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El Biche Pobre

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Calzado de la Republica 600 | At Calle Hidalgo, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 513 4636
08:00 - 19:00
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Golden, Colorado
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great little place. Our Airbnb was a five minute walk from El Biche Pobre and on our way to Parque Juarez El Llano where we enjoyed spending time people watching. We stopped in one morning purely out of convenience and had a wonderful inexpensive traditional Oaxacan breakfast. The huevos rancheros came with fresh fruit and juice and everything was delicious.... More 

Thank harrymcballs
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I ate here 3 times when I was staying in Oaxaca for three weeks. All three times the food was great. The price was not bad at all. It was well worth it. I ate there twice for dinner and once for breakfast. The staff is very friendly as well.

Thank Brandon C
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had very good fried fish and salad here. Prices are quite fair. Service is friendly. I'll be back to try more dishes. Friends say the breakfast is great, but I haven't made it over for that yet.

Thank Jacki G
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Service is the difference, they adapt to what you want. You can choose from different ingredients what you want for your garnish or your scramble eggs.

Thank KarinaML
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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235 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This small restaurant is not in the historic centre of Oaxaca and that makes for a local clientele that appreciates its traditional cuisine. All the best of Oaxacan dishes are available and there are plates combining different styles so you can sample a selection of great homemade food. Unpretentious decor and popular atmosphere. Attentive service and very reasonable prices.

Thank Jesusmiguel58
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I visited this restaurant especially to try the assorted Oaxacan Botanas platter. I went at 1:30 one afternoon, and was the only one eating there.(Road construction in front may have kept away diners) Service was good, and the food nicely presented, but tasted only fair. Of the dozen items, ten were fried, and all rather greasy, probably the reason for... More 

Thank CtFreddie
Seattle, Washington, United States
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is a nice place for lunch. As it is close to where I stay in Oaxaca, I have eaten here several times. The food is very good and in other places I might be raving about it. In Oaxaca, there are so many great restaurants to choose among that this one becomes only average. They offer a wide selection... More 

Thank TiKeGi
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for the unique and local flavor of Oaxaca cuisine, this is a great option. Located in Jalatlaco neighborhood this could be a great option wether for breakfast or lunch

Thank Pepe K
Bolzano, Italy
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187 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

A place well known to the locals. I had breakfast and it was very tasty. I was in a hurry and asked a fast service and they where really nice and fast as well. They serve tipical local food. The restaurant is very simple, but clean.

Thank chriskowa
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

The food was fine, mostly fried botanas, which have their place in cuisine! It's kind of dark inside, like a welcoming dank pub. They serve a variety of Mexican beers, which is way better than strictly Corona and maybe Sol. I believe they had Negra Modelo, if not, it was definitely Bohemia Obscura.

Thank Sharlie B

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calzado de la Republica 600 | At Calle Hidalgo, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 513 4636

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