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“Great atmosphere!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La biznaga

La biznaga
garcia vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #63 of 280 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I found the food to be just fine and the atmosphere great! The ceiling was retracted so that while we were actually indoors it felt as if we were dining outdoors with a very eclectic group of people. Worth the visit......

Visited March 2013
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English first
Santa Monica, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I still think of the meal we ate there when ever I crave Mexican. - And I just got home from Baja, where all of the food fell short of the bar that Biznaga creates.

You should make an effort to lunch there if in Oaxaca, tranquil little oasis in a confusing city.

I was just looking through some old boxes of ephemera and found the Biznaga's little farewell chocolate. Reminded me how wonderful it was.

-Bonus... they will make you a fresh lime margarita in a to go cup.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great splurge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a really lovely restaurant near Plaza Domingo. The food is pretty expensive ($150 pesos for the three course lunch menu) but good place for a splurge. The lunch specials are great as they come with a shot of artesenal mezcal. It is also completely filled with gringos so not exactly a "local" place but the food seems to be reliable, service is good and the courtyard is fantastic. Also, they are closed on Sundays (as are many places in the centro)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Buen provecho”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Delicious food, but quite rich. The owner is there participating in all aspects, but is not very friendly. It seems to be a place that is catering to tourists. With that said, the food, which is the reason for going there is quite good. They have excellent sauces with their entrees and portions sizes are good, presentation is lovely. I ordered a the Zandunga, which was a chicken and plantain roll in a tamarind chili sauce. It was very good, but a bit too rich to finish the whole plate.

  • Visited March 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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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“la Biznaga needs a Battery Boost”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This restaurant has always been a favourite on our visits to Oaxaca. However, this time we couldn’t help but feel that it is resting on its laurels and not up to what it was. It appears that it remains very much a favourite with gringo tourists. The week before someone we knew had their purse stolen – an open target - as it was slung on the back of a chair. We couldn’t help but notice how common this was among the women and men with cameras who were dining there. People – do not do this anywhere!! The service was just okay as we had to constantly catch the waiter’s attention. They still make a good Margarita and their postres are second to none. Try the Cinco Hermanos and go straight to heaven! Be sure to look over your bill. When ours was finally presented, it had items on it that we never had. La Biznaga feels a little sloppy and needs a boost.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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