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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 116 6075
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“tortilla soup” (20 reviews)
“moles” (32 reviews)
“chicken” (25 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this amazing small restaurant four times during our visit. The food is outstanding! If you enjoy traditional Oaxaca Cuisine you cannot go wrong with this restaurant. It is not fancy, but the food and the service are fabulous. You will not be...More

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

Everything we ordered was delicious!! They do take some time to prepare your meals but it’s definitely worth the wait!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 800daliam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place for mole. Small kitchen that turns out fabulous food. We ate on Christmas evening -- selection of 3 moles, all of which were great. They take care of vegetarians. The woman who runs the place and oversees the kitchen is like a Mexican...More

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

Very tasty and simple Oaxacan dishes. One of the best. Ask for the cheese-stuffed chicken with mole and giant ants. It is fabulous.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 833gerryk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant had a warm atmosphere, and the quality was pretty well described by the reviews. The service was slow, but hey, you’re in Mexico, relax and enjoy. It looks like the chili rellenos are what’s worth getting, very flavorful, very spicy. I got...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheAlaskaLady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my first tlayuda at this place. Nice tasajo tacos. Service was friendly and helped explained the menu. Would have gone if I had had the time

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MiruruChapin
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Very good down-home Oaxacan cuisine. Not fancy at all, but mama is a great cook. We had good service, but there were only three other occupied tables. The red mole with pork was excellent and the chilles rellanos traditional were very good too. We shared...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank alanmreinke
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We really liked the waitress and the assistance she provided. It was helpful that we knew some Spanish. My husband was adventurous and ordered a dish with ants. I ordered a dish with beef, rice, and salad. We both loved our food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FrankieTheLion
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Up uneven stairs to a cosy space with windows overlooking the street. I had a beautifully prepared & presented dish "chillies rellenos con requesón en salsa de naranja". Such great flavours. There was heat and I don't mean temperature.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MoxiF
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Basic food. There are much better restaurants closeby in the same street at less than 150 meter away.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wim C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 116 6075
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