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Callejon 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I do not understand how this restaurant is not in the top 2! We come to Oaxaca frequently and this place and el Destilado (tasting menu) are it. We had an unforgettable meal and the service was impeccable. I only hope for the sake of the city that the teachers strike does not deter their business because it deserves to... More 

Thank Edgar474247
Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great food and dishes, every plate is unique. the only they should improve is the service, they are not so fast when you take a seat

Thank dan_arango
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The clue is in the title! We dined here on our last night in Oaxaca, a place where we did not have one bad meal and Origen was top of the heap. From the incredible ceviche starter to the divine roasted quail and finishing with the very moreish melting chocolate truffles I could not fault this restaurant in terms of... More 

Thank joannemP2048QR
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very excited to try Origen and were severely disappointed. Once we were sat down in a haphazard way, no one came up to us for 15 minutes. Finally, someone came over to us but then knocked on my menu and said "what do you want?" No "hello", no "welcome to Origen", no "let me explain to you our... More 

Thank Jill K
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in my life. To start with, the setting was elegant and sophisticated yet comfortable. Old stone steps, high ceilings and contemporary art. The food was beyond belief. The chef's ability to combine different flavors in a creative and delicious manner was unlike anything I have experienced. Foodies would love... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank Delgadina
san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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.

1 Thank Wanderer33
Charleston, South Carolina
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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 

1 Thank citybybeach
Tijuana, Mexico
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36 restaurant reviews
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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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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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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: Callejon 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?