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“Starters best” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Oaxaca Restaurant

Casa Oaxaca Restaurant
Constitucion 104A, Oaxaca 68000 , Mexico
951/516–888
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Ranked #14 of 244 restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Starters best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Dinner last night. A lovely position and a warm evening so very pleasant on the terrace. Great Margueritas and the Salsa prepared at the table really excellent. Fish empanadas and stuffed courgette flowers great starters. So good we were full after. Main courses a bit of a disappointment. Fish fillet had lots of bones and considering how dark the terrace is, not easy to eat. Lamb rack nicely cooked but not sure the sauce added anything. Overall a lovely evening. Not too expensive but also not quite as haute cuisine as we expected from some of the reviews. Check the bill as ours had several items from other tables.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great drinks, for food go elsewhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The mezcalinis (mixed drinks made with mezcal) are fantastic and the rooftop terrace and bar downstairs are both very nice and quiet for a drink before dinner. The food was pretty good, but not great. We like Los Danzantes down the street more so we got drinks Casa Oaxaca and dinner at Los Danzantes a few nights, which worked out well.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lawrence, Kansas
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Lovely and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

When the restaurant we'd planned to attend was closed, the hotel recommended Casa Oaxaca. We took 14 people there and ate on the rooftop terrace, which was very pleasant. the restaurant is very contemporary in style, and fashionable in service. The staff were concerned about the wind, so they placed us in protected areas. Several of us had the turkey with mole, which was excellently prepared, beautifully presented, delicious, and not overwhelmingly huge. We also had lovely desserts and excellent margaritas and wine. At first we were taken aback by the prices, but they were for dishes to be shared among many and in the end it was surprisingly reasonable.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Prague, Czech Republic
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Overpriced!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

for the price, we expected far more. food was decent, portions were miniature, service was ok. we would have been better off going to a more moderately priced place and gotten more for the money.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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130 reviews 130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“An unforgettable meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had a wonderful meal at Casa Oaxaca Restaurant. Sitting up in the rooftop dinning area we had a chance to experience all the different flavors of traditional Oaxacan cuisine, all executed masterfully by chef Alejandro. This meal was unforgettable! I highly recommend trying the tasting menu, where you get the chance to taste all the different moles and spices. We also recommend trying a few of the different tipes of mescal cocktails, mixed with local fruits and spices. This was a high-point in our visit to Oaxaca.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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