We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Adequate and expensive”
Review of Mexita

Mexita
Ranked #18 of 469 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $22
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Mexita es un restaurante de cocina SurItaliana, de antiguas origines Napolitanas.
Austin, TX
Level Contributor
32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Adequate and expensive”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Based on the reviews here, we tried this restaurant looking for a one-meal break from the wonderful Oaxacan food we've had. We're on the foodie side of eaters, but not picky at all. We tend to like most of what's put on our table. Tonight the meal was OK, but not worth the price. It was one of the most expensive meals we had in Oaxaca, which we've visited several times. Now, I do have to point out that we did not order pizza. My husband had the beef scallopini, which came with a side salad. He liked the sauce and had no complaints. Except for the price. I ordered the fettuccine with olives and capers. It was so salty I couldn't eat it. I ended up picking out all of the olives and capers, and was able to eat the pasta and sauce. The fettuccine was fresh and the tomato sauce was pleasant. The serving was very small for the price. We had 2 glasses of the house Italian wine, which was decent. The service was good, and we enjoyed the home made Limoncello that was offered to us at the end. Two entrees (small servings), 2 glasses of wine, 40 dollars before tip. Not worth the long walk there. Maybe we just ordered the wrong things.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank texmexicana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Enrico D, Propietario at Mexita, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Google Translation
Buenas tardes, le agradesco su preferencia y su comentario, nuestras alcaparras son Mediterraneas y bajo sal, eso hace que no se corte el sabor original, al contrario de las alcaparras en vinagre. Puestas en el platillo dan aroma y sabor, probadas solas se le nota lo salado, cosa que usted pudo verificar personalmente. Lamento que no se le dio' a conocer la proveniencia del producto. Espero poderle brindar un mejor servicio y atención en su próxima visita, yo mismo le dare' información sobre los platillos. Saludos
Chef Enrico
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

184 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    141
    28
    11
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
YVR
Level Contributor
295 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“What a Surprise - Excellent Italian”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

I was very surprising when the owner of Mexita told us he has been there for 3 years. We live a few blocks away and it was recommended just a few weeks ago. We went after a music performance and luckily they were still open and welcoming at 9:45. We just ordered wine, a couple pizzas, and desert, but the staff, owner and owners son treated us like regulars and the pizza and deserts were terrific. The atmosphere is very nice with indoor and patio seating and a wood fired brick oven in full view. It seemed all the wines were Italian and reasonable for what they were, and they offered some craft beers. The owner treated us to some homemade limoncello after we ate. Delicious. We will definitely be back to try more of the menu.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank tomshiff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent all around”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Extremely friendly and very curteous service, the salads are delicious, with real virgin olive oil, fragrant basil and tomatoes you would have remembered if you had grown up in the Mediterranean. The pizzas are thin crust, oven baked with just the right amount of cheeses and fragrant spices and herbs. The portions are generous, so we did not have any space for dessert, but the complimentary limoncello was just the right touch. Will definitely be back, as this is the best Italian cuisine in Oaxaca.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Aleksandra57
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A little Italian”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Aah, nice to eat some pasta and pizza after weeks of Mexican flavors. Fresh pasta and fresh wood oven pizza. Fresh ingredients and a yummy arugula salad too! Cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Delicious bread too! Can't wait to go back and get my salad and pizza fix! Not cheap... Beer,juice, pasta and salad was $400 pesos but worth every penny! (Two people)

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Goldengate3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best meal the best experience simply, the best”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Atmosphere: casual and inviting
Food: the best and freshest pizza
this side of Italy
Service: personal - the owner and chef Enrico passionate about his food, his dad so welcoming.
Worth a trip in every way

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank dgarcia2401
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mexita also viewed

 

Been to Mexita? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing