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Restaurant Bar El Tipico

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Zarate 100 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We went to El Tipico more than once during both our spring and fall trips to Oaxaca. It's a wonderful local place near Llano Park with a different special every day (although they seem to have dishes with mole negro, mole amarillo, mole verde, and mole rojo every day. We've tried many dishes and everything was delicious. Remember it closes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Recommended by a former colleague, now local ex-pat, who we dragged along with us. True to his word, El Tipico provided very good food and excellent service. NOTE: they close at 6pm; so don't go sniffing around there at 8pm with your blood sugar down in your sneakers ( like we did on our first attempt).

Thank Ted & Megan L
Bosque Farms, New Mexico
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Very nice family owned neighborhood restaurant near barrio de Jaletlaco. We ordered the Oaxacan sampler plate that came with chile rellenos, enchiladas con mole, chichironies, chorizo, and other items with three sauces (quacamole, green sauce, and red sauce). All food was excellent and the margaritas were the best we had the whole week in Oaxaca.

1 Thank gecko1945
Ajijic, Mexico
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41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 6, we got different dishes all of them really good. The service was very friendly but really slow. Prices are high based on what you receive. Nice building. I will come back soon to try another dish.

Thank Miguel Angel O
Graham, North Carolina
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

El Tipico is tucked away on a side street a block away from Llano Park and near the lovely Jalatlaco neighborhood. Local friends in the know say it is one of the best local restaurants in Oaxaca that serves typical home-cooked food. After four months in Oaxaca, I chose this restaurant to have my last meal before heading back to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

We thought the place really looked nice, lots of flowers, a sheltered garden to eat in if you want, and very clean looking. The hostess (owner?) was very attentive and friendly. But we found the food to be just average (i.e. I guess like the name -- tipico). Prices were just ok too (75 - 100 ala carte). Though they... More 

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San Diego, California
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

Ask for the menu del dia which features traditional dishes of Oaxaca. There are always several choices of rich, authentic cooking. Don't forget to start off with some typical appetizers. Ask the servers for advice. Take your time and enjoy. This is not a tourist spot, it's frequented by Oaxacans who appreciate home-style cuisine and a good deal. Before going... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Zarate 100 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 518-6557

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?