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Oaxaca Mexican Food

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Governmental Mall
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1516 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2414
(602) 258-0804
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tasty Mexican Fare - Near Airport Rental Car Center

We dined at the Oaxaca Restaurant on our way to return our rental car after reading positive reviews at Trip Advisor. The Chile Relleno was the best I've had in quite a while, the enchiladas were very good. Everything was fresh and served piping hot. The salsa had a bite, the beers were cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2012
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180 reviews 180 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I don't know why this is a institution, the quality seems sub par to me. It's ok, just not great. Try it for yourself and decide. You might have a better experience.

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Kailua
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We dined at the Oaxaca Restaurant on our way to return our rental car after reading positive reviews at Trip Advisor. The Chile Relleno was the best I've had in quite a while, the enchiladas were very good. Everything was fresh and served piping hot. The salsa had a bite, the beers were cold, prices were reasonable, and the service... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

This is the third restaurant I visited in Phoenix. And it landed squarely between the worst (Carolina's--see my review) and the best (Macayo's--see my review). This place is a good size restaurant just outside the seedier part of Phoenix. But, it is on the #3 Valley Metro Bus route. Unfortunately, this bus runs once every hour on the hour around... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

love this place great carne asada tacos...but like the enchildas too and margaritas are also good. the building is nice, bathrooms are clean and on weekends its the place to be. if you in town swing by. and if you feel its a sketchy place dont feel the need to pass this place up keep in mind the police station... More 

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Miami, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

The chips were good and our waitress was really nice. We ordered some tacos, enchiladas and chicken fajitas. Everything was really good and the restaurant seemed popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2009

its a little scary on the outside at night, but its really nice inside and its authentic mexican food

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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2006

While on vacation in Phoenix, we were told we HAD to eat at Oaxaca. While Van Buren St. isn't the most trendy place to go - the food was excellent. The margueritas weren't bad either. I had the machaca chimichanga - and it was fantastic. My son loved the carne asada, and my daughter liked her cheeseburger as well -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1516 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2414
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Governmental Mall
  • Neighborhood: Governmental Mall
  • Phone Number: (602) 258-0804

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?