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Origen Oaxaca

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Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
(951)501 1764
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicate, Seasonal Flavors

There is so much great, inexpensive food in Oaxaca, so it's not often we splurge. But we really wanted to try this place after we read the reviews and it didn't disappoint. The food was simple yet refined and the flavors were subtle and carefully combined in each dish. The chef clearly focuses on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
KathleenKumi
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Panajachel, Guatemala
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Panajachel, Guatemala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There is so much great, inexpensive food in Oaxaca, so it's not often we splurge. But we really wanted to try this place after we read the reviews and it didn't disappoint. The food was simple yet refined and the flavors were subtle and carefully combined in each dish. The chef clearly focuses on sourcing fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients.... More 

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Paris, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Right in the center, a block away from the Zocalo you'll find this great place. The place itself and decoration are nice and refined, I love the art on the walls and the high ceilings. The service was excellent, present but not too insisting like it can be in Mexico. Few options on the menu which is a great sign,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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260 reviews 260 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lovely restaurant serving great food. Service was excellent and professional. Menu was varied and offered one of the best meals I had while in Oaxaca. Dessert was unbelievable. Highly recommend.

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Jackson, Wyoming
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Dined here recently and was very glad I did after reading many reviews. Dined at a wide variety of places during 5 days in Oaxaca from top-rated to hole-in-the-wall and Origen stood out. The sweetbread app was one of the best dishes I can remember as was my companions chorizo and seafood entree. My rib-eye was great but thought it... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We searched long and hard to find somewhere for lunch that looked good and were so lucky to find this place. This and Catedral were the top two places we ate in Oaxaca. Attentive staff and high quality modern food.

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midcoast Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A fantastic time! Great technique that made perfect sense to this US Chef. The market tour alone was way worth the price of admission! The interns were great, helpful & eager as well. Oh, the beer & Mescal we not so shabby either!

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Won't waste a lot of time...Just go...The food and service is amazing...If you are lucky to get a spot in the chefs cooking class, THAT is a definite...In a week trip, we ate here 3 times and went to the class twice as it was what Oaxaca is ALL about!! Excellent on all levels....Not to be missed...

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Mexico City, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went to have dinner with my son not having heard of this restaurant and not knowing what to expect. The place is very nice and at first I had no idea what to order as I am not used to this new cuisine but we decided to take the chance and stayed. Let me tell you I was very... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We were 12 people visiting Origin a few nights ago. The restaurant looks quite nice and I've had high expectations on it. Four of us left after going through their Menu - fair enough since the restaurant's proposal isn't really for everyone's taste. The eight of us who stayed, sadly didn't have a memorable experience. Service was confuse - we've... More 

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Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Friends who live in Oaxaca suggested we meet them at Origen for dinner on Valentine's Day and we will always be gratefully. The many courses paired with mezcal (I substituted wine) were among some of the best dishes we've ever had any place in the world. Beginning with delicious fois gras pate, the following servings were complex and wonderful and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: (951)501 1764

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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