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Garcia Vigil 512-E Centro | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 2265
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“minced fish” (5 reviews)
“mole negro” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Garcia Vigil 512-E Centro | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

I came here around lunchtime with my friend. We had a sharing platter which was great with lots of different things to try, well presented and tasty. I also had 2 x mezcal cocktails which were great and there's a good selection of beers. It's...More

1  Thank JakGav
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Best food we encountered in Oaxaca. The mezcal selection is amazing. I only wish I had a bigger stomach to eat more! Ask waiters for app suggestions as well as artesanal mezcales. They offer a wonderful (off menu) tasting of your selection of 3 of...More

Thank Franco R
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice. The ambience is lovely and the food delicious! Please note, however, no wine is served! Strictly usual assorted liquors, lots of beer and mezcal offerings. Service is excellent and I would recommend reservations. It is located near the Santo Domingo Plaza.

Thank browneyedbarbara
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I guess there is no real cooks in the kitchen but people called cooks pushing microwaves buttons. The food seems to be brought from outside, a market? Someone's house? I personally saw someone's bringing some kind of foods or sauces arriving in big plastic buckets...More

Thank BonsConseils
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

A lovely place with wonderful istmenian food (try the istmenian sampler) and a great choice of Mezcals. Come for a 2pm lunch, you will love it! We will be back!

Thank lifesnice
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Really friendly owner/manager and bar staff with a great array of beers and mezcal. Very good atmosphere as well. The food I had was mixed - one good dish, one average. My sense is that it's a good, if not spectacular, option on that front....More

Thank RMBC3
Reviewed October 16, 2016

I enjoyed two lunches here- one with a friend and one solo. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food delicious and the beers cold. Great contemporary surroundings and very close to the pedestrian area. Try the red and black mole!

Thank Mich G
Reviewed September 21, 2016

One of the reasons we chose to visit Oaxaca was to experience the food culture for which it is renowned. We found it at Zandunga. This is a colourfully decorated restaurant located in Centro. We dined on a Saturday evening and arrived much earlier than...More

2  Thank Michele D
Reviewed September 1, 2016

The food served here is from a very specific location in México, "El Istmo". There, they cook using traditional methods and recipes that you will find nowhere else outside this rural region. Nowhere else that is, except for Zandunga, where they respect each and every...More

Thank Harispuru
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I live in Oaxaca, so I eat everywhere. Zandunga is within walking distance and recently I had a friend in town and she decided this would be a good spot. Service was great. Everyone was very attentive. It was really dark and the music was...More

1  Thank Hans3595
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March 25, 2017|
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Response from Luis G | Reviewed this property |
No it's a very nice casual place
Mike W
March 14, 2016|
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Response from M L | Reviewed this property |
Oh, i don't know. But worth calling or emailing them to ask. If not, maybe call their hotel to see if they can arrange something special.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Vigil 512-E Centro | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 2265
I ate at many of the restaurants listed in trip advisor over an 8 day period in Oaxaca. Decided to try this place because it was always crowded with the mixture of Mexican and non Mexican tourists. The food was from the isthmus of Mexico. Authenic but different than the usual Oaxacan cuisine which became repetitious after a while. The food was different, with a lot of " I wonder how they make this sauce, dip, drink?" It was not fusion gitzy food that a lot of the higher rated restaurants on your trip advisor restaurant list present to the tourists.
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