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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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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have loved to give 5 stars but just missed ambiance and the naturally friendly service we experienced in the other great Restaurants in Oaxaca. We will be back and try it again.

Thank lifesnice
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked the philosophy of Origen and saved it for our last night in Oaxaca. The greeting was warm and we liked the simplicity of the room and the prints on the walls but the chairs were a tad uncomfortable. The tortillas were great, very thin, crisp, and nicely toasted. The accompanying salsa was nicely spicy but one dimensional. The... More 

Thank Karen B
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was recommended by tour group. We stopped for lunch. Only customers but provided with excellent service. Best item was the warm fresh perfectly cooked octopus salad. Fine dining at its best.

Thank sweetana3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is upstairs in an old colonial building near the Zocalo. The high ceilings, soft lighting, warm color decor, contemporary art, latin jazz all give a nice ambiance. The service was terrific. I had a little bit of trouble ordering wine...didn't appear to have by the glass, but got that straightened out via gestures with the very patient waiter.... More 

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

My new favorite restaurant in Oaxaca, the service great they explain all the dishes really detailed and all was great, I recommend that you make a reservation, must try the octopus.

Thank Ubish A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurants ive ever been too. Top Chef Mexico Castellanos has superbly mastered this type of food using local ingredients and giving them worldly touches. Location right downtown. Great selection of local crafted beers and mezcales. Service could be a tad better.

Thank Pixnet01
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I've been in Oaxaca for seven months and only rarely have I had a bad meal. And yet, with all the wonderful food I've enjoyed in Oaxaca, ORIGEN is superior to all! I'm not a fish lover, but the fish was so beautifully prepared, succulent flavors, beautifully presented, I've been completely won over! Lovely high end (for Oaxaca) dining. Everyone... More 

Thank CarlosandConcepcion
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This place is great for a lovely, relaxing, high end meal. I went for lunch with friends and we were all impressed. I guess the dishes and cocktails could be described as a contemporary take on traditional Mexican. The space is relaxing and comfortable. Staff is gracious and friendly. Even though it's right near the zocalo it felt a world... More 

Thank M L
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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 

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Oceanside, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?