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La biznaga

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garcia vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
Today
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Oaxacan Classic

La Biznaga has been around for awhile. It is one of the pioneer restaurants of the city that took classic Oaxacan ingredients an rearranged them to create an internationally recognized fusion cuisine. And it's menu holds up, I have been dining here faithfully since i first came to Oaxaca 8 years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Bill H
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Oakland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Oakland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

La Biznaga has been around for awhile. It is one of the pioneer restaurants of the city that took classic Oaxacan ingredients an rearranged them to create an internationally recognized fusion cuisine. And it's menu holds up, I have been dining here faithfully since i first came to Oaxaca 8 years ago. Unlike some other fusion restaurants in the city,... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here two times, both being fairly good. The service is just OK. The atmosphere is really nice!! And, for us, one big plus was that they serve pulque, a fermented low alcohol agave drink. The chicken in guava mole was recommended to me and it did not disappoint, both in presentation and flavors.

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Spring Green, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

When in Oaxaca, one of the delicacies in the market are the chapulines--the snack food commonly known as grasshoppers! If you are adventurous and have a curiosity-then choose Chicken de la Milpa-a stuffed Chicken breast with cheese, grasshoppers and squash blossom sauce. A delightful way to try the local delicacy!! La Biznaga has a wide selection of yummy choices. You... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

There were 5 of us and we always taste everyone's food - we're good friends! All the sauces on the main courses were overly sweet. I had a great steak but it was smothered in a black mescal sauce that was very sweet and couldn't be avoided. One of our party had the pork ribs in a salsa verde that... More 

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Sacramento, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I don't usually write a bad review for a one-time meal, but I have to say we were not impressed! My husband ordered a salmon with pasta - I don't know why he didn't just send it back - I could smell it from where I was sitting and it wasn't a fresh scent. I ordered a salad with chicken... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

so amazing I had to come 3 times to taste fish, meat and mole. the atmosphere of their patio is so cool. Food is just perfect.

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Washington DC
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146 reviews 146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Overall: Good ambience and pleasant courtyard for dining, but inconsistent food. And the service was indifferent to borderline rude both times (lunch and dinner) we were there. Best of the food: The jicama with a salsa that starts the meal is noteworthy, and the Don Checo turkey tamale with mole negro is exceptional - we ordered it twice. Just OK:... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have now been there on 2 occasions once for lunch menu del dia and once for dinner. Both were very good but the chicken Zandunga for dinner very very memorable. Place has a nice feel about it very modern, bar layout very attractive wide selection of drinks including local beer on tap and mezcals. Service is the low point in... More 

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Millerton, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Husband and I were looking for a reasonable, but quality comida corrida. Bizgana hit the nail on the head. I have been searching Oaxaca for a memorable Mojito, and found it here, even though Margaritas are the specialty of the house. On to the "Menu del dia", today's offering was a salad with plums, avocados spring greens and a light... More 

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Watertown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I like to eat there every other day when in Oaxaca. Every dish is wondrous, the Margaritas the best in the city and there is a huge selection of mescal. It is in a courtyard, so you feel like you are outside but you are inside.

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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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