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“Fantastic restaurant”
Review of La Biznaga

La Biznaga
Ranked #32 of 543 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Fresh food with wonderful flavors. Especially liked that we could eat the salads and not be concerned. Hip, fusion, super healthy!

Thank gcowan2000
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had been going to this restaurant for years before reading all the recent negative reviews.
Decided to give it a another try to see for myself what was going on.
BELIEVE THIS, "ALL THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS ARE CORRECT".
THE RESIDENT OWNERS HAVE BECOME ARROGANT JERKS

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3  Thank Gail L
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

I was apprehensive about going to biznaga after seeing the 'horrendously bad service' review. On a busy Saturday night, the service was faster than most other restaurants in Oaxaca or elsewhere. I have two thoughts: Either the bad service reviewer was there on a very short staffed night. Or the bad service reviewer also had a bad but all-too-typical American attitude toward servers, namely that servers are slaves to be pushed around. In a restaurant like Biznaga with unusually egalitarian structures, such an attitude would not go over well. The wait staff actually wears ordinary casual clothes, no uniforms. And I had 5 different people handling parts of my order.
That said, the original and unusual food all worked. An experience to be repeated.

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Thank Robert S
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Believe the negative reviews here on Trip Advisor. If you're willing to put up with arrogant, incompetent, and indifferent service, you will likely (eventually) receive excellent food. But don't buy their hype about being "slow food." When orders actually arrive, they arrive pretty fast. It's the waiting to be noticed, getting staff's attention, having to order things three times that makes it slow.

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Thank Patrickbateman33
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We went twice this week. The first time, good food, okay service. We got too full and couldn't eat an entree. So, we came back in the afternoon for dinner. Our waiter was an eleven year old boy. He was sort of sweet but knew nothing about the food. Kind of what you'd expect from a fifth grader. We waited forever with empty drinks and plates with no assistance. We flagged someone down to order a second drink. He couldn't answer any questions about the menu. He never brought our drinks. We flagged another server down, ordered again. The drinks still never came. We asked for the bill. We were charged for our ghost drinks. Ugh. The food is worthwhile but you might get something good, you might get something super sub par. Take some downers before you go if bad service gets your goat, because you certainly won't succeed at getting a second drink and you're going to wait, and wait, and wait.

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Thank Orangepop9
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