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La Hormiga

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Reforma & Gomez Farias, Oaxaca, Mexico
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The line starts early in the day at this phenomenal sandwich stand which I've visited on more than one visit to Oaxaca. But the line moves fast, so don't give it a thought. I like the tinga de pollo, the chorizo, the milanesa. Get them to go, or sit under the trees in Parque Conzatti. Don't get there too late... More 

Thank Mark S
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

They seem to have customers all day long, but the service is still quick. I'm addicted to the pierna de puerco, and the ham and egg is a good breakfast torta. For $2 or less these may be the best value in town.

Thank BrooklynExpat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The line looks long, but moves fast. These tortas are SO good and worth the wait. Don't eat meat? No problem. Just asked for a Torta de Quesillo. Want to take it to go? Say "para llevar." Don't want mayonnaise? "Sin mayonesa." (Otherwise, all tortas come with mayo).

Thank Hans3595
Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

Really not much to elaborate on here. Canzatti is a great park. La Hormiga makes great tortas at low prices. Order a torta, top it with some salsa, find a spot in the park, and enjoy!

Thank Eric S
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

Sometimes in Oaxaca it is hard to get a "little something" instead of a full meal. We are very careful about eating street food but we had heard so much about this place we had to try. A sandwich on a big roll is around 22pesos, they come plainer and more full. Roll is spread with black beans, has avocado... More 

Thank JK68
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Arrived at La Hormiga after two recommendations to find a line of people that moved quickly, a large and varied menu, good prices, good service and GOOD FOOD. Lots of places in the park to sit and eat too.

Thank Soapsuds123
Brooklyn, New York
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

The line is long for a good reason, but it moves quickly so STAY. Get your food to go or eat there in the park. You really can't miss. Excellent tortas, inexpensive. The ambiance is wherever you decide to eat.

Thank Mark S
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

La Hormiga is a great food cart located at Conzatti Park--my favorite plaza in Oaxaca. You know you're in for something good when the locals line up every day at all times of the day for one of the best sandwiches in Oaxaca. The menu is just tortas, with lots of interesting and delicious combinations. You give your order, pay,... More 

Thank nameste56
Oaxaca, Mexico
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282 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

This very popular place has very good tortas (sandwich on a roll) It took the help of a local to put in my order but it was worth it.

Thank springstraveler
Tucson, Arizona
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

We ate here a couple years ago when we saw how many locals were lined up waiting for their food. They've perfected the process. There are menus, you order and pay and are given a handwritten receipt. When your name is called your food is handed to you on a plastic plate. There are spicy condiments and small boiled potatoes... More 

Thank Eddice C

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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
Mexican, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reforma & Gomez Farias, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: (951)-50-3-88-06

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