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Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
(951)501 1764
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Ranked #12 of 268 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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Dar es Salaam
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Origen has an ambitious menu with some 'new takes on traditional dishes' and other very inventive ones. The gratinated lettuce was a surprise hit, as was the fish with beetroot puré. The dishes were relatively small, but absolutely mouthwatering. The desserts set us all swooning. It's expensive and a 'special night out' kind of place. Book in advance.

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Oaxaca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Origen is quickly becoming the go-to place for dinner in the Centro Histórico of Oaxaca. It's highly creative menu, with distinctive Oaxacan flavors, is matched by an extraordinary list of both mezcales unique to the region and "other agave" drinks that have not yet qualified for the official "mezcal" denomination. There are only one or two other fine restaurants in... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Very interesting offerings with an innovative twist to their dishes, not to mention fresh products. From appetizers to deserts, everything was enjoyed. I am from New Orleans, so appreciate good food. Highly recommended.

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Los Angeles, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a leisurely very fresh farm to table lunch here during Day of the Dead 2014. While the service was a bit on the slow side, the overall experience was great. The dining room is very inviting and close to the Zocalo. The food is extremely fresh and we had lots of 'green' choices. The wait staff was great.... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We wandered in, having seen good reviews - and were very happy. Greeted first by a shot glass of mescal with guava - delightfully refreshing and delicious. Our meals were amazing, the service was great, and it was a wonderful stop in Oaxaca - highly recommend it.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you don't mind service on the slow side with plenty of attitude, the meals in Origen are unique and extra-ordinary; plenty of surprises where Oaxacan ingredients are combined with unexpected ones like cardamom (as in the divine chocolate truffles with cardamom ice-cream). Decor is as unique as the menu with contemporary sculpture, mixed media, paintings and out of ordinary... More 

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sf usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The service was excellent, the decor was pleasant and unpretentious, the mescal margaritas were great, but nothing prepared me for the food that was coming. My foodie wife assured me that her salad.was the best she had ever had with or without the octopus, and my braised tongue was amazing too.. We shared the steak with its totally original incredible... More 

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Chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Our guide recommended this spot for lunch. The service was very slow and rather impersonal. There was a live worm in my daughter's meal – which they did not even apologize for – and she then did not care for it. My fish was good, but not great. There was a lot of attitude for something that was not great.

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Berkeley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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