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La Casa de la Abuela

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Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 3544
13:00 - 21:00
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Golden, Colorado
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of life's little joys when travelling is people watching and the Zocalo is one of the best places to do this Oaxaca. La Casa de la Abuela sits on the second floor overlooking both the plaza which is an UNESCO world heritage site and the Catedral de Nuestra Señora De La Asunción. Half the charm of this restaurant is... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit here! We tried one starter (flowered squash? Or something), and three of us shared four main dishes - chili rellano with pork (highly recommended), mole coloradita (delicious), and the chilaquiles with streak (my personal fave). We all had margaritas, nice and strong. And most dishes were about $99-$150 or so but super reasonable with portions. Of... More 

Thank PeaceLoveFood
Minnesota, USA
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were there on a Friday afternoon. Great escape from the heat with a nice breeze. It has wonderful view of the Zocalo. We had the Colorado mole and chille rellenos. We found both dishes excellent. We woul not hesitate to return.

San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a must! The meal we had was very authentic and so tasty! They also serve the best Jamaica drink. The service was impeccable and the view is fantastic.

Thank murillomd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The food was disappointing, and the wine was terrible. They had only one type of red wine, and it was almost undrinkable. We were the only ones in the restaurant at 8 pm on a Friday night.

Thank ilsad2m
Stockbridge, Georgia
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323 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We ducked up a staircase to emerge into a beautiful restaurant surrounded by homey touches that I could remember from my own grandmothers. The fresh made tortillas tasted as wonderful as they smelled whilst cooking. We sat by a window and watched the happy celebrations on the street.

Thank StuartandDenese
Mexico City, Mexico
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited La Casa de la Abuela several times and I have never been disappointed. Fantastic food, with good service. Don't miss it!

Thank eugeni0gp
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Excellent restaurant, centrally located. make sure to sit by a window. The mole sampler platter is great.

Thank TravelerVG27
Silver Spring, Maryland
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We ate here our first night in Oaxaca and it was a great place to start. The service is very friendly and I was able to get a sampling of four different moles so I could see which ones I liked best. The food is basic but a good introduction to the local cuisine, and as others have pointed out,... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We ate here twice and the food was excellent both times. We found the mole amarillo very tasty. We were also lucky enough to get window tables with great views of the plaza.

Thank Ken H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?