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La Casa de la Abuela

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Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 3544
13:00 - 21:00
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Mexico City
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This restaurant, located on the corner of the Zócalo and with views to it is a perfect place to sit down, relax and sample great Oaxacan food. We are Mexican and go there often. The food is straighforward, such as you would find in the food market, but here you can have drinks and be waited on and try various... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Best thing was the atmosphere and the view of the Zocalo. The service was also excellent, I ordered tortilla soup, which is my favorite Mexican dish that I try to sample at all Mexican restaurants. It was good, but not hot, the way I like it, (temperature). I don't even remember what I ate as my entree, it was forgettable.... More 

Thank Diane A
Bonn, Germany
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

food was well done and the location's perfect! and one would expect the price to be a total over-the-top but was in fact a very reasonable ones.

Thank muwing
Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

the restaurant is situated on the first floor of one of the corners at the zocalo square. The view is brilliant and you should at least have a table at the window,- balcony side. The food is okay and i was somehow worried about the previous reviews but the reviews do not correspond with the reality. The chicken mole was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013

La casa de la Abuela – Excellent location on the main square – 2nd floor. Try to get a table by the window for a lovely view of the Cathedral at night. The menu had a nice selection of Oaxacan specialties however the quality and taste unfortunately was only just adequate. Not sure if I would go back again, maybe... More 

Thank hdigabtt
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2013

They have a special mole. Choose any. You are in the right place to taste this traditional and delicious food. The starter of pumpkim flower filled with Oaxaca cheese is awesome!

1 Thank alcapella
Monterrey, Mexico
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Beware of the size of your plate. They bring you a lot of food. Mole is great, (grasshoppers) chapulines are safe here, you can eat them.

Thank Virgilio G
new york
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2013

All the food here is good. The restaurant is not much to look at. You can't go wrong with this place, for a quick informal meal.

Thank brownsteindl
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

This restaurant is a pleasant place to eat dinner - mainly for the incredible view of the Zocalo below. Try to get a table on the edge of the balcony as we did. The food is good value with some tasty traditional Oaxacan specialties - we each had a mole dish, which we enjoyed. Only down side was is that... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2013

My friends and I (one of whom was Mexican) had a Christmas feast to remember. All the dishes were delicious, the view of the cathedral was superb, and the service was very pleasant. It was so good that we would have gone back a second time if we had been there for longer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 3544

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