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La Olla Restaurant

Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 6668
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“soup” (46 reviews)
“mole” (64 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 468 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Olla does not go big on the decoration of the place, but the food, under Chef Pilar's expert leadership, is excellent. Uses lots of local ingredients, and follows the seasons. Everything is just-made and very, very fresh!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting food that tasted fantastic served by attentive waiters on a roof top terrace with views to die for...whats not to like! Prices are reasonable too

Thank paulpnd
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

La Olla's fresh Oaxacan dishes and enticing happy hour specials lured us in two days in a row. We had such a good early dinner on the terrace the first day that we returned for a late afternoon happy hour the second day to try...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We booked a dinner in this restaurant because of its beautiful terrace, but that night was raining so we saw the interior and it is great! The food is good as well, it is a little more elegant than traditional oaxacan restaurants so the prices...More

Thank Giuli-Pi92
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Great experience, amazing food, amazing view on the charming terrace. Would definitely recommend!! We had lovely appetisers and my husband was thrilled to see that they had IPA beer. As main course, he had the green mole, which is a oaxacan specialty and I had...More

Thank EviBr
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal there with all the family. We were sitting on the terrace at the top which was really great to enjoy the sun and the view. Food was great and typical.

Thank Yoann L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

La Olla offers a wide variety of traditional local food. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here (lunch more than once). The restaurant is clean and inviting. The staff is friendly and attentive and food was some of the best we had - - not...More

Thank Chip B
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals travelling trough Mexico. Founded via TripAdvisor. The service vas very attentative and the restaurant is beautiful. But Its not the cheapest one...

Thank Mojca P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We bypassed the modern wood tables giving a clean Scandinavian air to the ground floor and first floor to climb the circular metal stairs to the roof. The thick stone walls and Arabic tile domes of Santo Domingo, with its almost medieval lines and shadows,...More

Thank tomdeplata1
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We stayed at the Casa next door and arrived late the first night in Oaxaca so we went to Olla as it was simple and right there. We had a great simple meal and promised ourselves to go back which we did. The second time...More

Thank nroe
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2 July 2017|
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Response from gringa04915 | Reviewed this property |
We were not able to sit on the rooftop when I was there in January because we did not reserve in advance. it's clearly a top spot! We ate in a beautiful dining room. BUT if you want the rooftop experience, call... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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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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