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El Olivo

Calle La Constitucion 207 | Centro Historico, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 0333
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (14 reviews)
“ensalada” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Gastropub, Spanish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle La Constitucion 207 | Centro Historico, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed everything about this great gastrobar in the historic center of Oaxaca. I could eat their special gazpacho every day! Can't wait to go back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I have eaten here many times. The food is consistently of a very high caliber. The atmosphere is great - a relaxing place to doddle for an hour or two over a wonderful meal. My favorites include the Salad Lyonaise, the Spanish tortillas, and the...More

Thank Rowhair
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Visited 3 times during my 2 week stay. Excellent tapas, good drinks, nice staff. The happy hour was fun.

Thank Bailaencuba
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I loved El Olivo - the terrace at night is magical! I had a Mezcal & Mango, and my fellow diners loved their Mojitos. Tapas were delicious and well priced - liked everything! They play great music. Drinks are cold/delicious. Great food! We went twice...More

Thank Cruisin_n_r_b
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing place with a great terrace! You'll have some of the best food in Oaxaca. You have to try the tiradito de salmon!!

Thank Pablo G
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. Drinks were Ok. Tapas - soso. Oyster mushrooms are not worth it. Paella is not a paella but something they came up with. Tasted ok but nothing special. Service was very slow. Many other better options in town.

1  Thank Jsl273
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I went there for dinner with friends. They have a variety of beers that makes this place a different one. They also have a good offer for dinner (from salads to pastas). The place also has a nice terrace and during the week is not...More

Thank Frida A
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is perfect for a wine and a whole bunch of tapas. Sit of the rooftop terrace with friends and the hours will disappear without a second thought. Everything for me was great during my visit. I can't fault the food, wine, service or...More

Thank AshGazzola
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Oaxaca has a plethora of small bars tucked away and then El Olovio is my favourite...Super bar area with good lighting. A real charming barman, Adan who,speaks,good English who,seems genuinely interested in you. We even left to watch a camprasa without paying in mid drink....More

1  Thank Superram66
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to El Olivo before and loved it but this review is for my most recent experience. I was there during there Oktoberfest celebration. Great selection of beers both local and from Germany. Their German style sauerkraut and sausage was amazing. My son...More

Thank Rose V
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Kay S
What are their hours? Do they have a 'closed' day.?This is Monday evening and they appear to be closed , & it's 8:30 pm?
8 August 2016|
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Response from Jane H | Reviewed this property |
The hours are written on their door, I think. They were closed one day a week when we visited.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle La Constitucion 207 | Centro Historico, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 501 0333