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“Fabulous, friendly local restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Escapulario

El Escapulario
Ranked #10 of 409 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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9 reviews
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“Fabulous, friendly local restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Stumbled upon this restaurant for dinner. A lovely woman served and cooked a delicious meal. Authentic home cooked Mexican fare in a casual, local setting. Highly recommend stopping by.

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Portland, Oregon
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117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“El Escapulario, the Gem of Oaxaca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We found El Escapulario on Trip Advisor, and was it ever worth it. During our month-long stay in Oaxaca, we ate there many times as well as taking several friends to join us there. The food is delicious, plentiful and the location, a few blocks northwest of the Santo Domingo Cathedral, is most convenient. The dining experience is wonderful in every respect especially if you can get the corner window table. In short, El Escapulario is a dining treasure in Oaxaca and very easy on the wallet.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Wally W
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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“Must order chile rellenos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Ate lunch here yesterday. The quality of the food is very good so this restaurant is a great value. Highly recommend the chile rellenos, special soup with spinach and huitlacoche, and thayuda, salad on a very large taco. Service can be slow as one person is doing everything.

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
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“fantastic !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

delightful setting, wonderful food, authentic and talented chef. pleasant service, the food deserves more accolades.

Visited October 2012
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“A delicious gem of a culinary experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stumbled across this place, and were enticed in by the full oaxacano menu and super reasonable prices, and after two visits in three days, can heartily recommend it to other travelers. The tlayuda sencillo was a delightful appetizer, and the mole coloradito and negro were both incrediby good. The chili relleno con salsa de naranja was also well worth trying.
Buen provecho!

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Thank Chalupines
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