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“Good Food - Good Prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Quinque

El Quinque
Macedonio Alcala 901 Esq. Gomez Farias Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 5026702
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Ranked #2 of 260 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Food - Good Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Ate here twice in 2 weeks in February. Food was excellent both times. Small restaurant and everything is cooked to order. We had burgers and fish and all was delicious. Very good value and service was good too. The owner is enthusiastic about his 'work' and came out to advise us about the fish. Would have given it a 5, but they close at 9pm which is early for Oaxaca and on the 2nd visit a woman turned up with an accordion and played and sung most of the evening. It was far too loud and intrusive for such a tiny place. This caused us to finish up quickly, pay the bill and leave!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Yarker, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“We Keep Coming Back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The food here is well-cooked, plentiful, and reasonably priced. The Shrimp in Garlic Sauce was wonderful, and the stuffed chicken breast was delicious. If you're feeling homesick, their burger and home fries is also delicious. Lots of fresh vegetables, or a salad, accompany every dish.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nevada City, California
1 review
“neighborhood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a fantastic find. WE were staying at Los Arquitos around the corner so it is close. It also does not serve liquor so it is BYOB. The food and atmosphere are friendly. The food i good, small, maybe 6 tables downstairs. cash only but inexpensive and good. it seemed to be very popular with gringos, really didn't see native eating there. not sure why as the food is good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Excellent Small restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

My husband and I ate lunch at this cute little restaurant and had a lovely time. Very clean and really good food. I heard a gentleman at the next table raving about the coconut shrimp and am planning them for my next visit! Reasonable prices and, by the way, a great hamburger.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auburn, WA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My husband and I shared a steak dinner, which came with plenty of salad for each of us, and a bit of potato and broccoli. Splitting a dinner made it very economical, and there was plenty of good-tasting food (the salad was especially memorable) for the two of us. I recommend this place without reservation.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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