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El Destilado

Calle 5 de Mayo 409 | Entre Abasolo y Constitucion, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 2226
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good9%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Mexican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle 5 de Mayo 409 | Entre Abasolo y Constitucion, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: El Destilado
1. Best dining experience in Oax
"The 9 course tasting menu was to die for - not a weak dish on the menu"
Kevin N
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2. Foodies delight!
"We had the best tasting dishes there of anything we've tried in Oaxaca"
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3. Wonderful!
"We had such a great time. The cocktails were magnificent. "
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1 - 10 of 175 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Finely prepared, delicious food. Served family-style (one course of your choice at a time to be shared by all). We all enjoyed all our choices. One of our group was having a birthday, and the staff overheard us tell someone else, so prepared a special...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KenM530
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Since we were in a city renowned for its food eating at a highly rated restaurant, we decided to splurge on the 12 course tasting menu. The tasting menu can be paired with drinks and we chose the non-alcoholic option. Though we'd only consider 1...More

Date of visit: April 2018
5  Thank llheim
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We had the 6-course tasting menu and each one was a winner. Our host Carlos was charming and warm. It was a perfect evening.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank emilie r
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Was here during Dias de los Muertos. Had a 9 course tasting menu with mezcal pairings. It was delicious. Only complaint is that even for a tasting-some of which was family style sharing-the portions were small (such as the spaghetti dish ). The mezcal pairing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank johnjflan
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Not sure how this place ended up at the top of recommended spots in Oaxaca...because I definitely can't recommend it. Lacking flavour and clearly designed for the palates of visitors and not locals. Their take on chicken wings was pretty awful and I had WAY...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank lovetravelling07
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Tourist trap for the inexperienced. Waaayyyyy overpriced. Food pairings were weak at best. Pushing some artesanal beer that's served around town does not cut it. Nor does the similar grade bitter wine. The octopus, while tender, was flavor extinguished by the massive amount of black...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Marc B
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

I was staying in Oaxaca with a group of friends and arrangements were made for a special meal. We opted for the nine courses which were hors d’oeuvres, tasty and artfully presented. No one went home hungry. The price is higher than even the other...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank marj23
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food, great service, excellent cocktails, wonderful ambience. Could have stayed there for another three hours!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We came to this magical city knowing we'd experience excellent dining, and trust me, we have! But tonight's meal at El Destilado was everything I love about fine dining. The atmosphere was well curated, and I love the way most of the ambient lighting came...More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank JenniferB8115
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We arrived to Oaxaca in the afternoon, hungry after the whole day of driving, so we were looking for a place to eat something big. The restaurant is very nice and the staff is also very polite. We were a bit disappointed because of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Anže V
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Questions & Answers
Naomi C
5 October 2018|
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Response from retireandtravelnow | Reviewed this property |
For some reason your question was sent to me, a traveler to Oaxaca for many years. Suffice to say I am not Jason from El Destilado in Oaxaca. I can tell you it is a great restaurant, with different menus, depending on... More
8 April 2018|
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Response from Grant163 | Reviewed this property |
17 October 2016|
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Response from Jazwald | Reviewed this property |
We went quite a while ago and did more courses than that. I know that we thought it was reasonable considering it included alcohol pairings. I would call or email them, as suggested above. I spent some time on the phone... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$54
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 409 | Entre Abasolo y Constitucion, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 2226
  • E-mail
Tasting Menus with Reservations (Tues. - Sun.) Mezcal Tastings with Appointment Happy Hour 5:00 - 6:30
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