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La biznaga

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garcia vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 174
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 31
    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
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Acton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We dined at La Biznaga three times over our 2 weeks in Oaxaca. It has an extensive menu, covering a variety of local cuisine and a great drink selection, including the only Pulque that we could find in Oaxaca. Wide range of salads as well as meat and fish dishes. Great, friendly service (some of the best we experienced in... More 

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Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had to do a lot queue, and eventually we could not cater adequately lack kitchen staff and care, The menu looked good, but not as we could sample

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Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Mindblowing mezcal margaritas (though a bit of an affront to many aficionados of mezcal) and an interesting selection of ingredients across many dishes. The staff is generally too busy for very good service and the prices aren't light on the wallet. But the place is full of "buzz" and touristas are drawn here like moths to a flame. If you're... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very relaxed atmosphere. Good Mojito's and the jicama appetizer is refreshing. Ambiance is very inviting and the staff is exceptional. A place to go for everyday Mexican food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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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