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El Biche Pobre

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Mexican, Pizza
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Calzado de la Republica 600 | At Calle Hidalgo, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
A great option for local flavor

If you are looking for the unique and local flavor of Oaxaca cuisine, this is a great option. Located in Jalatlaco neighborhood this could be a great option wether for breakfast or lunch

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Pepe K
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a nice place for lunch. As it is close to where I stay in Oaxaca, I have eaten here several times. The food is very good and in other places I might be raving about it. In Oaxaca, there are so many great restaurants to choose among that this one becomes only average. They offer a wide selection... More 

Thank TiKeGi
Oaxaca, Mexico
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107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you are looking for the unique and local flavor of Oaxaca cuisine, this is a great option. Located in Jalatlaco neighborhood this could be a great option wether for breakfast or lunch

Thank Pepe K
Bolzano, Italy
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173 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A place well known to the locals. I had breakfast and it was very tasty. I was in a hurry and asked a fast service and they where really nice and fast as well. They serve tipical local food. The restaurant is very simple, but clean.

Thank chriskowa
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was fine, mostly fried botanas, which have their place in cuisine! It's kind of dark inside, like a welcoming dank pub. They serve a variety of Mexican beers, which is way better than strictly Corona and maybe Sol. I believe they had Negra Modelo, if not, it was definitely Bohemia Obscura.

Thank Sharlie B
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was surprised at the price of the meals. I was not impressed with the quality of the food. There are cheaper places in Oaxaca with much better food. Overall the place felt a bit presumptuous. I was not happy to pay the equivalent of US $40 for a couple of bland appetizers

Thank babette_12
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

asked for uno vaso de agua puro and after 2 gulps realized the water was tainted ..... traveled next to bathroom for following 2 days. Still cramping 6 days later. totally ruined my trip

Thank lajournada
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Located in the Jalatlaco area which is perhaps a twenty minute walk from Santo Domingo. But worth the walk because not only do you get to experience different areas with less tourists but you get to experience the Oaxaca of the locals. El Biche Pobre is located on a corner and if you can't find it ask one of the... More 

Thank travelling_with_kids
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This place is in the adorable area of Jalatlaco. It is a place filled with mostly locals, and it is no frills. But the waiter was great and eager to please, and the food was delicious and in hearty portions. We had mini tamales with black beans, chicken in mole and enchiladas in mole. I highly recommend this for typical... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My husband and I went here based on tripadvisor reviews and I thought that although there were many positives, it was not great. Pluses include the homey ambiance and eating with other families, the friendliness of the staff and the unpretentious approach. I ordered mixed chicken and beef fajitas which were fine and had a good flavor, but the beef... More 

Thank CAJ62
Moscow, Russia
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

El Biche Pobre is definitely one of the best restaurants in Oaxaca. There is not a lot of tourists, but a lot of many locals, food is excellent, atmosphere is good and prices are reasonable. The restaurant is located in a few minutes from the center of the city in the street Hidalgo. It’s not easy to find it, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calzado de la Republica 600 | At Calle Hidalgo, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza


Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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