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Meson del Olivo

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Calle Murguia No. 218, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 1616
10:00 - 22:00
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I visited this restaurant one rainy Sunday afternoon. As I wasn't feeling particularly hungry I ordered a salad and a beer. My beer arrived accompanied by a small dish of olives and later on a complimentary bruschetta. The salad was one of the nicest I have ever had, for such a simple thing it was extremely memorable and one I... More 

Thank Helen C
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

As you can see we came here last year and loved it so much we came back for more. The place is not finished yet and the address given above differs to what is on the business card ( no. 312 C ) . Our first visit we had home cured ham with tomato bruschetta and then a rib eye... More 

Thank Pauline A
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

I called the owner three times to confirm and add to the dinner reservation. Both my guide books recommended this Spanish-Oaxacan restaurant and I wanted dinner to serve as a thank-you to two Mexican friends who had been instrumental in making my three-week stay in Oaxaca so memorable. The owner never mentioned that he had changed locations a few weeks... More 

Thank Ellen H
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stopped in at Meson del Olivo for an afternoon snack one rainy afternoon. We love the bar upstairs and thought we should try the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The owner came out to meet us and recommend a mixed sausage dish with vegetables and it was incredible! We liked it so much that we came back for dinner... More 

Thank donyastockton
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Only okay. Just okay, overall. Food is average and it's on the expensive side - I went away feeling disappointed.

Thank Megan C
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

The Nytimes recommended the bar on the second floor. The crowd was young, the music was loud, but the service, the tapas and the roof top were fabulous. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Our waiter helped us pick a lovely mescal and four great tapas. The restaurant we had intended to visit the next night was closed, so we... More 

1 Thank Wisconsinese
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Javier Olivo the owner/chef recommended two different steak dishes and we had one each. They were delicious, tender meat, one with a mushroom sauce and one stuffed with vegetables and served with another sauce. My husband said his was one of the best dishes he's ever had. The portions were generous, in fact I couldn't finish mine as I wanted... More 

1 Thank Pauline A
Tak, Thailand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

Authentic Spanish cuisine. Excellent spanish omelettes and meat dishes. Always had good service. Friendly family run restaurant.

2 Thank Rico C
Tulum, Mexico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

Fundamentally an above average Spanish restaurant with ambitious prices and small portions. Also felt a strange kind of pomposity pervading the place. First time I had felt that or left a restaurant feeling hungry in 7 months in Mexico. Fine if you want a change from Mexican but wouldn't make a special effort to go there again.

1 Thank GavinMex
Larchmont, New York
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

I had read really good things about this restaurant but I found it to be lacking. Our waiter must have been new because he struggled with everything. There was a woman who took over from him who was very knowledgeable, but the restaurant missed for me. The wine, albeit not inexpensive and recommended, was very disappointing. The food was OK.... More 

1 Thank aguak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Murguia No. 218, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?