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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 good8%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“berry tart” (2 reviews)
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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 152 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The food (and service) has been spectacular each time we have visited! We have dropped in for dinner, pre-arranged for the tasting menu, and been upstairs at the taco restaurant -- and all are highly recommended. We have also on occasion just dropped in for...More

1  Thank Don P
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Ok - so for real foodies, this is maybe the top spot. We had an absolutely KILLER meal there with friends and the great Pilar from La Olla. El Destilado is the REAL thing. First of all - the attention from the chef is fabulous....More

4  Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a sister tacos restaurant on the roof terrace that serves the best tacos I've ever had at a surprisingly low price. Can't recommend this place enough. Was really great

1  Thank sff123
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank llheim
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were aspects of this meal that we enjoyed but for the price in the city it is pitched pretty high for what we felt we were offered. The food was quite elaborate with lengthy explanations which were delivered in lengthy speeches so fast that...More

Thank francesisrael2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Destilado continues to be a comfortable place to relax, at the bar, upstairs on the roof terrace or in the main part of the small restaurant. We got here twice on our most recent visit to Oaxaca and had the fish tacos both times,...More

Thank retireandtravelnow
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We were lucky enough to sit at the Chef's table (the bar by the kitchen actually) for the tasting menu with wine pairings. We had the 9-course meal which provided a range of well-prepared dishes from sweetbreads to tomato tartar to octopus and chicken and...More

2  Thank Grant163
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We chose the 9 course tasting menu. I wish it never stopped. Chef Aguilar was ever present to explain each dish and that only added to the exceptional experience. Every course was an outright winner. The octopus in a combination of its own ink, honey...More

1  Thank NM2NY2006
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We went to Destilado on the recommendation of former bar owners from Austin who had moved to Oaxaca and singled this out as their favorite restaurant in town. During our week in Oaxaca, we had worked our way through some excellent meals but almost everything...More

1  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We only called the same evening and had to eat a la carte, as they buy the stuff for the degustacion menu in the morning based on the number of reservations they have. So we had a Guacamole, the pulpo starter (exceptional!) and the chicken...More

1  Thank dkbe
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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$11 - US$59
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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