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El Biche Pobre

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Calzado de la Republica 600 | At Calle Hidalgo, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Wed - Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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158 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

This small restaurant is not in the historic centre of Oaxaca and that makes for a local clientele that appreciates its traditional cuisine. All the best of Oaxacan dishes are available and there are plates combining different styles so you can sample a selection of great homemade food. Unpretentious decor and popular atmosphere. Attentive service and very reasonable prices.

Thank Jesusmiguel58
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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I visited this restaurant especially to try the assorted Oaxacan Botanas platter. I went at 1:30 one afternoon, and was the only one eating there.(Road construction in front may have kept away diners) Service was good, and the food nicely presented, but tasted only fair. Of the dozen items, ten were fried, and all rather greasy, probably the reason for... More 

Thank CtFreddie
Seattle, Washington, United States
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a nice place for lunch. As it is close to where I stay in Oaxaca, I have eaten here several times. The food is very good and in other places I might be raving about it. In Oaxaca, there are so many great restaurants to choose among that this one becomes only average. They offer a wide selection... More 

Thank TiKeGi
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for the unique and local flavor of Oaxaca cuisine, this is a great option. Located in Jalatlaco neighborhood this could be a great option wether for breakfast or lunch

Thank Pepe K
Bolzano, Italy
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A place well known to the locals. I had breakfast and it was very tasty. I was in a hurry and asked a fast service and they where really nice and fast as well. They serve tipical local food. The restaurant is very simple, but clean.

Thank chriskowa
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was fine, mostly fried botanas, which have their place in cuisine! It's kind of dark inside, like a welcoming dank pub. They serve a variety of Mexican beers, which is way better than strictly Corona and maybe Sol. I believe they had Negra Modelo, if not, it was definitely Bohemia Obscura.

Thank Sharlie B
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was surprised at the price of the meals. I was not impressed with the quality of the food. There are cheaper places in Oaxaca with much better food. Overall the place felt a bit presumptuous. I was not happy to pay the equivalent of US $40 for a couple of bland appetizers

Thank babette_12
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

asked for uno vaso de agua puro and after 2 gulps realized the water was tainted ..... traveled next to bathroom for following 2 days. Still cramping 6 days later. totally ruined my trip

Thank lajournada
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148 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Located in the Jalatlaco area which is perhaps a twenty minute walk from Santo Domingo. But worth the walk because not only do you get to experience different areas with less tourists but you get to experience the Oaxaca of the locals. El Biche Pobre is located on a corner and if you can't find it ask one of the... More 

Thank travelling_with_kids
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This place is in the adorable area of Jalatlaco. It is a place filled with mostly locals, and it is no frills. But the waiter was great and eager to please, and the food was delicious and in hearty portions. We had mini tamales with black beans, chicken in mole and enchiladas in mole. I highly recommend this for typical... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calzado de la Republica 600 | At Calle Hidalgo, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 9515134636

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?