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Allende 108, Centro., Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
951) 514 0690
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hermosillo, Mexico
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A perfect fusion of traditional food from the region with a touch of modernness. Have to order tacos de lechón, molotes, ensalada ahumada, ceviche con sandia, rissoto con escamoles. Excellent mixology with mezcal

Thank rosazazueta
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a foodie, then eat here. Have the tasting menu. It is a huge bargain by US standards and as interesting and delicious as just about anything I have had in the US outside of the French Laundry (and similar restaurants). We didn't like every single course that our party got (one was non-dairy and they did a... More 

Thank Chodo
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pitiona was a highly anticipated reservation. I am celiac (gluten free) and during the booking, we noted this. We received a confirmation acknowledging that this would be no problem. When we arrived, we confirmed this (all in Spanish, so no translation issues) and the server again told us that it was no problem and everything in the 9 course menu... More 

Thank Kelly M
Texcoco, Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I had lunch at Pitiona and was very pleased with the meal. I ordered a la carte a starter of raw fish," tiraditos", the smoked salad, "ensalada ahumada", and the trout with squash tendrils. The ensalada ahumada and trucha were exceptional. The restaurant has a nice atomosphere near Santo Domingo. It is pricey by Mexican standards but worth it.

Thank Cacahuacintle44
Mill Valley, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Best restaurant by far in Oaxaca. After dining at Casa Oaxaca, Origen, a couple of hotels and other well rated restaurants,we were sorry we only went to Pitiona on our last day in Oaxaca. The food, presentation, and service were excellent. The quality of the ingredients used, flavors and creativity were outstanding. We had the gorditas, pork terrine with bean... More 

2 Thank pbkretchmer
Los Angeles
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Amongst all the restaurants we tried, Pitiona came last. The food seemed overwrought and pretentious. We tried 6 tiempos, and some a al carte items. Sopa de fideos was only a step above a sopa maggi. The food was presented very nicely but lacked substance in some dishes. The hot chocolate was good. The mango mezcal cocktail was delicious.

Thank Parisa M
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70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

After reading so many great reviews, we were incredibly excited to dine at Pitiona (or La Pitiona - I believe these are the same place but for some reason there are two listings in trip advisor with the same address). We figured that with an endorsement from Rick Bayless and four or five other online sources it would have to... More 

Thank Paul S
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

On business in Mexico our hosts suggested this restaurant. A native of Oaxaca came with us and highly recommended it. We had several appetizers instead of a full dinner and it was perfect. They were all delicious. The restaurant even gave us an appetizer on the house and it was amazing. One appetizer was made from a young pig...it was... More 

Thank William P
Caracas, Venezuela
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Its a great restaurant, the place its very good , very simple decoration, the food and the atention are superb. I pass a very good dinner there. I hardly recomend it.

Thank Luis R
Sahuarita, AZ
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here one night during our 11 day stay in Oaxaca City.The restaurant is a beautiful space. The service is very good with lots of servers milling about. I had the Red Snapper and my wife had the suckling pig tacos. Although my fish seemed fresh and was very good, I would have left hungry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Allende 108, Centro., Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 951) 514 0690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?