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La Casa de la Abuela

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Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
(951) 516-3544
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic soups and salads, nice large restaurant so you never wait long to be seated. Perfect location. Good views of the zocalo and a relaxing change of pace from the more chaotic street-level restaurants in the same neighborhood. Recommend highly!

Thank Jessica150801
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Outrageous high prices for basic local food, mediocre preparation and presentation. The food at the market is much better and much cheaper. Tourist trap that charges for the location. If Oaxaca food is what you want, there are a lot of cheaper, tastier restaurants without the view or the signed celebrity photos.

Thank Dude51
Bicheno, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by one of the desk staff at our hotel. We found the food to be very ordinary, despite ordering local cuisine. It was our first meal in Oaxaca and couldn't compare to the fabulous local cuisine we had in Puebla. Hopefully our next choice of restaurant will be better.

Thank Chazza45
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Visited La Casa twice lured by the combination of well cooked good priced traditional Oaxacan food great views from the windows over the Zocalo.

Thank Travel3717
Toledo, Ohio
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is a great place to go once. It's on the second floor, and the tables at the window are wonderful. You look out over the zócalo and people-watch. It's a very nice environment, but I won't go there often. It's very expensive, so I go up, have dessert and a cup of coffee, people watch and move on. There... More 

Thank Susana D
Caledon, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The view looking down to the zocalo is exceptional. At night you look out to the lit cathedral dome. The food and service are wonderful.

Thank Lynda N
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

the view of the Zocalo was wonderful, but the meal was terrible. We ordered empanadas from the menu, but they gave us half cooked quesadillas. My tasajo was not grilled; it looked boiled!

Thank AlvesBoston
Davenport, Iowa
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This restaurant seems to be a standard on everyone’s visit to Oaxaca. The location can’t be beat. It’s right on the Zocala, or main square, with all its activity and entertainment. The atmosphere is nice as well. The menu has plenty of traditional dishes, but the food and preparation were somewhat average compared to other places we ate at in... More 

Thank Ron S
British Columbia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I was there in January 2012 and loved the zocalo... the restaurant offers a great view and good vibe and I don't really remember what I ate/drank there - make of that what you will! I'd love to go back to Oaxaca and would pop in again...

Thank SunriseOtter
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

It is truly a great location! But it has the "air" and the feeling of a restaurant that has been good in the past and now it is just old ... The service was great but the food was average and poorly presented. In a city with such culinary history and such high standards this restaurant needs to be improved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: (951) 516-3544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?