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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 #20 of 260 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price range: $2 - $3
Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We just returned from Christmas Eve dinner which was an a set course menu. Normally I would not expect wonderful service with food to match on a holiday but it was very impressive. Not only the mixture of favors were exceptional but the presentation was beautiful. We would highly recommend this jewel.

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Tataouine, Tunisia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I do not get all the hype about this place and certainly do not agree with the graet comments from fellow reviewers. I ordered the Tuna Tartare and asked the waiter if they were any side dish coming with this plate, which is listed on the menu as a MAIN dish. He evaded the question , saying that this was... More 

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Gracias por tan atentos comentarios , siempre estamos trabajando por esmerarnos a preparar alimentos recetas y demas para que gente... More 

Vernon, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We arrived at Carbon de Palo … dripping wet from a sudden rainfall - and being the fools we are - walking … we looked like drowned rats - but the staff was very warm, welcoming, and totally overlooked the fact that we hardly looked the part to be eating here! Some of the reviews are mixed, but honestly -... More 

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Gracias por tan atentos comentarios , siempre estamos trabajando por esmerarnos a preparar alimentos recetas y demas para que gente... More 

YVR
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184 reviews 184 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The place looks nice, the service is very courteous and friendly, but the feeling from our group was that the food doesn't live up to the expectations or to the prices. I had an octopus appetizer and felt the octopus was mushy, either not fresh or overcooked. Fish was overcooked, and other dishes just have superlative flavour. We all wanted... More 

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Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de escribir para nosotros estamos travaha do todos los dias para mejorar en todo sentido... More 

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

My girlfriend and I recently ate here because of the great reviews and the annotation that this was a "cheap eats" option. It is true that the food here is quite good, the decor is beautiful, and they are more than happy to continue filling up your shot glass with free house Mezcal. Our only complaint was that the price... More 

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Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de escribir para nosotros estamos travaha do todos los dias para mejorar en todo sentido... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I went to the Carbon Palo for dinner. The place is nice although it was pretty empty just another couple and us. We got the Oaxaca Menu, the starter and the soup wasn't really good. I believe Oaxaca flavor is more than what they serve. We like the service tho, fast and caring! the main dish Mole... More 

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New York, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I stopped in on whim while down at the festival. Best meal we had in Oaxaca, which in no mean feat. The Tiger's Milk ceviche was recommended and is one of the best I've ever had. I think it was grouper. We also had the pulpo in mole verde and it, too, was amazing. The chef/owner was... More 

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Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de escribir para nosotros estamos travaha do todos los dias para mejorar en todo sentido... More 

Boston, MA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We liked this restaurant. The Colombian chef was very much present, talking with guests. There's a well priced price fixed menu, which they may not bring you unless you ask. The "deconstructed ravioli osso bucco" was excellent, one of the better dishes I've had lately. And the bean and rabbit soup was good too. Relatively expensive for Mexico, but a... More 

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Muchas gracias por la atencion prestada sus comentarios son de enorme imporancia para nosotros, estamos trabajando todos loa dias para... More 

New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our favorites were the leche de tigre (ceviche) and pulpo in mole sauce appetizers. All the food is superb. The personal attention of the chef and wait staff is flattering and helpful without being obtrusive. Didn't know about the unlimited mezcal, but we had some really good artisan beers. All for an amazingly low price.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We really enjoyed Carbon de Palo and the traditional Oaxacan set menu. As others have mentioned, the food and service were both excellent. The flavors were complex and layered. Even the fried plantains were cooked perfectly, crispy but not oily. The chef came out to talk with us, which was an unexpected treat and made us feel welcome and appreciated... More 

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Additional Information about Carbon de Palo

Address: 5 de Mayo No. 311 | Colonia. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: +(52)(951) 5168116
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Monday 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 3
Cuisine: International

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