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Oaxaca Mexican Food

Governmental Mall
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1516 W van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2414
+1 602-258-0804
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2014

I don't know why this is a institution, the quality seems sub par to me. It's ok, just not great. Try it for yourself and decide. You might have a better experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

We dined at the Oaxaca Restaurant on our way to return our rental car after reading positive reviews at Trip Advisor. The Chile Relleno was the best I've had in quite a while, the enchiladas were very good. Everything was fresh and served piping hot. The salsa had a bite, the beers were cold, prices were reasonable, and the service... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

This is the third restaurant I visited in Phoenix. And it landed squarely between the worst (Carolina's--see my review) and the best (Macayo's--see my review). This place is a good size restaurant just outside the seedier part of Phoenix. But, it is on the #3 Valley Metro Bus route. Unfortunately, this bus runs once every hour on the hour around... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2010

love this place great carne asada tacos...but like the enchildas too and margaritas are also good. the building is nice, bathrooms are clean and on weekends its the place to be. if you in town swing by. and if you feel its a sketchy place dont feel the need to pass this place up keep in mind the police station... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2010

The chips were good and our waitress was really nice. We ordered some tacos, enchiladas and chicken fajitas. Everything was really good and the restaurant seemed popular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2009

its a little scary on the outside at night, but its really nice inside and its authentic mexican food

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2006

While on vacation in Phoenix, we were told we HAD to eat at Oaxaca. While Van Buren St. isn't the most trendy place to go - the food was excellent. The margueritas weren't bad either. I had the machaca chimichanga - and it was fantastic. My son loved the carne asada, and my daughter liked her cheeseburger as well -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 W van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2414
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Governmental Mall
  • Neighborhood: Governmental Mall
  • Phone Number: +1 602-258-0804

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?