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Callejon Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 501 1764
13:00 - 23:00
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Helena, Montana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent eight days in Oaxaca with the primary purpose of eating great food. It is impossible to choose a best restarant from the stable of amazing eateries there. Origen certainly falls in the top 3 of the top 10. The food is superb and the service is impeccable. The only place that Origen has some work to do is... More 

1 Thank PrairieRambler
dayton, ohio
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88 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 8 evenings in Oaxaca the Origen came in at 8-- our least favorite. First of all the good: the meals were excellent. We had two starters and two mains each very good. Now for our two "star" rating. The place is very shabby. The seat fabric was stained and there was a mix of table types and precious little... More 

Thank buckeye-dude
Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad restaurant but nothing awesome either.... food is good, but I my opinion lacks personality. Limited menu, but not with what you will say it's farm to table elements for it to makes sense. Good price vs what you get.... if you will go with artisanal beers you may have a deeper list, beer i ordered was listed... More 

Thank DavidHG
Helena, Montana
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard Oaxaca had great food but Origen was amazing! The ceviche was truly heavenly as was everything including our waiter, Daniel. Don't miss this place. WoW! And the price was super reasonable. Can't wait to go back and try something new.

Thank Anne H
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Origen for dinner while in Oaxaca and had a great time enjoying some of the inventive cuisine from chef Rodolfo. We shared some smaller plates and loved the seasonal flair in the Strawberry salad and seafood offerings we chose. The vibe of Origen is sophisticated by plating and service, yet slightly rustic and cantina-esque in structure; modern art... More 

Thank Dallas S
Oaxaca, Mexico
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for lunch and dinner. He promotes local ingredients and Mexican wine. The food is exciting and delicious. The grilled salad was so good! The pork sous-vide was also a huge hit and the grilled quail got a thumbs up! Don't miss it.

Thank CathKumar
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Oaxaca and we thought we'd try Origen as the website really sells the province of the food and we know that the cuisine of Oaxaca is definitely the best in Mexico. Our verdict.... we visited on a Sunday evening and our first impression was that the lighting is too bright and feels more like... More 

Thank levi b
Mexico City, Mexico
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203 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We just came back from lunch at Origen. Wow. Their sister restaurant in Mexico City is Poleo (which was outstanding when we ate there a few days ago). They change their menu seasonal and are on the Spring menu now. Everything was excellent. We started off with the aguachile de pescado and the potatoes en chile sauce. The fish was... More 

Thank Swimfins
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I tried several other places in town and was frustrated. Then I found Origin and stopped trying other places. This is where I ate for the rest of my trip. Actually ate several meals at this place and was never once disappointed. The food is fabulous and the staff is really attentive and friendly. Its one of the few places... More 

Thank neeta_75
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I recently traveled to Mexico City and Oaxaca for a week long trip with three of my girlfriends (all in our 30s). Easily one of the highlights of our trip was a day long cooking class with the incredible Rodolfo Castellanos! Rodolfo is the chef and owner of Origen, a gorgeous restaurant in Oaxaca City, and also the winner of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callejon Hidalgo 820, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 501 1764

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?