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Calzada Francisco i. Madero 129 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 351 1908
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good13%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (15 reviews)
“seven courses” (2 reviews)
Open Now
1:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calzada Francisco i. Madero 129 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband is not a big fan of tasting menus but Criollo may have changed his mind. Every one of the seven courses was delicious...not one was a dud. They have a few special cocktails each night and the one I had -- mescal, rosemary,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roscoecat27
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not that anything we had was bad, but nothing was terribly memorable. What's more, my friends and I all agreed that almost everything needed more salt--in some cases, much more. We did the drinks pairing but I can't say it added anything in particular...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ankazobe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had reservations at Criollo during our first night in Oaxaca, the expectations were vague, but from the minute we walked in the restaurant, the ambience, the food, the presentation, the wine, the service was amazingly good, yes your bill will be a little high,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Martin1286
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being foodies from Napa Valley, we LOVE Oaxaca and Oaxacan food. It was fun to walk through the kitchen on the way to our table, but our fun ended there. It was a chilly night and we were given a table in a cold patio,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank luckycita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good tasting menu with local and fresh ingredients. The place is beautiful with and elegant and modern taste. They have garden where they prepare some of the sausages and tortillas.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nicoeu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a love it or not kind of place. I loved it. Fabulous food, really unique setting & atmosphere. A place for foodies. Expensive by Oaxaca standards. You must eat via the tasting menu which is a turn-off to some. Vegetarians are well cared...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Loretta231
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to snag a table for this place’s Christmas Eve extravaganza. Eight-course set menu paired with drinks was superb. Portions were just the right size and expertly prepared and served by an excellent and friendly staff. Tables set in a smartly decorated courtyard....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best reason to spend this many pesos is the presentation of each course. We had the traditional foods of Oaxaca without the flights of wine and felt blessed with a waitress who spoke perfect English and was happy to explain every course - which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RW4607
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at many world class restaurants from Paris to Mexico City. I rarely write a negative review. Criollo was a complete disappointment. First, we entered through the kitchen which could have been interesting if we had been greeted appropriately. We were seated on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank portonovodeb
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We are two vegetarians and we were a little worried the chef wouldn't deliver good quality on the 7 course menu but it was excellent. The service was good, as was the outdoor patio setting. I was surprised that the dessert offerings were not as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Godby
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December 3, 2018|
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Response from KathyinVirginia757 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a set menu of several courses. There is no a la carte menu. If you have food allergies, substitutions may be made or ingredients avoided. If you are a vegan, for example, you should contact the... More
March 13, 2018|
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Response from ringinthenewyear | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I ate their 2 nights ago and brought my 6 year old son. Open air dining tables, they have a backyard area, one hammock under the trees. A few bunnies and a dirt area with extra tables and seats... looks like it’s for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
1:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calzada Francisco i. Madero 129 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 351 1908
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