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La Casa de la Abuela

Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 3544
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“mole negro” (20 reviews)
“moles” (27 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

excellent food in this upstairs restaurant overlooking the Zocala or main square. Service is good and flexible, they amended dishes to cope with food requirements of two of our party. The tables by windows are the best, otherwise no views. Good food but you don't...More

Thank travellerdavid
Reviewed 6 March 2014

As others have said the view is awesome but the food and service? not so much. I've spent a great deal of time in Oaxaca and eaten in many restaurants. I was excited to try this place and the view is amazing but the wait...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 28 February 2014

They have a large menu that includes many "traditional" Oaxacan dishes, including a tasting of several kinds of mole. The waiter was helpful in explaining how to drink the mezcal. The location is on the second floor overlooking the Zocalo; I thought that was great...More

Thank Blitzstein
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We enjoyed the view and not being hounded by vendors. (a problem at the zocolo/square). We ordered chicken mole and a salad. The chicken mole was presented to our table in under 3 minutes. Not a good sign. Very basic and chicken was tough and...More

Thank Vivafood
Reviewed 8 February 2014

When we first went upstairs to this restaurant, the waiters looked like they were sorry to see us. It only went down hill from there. You can get a good upstairs view of what's happening on the zocola but you will have to order food.

1  Thank 816Goingsouth
Reviewed 20 January 2014

As a location to sample classical Oaxacan food, and to see the tortillas being freshly prepared, this restaurant is worth a visit. We found the staff attentive and helpful and the choices extensive. The atmosphere was good although quiet for a Friday night. The views...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Food and service was OK as well as the view but the scowling manager and the pressure she oozed to turn over the table ruined our experience. This was the only restaurant on the Zocalo to make us feel this way!

Thank mickieflores
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We went here one afternoon for lunch after visiting Monte Alban in the morning. It is upstairs, with windows overlooking the Zocalo. There is a huge comal at the entrance, with a woman working hard making tortillas, memelas and other cornmeal or wheat based treats....More

Thank RangerDi
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Central location good. High second floor, hard climb, bad. Reception terrible. View OK. Service terrible, bad. Food poor, bad. Well, let's put it this way, if I can help it, will never go back. I honestly do not understand why everybody recommends this place. We...More

Thank Alexander D
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We visited this upstairs restaurant ,overlooking the main square, in mid-December.First impressions upon arrival were that the restaurant was not doing well; a prior visit some years ago involved waiting for a table but yesterday, there was plenty of space available.The staff and decor looked...More

Thank DerekFGuadalajara
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21 September 2017|
Response from harrymcballs | Reviewed this property |
I do not know however it would be an easy thing to call them. +52 951 516 3544
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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