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“Dreamlike”
Review of Tobaziche

Tobaziche
Ranked #13 of 513 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $6
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tobaziche is a place that evokes Oaxaca. We refer to the Sierra, the land, the Oaxacan maguey. Oaxaca is concentrated in one place, indigenous and colonial, preserving the nobility inherited from ancestors but facing the contemporary present air. Who eats in Oaxaca Tobaziche will experience your senses (to its market, its colors, flavors and succulent surprise) under the principles of order, hygiene, generosity and warmth. It will inspire the party and good food. Visit us!
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I just spent eleven days in Mexico. We went to Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, ad Mexico City, and this was my favorite meal, hands-down. I had read about the restaurant in advance, and knew that they had a traditional Oaxacan set menu, so I asked for it-- it wasn't on the menu they handed us, but it was still available. $20 each for four courses, including unlimited mescal and a pitcher of Jamaica. The food was surreal-- plaintain chips with salsa or guacamole (I can't remember which); bean and rabbit soup-- so light, which makes no sense for heavy ingredients like that, but it was somehow rich yet light; chicken in mole sauce with chapulines and some kind of foam on top-- amazing; and some sort of caramelized banana for dessert. Plus, of course, unlimited mescal :)

The service was perfect. The chef was present much of the time, very aware of the diners, and the wait staff was extremely attentive and welcoming. We had just gotten into town, after a day of flying into Mexico City and then a six-hour bus ride to Oaxaca, so we weren't exactly dressed to kill, but they treated us like royalty. We barely had to look up for someone to come over and see what we needed; when we arrived I was instantly given a little stand with hooks to hold my purse. And they timed the courses well-- nothing came out until we had both finished our current course, and then the next one was instantly there.

The atmosphere was very nice, too. It's near several art galleries and has a big airy interior with large windows and high ceilings; it felt very compatible with all the galleries nearby.

I would return tonight if I could!

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edisson r, Propietario at Tobaziche, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014
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Gracias por sus comentarios estamos trabajando todos los días para complacer a nuestros clientes que son el motivo de nuestra fuerza fe para seguir adelante esperemos que vuelvan a visitarnos y que se tomen la molestia de mandarnos su opinión. chef edisson restrepo hernandez.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Friends and I were in Oaxaca for a few days. As inveterate "goodies", we decided each of us would pick an evening and find a wonderful restaurant where we would have dinner. When my turn came to choose, I had checked with our hotel staff - - - and then went to a different hotel and asked the same question: "If you could have dinner at only one place in Oaxaca, what would be your four top choices for a restaurant?"

Carbon de Palo, at 5 de Mayo #311 was on both of the lists. This is a wonderful place, two floors, with about 12 tables on each floor. Quiet and intimate, the staff is very attentive, and the owner, Chef Edisson Restrepo, came by several times to see how our dinner was progressing.

Each of those times, his conversation was more than the perfunctory, "Is everything satisfactory." He engaged us in conversation and was genuinely interested in our comments. The menu is a subtle blend of Mexican and Continental cuisine, with the Mexican influence a hauntingly undeniable one.

The preparation of the food was elegant and the presentation unique. My entree was fish, and it was sweet and succulent - - and fresh!

The evening went by quickly although we were there almost three hours. After living in San Miguel de Allende for several years, I was familiar with good food and surrounded by restaurants I enjoy regularly.

But Oaxaca, I am sad to say, has my fair city quite outclassed, when it comes to fine dining. Everyplace we ate was quite good, but my favorite was Carbon de Palo. It is a place I shall return to whenever I go back to Oaxaca, and it is a place I would be very comfortable entertaining guests or friends. Next time you're in Oaxaca, I am quite sure you won't be disappointed if you call 951-516-8116 for a reservation or write to Chef Edisson at chef@carbondepalo.mx.

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Thank Ted M
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edisson r, Propietario at Tobaziche, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

Thank you so much for your wonderful conments,
we are working very hard to ofert you the best selection
of dishes with the best of ingredients from or región.


have a wonderful day.

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

My god, this place left my husband and me raving. We spent a weekend in Oaxaca and just stumbled into this place because we liked it from the outside. And what a chance of luck! The starter (Octopus in Mole) as well as the Rib Eye Steak with Broccoli and black butter were utterly delicious. The Mexican wine, the same.
Very attentive and friendly service, and the chef himself will pop down to be sure you are all satisfied. It is definitely pricey for Mexico, but I definitely think the food is worth it. Excellent!

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Thank EvaDum
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edisson r, Propietario at Tobaziche, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

thanks for you opinión is ver y importante for us . we Will Word inglés e vereda for costumer. in the future we hope enjoy your companie

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Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I think the fusion between contemporary and Oaxacan food is not well executed. for example, the octopus in a traditional sauce tastes more like octopus than the tradicional sauce. the taste of the food is quite tasty, the presentation of the dishes is well maintained and the staff is excellent. the chef is very polite, he presents his dishes and look for the customer satisfied. The wine list its a little short. The price is consistent with the food and service referral. recommended when you get tired of The tradicional Oaxaca food.

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edisson r, Propietario at Tobaziche, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

thanks for you opinión is ver y importante for us . we Will Word inglés e vereda for costumer. in the future we hope enjoy your companie

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Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I came to Oaxaca looking for Oaxacan tastes, not for Haute Cousine. Very small portions. Chef Nelson Restrepo, from Colombia, is very pleasant and eager to satisfy. However, if you are looking for true Oaxacan Cousine, this is not the place.

Thank Arturo V
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edisson r, Propietario at Tobaziche, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014
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Buenas tardes gracias por tan maravillosos comentario tiene toda la razón no somos un restaurante de comida oaxaqueña porque nuestros platillos se basan en creatividad y con toques o aires mexicanos siempre estamos cambiando cosas de nuestro menú para satisfacer a todos nuestros clientes esperemos contar con su visita otra vez . chef edisson restrepo hernandez.

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