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La Olla Restaurant

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Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 6668
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08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed eating at La Olla. The moles are fantastic as is everything else. The friendly staff is very accommodating to food restrictions. We ate here several times while in Oaxaca!

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Cambridge
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really like this small, quiet, authentic restaurant on Reforma. It's just slightly off the tourist track but close to the 'English' library. I had a vegetarian tlayuda which was delicious. I look forward to trying their other choices. The service was excellent, too.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a quick lunch and ended up staying for a few hours. It's a sweet restaurant with friendly staff. We ordered one menu del dia (a set menu with 4 courses which changes daily) which was excellent for the price (125 pesos). We also got a starter and main from the main menu which were delicious. Ice... More 

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Thank jessprice07
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember this restaurant serving decent food, but writing this review, I actually only remember dessert. There were so many great food experiences in Oaxaca, that sadly this did not stand out. For the main course, I had I believe a pork dish in either yellow or red mole. The standout was the dessert, which was a mix of sorbet and... More 

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Thank bringmeseconds
San Francisco, Mexico
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned many times (as we did last year) for their excellent breakfasts. They had items like fresh brewed decaf coffee with Stevia or honey which I enjoy. All of the dishes we had were wonderful and there's an excellent fruit plate.

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Thank galeriacorazon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a family favorite. We like both the daily special (comida corrida) and ordering off the menu. The food is fresh and always features interesting combinations of traditional ingredients.

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Thank Sonya L
san francisco
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menú was varied and interesting. We found the soups to be presented in a delightful way and delicious.

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Thank stelzih
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance is typical, nothing special. Menu was limited. The tortillas were so tough you couldn't cut through them. Service staff was inattentive. I wouldn't go back.

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Thank Nico B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Mexican Breakfast or for coffee break Very tasted "Cafe de Olla" with mascabado sugar and cinnamon !

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No view, inattentive service, food is nothing special and overpriced for what you get. Oversold as "typical" Oaxacan food. Living off an outdated Lonely Planrt review. Oaxaca has several better options

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 6668
Description
This small, charming restaurant has a lot going for it. Located only two blocks from historic Santo Domingo Church, and within easy walking distance of the Zocalo, La Olla is very popular with both foreign residents and visitors as well as with locals. La Olla is one of the more trendy eateries in the city, and our spotless kitchen produces a wide array of traditional Oaxacan, continental, and vegetarian foods. We pride ourselves in serving the best quality of products available,and most of our produce is grown locally and delivered to us by farmers during the week. Our coffee is locally roasted and the foods we serve are extremely fresh. We bake delicious apple strudel, chocolate cake, oatmeal cookies, vanilla flan, and more on our premises daily! All of our creations are cooked to order, prepared fresh starting when we receive your order. We use more fresh fruits and vegetables to create healthful and visually attractive dishes than any other restaurant in Oaxaca. Delicious sandwiches are served on home-baked whole wheat bread, and we even make the mayonnaise in our kitchen. There is a wide variety of healthy drinks available, using unusual combinations of fresh fruits and vegetables. The main meal of the day in Oaxaca is eaten in the afternoon. A real bargain at "La Olla" is the "Menu del día" or "Comida corrida", a full meal which changes daily, for only $90 pesos served from 1-4 pm. It includes a freshly-made salad, followed by a soup, a choice of two entrees, with tortillas or bread, and finishing with a dessert or espresso coffee. Many typical Oaxacan dishes are featured, and for a low price you can experience traditional cuisine at its very best. There is also a full a la carte menu featuring a wide selection of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are moderate and the quality very high. La Olla is proud to display and promote artwork created by local, regional and international artists. Our gallery is open daily during restaurant hours. The art on display is available for sale, and the gallery selection is changed periodically.

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