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Calzado de la Republica 600 | At Calle Hidalgo, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Sunday
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Very pricey. Very touristy

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
babette_12
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 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

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toronto
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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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Moscow, Russia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 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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jax beach, florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

By far the best meal we had in Oaxaca city. Very attentive service, good food in a pleasant bistro type restaurant. Best of all, was that it was full of locals (and families) who all seemed to be enjoying their meals. Located a few blocks off the park surrounding the Iglesia de Guadalupe it is easy walking distance from the... More 

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Winnipeg,Manitoba
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Beef strips in a chipotle sauce. The beef was like candy, it just disolves in your mouth. The sauce was not hot but a nice spice with a gentle sweetness.

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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
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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