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La Teca Restaurant

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Violetas 200A, Oaxaca, Mexico
951-51 50563
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1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Traditional food from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, all made when you order,...
Traditional food from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, all made when you order, all delicious. A garden area available when it's not too chilly or rainy. Wonderful art, and great service.
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real honest homecooking!

This lovely place is mostly a house patio where you will feel at home. The cooking is real food from Oaxaca, with local and seasonal ingredients. They have their own mezcal too! You can try the fixed menu or going a la carte.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Manuel J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely place is mostly a house patio where you will feel at home. The cooking is real food from Oaxaca, with local and seasonal ingredients. They have their own mezcal too! You can try the fixed menu or going a la carte.

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Thank Manuel J
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must stop here if you are after authentic tradition food from the Istmo de Tehuantepec. Try the tamal for a start and then the istemeño platter. They're both outstanding!

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Thank Sara H
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430 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Teca (Violetes 200A, Colonia Reforma, Oaxaca, Mexico, tel. 951-515-0563) There was a review in Arrecife Magazine and many people recommended it. The owner and cook is de Deianira Aquino. We had a very good meal with the best “mole negro” we have eaten in Oaxaca. We sat in the garden and we were the only customers. It was not... More 

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Thank aledm
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The restaurant is very inconspicuous and easy to miss from the outside. The food is fantastic and very different from everything else we tried in Oaxaca. They specialize in isthmus cuisine (referring to the isthmus of Tehuantepec) from the eastern part of the state.

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Thank gelizon
Dubendorf, Switzerland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I was a little bit dissapointed, after reading the comments, i thought that the food had to be very good but it was okay, nothing more ...

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Thank Marco C
Westlake Village, CA
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We visited here on a quiet evening, sat in the beautiful backyard, and had a good meal. I wouldn't rate it as one of the best I've had in Oaxaca City or even in the Colonial Reforma neighborhood, but it was well-prepared and the atmosphere in the garden was very pleasant.

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Thank culturelover22
Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

La Teca is a little removed from the restaurant precint surrounding the Zocalo but is worth the walk for great tasting tamales and crunchy garnachas. We found the serving sizes to be a little small, which could be perfect if you don't like stuffing yourself, but if you're really hungry I'd recommend getting one of the larger mains or at... More 

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Thank yummmhunter
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The restaurant is truly a hidden jewel. Away from the city center in a quiet neighborhood. We sat in the lovely garden. Only about four tables. The food was truly authentic and every dish, especially the tamales, were prepared and seasoned beautifully. Homemade and delicious. The server was very warm and attentive.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We took our friends, one of whom IS Mexican. We had our doubts as we arrived - out of the centre, little shopfront on busy street, but WOW! when we got in there was a sweet garden, enormous tasting menu of delicious food based on grandmother's recipes, and excellent Mescal, with lovely, knowledgeable service. An absolute MUST if visiting Oaxaca... More 

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Thank Quentar_people
Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My wife and I spent a week in a gastronomic tour of Oaxaca city, eating in a different restaurant every day, which had been recommended by our friends who either live in Oaxaca or go there often. IMHO: this was the best, as well as being far and away the least expensive or pretentious. The garnachas are exquisite, so crisp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Violetas 200A, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 951-51 50563

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Traditional food from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, all made when you order, all delicious. A garden area available when it's not too chilly or rainy. Wonderful art, and great service.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?