maybe the best I have ever had. All choices are interesting. This is truly a place for a sophisticated diner. Not to be missed if you care about great food. Also, lovely atmosphere and good service.

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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The food is interesting and tasty, not the standard Oaxacan fare. I had quail - well spiced - and goat confit, for example. In addition to individual menu items they have a tasting menu which requires that the whole table order it. The ambience is comfortable and the service excellent. It is on the second floor and requires that a... More

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Bucerias, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We arrived at 6:30pm with a group of eight people without a reservation for dinner and they were able to accommodate us. The restaurant rapidly filled up after that. We were all looking for something a bit different and Origen provided that - the selections were a nice twist on the more traditional Mexican dishes... sort of a Mexican fusion... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I had a wonderful experience here. I was told that they open at 1pm on Saturday and I arrived alone and without a reservation. 1pm is early for lunch in Mexico and I was the only one there until about 1:45pm people started arriving in droves. My waiter, Oscar, was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu. I started out... More

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