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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“tortilla soup” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
“chile relleno” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
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81 - 90 of 151 reviews

Reviewed November 29, 2015

This restaurant on the second floor overlooking the beautiful colonial street of Garcia Vigil was a real treat. We had lunch by the window overlooking the street and were the only party seated. Service was good and we definitely got food made to order. Perhaps...More

Thank JoJette2015
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We had the good luck to stay close by El Escapulario and ate here three times during our recent Oaxaca visit. Tasty home cooked food, an excellent menu del dia, and great prices. Highly recommended.

Thank stephen h
Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and great people! Cozy and comfortable atmosphere with good prices. All around an enjoyable place to eat.

Thank Jan D
Reviewed November 17, 2015

Maybe we chose the wrong things off the menu? Maybe the menu should have less dishes with their specialities taking priority? Previous TAdvisor reports praised the helpful explanations. "this is chicken, this is meat or chicken, this is pork" did not help! The tastes are...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Simple restaurant running by simple people Great food. I always rely in Trip advisor, and this time was not exception. Very modest restaurant that I suppose that it was a mistake to dinner there. The food is excellent. The water of zapote very tasty.Real Oaxaqueñan...More

Thank Sergio a
Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I found this restaurant by accident and am so happy I did. Prices were great, food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. As a foreigner, I was made to feel so comfortable. I will definitely be back.

Thank Dayn62
Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this place. It's no frills but just the best experience and the food is the tastiest I've had in my six days in Oaxaca - I've tried a lot of restaurants! I had the tortilla soup which is as good as everyone says...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed November 4, 2015

I ate here 4 times during my stay in Oaxaca. Esther is a wonderful cook and runs this small restaurant on her own. I loved all the meals I ordered. I highly recommend Especial Oaxaqueno (huge sampler platter for 3 or 4 people), the Mole...More

Thank ndkingdom
Reviewed October 17, 2015

We sought out this restaurant solely because of the TripAdvisor reviews we had read. There are stairs to climb to this very modest set of rooms at the top of an old building, so don't expect any high-end ambiance. However, it doesn't matter. It has...More

2  Thank tapestries
Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a simple restaurant, owned and run by a down-to-earth Oaxacan lady named Esther. The menu mainly features her own creations and our experience was like being a guest in her house. Although the restaurant itself is simple and unassuming with a very limited...More

1  Thank cavedodger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 516-4687
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