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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good9%
  • Average6%
  • 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 163 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My party of three chose the six-course dinner paired with drinks. What an array of exotic dishes prepared with unusual combinations, starting with the Huevo con coliflor y parmesan, served in an eggshell. The drinks were always in sync with the courses. Chef Julio Aguilera...More

1  Thank Donna C
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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

3  Thank llheim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A pretty ambiance with cozy people for having honnest mexican food with funky music on the background . Take the pannacotta as dessert and your dinner will be a succes!

Thank pboumeester
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I’ll say here what I told the staff at El Destilado: I’m so glad I got here before this place appears on the World’s Best 50. Everything about our experience was wonderful, from our waiter Carlos to Julio the chef coming and explaining our courses....More

4  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Did the 6-course tasting menu with my parents, which was more like an 8-course with palate cleansers and such. Sprang for the drink pairings as well. Everything was so effing good. Like, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop but everything that came...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Each course was excellent. Anyone worried about the 9 course being too much food should know each course is very small. We left full but not stuffed. We could have easily had the 12 course meal. Alcohol pairings were also excellent. Dishes were excellent. My...More

1  Thank MTFBWUalways
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The food and approach to food and dining out is very different from other places in Mexico. I tried the 9 course tasting with accompanying drinks and it was wonderfull! Nice, small and very tasty bites. All very innovative including the pairing with cocktails, wine,...More

1  Thank Sannenick
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I had read great reviews for the restaurant but I always reserve judgement until the first bite. We opted for the 6 course tasting menu but after we had our first bite we immediately switched to the 9 course set. Every dish was presented beautifully...More

Thank RafeNewYork
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

9 course tasting: just right amount of food. Really beautiful meal, chef is passionate about melding customs. All protein cooked beautifully, seasoned well, pairing was well chosen. Would come again next time I am in Oaxaca.

1  Thank Molly D
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We spent three nights in Oaxaca and couldn’t resist coming back for the 12-course delicious meal for a second time on our last night. This was one of our favorite dining experiences anywhere. From the creativity of the dishes (with a personal touch from the...More

2  Thank Brasdan
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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
27 February 2016|
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Response from Jason C | Property representative |
Hi Marilee, Thanks for your inquiry. Please let me know a good phone number to reach you at so as to explain how we do dinners at El Destilado and take a reservation. Or, just an email address will be fine. Thanks! Jason
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$58
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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