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garcia vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #62 of 268 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Hours:
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Cleveland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

No. 61 on TA? No way. La Biznaga is one of Oaxaca's best restaurants, certainly top ten and maybe top five. When we arrived w/o a reservation we were told to expect a 15 to 20 min wait and offered seating on the side where we could get drinks and appetizers. From a comfortable sofa with a coffee table we... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here because friends say "we had to" . Immediately on entering there was a feeling of discord: the decor, the clientele, everything, but we sat down with friends we had just met in Oaxaca for a meal. We order margaritas. Worst in Oaxaca. Served in heavy cocktails glasses, handblown and completely inappropriate for a margarita...the salt was had... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was deemed a top choice in Lonely Planet but was a disappointing choice for us in a town with plenty of choice. We walked into a cavernous space with loud music. The menu did look interesting so we were full of anticipation. We know that its all about the mole and not the meat. However the meats and any... More 

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Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had my doubts; seemed sort of "fusion" and I wondered if that was really necessary...in the end, I had to go more than once. Great food. Classic and innovative. Lovely atmosphere and great service.

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This nicely appointed restaurant and bar serves up tasty food and drink in a great location near the cultural museum and botanical gardens. Lots of American expats and visitors here. We ate here 3 times in one week.

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Brookline, MA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Fabulous food, but sit at the bar if you want to be properly served. We started out at a table and could quickly see that ordering was going to be difficult. Local ex pat girlfriend has given up on La Biznaga for this reason. Added bonus, super cute shops inside.

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Seattle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our food was delicious and the courtyard setting was very pleasant. I had a dish with chicken, nopale, perslane and mole. It was excellent!

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Freeport, Illinois
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210 reviews 210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Always a busy place and seems to be a favorite of not only travelers but locals. Wonderful menu and great food. You usually have to wait for a table so either go early or late.

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've been coming here for years now and have been big fans of the food, music, margaritas, and general lively atmosphere. But the past couple of years Biznaga has succumbed to complacency, manifesting itself in absent owners and surly wait staff. Not all the staff - but enough waiters have mastered the art of pretending not to see you that... More 

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Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We began with a very long wait, nearly an hour. Nonetheless, the host/manager kept a close eye on us and when we were finally seated he was very apologetic. He also made sure all our needs were met very quickly, and if the waiter missed a beat he was right there to help. The food was delectable. It was easily... More 

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Additional Information about La biznaga

Address: 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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