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El Quinque

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Calle Macedonio Alcala Esq. Gomez Farias 901, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
951- 5026702
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It seems that everyday we have more choices for dining in Oaxaca. One of my favorites is El Quinque and I am never disappointed. Their Saturday BBQ ribs with home made sauce made by the owner's mother are fantastic. I ate there the past two Fridays and really enjoyed fish, not one of my favorite entrees, each prepared in a... More 

Thank Oaxacaone
Tulum, Mexico
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 2nd visit to Oaxaca in 2 years, we have eaten at this very comfortable low key spot at least a half a dozen times and enjoyed every meal we have had, just solid & simple with a depth of flavors. I was doing the vegetarian program this trip( I know what was I thinking in Oaxaca) Anyway,... More 

Thank casadelasolas
san diego
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This place was reviewed as the best burger place in Oaxaca, and we second that. Our burgers were about 8 ounces each, with a great bun, cheese, avocado, tomato, onion. I loaded them all into a messy, juicy burger that was perfect. Came with roasted potatoes fresh and perfectly cooked.

Thank missionhillstraveler
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Great hamburger! Excellent fish. Large portions. Nice people (who speak English!) and really comfortable. We even brought our own bottle of wine one evening. We came for lunch (comida) and for dinner. the location on the pedestrian street was nice also.

Thank Chodo
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here in a party of 10. All dishes were excellent and as the are from Monterrey a bit if a break from the usual Oaxaca fair. We loved it.

Thank TribbleM
Eugene, Oregon
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We keep thinking we will branch out and try more restaurants, but we LOVE this restaurant and are often there for comida multiple days in a row! Delicious food, fresh, well-presented, generous portions, and very reasonably priced, all in a quiet and safe location. We also notice many other customers are regulars. Very good sign. We also really like the... More 

Thank StephanieWood
Schertz, Texas
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I went to the restaurant on the day after their were protests in the area and not all of the vendors came to town. The waiter told us that only a few items were available because there were only a few items available in the city. We were given a beautiful fresh salad with a gentle but tangy dressing. I... More 

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Schertz, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We picked the day after a violent protest outside Oaxaca to visit this restaurant. Unfortunately, that meant that the normally teeming Oaxaca markets had a very limited supply of food. At first, the owner thought he might not be able to handle two more guests, but after checking with his brother who was cooking, he told us what could be... More 

1 Thank Phil53202
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Every item of food was prepared perfectly, we savored every bite. The owner was really nice an attentive and kept bringing us little extras. You could tell how much they care about their food and customers. Our favorite reatuarant in Oaxaca.

1 Thank Bdbaker
Sahuarita, AZ
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My wife and I spent 11 days in Oaxaca City and found El Quinque at the midpoint of our trip. The first day we ate lunch after reading they had the best burgers in Oaxaca City. I was ready for a change of pace food wise at this point. Well, the burger was delicious, so we came back and ate... More 

1 Thank AZDuckman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Mexican, American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Macedonio Alcala Esq. Gomez Farias 901, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 951- 5026702

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