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El Escapulario

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite dinner, of many, during our week in Oaxaca. We were tested to a family size living room and hosted by a truly wonderful senora , who , I was told later, does most of the actual preparation and all of the serving of our meal. I had the "Tablecloth" stainer. Thanks

Thank jakurdy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed delicious moles and perfect freshly made limonada, served with wonderful hospitality. The proprietor was so friendly and generous -- when we asked her advice on where to buy a travel sewing kit, she even brought out her personal sewing box and gave us a needle and thread! We will definitely return.

Thank Avery K
Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were walking by and were intrigued by the different moles on the menu. We made the decision to come back for dinner and were not disappointed. There were five of us and we all had a great time. The waitress was patient and friendly and helped us with the menu. I had chicken with the grasshopper rice. Delish! It... More 

Thank theandrewmillershow
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I loved this place and ended up fighting with my crew because they did not want to repeat a restaurant. Personally, I could eat here every night! They have an incredible variety of moles. I was acting as translator for a bunch of friends, but I couldn't keep up with the detail our waitress gave us. (I think she is... More 

Thank karlscheer
San Francisco
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Was just on a trip with my mom, make this restaurant a must-do. Amazing, slow cooked food and great service. Do not miss the chance to have a meal or two here. All family recipes made to order of traditional Oaxacan food. Can't wait to come back!

Thank ashg217
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Just stumbled onto this place while out sight seeing. It is on the second floor of an old building (no elevator). Menu is very Oaxacan. Our waitress explained in detail (and with patience) every item we asked about. Both of our meals were excellent. We had a table right in front of the open window with a good view of... More 

Thank Chris B
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant early evening because it was so highly rated on TripAdvisor. What a disappointment! My wife had a grasshopper salad which consisted of a base of iceberg lettuce, a few pieces of tomato, some shreds of local cheese and a large handful of grasshoppers thrown on top! We have had some wonderful dishes prepared with grasshoppers in... More 

Thank John V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for excelent and authentic Oaxacan dishes, and you're not concerned about an elegant-looking restaurant, I can strongly recommend El Escapulario.

Thank Robert A
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The abuela who owns this restaurant took our order, then went into the kitchen to help cook the food. I had the chili rellanos with the crickets in them, it was awesome! I also had fresh guava juice to drink. Nice place, very cozy and quiet on second floor, couldn't ask for nicer.

Thank Millet02
Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I came here because I had read that this is THE place in Oaxaca to go for moles. After eating here, I certainly can't argue against that. I had the Coloradito mole with chicken and it was simply delicious--VERY complex and rich in flavor. My starter was a bit of a surprise. I ordered the bean soup and when it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 516-4687

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?