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Reviewed November 27, 2020 via mobile

Totally unknown place with an attentive Dona Teté who serves the most amazing Mole and Tlayudas. Prices are great and it feels like you’re at her home. She serves you a nice little mescal gratis after your meal! This place is a GEM

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed May 15, 2020

We had lunch here on a Friday in January 2020 and it was wonderful. Very quaint upstairs place with very friendly service, very patient with my limited Spanish. I had the basic Tlayuda Sencilla and my wife had the Enchiladas Verdes. Plus 2 cokes and...an iced cappuccino and the total bill was a whole 245 pesos! For one of the best meals we had our entire week in Oaxaca City. We are failry picky (I gave Tr3s only 4 TA bubbles) and my message to you is to not hesitate to go here. You will not regret it. Anyway, I'll also upload a bunch of pics.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

Across the street from Santo Domingo, up a short flight of stairs are the two small rooms that make up (along with the kitchen) a treasure of traditional Oaxacan cuisine. El Escapulario makes all food to order and can provide vegetarian options. The flavours blending...in the Mole Coloradito were perfect. Service was prompt, pleasant and knowledgeable. We visit Oaxaca often and will certainly return to this spot to continue exploring the menu.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020

We had a corner table overlooking the street with a nice breeze — a wonderful setting for sampling mole sauces. Friendly, good service and great food. They offered me a vegetarian version of a mole dish that was great.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

This little second floor restaurant wasnt busy when we arrived so we almost had the sole attention of the waiter. The tlayuda was huge and delicious and my Chichilo de res was outstanding. Recommended.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Restaurant was small but our meal was delicious and very well presented. Our waiter was attentive and efficient. All food was made to order. Mole was flavorful. Coma Oxacaqueno was beautiful. We recommend this restaurant even after several days and meals here in Oaxaca.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020

On an early and very rainy evening we were looking for a place to shelter from the rain and have an authentic Oaxacan meal. El Escapulario was the perfect spot. The rooms were cozy and warm, and most charmingly decorated for the upcoming Dia de...Los Muertos. We took the suggestions of the staff for which moles to try. They were right and our meals were absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful and we felt very welcome there. A highlight of the evening was watching a small comparsa, unfazed by the rain, march by.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed January 29, 2020

My husband and I ate there a couple of nights ago. I ordered a VEGETARIAN version of one of their famous moles, the one with chicatanas (ants) in it which is a Oaxacan classic. (By the way, the restaurant prides itself for offering vegetarian versions...of their dishes.) The server pointed out to me that while I ordered a vegetarian mole, instead of pork or chicken, this mole had ants (non-vegetarian) in it. I said that was okay but appreciated the warning. (How thoughtful.) The mole was delicious and VERY spicy. I was half way through my dish when I suddenly chewed on something which was not a vegetable - it was a piece of pork. So, obviously, the "vegetarian" version of the dish consisted of vegetables with some heaps of the mole already pre-cooked with pork heaped on top of them, with the hope that the diner won't notice. That is pretty awful and simply dishonest.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020

If the weather is good, snag the corner table by the window if you can, and watch Oaxaca walk by. The menu here is pretty much Oaxacan traditional. I can heartily recommend the estafado verde--you can choose your meat, I chose chicken. The sauce includes...tomatillos (or green tomatoes, unclear from the menu), almonds, raisins, and green olives, for a slightly sweet, slightly sour sauce.Excellent! My husband had chicken breast in mango sauce, also very good. Our friend had the estafado rojo, with pork, and was also very satisfied with her choice. We shared the one salad on the menu, comprised of tomato slices, shreded lettuce, and chapulines (crickets). Also shared was a pitcher of guava agua fresca, a refreshing, but subtle beverage. Mexican chocolate crepes made a filling dessert, with the Mexican chocolate forming a rather pudding-like sauce on the crepes, which were slightly undercooked. That said, we'd go back in a minute to try other traditional Oaxacan dishes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

It took a while to order -- including drinks -- and we had lots of questions and got no answers (language barrier) so we flew blind and everything was so tasty! I had the crispy tortilla pizza-thing called a Tlayuda with 7 ingrediants ( but...left off the grasshoppers. Loved it. My husband got the Coloradito Mole with chicken, sophisticated flavors with a kick at the end. He loved it. My friend got the Black Mole with chicken which we all could have devoured -- so good!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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