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El Escapulario

Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 153 6598
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (17 reviews)
“moles” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 29 August 2017

The best place to eat traditional and deliciuos mexican food. Chilaquiles are the best, try them with coloradito or ask to have them with mole (not on the menu but they can be made that way). They sell really simple yet exquisite food. Esther, the...More

Thank Diego T
Reviewed 7 August 2017

What a joy. The restaurant is upstairs. Sat at the table overlooking the street. So friendly and intimate. Ordered the Chichilo de res, which is a deliciously dark mole that is thickened with burnt tortilla. It was amazingly refined. My wife had the Mole Costeño...More

Thank LovinFood2014
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant located on the first floor of a small building. Very good simple and authentic Mexican food. Highly recommend.

Thank emmagout
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We went for supper. The mole rojo was terrific, service was good. Wonderful art on the wall. Try to get a window looking down on the street.

Thank J E
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was my favorite meal in Oaxaca City along with the hall of grilled meats in the market. The restaurant is in the 2nd floor of a historic building that has windows looking out onto the street. The woman running the place was sweet and...More

Thank elijah c
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is probably as close as most tourists will get to having a home cooked meal in someone's house on their stay. Small and homey this restaurant did a variety of oaxaca dishes. Lots of mole options on the menu. Dishes were good portions and...More

Thank Benita C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a local and we are so grateful! It was a little slow when we arrived and they made 4 custom-made plates for us and one medicinal tea for one of our group. We agreed that it was one of our...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I come here once a week and I have a background in culinary arts. Just go and order anything. Esther is the soul of Oaxacan home cooking and the hardest worker in the business.

Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We loved this place. We were able to sit at a pleasant table near the a window, and our waitress, the owner, was very helpful and nice. We had the Oaxacan mole negro enchilados and the red chile enchilados, and they were both very good,...More

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

El Escapulario - they have two menus, with one explaining the food in English. Estelle did her best in trying to explain items to us,although our understanding of Spanish is very limited. So the menu helped immensely. This is a wonderful restaurant to be introduced...More

Thank Bill V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Vigil 617, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 153 6598
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