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La Biznaga

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Gral. Manuel Garcia Vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
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1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 180
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  • 159
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

Loved the food and atmosphere, great beer selection. The website and chalkboard say "very slow food" but that was not our experience at all. They have some classic Mexican dishes but also some unusual ones, and really good salads.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
MrsCVG
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Portland, Oregon
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Normal, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Try the sopa azteca - muy rico! It's got a number of good fish entrees too. Not cheap, but nice change to have more options.

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We liked the food we had here so much that we went back for dessert and margaritas a second time, and would have gone again for dinner, but had several to try and ran out of time. The waiter we had both times was not the friendliest guy, but he was efficient. We had a salad that was so good... More 

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Pelham Manor, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

La biznaga was among the restaurants recommended by staff at my B&B. And they should know; their sister owns and is chef at La Olla (see my review of that fine restaurant, too). I was looking for small plates and healthy food. La biznaga is among the restaurants in Oaxaca that are proponents of the slow food movement. Believe me,... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Delicious food and good service (we had been warned about the service but we had a great experience). Everything we had was artfully presented and fabulous. I had one of my favorite dishes of the trip here: hierba santa stuffed with cheese, pablano chiles and squash blossoms. Simply divine! Eat here!

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Loved the food and atmosphere, great beer selection. The website and chalkboard say "very slow food" but that was not our experience at all. They have some classic Mexican dishes but also some unusual ones, and really good salads.

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Durham, NC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

At 10:00pm we opted to sit in the deli as no tables were available. Finally moved to a table in the main dining room which was much better. Only 2 waiters working a very busy dining room with multiple large parties but we were well attended by another staff person. We liked the fresh carrots in lime juice with a... More 

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Good food, great casual atmosphere, open air seating. Blackboard menus and we will continue to keep it on our list of must see and eat restaurants in Oaxaca. Service, food all excellent. THANK YOU

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Biznaga uses the "slow food" phrase as a positive attribute. It is an accurate label--positive attribute not so much. We had dinner for two last week. We could not get a waiter in the half filled restaurant to talk to us, much less take our order, for about 15 minutes. The wait for the food was long. It was overcooked... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is stunningly designed...high ceiling, thatched roof, feels like you're outside while you're inside. Very adventurous and delicious food. Young, modern, hipper than most of Oaxaca.

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My family and I always enjoy eating here. The meals are delicious, the drinks are flowing, and the atmosphere is really fun. I will definitely be back!

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Additional Information about La Biznaga

Address: Gral. Manuel Garcia Vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
Open Hours:
Monday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gral. Manuel Garcia Vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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