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“TWO THUMBS DOWN, NO KIDDING!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of LOS NARANJOS

LOS NARANJOS
ARMENTA Y LOPEZ 515 | ENTRE RAYON Y ARTEAGA, Oaxaca, Mexico
50 10 362
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Ranked #141 of 260 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Web site forthcoming. Email is los naranjos 121710@gmail.com
Millerton, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“TWO THUMBS DOWN, NO KIDDING!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This restuarant was recommended by a friend for a good wood fired pizza. When we arrived, the place was empty and the lights were dim. As we were about to leave, an older woman beckoned us and asked what we were wanting. We told her the pizza, and she said it wouldn't be a problem, even though the oven was stone cold. We thought they may have had a pizza oven in the kitchen when they were not terribly busy, but, WRONG! After we ordered, someone came out and threw newspaper and kindling into the oven to get it going! This is not a good sign. We ordered a beer that was served, tepid, in a coffee mug and a coke light, the only thing that was good about the whole experience. After about 15 minutes, they threw the pizza into the barely warm oven, with the expected results. Raw, doughy, undercooked, just plain awful. I took it back to the cook and asked for it to be more cooked, but it was too late for this pie. The final insult was the check was incorrect, they tried to overcharge us for the inedible pizza! After some discussion the matter was corrected. There are too many good restaurants in Oaxaca to be bothered with the likes of this place, keep walking!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“cooking class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

It was an excellent cooking class with a tour of the market. It was a nonparticipatory cooking class but well done.

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Corrales NM
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A wonderful resturant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This closed in 2006 during the "crisis" is the city. However, there is NO violence in the city

Visited December 2011
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Mason City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Still worth visiting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Last year, this was an excellent restaurant. This year, it has downgraded its menu somewhat. It's still good, but not so ambitious in the kitchen.

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Bellingham
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good service and tasty food, just off the tourist path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We were delighted to find the corrida comida available when we arrived at 6:30 this evening. With four main course options, we sampled two different entrees. I found the dorado cooked in paper to be light and delicious, seasoned perfectly with garlic and herbs. My friends chose chicken topped with green pipian (pumpkin seed) mole which was mild and flavorful. Accompanying the meats was a seasoned rice, fresh bread, soup choices (broccoli or ejote), Oaxacan papayan water, and dessert. The entire menu cost 60 pesos! Incredible. The service was friendly and efficient. Such a shame that the cities decline in tourists has such a negative impact on restauranteurs, who keep supplies ready, and pay staff to serve fewer guests. I hope this treasure will survive as I will definitely keep Los Naranjos on my list for next time I return to Oaxaca.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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