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“You'll keep going back”
Review of Mexita

Mexita
Ranked #20 of 498 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mexita es un restaurante de cocina SurItaliana, de antiguas origines Napolitanas.
Reviewed April 26, 2013

We spend several months in Oaxaca every winter, but only discovered this restaurant on our most recent visit. In a word, it is "fantastic"! Our only regret is that we didn't find it sooner. Great Neapolitan dishes, attentive service and the owner is a delight. The complimentary lemon-cello after dessert makes for a perfect finish to a memorable dining experience.

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Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We travel regularly to Oaxaca, and always make it a point to eat at Mexita. The restaurant serves great 'Napolitano' food that competes with the best Italian restaurants in the U.S. The pizzas are perfect and the dough so tasty that not even the crust is left behind. The pasta's are excellent, and I often order what ever the chef has on special because it is always great. All of the ingredients are fresh, with a lot it produced by the chef himself. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We were invited to dinner by Oaxacan friends who told us that this was supposedly a good “pizzeria”. Our first reaction was OMG! Not another one! We entered the restaurant and began talking to the father and son and any doubts were soon dispelled. Their pasta is homemade and perfectly prepared; their mozzarella is as close to the best Naples has to offer as you can possibly get in Mexico( If only water buffalo could live here). My wife ordered spaghetti alle vongole (really fresh clams and mussels) and I asked the son to make me a Pizza Margherita using the nearby wood fired oven.
The perfect dinner ended with their own Limoncello. The Mexican limes are unique and the liqueur reflected it. A recording by Caruso or Pavarotti in the background would have completed the evening.
COMMENTS IN ITALIAN:
Che dire? Napoletani veraci qui a Oaxaca, pasta fatta in casa preparata alla perfezione; mozzarella Fior di Latte squisita, una Margherita fatta al forno di legna da un autentico maestro pizzaiolo, Limoncello fatto cogli incomparabili limoni messicani; che bella cosa………a Oaxaca!

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Enrico D, Propietario at Mexita, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2013
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Hola, siempre es un gusto atenderlos, las opiniones de los italianos son importantes para que los clientes de Otros paises entiendan la autenticidad del local. Les agradecemos de la doble visita, los esperamos proximamente para que puedan volver adegustar lo que mas se le antoja y a platicar connosotros. Siamp felici di aver tenuto nella nostra casa due persone con eccezzionale palato per i cibi e il vino, saluti da parte mia.
Enrico De Rosa , Chef y maestro Pizzaiolo del restaurante Mexita.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Just a few blocks off the main tourist streets, this restaurant us close, excellent, true Napolitano food. We loved it so much, we asked to thank the chef, and the the chef/owner came out to talk with us. He explained that he sends 5 men up into the hills to search for fresh porcini mushrooms instead of dried, like other restaurants. He explained the difference between Napolitano pizza and others. And how he imports his semolina flour from Italy for the homemade pasta. The son and grandfather are both enthusiastic about the food and rightly proud of the restaurant. Lo ed the food, my pats dish was o e of the MOST flavorful I've ever had,and I'm half Italian. Take a breakneck.(great) traditional dishes and treat yourself to a great meal.
Supervisor map is WAY off, it's steps away from Santo Domingo. Go east on Abasolo across Pino Suarez to Martinez De Tacubaya, turn right. It is on the left a few steps away. #314 (weird, there are two 314's next to each other) .
TERRIFIC MEAL. THE CHEF/owner even treated us to limocello, home made, just like his home made pasta, ricotta, mozarella, and mascarpone (!!!).

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Enrico D, Propietario at Mexita, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013
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Muchas gracias, voy a tratar de tener servicio a Domicili hasta Puerto Vallarta... a lo mejor les mando mi mesero en bicicleta.....saludos...Chef Enrico.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Best pizza I've had anywhere in Mexico...in fact, better than any pizza I had in Naples. Reasonable prices but the tip is added to the bill.

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Thank Macpock
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Enrico D, Propietario at Mexita, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013
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Agradecemos su opinion, como Napolitanos tenemos una gran responsabilidad en cuanto la pizza y tambien por los mariscos que tienen que estar siempre de primerisima calidad. Nuestro trabajo es una mision.Saludos
Chef Enrico

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