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“Worth the extra mile....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Biche Pobre

El Biche Pobre
Calzado de la Republica 600 | At Calle Hidalgo, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #62 of 261 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: Mexican
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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Worth the extra mile....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

By far the best meal we had in Oaxaca city. Very attentive service, good food in a pleasant bistro type restaurant. Best of all, was that it was full of locals (and families) who all seemed to be enjoying their meals. Located a few blocks off the park surrounding the Iglesia de Guadalupe it is easy walking distance from the center.

  • Visited February 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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English first
Winnipeg,Manitoba
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“My favorit pepper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Beef strips in a chipotle sauce. The beef was like candy, it just disolves in your mouth. The sauce was not hot but a nice spice with a gentle sweetness.

Visited February 2013
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Grand Beach, MI
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great food at moderate prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stumbled onto Biche Pobre after leaving another, fancier restaurant in Jalatlaco because we couldn't stand the noise there. Biche Pobre was probably a better choice than our original destination. The atmosphere and service are informal, but the food is wonderful and the drinks are generous. We'll definitely go back. One warning: the kitchen closes at 7:00, so go early.

  • Visited January 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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Bellingham, WA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Fantastic flavor and value in a family-run restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We bought take-out food twice and then enjoyed a fantastic late lunch (4pm) in this bustling, authentic restaurant full of locals from the neighborhood. The Pollo Consome (chicken broth soup) and the Caldo Camerones (shrimp soup) were amazingly flavorful and fresh, the prawns/shrimps plump, and the Ensalada Mixta (mixed salad) was huge and full of a fresh variety of vegetables. Yum. The atmosphere is simple and authentic and seems like a lovely, popular neighborhood hangout. While we were dining at 4 pm and the restaurant soon became full, a couple of guitar-playing singers wandered in and sang lovely songs, topping off our perfect Jalatlaco neighborhood casual dining experience. We will be back!

  • 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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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Typical Oaxaquena Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Excellent Oaxaquena food at a ridiculously reasonable price. The only problem is that El Biche Pobre is only open until 6:30 or 7:00.

Visited December 2012
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