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Origen Oaxaca

Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
(951)501 1764
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Ranked #15 of 252 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Berkeley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Absolutely fabulous food. Innovative, tasty and great looking. The service was a bit slow, but very nice. It was a Monday so perhaps the wait staff was off. Four of us agreed it was the best meal we had in Oaxaca. Better than Casa Oaxaca, Los Danzantes, Pitione and Biznaga (all of which are very good). For entrantes we had... More

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Del Mar, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had heard of this restaurant from friends who had been before so I thought I would give it a try while I was in Oaxaca. It turned out to be very nice and is located near the Santo Domingo Church. The food was delicious and the service was great although they were out of the wine I wanted but... More

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Oaxaca
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place may be a bit difficult to find, since it does not announce itself clearly at street level. It is only half a block from the central square of Oaxaca, on the upper floor of an old colonial house nicely restored. I have eaten here several times, both alone and with friends, and both for lunch and dinner, and... More

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Shawnee On Delaware
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113 reviews 113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Nothing bad about the food here. They try hard and the staff is very eager to please. But Origen falls into the category of pretty plates and unremarkable food at remarkable prices. My test is always, " Can I remember what I ate the day after?" Sadly, the answer here was "No." Oaxaca is a tourist town and lovely dining... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful dining room with wonderful food. A special place to dine but not limited to romantic couples - equally great with friends. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner

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San Jose, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We took the opportunity of the "Oaxaca Sabe" festival to visit Origen for the first time. We were very pleased with our choice. The restaurant cleverly used the festival to introduce their cuisine. In each one of the three plates, we had the opportunity to choose between three items. All six items, were attractively presented, innovative, fresh, and tasty. Even... More

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

I made a reservation for 25 people in the mid morning for the same night and it was everything was perfect. Staff was worried they could not give us the excellent service they normally deliver because of the short notice, but it was not an issue. Food was delicious and service was perfect.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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4 reviews 4 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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Additional Information about Origen Oaxaca

Address: Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: (951)501 1764
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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