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El Destilado

Calle 5 de Mayo 409 | Entre Abasolo y Constitucion, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 2226
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good9%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Mexican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 5 de Mayo 409 | Entre Abasolo y Constitucion, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: El Destilado
1. Best dining experience in Oax
"The 9 course tasting menu was to die for - not a weak dish on the menu"
Kevin N
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2. Foodies delight!
"We had the best tasting dishes there of anything we've tried in Oaxaca"
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3. Wonderful!
"We had such a great time. The cocktails were magnificent. "
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1 - 10 of 167 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to Oaxaca in the afternoon, hungry after the whole day of driving, so we were looking for a place to eat something big. The restaurant is very nice and the staff is also very polite. We were a bit disappointed because of the...More

Thank Anže V
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Since we were in a city renowned for its food eating at a highly rated restaurant, we decided to splurge on the 12 course tasting menu. The tasting menu can be paired with drinks and we chose the non-alcoholic option. Though we'd only consider 1...More

3  Thank llheim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a Saturday night and ate at their rooftop taqueria, food was delicious and servings generous! Mezcal margarita was perfect. The rooftop space and music were great for our night out in Oaxaca City.

2  Thank CG-EJS
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience. Restaurant was much smaller than expected so make sure to reserve in advance. Service was impeccable. We selected 9 course food and wine pairing and each complimented each other perfectly. Only did not like 1 organic wine from Italy seemed off balance. All...More

2  Thank nancy o
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding cuisine from Chef-Owner Julio who has brought Michelin star knowledge and creativity from San Francisco to the Oaxacan dining scene. Pro tip: tasting menu with pairings. Kudos!

1  Thank Mark E
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My party of three chose the six-course dinner paired with drinks. What an array of exotic dishes prepared with unusual combinations, starting with the Huevo con coliflor y parmesan, served in an eggshell. The drinks were always in sync with the courses. Chef Julio Aguilera...More

1  Thank Donna C
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

A pretty ambiance with cozy people for having honnest mexican food with funky music on the background . Take the pannacotta as dessert and your dinner will be a succes!

Thank pboumeester
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

I’ll say here what I told the staff at El Destilado: I’m so glad I got here before this place appears on the World’s Best 50. Everything about our experience was wonderful, from our waiter Carlos to Julio the chef coming and explaining our courses....More

5  Thank Michael M
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Did the 6-course tasting menu with my parents, which was more like an 8-course with palate cleansers and such. Sprang for the drink pairings as well. Everything was so effing good. Like, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop but everything that came...More

3  Thank James B
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Each course was excellent. Anyone worried about the 9 course being too much food should know each course is very small. We left full but not stuffed. We could have easily had the 12 course meal. Alcohol pairings were also excellent. Dishes were excellent. My...More

2  Thank MTFBWUalways
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April 8, 2018|
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Response from Grant163 | Reviewed this property |
October 17, 2016|
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Response from Jazwald | Reviewed this property |
We went quite a while ago and did more courses than that. I know that we thought it was reasonable considering it included alcohol pairings. I would call or email them, as suggested above. I spent some time on the phone... More
February 26, 2016|
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Response from Jason C | Property representative |
Hi Marilee, Thanks for your inquiry. Please let me know a good phone number to reach you at so as to explain how we do dinners at El Destilado and take a reservation. Or, just an email address will be fine. Thanks! Jason
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$58
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 409 | Entre Abasolo y Constitucion, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 2226
  • E-mail
Tasting Menus with Reservations (Tues. - Sun.) Mezcal Tastings with Appointment Happy Hour 5:00 - 6:30
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