We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Macedonio Alcala # 203 | Centro Historico, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 951 516 4275

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
Nice stuff, but too expensive

I like looking, but I don't remember if I ever bought anything there, because the prices are hiiiiigh.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 26, 2016
new york

Similar Things to Do in Oaxaca

Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 11: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

The store is interesting to vist, very Frida-esque decor. Mostly items of pressed tin, not much variety of textiles.

Thank viajera1741
new york
Level Contributor
105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

I like looking, but I don't remember if I ever bought anything there, because the prices are hiiiiigh.

Thank brownsteindl
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I have visited this shop each time in Oaxaca for the past few years. It is quite small but always stocks a few new things that are intriguing. It specializes in small, quirky artisan items.

Thank AventureroTX
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This colorful and inspiring shop set the standards high for me in regards to quality and craftsmanship of Oaxacan folk art. Definitely a great place to pick up something very special!

Thank Shivagypsy
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I visited this shop back in 1996 and the fact that it's still going strong 20 years later is a testament to its quality. It's a great shop - cheerful, well-stocked... almost like to to the MAP store in Mexico City. They've done a nice job curating what they sell. A great place to check out in Oaxaca!

Thank AnitaPeron
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

I really enjoyed the hot chocolate...and I was on a quest to find the most tasty chocolate in Oaxaca. I tried the 70 percent pure cacao, with minimal sugar, which was delicious. I appreciated that I was able to custom make my chocolate. The ambience is relaxed and the service was friendly.

Thank AmandaFlayer
Oaxaca, Mexico
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Wonderful varieties of Oaxacan chocolate and coffee, a good beer selection, local folk music performances and work by local artists, and they take credit cards too if you're short on pesos.

Thank amcneese2016
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
167 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

Amazing to see the work of these artisans. You can bring your own design and they will do the design for you. Amazing way of knitting with wooden machinery.

Thank Cuatrodivas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

I have been to Oaxaca three times over the past 6 years and always make this a first stop to see what the artists are doing now...printmakers, weavers, etc. It gives me an idea of what retail prices are if I have a chance to go to individual studios or to the art markets...and honestly I have purchased things here.... More 

Thank Liane R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Some of the most beautiful tapetes here are more works of art than rugs. The store has a range of Mexican folk items, like alebrijes and day of the dead figures, but the real finds are among the original art prints by current Oaxacan artists

Thank ricewings

Travelers who viewed La Mano Magica also viewed


Been to La Mano Magica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Mano Magica and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
San Miguel de Allende
over a year ago
San Miguel de Allende
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from La Mano Magica staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?