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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 116 6075
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (19 reviews)
“moles” (28 reviews)
“chicken” (23 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at El Eacapulario. We tried a variety of things on the menu including the black, red and yellow moles - with the red being our favourite. It was our first chance to try the chicitani ants, which have such a...More

Thank glamb36
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This Palace has Been recommended from a local guy. It's very small and tradizional. Recommended if you want to try many types of mole.

Thank Alice C
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for brunch during the Guelaguetza festival. Service was quick and informative, the food was hot and delicious, and the price was absolutely reasonable. Our waitress warned me my choice (Huevos Oaxaqueños) was spicy, but was actually perfectly seasoned - don’t be afraid of...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The food was incredibly delicious and la señora graciously made everything vegetarian for us. The sopa de tortillas, the mole, & the chile relleno—it was the best meal of our vacation. Service is slow because everything is made to order. It’s worth it!

Thank Peige H
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner so much we returned for our last lunch (this trip, anyway) before leaving Oaxaca because the food was so good and the service friendly. We especially liked the Tacos Tasajo and the Black Mole with chicken. And try...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed June 11, 2018

I have spent yearly summer vacations in Oaxaca for at least 16 years and I consider myself privileged to have found El Escapulario on one of my first trips, thanks to a group of artists. I met Esther, the proprietor and have become an ardent...More

2  Thank Andador
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Wow! I think I enjoyed this meal more than any fancy restaurant we went to in Oaxaca. The chile rellano was savory and sweet, and the mole negro was the best mole I've ever had. I loved the intimate atmosphere- it felt like we were...More

Thank laureng0788
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

This place just missed with us. The 5 mole tasting menu for 2 is $650 pesos. Each mole came with a choice of meat, 2 drinks and 2 beers or mezcal. The mole might be great and the portions were reasonable. We felt that the...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We literally just got back from having dinner at this place and their moles are delicious! We got the 5 mole plate, come with 5 little bowls, each one with the mole of your choice. We got ours with chicken, (each bowl had chicken in...More

1  Thank Marlon A
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Ok, first things first: I won't say this place has the BEST mole negro in Oaxaca (and therefore, in the world), but it's by far my favorite. Try it and see for yourself. Second, IGNORE any reviews that lament slow service and dirty tablecloths. This...More

1  Thank CJB90403
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 116 6075
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