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El Asador Vasco

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Portal de las Flores 10 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 514 4755
13:30 - 23:00
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant with nice atmosphere overlooking the Zocalo. Nothing to criticize and a good choice to absorb the atmosphere of evening Oaxaca and the accompanying live music playing down below.

Thank rsega
Ajijic, Mexico
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice - first and last nights. My friend knew of it from a previous visit when a Oaxacan family introduced her to it. The pechuga de pollo mole negro was life changingly delicious! Great ambiance above the zocalo, also.

Thank Donna B
Toulouse, France
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101 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is relatively easy to find the ground level entrance to this restaurant side of the Zocalo. We had delicious fresh tuna and Galician octopus and the bill was about 750 peso (USD 37) only for the two of us including wine and dessert. Great value and nice service. Our bill included "propina" tip.

Thank Martin W
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel manager, and it did not disappoint. The Spanish white by-the-glass was excellent, and a good value. Dishes were traditional and mainly Oaxacan and everything we had was very good. Our server, an elderly Mexican woman, was gracious and kind. We had a lovely table overlooking the Zocalo.

Thank perigee
Nelly S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Asador Vasco, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! It is a pleasure to know that your visit to El Asador Vasco was pleasant. We wait for you soon. More 

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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great food, great location....but what I remember the most is the waitress that took care of us. Her name was Dolores. Why? Because I have never seen anybody with the skills she has.We were really impressed by her very warm welcome...then, when asking about recommendations, she could not have been more helpful and knowleageble.The restaurant got really full in a... More 

Thank Susibom
Nelly S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Asador Vasco, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! As you mention we are very proud of our staff, Dolores takes with us 39 years, since we opened The Basque Grill, all make up an excellent team, the kitchen staff, waitresses, hostess, bar staff, without them would not be Can offer them a careful and attentive service. Best regards. Thanks for your preference. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice time. We skipped the mexican menu and ordered their international options. The tuna was delicious as well as the salmon, the rabbit and the giant shrimps. The "vino dela casa" was a good choice. Dolorws was oyr waitress. She is a star. Spent $2000 5 people.

Thank MarcelloNitz
Nelly S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Asador Vasco, responded to this review

A pleasure to serve you, we are pleased to read that your experience at El Asador Vasco was pleasant. Thanks for your visit. We hope to see you soon. Best regards. More 

Benton, Arkansas
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114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We dined here in maybe 1992. We did not go again until Jan. last year. We went again a few days ago. I am not sure why we stopped coming here it is a great place. Attentive service, excellent food, and beautiful setting over the Zocalo. As everything in Oaxaca is is very cheap for fine dining so now is... More 

Thank Reg S
Nelly S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Asador Vasco, responded to this review

We are glad that you have returned, this is one of the comments that most gratify us because our visitors come back and express their pleasant experience. We appreciate your comment and hope to see you soon. We send them a cordial greeting. More 

Seattle, Washington
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We came back to this place 3 times in our 1 week visit. It has a balcony overlooking the Xocalo. There are musians that play below and people dancing on the street. They have a nice wine list and all the meals we had were excellent as was the service. For us the value was also excellent.

Thank EatDrinkEnjoy
Nelly S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Asador Vasco, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! We strive every day to provide the best service, we are pleased to know that your experience with us was pleasant. We wait for you soon ! Happy 2017 More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Find the entrance hidden amongst the cafes and enjoy great Spanish and Oaxcan cuisine with a bird's eye view of the zocolo. The service is excellent. I had the seasonal roast turkey which was served with a delicious gravy, why have cranberry when you can have cherries? Worked well and made me feel festive! Be warned... the digestivos are served... More 

Thank EJM1970
Nelly S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Asador Vasco, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to serve you! Their choice was perfect the turkey is a dish that could not be missed this season. Thank you for your visit, we hope to see you soon in this 2017. Excellent start to the year. More 

Elizabeth, New Jersey
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Was here 20 years ago and it was espectacular. I deeply regret that it no longer represents basque cuisine or traditions. From a high-end gourmet tradition with high class service, fresh from-the-oven dishes is down to a fast-food stile place. The jamon serrano is obviously precut and served well in advance of ordering. The lamb shoulder tasted at least a... More 

Thank Jorge T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portal de las Flores 10 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 514 4755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?