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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 174 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the 6-course tasting menu and each one was a winner. Our host Carlos was charming and warm. It was a perfect evening.

Thank emilie r
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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

4  Thank llheim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was here during Dias de los Muertos. Had a 9 course tasting menu with mezcal pairings. It was delicious. Only complaint is that even for a tasting-some of which was family style sharing-the portions were small (such as the spaghetti dish ). The mezcal pairing...More

1  Thank johnjflan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure how this place ended up at the top of recommended spots in Oaxaca...because I definitely can't recommend it. Lacking flavour and clearly designed for the palates of visitors and not locals. Their take on chicken wings was pretty awful and I had WAY...More

1  Thank lovetravelling07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tourist trap for the inexperienced. Waaayyyyy overpriced. Food pairings were weak at best. Pushing some artesanal beer that's served around town does not cut it. Nor does the similar grade bitter wine. The octopus, while tender, was flavor extinguished by the massive amount of black...More

1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying in Oaxaca with a group of friends and arrangements were made for a special meal. We opted for the nine courses which were hors d’oeuvres, tasty and artfully presented. No one went home hungry. The price is higher than even the other...More

1  Thank marj23
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food, great service, excellent cocktails, wonderful ambience. Could have stayed there for another three hours!

1  Thank Michelle K
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We came to this magical city knowing we'd experience excellent dining, and trust me, we have! But tonight's meal at El Destilado was everything I love about fine dining. The atmosphere was well curated, and I love the way most of the ambient lighting came...More

3  Thank JenniferB8115
Reviewed September 7, 2018

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

1  Thank Anže V
Reviewed August 28, 2018 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
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Naomi C
October 5, 2018|
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Response from LuigiRules | Reviewed this property |
Hi, wrong link, Hope you have a nice visit to Oaxaca. I personally did not like el Destilado, but you should give them a try
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$54
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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