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El Mirador

Fortin Hill, Oaxaca, Mexico
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New menu - a must for first timers to Oaxaca

When I have new visitors to Oaxaca, I always take them to El Mirador near sundown for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful view

I went to the restaurant that they have in el mirador the customer was great the food was delicious... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Theresa G
Chula Vista, California
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  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
10 Dec 2016
“Beautiful view”
4 weeks ago
“New menu - a must for first timers to Oaxaca”
Fortin Hill, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I have new visitors to Oaxaca, I always take them to El Mirador near sundown for the spectacular view and a good Oaxacan menu. I took guests there recently and there was a new menu -- a bit upscale but still reasonable. The parrilla...More

Thank Oaxacaone
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I went to the restaurant that they have in el mirador the customer was great the food was delicious I would recommend this place it's beautiful at night you have all the view

Thank Theresa G
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This place, which gives you a birds eye view of the entire city of Oaxaca is a place to chill. We went there at the dusk and it was nice to see the sun go down and the little lights shimmering all over the city.

Thank greattravellerindia
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The views over Oaxaca City is definitely worth the hike. A 10 minute walk from downtown to the base of the steps, then another 10 min steepish climb up. There's a couple tiendas that sell drinks on the way up.

Thank MexicoTrippa
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Great service and very good food. Ordered a snack there and a beer. It was very reasonable and a great place to sit.

Thank JC39
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I agree with other reviewers that this may not be the best place in terms of the quality of the food, but El Mirador does offer a perfectly decent breakfast (my favourite - hot chocolate or cafe de olla, pan de yema, fruit, entomatadas with...More

Thank Takora
Reviewed 20 August 2012

This place has a wonderful breezy view, it's spacious, has lots of tables, good service. Unfortunately, the food was not very good at all. This is based on one visit. We ordered what was to be a mix of grilled meats and vegetables (Parrillada). It...More

1  Thank gatopaja
Reviewed 24 April 2012

This is a nice walk up to a nice view, but be advised: bring water during the day because it's quite a climb, and at night be cautious as there have been minor robberies in this part of town.

Thank ccnew
Reviewed 11 March 2012

The panoramic vistas, and the parrillada were the best part of the experience. The tacky decor the worst.

Thank Mezcal_Tours
Reviewed 18 April 2017
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