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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
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Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love eating here. We have eaten here 4 times while in Oaxaca. Love the fish dishes, shark, sole and cam atones. Best hamburger ever! Priced very, very reasonably. The vegetables are just the way I like them, not over cooked. This place is a must while visiting Oaxaca.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This family owned restaurant near Santo Domingo Church has an excellent variety of Oaxacan foods and flavors. Don't miss it when in Oaxaca! Great service and easy to walk to from the central area of the city.

Thank Carolyn1651
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I had a long lunch at El Quique. Can´t say enough good about this place except it was quite warm and crowded at 1.30 for lunch...Maybe fans??? She had been there before, me, it was the first visit and I hope not the last. She highly recommended la carta de dia for $70 ps....I would´ve gone for... More 

Thank Lindarose086
Carlos M, Gerente at El Quinque, responded to this review

I am still ashamed for that mistake. But thanks again for your patience and for being so understanding. Next time dessert is on us!!! Greetings!!!!! El Quinque More 

Stockton, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We live here in the city and came based on friends' recommendations. So glad we did! My husband and I both ordered the same arracherra dish and loved everything, vegetables, salad, salsa (which wasn't necessary but did add a nice flare) and Agua de limón. Generous portions and nice presentation, along with great attentive service made for a great late... More 

Thank StocktonGetaway_Girl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We go each winter to lovely Oaxaca and love the people, the food and the ambience. Many great restaurants throughout the city, and then there is El Quinque. It is like our home away from home with great food, attentive staff and good prices. You quickly become a welcome guest and find yourself returning.

Thank BACVictoria
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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?