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“Expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SP Restaurante

SP Restaurante
Independencia 902 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 2148
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Ranked #45 of 257 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price range: $6 - $22
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurante de comida oaxaquena con sugerencia de platillos libaneses ubicado a un lado del Centro Cultural San Pablo. Cuenta con terraza y zona de cafeteria.
Philadlephia, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I have nothing negative to say about the food or service, but I just think there are much better options in Oaxaca with food just as good at half the price.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This restaurant is a must. The service was excellent - our friendly waiters Armando and Alejandro tended to our every need and even entertained our attempts at Spanish! The food was the best we have had in Mexico. There were two of us and we ordered the tasting plate with an array of meats, quesadillas and sauces. We shared a main which was a fillet of fish. It was the best fish we have ever tasted - marinated in delicious spices and split between the two of us with immaculate presentation. The atmosphere was outstanding - we took a seat on the first terrace with a great view of the church and square below. We highly recommend this restaurant - for the quality of food it was excellent value for money.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oaxaca
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“So Disappointing!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Perhaps we ordered the wrong dishes. The setting is lovely, the service was impeccable and we four were ready to love it all. However, the soup arrived too salty to eat and we had to send it back: the replacement was somewhat less salty, but still...Three of us ordered the arroz arabe, which sounded fabulous on the menu. It was however, a large plate of cinnamon rice with miniscule pieces of chicken and virtually no flavor beyond the cinnamon. No one ate much, nor did we bother to take it out. My husband ordered the stuffed squash which wasstill a little salty, and a very small portion with NO rice or accompanying sides. Nearby tables ordered more typical Oaxacan food and their paltes looked very good. Perhaps staying away from the Lebanese selections is the way to go. It was an expensive disappointment.

Visited December 2012
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FNandez, Gerente at SP Restaurante, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
SP Restaurante appreciate your comments. We sent you an apology if you didnt like the dishes.
We are sure that in the next visit you will enjoy the complete expirience. Food ambience and service.
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent modern Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Our dinner was excellent. Great service, lovely view and delicious food. I would have loved to try some Lebanese food as well but the selection of dishes was limited, knowledge of waiter on the dishes was not as good as the Mexican menu.I highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited January 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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Lunenburg, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“New Gem In Oaxaca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

What an exciting find! SPRestaurante, featuring Lebanese-Mexican cuisine, opened 7 months ago. Located on Indepencia, it is central and operates on two levels. Chose a table upstairs with a commanding view of the city. The Capresse salad was excellent and presented in a novel but appealing fashion. The chicken consume, loaded with fresh veggies, was tasty and healthy. Take your camera to capture the chef's creativity. This new gem will compete with the best restaurants in Oaxaca once it is found. I notice this is the first English Trip Advisor review. I am sure there will be many more. Oh yes, food value is excellent. I'm going back tonight with my camera. Wait staff spoke English.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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