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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
Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good tipical food, many locals

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Bolzano, Italy
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Bolzano, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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.

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Austin, Texas
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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.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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

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toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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 

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San Francisco, California
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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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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 

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Moscow, Russia
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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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jax beach, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Have given this 5 stars because one of the best in class..the class being neighborhood spots..as opposed to top line restaurants. A comfortable walk from the Zocalo, in a quiet, non-tourist area. Very good, attentive service and explanation of unfamiliar dishes. Had a 'light' lunch starting with Consomme Xochitl, 30p, which would be perfect for a delicate tummy (chicken broth,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had breakfast here and wanted to go back for dinner but they close at 7pm and we ran out of time! Food was really good and served in very large portions. Waiter was most helpful in trying to explain things on the menu. Great value for money. Definitely on our list for next trip.

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Additional Information about El Biche Pobre

Address: Calzado de la Republica 600 | At Calle Hidalgo, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza

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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
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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