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La biznaga

garcia vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #59 of 239 restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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wagga
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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

A nice courtyard restaurant with large blackboard menus. The food was good over a range of dishes good choice of beers and smokey mescals to try. Service was ok, harder to pin down waiters for later rounds of drinks

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We dined here with friends who are residents of Oaxaca, one of whom ran a cooking school in the valley. Inventive and true-to-region cocktail menu. For our starter we ordered the chapuines (grasshoppers) for the table. My spouse and I are frequent visitors to Oaxaca, we always order chapulines at some point. The presentation at La biznaga was different, usually... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

La Biznaga specializes in dishes from the isthmus of Oaxaca. I had an outstanding black mole chicken tamal (wrapped in banana leaf, not corn husk). Someone else in my party had something I was not wild about, however: some sort of shredded/ pulverized beef that was stringy and sweet. It's entirely possible that the dish was done spot-on, but just... More

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Chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We lived in Oaxaca for a year (2011-2012) and return 6 weeks every year since then. Like many U.S. folks, we were attracted by the ambiance of Biznaga. I've eaten here probably 12 times. But as I sit here this afternoon, I must finally admit to myself: the service sucks, and the food is mediocre at best. You will stand... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We lived in Oaxaca for a year (2011-2012) and have since returned 6 weeks every year. Like many U.S. folks, we were attracted by the ambiance of Biznaga. I've eaten here probably 12 times. But as I sit here this afternoon, I must finally admit to myself: the service sucks, and the food is mediocre at best. You will stand... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The place was highly rated by Lonely Planet, and close to our hotel, so we just showed up. The place is so dark that we weren't the only ones using our cell phones to read the menu. Their answer is to have the menu printed on a couple of 20 foot blackboards! The prices blew my mind, but I thought... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love the laid back atmosphere of this restaurant and the menu is very creative combining oaxacan ingredients with mexican cuisine and international. My favourite dish is don chepe which is a tamal but really you must try it! Oh and don't miss out on the margaritas! they are awesome! Ask to have it with mezcal instead of tequila! Tip:... More

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I recently had dinner at Biznaga. We arrived at Bignaza with three adults and two hungry small children. We had to wait 15 minutes and signal our waiter to order. I asked if I could have two more minutes to order my main entree and the rest of the group ordered. It took about 15 minutes and signaling multiple waiters... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you like food that is not the normally good Oaxacan fare at prices that are outrageous, then this is the perfect restaurant. For five of us and a total of 5 Margaritas the meal was over $162.00 converted price or almost $2,000.00 pesos. $32.00 a person might not sound ridiculous in the U.S. but here in Oaxaca we can... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A group of 8 of us had dinner. All dishes were very good except one (The tuna was not fresh). Impressively good considering the breadth of the menu.

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