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Carbon de Palo

5 de Mayo No. 311 | Colonia. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+(52)(951) 5168116
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Ranked #11 of 245 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price range: $2 - $4
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Alta cocina internacional con toques oaxaquenos. Ternera, langosta, cordero, conejo, res, pollo, camarones, una variedad de sabores para dar gusto hasta al paladar mas exigente.
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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice place located just in front of Quinta Real hotel. Is a good combination of mexican and peruvian flavours. We tried the duck garnachas (very good), the decompsition of ravioli with ossobuco, a red wine reducion and chipotle (not too hot), and it also was very good. Also, we ordered a two-ink mero (a type of white fish) and it... More

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Gracias por sus comentarios estamos trabajando todos los días para complacer a nuestros clientes que son el motivo de nuestra... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My fiancé and I just spent eleven days in Mexico. We went to Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, ad Mexico City, and this was my favorite meal, hands-down. I had read about the restaurant in advance, and knew that they had a traditional Oaxacan set menu, so I asked for it-- it wasn't on the menu they handed us, but it was... More

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Gracias por sus comentarios estamos trabajando todos los días para complacer a nuestros clientes que son el motivo de nuestra... More

San Miguel de Allende
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Friends and I were in Oaxaca for a few days. As inveterate "goodies", we decided each of us would pick an evening and find a wonderful restaurant where we would have dinner. When my turn came to choose, I had checked with our hotel staff - - - and then went to a different hotel and asked the same question:... More

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edisson r, Propietario at Carbon de Palo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful conments, we are working very hard to ofert you the best selection of dishes with the best of ingredients from or región. have a wonderful day. More

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My god, this place left my husband and me raving. We spent a weekend in Oaxaca and just stumbled into this place because we liked it from the outside. And what a chance of luck! The starter (Octopus in Mole) as well as the Rib Eye Steak with Broccoli and black butter were utterly delicious. The Mexican wine, the same.... More

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thanks for you opinión is ver y importante for us . we Will Word inglés e vereda for costumer. in the future we hope enjoy your companie More

Mexico city
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I think the fusion between contemporary and Oaxacan food is not well executed. for example, the octopus in a traditional sauce tastes more like octopus than the tradicional sauce. the taste of the food is quite tasty, the presentation of the dishes is well maintained and the staff is excellent. the chef is very polite, he presents his dishes and... More

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thanks for you opinión is ver y importante for us . we Will Word inglés e vereda for costumer. in the future we hope enjoy your companie More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I came to Oaxaca looking for Oaxacan tastes, not for Haute Cousine. Very small portions. Chef Nelson Restrepo, from Colombia, is very pleasant and eager to satisfy. However, if you are looking for true Oaxacan Cousine, this is not the place.

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Buenas tardes gracias por tan maravillosos comentario tiene toda la razón no somos un restaurante de comida oaxaqueña porque nuestros... More

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I had the pleasure to dine at Carbon de Palo yesterday for a late lunch. It is located across the street from the Quinta Real hotel which has a beautiful white wall which this restaurant faces. The late afternoon Oaxaca sun was bouncing off that wall and filling the restaurant with such a soft even warm light. I would have... More

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es un placer er para carbón de palo, obtener tan amable crítica estamos trabajando para siempre mejorar y contar con... More

Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
511 reviews 511 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you came all the way to Oaxaca, this isn't a restaurant you want to miss. If you end up going, ask for the typical Oaxaca menu which is not on the menu! You'll be treated to flavours you never thought were part of Mexican cuisine. The included Mezcal is poured generously and the service is as professional and friendly... More

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gracia por tan maravilloso comentario estamos trabajando para dar un servicio exelente espero algún futuro tener la maravillosa visita de... More

Vancouver
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The food in Oaxaca is some of the best we have found in Mexico. Stumbling upon Carbon de Palo was the icing on the cake during our last visit to Oaxaca 2 weeks ago. Ended up going 2 nights in a row. Chef Edisson has created a warm intimate restaurant with some of the best food ever. He is creative... More

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para mi fue un placer atender tan distinguidos anfitriones la verdad estoy muy agradecido por sus comentarios estamos trabajando muy... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

When you are tired of the regular moles, tayludas, etc, be sure to visit this restaurant in Oaxaca. We had a special Valentine's Day dinner here, but it would seem the everyday menu is just as inventive, melding traditional Mexican concepts with nouvelle cuisine. Everything was delicious, but we were especially taken with the charm and youthful vigor of the... More

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Gracias por sus comentarios porque cada día de nuestras vidas estamos entregando nuestra creatividad e historia y gente como uds... More

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