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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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Santiago Atitlan
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed a few meals here, both breakfast and lunch. Everything was delicious and presented in a pleasing manner. The wait staff is very attentive and polite. The tortillas are being made while you order. If I need to complain and sound like a burro, I would say that the chili sauce was too spicy.

Thank DJGSant
Herzlia, Israel
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good oaxacan dishes in a great presentation and good flavour. Great service and fairly priced. Fish tacos starter is a must

Thank Mortikane
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this place for years and it never disappoints with the fresh, organic ingredients. I can always get something healthy here.

Thank cintal
Hawk Point, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent! It's all about the presentation when giving you the finest local foods at a reasonable price.

Thank KJEulinger
Beersheba, Israel
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place doesn't appear to be better than any other in first sight. But the menu suggested otherwise with the fancy descriptions of each dish. We got the enchiladas which were bitter and bland. The soup of tortillas had no flavor too. We also got the green mole fish, and the steak. Which were cooked well but the portions are... More 

1 Thank aviv586
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 bubbles 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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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