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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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229 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Go for it! Really nice to eat it in the park. You have the choice of having it on a red plastic plate which you need to return or in a brown bag. Lots of sides on offer.

Thank CommuterFood
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

They are located at Conzatti Park, for me as the best tortas, there might be a line, but employees tries their best to get your food ASAP. If you want to try some local flavor this is the place

Thank Pepe K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?