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Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend it. Great food, interesting ingredients and excellent service!! I enjoyed the wide variety of mezcal, too.

Thank Delgadina
san diego
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without a reservation and were seated promptly. Service throughout was gracious and perfectly timed. The margaritas were fantastic, soup was excellent, and two different fish dishes light and tasty.

Thank missionhillstraveler
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Origen provides post-modern Oaxacan cuisine in an airy minimalist dining room close to the downtown. It is relatively expensive for the area, but not so pricey by US standards.

Thank Wanderer33
Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a not to be missed restaurant. Wonderful from start to finish with a menu that changes weekly, go often and experience the lovely selections. We had one from each section of the menu. The platano croquettas were phenomenal along with the curry ice cream, mind blowing. This was my favorite restaurant in Oaxaca. Service was excellent, ambience is... More 

Thank citybybeach
Tijuana, Mexico
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Went for diinner with friends. Restaurant was close to hotel. You need to climb stairs to the restaurant area. tables, chairs, table service was very good. Waiters ready to help. The dishes were well presented, good portions and among the best is the fish with green pozole". It is worth to eat at this restaurant.

Thank Donato P
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We were the only people there for most of the meal which is always odd. But the space is lovely if simple. The food, however, is far from simple. The cocktails were great and all our dishes were unique and beautifully prepared/ plated. Maybe the teachers strike right outside dissuaded other diners from coming?

Thank jc2001
El Pescadero, Mexico
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We had a wonderful meal and good service here. The restaurant was recommended to us by one of the staff at Destilado. The chef here has a creative menu. I enjoyed fresh grouper which was grilled and placed upon a variety of crisp vegetables and the server poured a delicious pozole verde around the fish and vegetables. It was a... More 

Thank MJVBaja
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

It's difficult to eat badly in Oaxaca, but we thought Origen had real flair and subtlety in their cooking. A pleasant dining room, imaginative dishes that moved well away from the tourist staples and very reasonably priced. We visited three times in our week in Oaxaca (it was that good) and on each occasion the large majority of diners was... More 

Thank 315Michael_H
Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a nice restaurant in a very good location near the Zócalo. When I arrived, the chef was conducting cooking lessons for a group of people and they allowed me to take a look at the kitchen. The main room is on the 2nd floor, for most of my meal I was the only one during lunch. They have... More 

Thank mezcalero
San Francisco
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

After a very negative experience at Casa Oaxaca, Origen was welcome relief! Oscar and his staff were brilliant - making us feel very welcome even without a reservation. The room is a 2nd story - near the Zocalo and is furnished in an eclectic contemporary-traditional style. The art is from local contemporary artists but the room itself retains it's historic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 529515011764

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