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“We Keep Coming Back” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Quinque

El Quinque
Macedonio Alcala 901 Esq. Gomez Farias Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
951- 5026702
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Ranked #8 of 352 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, American, International
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Yarker, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“We Keep Coming Back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The food here is well-cooked, plentiful, and reasonably priced. The Shrimp in Garlic Sauce was wonderful, and the stuffed chicken breast was delicious. If you're feeling homesick, their burger and home fries is also delicious. Lots of fresh vegetables, or a salad, accompany every dish.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Eric D
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Nevada City, California
1 review
“neighborhood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a fantastic find. WE were staying at Los Arquitos around the corner so it is close. It also does not serve liquor so it is BYOB. The food and atmosphere are friendly. The food i good, small, maybe 6 tables downstairs. cash only but inexpensive and good. it seemed to be very popular with gringos, really didn't see native eating there. not sure why as the food is good.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank francescadue
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Washington DC
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Small restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

My husband and I ate lunch at this cute little restaurant and had a lovely time. Very clean and really good food. I heard a gentleman at the next table raving about the coconut shrimp and am planning them for my next visit! Reasonable prices and, by the way, a great hamburger.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank washingtondcfan
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Auburn, WA
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Just right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My husband and I shared a steak dinner, which came with plenty of salad for each of us, and a bit of potato and broccoli. Splitting a dinner made it very economical, and there was plenty of good-tasting food (the salad was especially memorable) for the two of us. I recommend this place without reservation.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Celeste1949
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Grand Beach, MI
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59 reviews
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“Good food in an informal setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This family-run restaurant on the north end of Alcala is one of the few we've eaten at in Oaxaca that serves a salad and vegetables with dinner, so if you're feeling vegetable-deprived--and you very well may be after a few days in this city--Quinque is a good choice. I had what were called chicken fajitas, and though it wasn't what I expected, it was good. My wife and our dinner companions had fish and liked it. Prices are reasonable and service is good. Quinque is very popular among gringos, possibly from the short-stay apartments on this end of town.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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