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La Olla Restaurant

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Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for lunch yesterday at 2:00 and we were the only customers. After reading another Trip Adviser review, I ordered the sopa crema flor de calabaza. Good choice - it was delicious! My husband enjoyed his tacos with chiles rellenos and a good local dark beer. It is not a fancy restaurant, but the food is worthy of a... More 

Thank bobnancylynch
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Great authentic food and friendly efficient service. WE returned here during our week stay for the food and the feeling.

Thank Harold A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

As you can see if you check other reviews I have written, I am almost always grateful, positive and complementary of service establishments. However, my experience at La Olla was so unpleasant I felt I had to post. My husband and I went there around 1:30 hoping to get the Menu Del Dia (4 course set lunch menu they are... More 

1 Thank jennifer p
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Totally unexpected absolutely brilliant lunch. Presentation was impeccable and beautiful. Taste truly authentic and carefully crafted. La Olla is a gem!

Thank Jill K
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Today 4 of us had an early lunch, 1 pm, but actually was not even served our drinks till 1.30......the pulpo tostados were pleasantly presented with 4 very small tostados. One small bite told us not to eat it so it was returned, no charge.....the Arrachera was fine and my Coloradito plate of mermelitas or something similar was just average,... More 

Thank Lindarose086
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Loved the down to earth Oaxacan food. Delicious, fresh and reasonably priced. Convenient location was also nice. Be sure to reserve during the busy season, even if a small group, like Semana Santa, Guelegetza, Day of the Dead. The squash blossom soup was divine. One of the best dishes we had in Oaxaca -- that is a big statement

Thank Chodo
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant and moderately priced restaurant. The waiter was excellent and when we wanted a non-alcoholic drink it was his suggestion that we try Hibiscus tea. It was so delicious we ordered a second one. As entree I had the Oaxacan ' sting cheese' and tomato salad and my husband had marinated fish. Both were great. For mains... More 

Thank Jane H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Our family of five had dinner and tried mole Coloradito, negro, and amarillo. The dishes were well prepared. The beef with amarillo mole was awesome. The wait staff was really great. Our kids had the hot chocolate, and each said it "was the best I've ever had".

Thank Jonathan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I visit there few times,and I enjoyed the food so much. My favorite is Arrachera but another menu is also delicious. I like interior design too!

Thank Catherin-trt
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had the whole place to ourselves on a quiet Monday night. Great hospitality, delicious food (great selection and quality), and a wonderful atmosphere on the rooftop terrace with the setting sun.

Thank SpecialK2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 951-51-66668
This small, charming restaurant has a lot going for it. Located only two blocks from historic Santo Domingo Church, and within easy walking distance of the Zocalo, La Olla is very popular with both foreign residents and visitors as well as with locals. La Olla is one of the more trendy eateries in the city, and our spotless kitchen produces a wide array of traditional Oaxacan, continental, and vegetarian foods. We pride ourselves in serving the best quality of products available,and most of our produce is grown locally and delivered to us by farmers during the week. Our coffee is locally roasted and the foods we serve are extremely fresh. We bake delicious apple strudel, chocolate cake, oatmeal cookies, vanilla flan, and more on our premises daily! All of our creations are cooked to order, prepared fresh starting when we receive your order. We use more fresh fruits and vegetables to create healthful and visually attractive dishes than any other restaurant in Oaxaca. Delicious sandwiches are served on home-baked whole wheat bread, and we even make the mayonnaise in our kitchen. There is a wide variety of healthy drinks available, using unusual combinations of fresh fruits and vegetables. The main meal of the day in Oaxaca is eaten in the afternoon. A real bargain at "La Olla" is the "Menu del día" or "Comida corrida", a full meal which changes daily, for only $90 pesos served from 1-4 pm. It includes a freshly-made salad, followed by a soup, a choice of two entrees, with tortillas or bread, and finishing with a dessert or espresso coffee. Many typical Oaxacan dishes are featured, and for a low price you can experience traditional cuisine at its very best. There is also a full a la carte menu featuring a wide selection of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are moderate and the quality very high. La Olla is proud to display and promote artwork created by local, regional and international artists. Our gallery is open daily during restaurant hours. The art on display is available for sale, and the gallery selection is changed periodically.

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