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Origen

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Callejon Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 1764
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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539 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Wow", this is the single word that came to our mouth at the same time after the first bite... This place is a foodie paradise. It is a tiny bit more expensive than some other good Oaxacan restaurants, but this is not a traditional restaurant: it is truly innovative cuisine. I would qualify it as Mexican-cosmopolitan fusion. We tried three... More 

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San Francisco, California
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187 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sense is that this is a hit or miss restaurant. We got the miss. The food while ambitious somewhat missed the mark. The atmosphere is bold and ambitious but the place was practically empty when we dined.

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Thank baywanderer
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been a few years since I've visited the restaurant, and was so impressed with the changes. Healthy portions, superb flavors, unusual combinations of local ingredients. The new upstairs dining room is much preferable, and we all (6) enjoyed every minute and every mouthful.

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Thank Judith H
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has very pleasant atmosphere excellent attentive service the few vegan dishes I tried were exceptional / I'd recommend it more for vegetarians who have to compromise and dine with meat eaters but they said they adapt any dish and remove the cheeses , and not use butter for vegans - the tables are set well apart which is always... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for my last dinner to realize that was superior of all of other recommended restaurants I went days before. Food superb, wine list superb. Knowledgable Waiters and friendly as well, NICE wine list, try mexican ones, extensive even BY THE GLASS. Easily could cost the double and you gladly pay for it. Start with this one and after... More 

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Thank fcortina
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a high reputation, but we have had two very disappointing meals there. Very slow inattentive service even though the place was empty. And the food .... just not very good. If you want great tasty food at a fraction of the price try El Quinque.

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Katy, Texas
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Rodolpho is amazing! Prepare to be spoiled and eat one of the best dinners in Oaxaca. Tell him Chef Will from Texas sent ya! See if he is available for a cooking class but he is VERY busy..

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Monterrey, Mexico
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very recommended but not a big deal. The food was above average but the service is not according to the high valued reviews. And too expensive for an average service.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location, good service and food worthy of Oaxaca reputation. Reasonably priced and located in a historical building. Would have gone back if we had more time in the town.

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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Origen our first night in Oaxaca, late and without a reservation and they could not have been more accommodating. I thought the food was the most interesting and most flavorful between Origen, Casa Oaxaca and Cathedral. Service was great, too. I would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +52 951 501 1764

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