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El Quinque

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Calle Macedonio Alcala Esq. Gomez Farias 901, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 502 6702
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been going for years, and it is still the best hamburger, arracherra (skirt steak), and some of the best fish in town. Great prices and Carlos is a gem. Eat there, you'll love it!

Thank tomshiff
Oak Park, Illinois
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170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, hole in the wall place that serves amazing, fresh, flavorful food. We each got the flank steak that hit the spot. They do not serve beer or wine and I don't know if you can BYO. We arrived around 5:30 and we were glad we did. People were waiting for a table shortly after that. By the time we... More 

Thank SuAnne L
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small restaurants in Oaxaca, like any city, come and go, but this one will be here for a long time! The excellent, healthy food is prepared by a staff that amazingly, after all these years, takes real pride in their work. The food tastes wonderful, the setting is sweet and intimate, and the location is gorgeous. What more could you... More 

Thank Yaxchi
Hojancha, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small restaurant,small menu but big on flavour.All dishes are freshly cooked using the best ingredients.Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food.The owner is very charming and generally waits on tables.Be aware that the restaurant closes at 8pm...Mon-Sat.Closed on Sunday.I ate at the restaurant 3 times during my stay of one week and I was never disappointed.It is very... More 

Thank Geraldine D
Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small place. The food was absolutely delicious and the owner was very nice. We ate here on a Friday night, it was lovely.

Thank Millet02
Vernon, Canada
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240 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on another trip to Oaxaca and loved it. So happy to say that we had another great meal here, and you really can not beat having their meal of the day.

Thank KGGFamily
County Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read this was the best burger in Oaxaca so decided I had to try it. It certainly lived up to the hype. For those readers in Dublin, Ireland its like the burger you get in Generator! The place is clean and the service is quick. The portions are pretty big and we didn't get to try anything else. I'd... More 

Thank Jean H
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a quick fresh meal and found this place just two blocks from our hotel. It's on the corner of a small plaza next to the pedestrian walkway going to the plaza. ( about 6 blocks) there was no menu posted so we didn't know what kind of food was available, but the English speaking owner(?) invited... More 

Thank turtlemom1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the #9 rating this restaurant has the best tasting food in Oaxaca. We have been coming for many years.

Thank Jim P
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We have visited Oaxaca at least once a year for the past ten years. In that time we have had the pleasure and the pleasure of eating in many restaurants. El Quinque is not to be missed. The food is always fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is informal but, the food is some of the best in Oaxaca. The menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
Mexican, American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +52 951 502 6702

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