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La Popular

Manuel Garcia Vigil, Esquina Con Jesus Carranza, Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Manuel Garcia Vigil, Esquina Con Jesus Carranza, Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

La Popular is a relaxed, friendly and simple restaurant. The food is good and great value. If you want to eat a little earlier this place is busy all evening. Staff are really welcoming.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ilbuono10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early, around 6.30 pm and te( place quickly filled up. By 7 they were turning people away. I really can’t understand the hype. Poor quality food, small portions and not inexpensive. Our waitress tried hard but was clearly overwhelmed. We are here for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank crellston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tiny, usually crowded informal corner bistro (it IS La Popular, after all) offers one of the best shrimp cocktails I've had in Oaxaca. The tall ice cream soda glass is loaded with good sized shrimp and avocado and the tomato sauce is spiced just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Now I understand why this place is always full; food is ok to good, not great. Prices are really cheap; service was just average ( normal for Oaxaca). I might try it again when it isn’t so busy. I wouldn’t rave about this place; the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaulFradin
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

The staff super friendly, the atmosphere great, the food good and service good. Location amazing! Would def come back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andreseee
Reviewed October 17, 2018

A small cafe with really clean good food. Very popular and people around us seemed to be regulars or coming back for a second time. Very good value for money and just good simple food

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PhilipR155
Reviewed August 17, 2018

The food was prepared with dedication, and the flavors where very fresh, well combined. Service was friendly.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gabriela V
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I've eaten at La Popular twice . The 1st time was OK, quesadillas and a coke. 2nd time , I got sick after eating the the exact same meal. Violently ill for more than 2 weeks.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank markobear1
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Great vibe and decor, an arty crowd, this is in my top five in Oaxaca. Simple, delicious food. The staff are lovely. I eat here every time I visit the city.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank TheHighSeasDrifter
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Sit near the doors so you can look out onto the square and get a breeze. This place is busy and popular with tourists as well as locals. The shredded pork (carnitas) sandwich came on a large grilled roll with tomato and avocado- a very...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ellen C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: Manuel Garcia Vigil, Esquina Con Jesus Carranza, Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
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