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Terranova Cafeteria

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Portal de Mercaderes, Oaxaca, Mexico
Today
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Probably the zocalo's best day-to-day place

You can get an excellent arachera steak here plus other good plates, good sandwiches and fruit plates, and iced coffees. It;'s consistent to very good as long as you don't ask for anything too complicated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Steve T
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Steubenville, OH
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This a large restaurant on the Zocolo with lots of outdoor seating. The food was decent, service was good, but it's over-priced. You can get just as good service and good food (and sometimes sit-down too) at one of the nearby street vendors.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You can get an excellent arachera steak here plus other good plates, good sandwiches and fruit plates, and iced coffees. It;'s consistent to very good as long as you don't ask for anything too complicated.

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Not much to commend this place, the food was just OK - my wife suspects the ice was not made with purified water - and overpriced to boot. But the plaza location makes for interesting people-watching anyway.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The bagguets here seem expensive in pesos but are really worth trying! Its location is incredible has a view of a tranquil Oaxaca.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had lunch here and after eating Mexican food for a week I opted for the club sandwich and to my surprise it was very good. I never thought I would be sitting at Zocalo eating fries and a club! Great meal and great prices.

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Houston, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Located right at the Zocalo, this restaurant offers great breakfast and very friendly employees. Quite expensive comparing to other places we visited, but I guess you pay for being located right in front of the action (music, vendors, crafts, etc)

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Oaxaca
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My friends and I eat here at least once a week. The lunch menu (usually ready around 2 pm) has a choice from a couple of entrees plus it includes rolls, a hearty soup, dessert, a Pepsi or apple soda, and coffee for around $5.60 US. We always leave there feeling very full and the entree is always well prepared,... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Been going here for years, but, this last visit killed that! Had a great lunch and went back for drinks. Not busy, we were sitting in the front. A group of locals wanted our table so the night manager hustled us out by taking away the chairs, forcing us to pay before we finished our drinks, had the waiter take... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This restaurant offers you an opportunity to enjoy a bite to eat while enjoying all that is the Zocalo! The service & food are pretty good, cocktails are expensive & watered-down. Order a beer & you can't go wrong, your libation comes with a generous serving of salty peanuts with garlic & chilies. Sit outside, but be prepared to wave-off... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I had always noticed that restaurant was packed when I walked by, so the day I was terribly tired from a hard morning I decided to check it out and plopped on the table outside. It felt lovely to be treated warmly even before I sat down. The menu of the day seemed decent when I read it, and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Portal de Mercaderes, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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