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La Biznaga

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Gral. Manuel Garcia Vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

La Biznaga is the place to go if you are looking for a classy but casual dining experience. While pricey, this restaurant serves extremely high quality traditional Oaxacan dishes with a modern twist in a beautiful and central environment. They also serve the best margaritas in town!

Thank Gemma C
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is in a nice colonial patio. Seems to be in a lot of guide books as the share of tourists is high. Servings a generous and there are really inexpensive options. Food itself is not outstanding but very varied and well presented. Service was great!

Thank TribbleM
Eugene, Oregon
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed the food here, but sometimes the service has been slow. We finally discovered the secret--get the menu of the day. It is not only delicious and more of a bargain, but the courses are delivered in good succession.

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9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps it was due to the higher expectations of this restaurant from word of mouth & travel blogs, but I deem the food as average at best. The Azteca soup was lukewarm, and my chicken dish w grasshopper was nothing to shout about (grasshopper was minced and super salty).. Some in the group felt the same- uninspired but a couple... More 

Thank Julian O
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nine of us went to La Biznaga for a late lunch and enjoyed a variety of dishes. The pairings of sauces and original presentation of typical Mexican dishes was fantastic. Our three year old was along for the two hour meal and did fine. Great selection of craft beers as well.

Thank rjg1991
Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a fun restaurant. Menu is diverse, with some items you do not normally see along with a nice atmosphere and loud music. Although our waiter was very disconnected and busy, we still loved the food and atmosphere.

Thank citybybeach
Brighton, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Tucked away on the street that runs parallel to the main street, this is a gorgeous restaurant with an open air courtyard. The steak cooked in mezcal and plums with poblano chilli infused mashed potato was the best meal I had in two weeks in Mexico. The beer list was good too.

Thank kev11385
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Stayed in Oaxaca for a week and tried several places. This was our favorite by far. The menu is very creative, the presentation of the plates are beautiful, and the food is delicious. We ended up eating here twice. Prices are fair and the ambiance is as great as the food. They're slogan is "very slow food", but we found... More 

Thank EllaDVilla
Austin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

La Biznaga has excellent food, everything we tried was fantastic. We liked it so much, we were back two more times before the week was over. It is a more modern take on traditional Oaxacan food and flavors.

Thank Sara S
Mexico City
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Specially during the night, the atmosphere of La Biznaga is wonderful for a date, romantic dinner or just to talk with friends. The kitchen is really delicate, nouveau cuisine with a taste of Oaxaca and more else... The mezcal in this place is really good, and also you can ask for micro brewers, they have a lot.

Thank mahinojo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gral. Manuel Garcia Vigil 512, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 019515161800

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