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La Olla Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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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
$5 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mexican, Latin
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

convenient to our bnb, our family had several lunches here,Clean, bright, inexpensive with good margaritas. The evening terrace was lovely.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Rowdymom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The energy of this restaurant is so pleasant. First of all, when I walk in I feel that food must be good from its smell. The colours and decoration of the place is joyful. Mural painting and arts pieces arrange with care. Also tables, chairs...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank queenym
Reviewed June 9, 2019

make sure you get a table at the balcony. Excellent service and the ice cream dessert is excellent. The staff is very warm and English speaking. This place is a must for dining.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Tourist828101
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

I ordered from el menu de dia and got the white fish. The appetizer salad was my favorite part, thinly sliced raw beets, tender cooked beets, and peeled citrus- mouth watering. The soup was really shrimpy and the fish entre was too salty. A mango...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank rocktsar
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Very cool restaurant with great food. We sat on the roof and had a fun time watching the street below. Everything was great, but the highlight of the night were the tacos, which were sold by a woman making them on the roof (working with...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

Read reviews about this place so decided to try. Was not truly impressed. It is a comfortable place to enjoy...didn't try the terrace as it just rained and very cool outside. I ordered the chicken breast with mole negro. The chicken was very dry smothered...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank donk489
Reviewed May 16, 2019

Excellent lunch menu, good other options, friendly staff and prices. Enjoyed eating here instead of our hotel

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank cojotent
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Had lunch here on the rooftop terrace - great views! I had the Chicken Mole - loved it! Incredible food and cocktails!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Beachtraveller101
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Wow! I thought this place was going to be basic, but our meal here turned out to be one of our favorites. We stopped here for a late lunch and did stick to a couple of traditional dishes. This place is nothing too fancy. In...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rsidrys
Reviewed May 9, 2019

A beautiful terrace overlooking the city with views of the cathedral and one of the best meals I have eaten made this a memorable occasion. The staff are friendly. The food is excellent with oaxacan twists to each dish. A variety of oaxacan and fusion...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from SocietyandCulture | Reviewed this property |
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Response from gringa04915 | Reviewed this property |
We were not able to sit on the rooftop when I was there in January because we did not reserve in advance. it's clearly a top spot! We ate in a beautiful dining room. BUT if you want the rooftop experience, call... More
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