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La Olla Restaurant

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Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 6668
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08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was my first stop after leaving the luggage on the hotel, as it is on the way to the santo domingo chuch. It serves a variety of oaxacan dishes for you to choose, with the special emphasis to the moles available. They have green, black and yellow moles dishes (iirc) and at least the black one (the one... More 

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Thank Hugo S
Central Oregon, Oregon
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, pleasant interior art, and very tasty fare at Olla. We enjoyed soup, salad, an entree, and desert - all good, and we will return, perhaps tonight!

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Thank Barb S
Winnipeg, Canada
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go for breakfast at La Olla - you will not be disappointed! They use local and fresh ingredients, and you can watch them make their tortillas. Their marmalade is so delicious. It seemed to take a little long to get our food, but it was quite busy. It's worth the wait!

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went three times to LaOlla during our visit to Oaxaca. The menu was varied, the atmosphere laidback, the service friendly, the prices very reasonable and the food was delicious every time. It is also in a very convenient location, good for lunch and dinner.

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to Oaxaca for the first time in eight years, and because we enjoyed it so much then, we headed straight to La Olla. After two dinners there over the course of the week, we found that either our memory had failed us. We recalled delicious, basic Oaxacan, but what we found was elevated in both presentation and flavor.... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

After an delicious fresh salsa with white corn tostadas as appetizer, we four US-based adults enjoyed meals of shrimp, pork, fresh fish and beef, all in different mole sauses, from a light herb-based sauce for the fish to a rich red coloradito sauce for the pork. All was accompanied by fresh warm blue tortillas. We knew of chef, Pilar Cabrera,... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

No matter if you eat on the ground floor, first floor or the terrace, an amazing Oaxacan experience. You willlove it!

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Thank lifesnice
Santiago Atitlan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have enjoyed a few meals here, both breakfast and lunch. Everything was delicious and presented in a pleasing manner. The wait staff is very attentive and polite. The tortillas are being made while you order. If I need to complain and sound like a burro, I would say that the chili sauce was too spicy.

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Thank DJGSant
Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Good oaxacan dishes in a great presentation and good flavour. Great service and fairly priced. Fish tacos starter is a must

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Thank Mortikane
Atlanta
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have been going to this place for years and it never disappoints with the fresh, organic ingredients. I can always get something healthy here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 6668
Description
This small, charming restaurant has a lot going for it. Located only two blocks from historic Santo Domingo Church, and within easy walking distance of the Zocalo, La Olla is very popular with both foreign residents and visitors as well as with locals. La Olla is one of the more trendy eateries in the city, and our spotless kitchen produces a wide array of traditional Oaxacan, continental, and vegetarian foods. We pride ourselves in serving the best quality of products available,and most of our produce is grown locally and delivered to us by farmers during the week. Our coffee is locally roasted and the foods we serve are extremely fresh. We bake delicious apple strudel, chocolate cake, oatmeal cookies, vanilla flan, and more on our premises daily! All of our creations are cooked to order, prepared fresh starting when we receive your order. We use more fresh fruits and vegetables to create healthful and visually attractive dishes than any other restaurant in Oaxaca. Delicious sandwiches are served on home-baked whole wheat bread, and we even make the mayonnaise in our kitchen. There is a wide variety of healthy drinks available, using unusual combinations of fresh fruits and vegetables. The main meal of the day in Oaxaca is eaten in the afternoon. A real bargain at "La Olla" is the "Menu del día" or "Comida corrida", a full meal which changes daily, for only $90 pesos served from 1-4 pm. It includes a freshly-made salad, followed by a soup, a choice of two entrees, with tortillas or bread, and finishing with a dessert or espresso coffee. Many typical Oaxacan dishes are featured, and for a low price you can experience traditional cuisine at its very best. There is also a full a la carte menu featuring a wide selection of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are moderate and the quality very high. La Olla is proud to display and promote artwork created by local, regional and international artists. Our gallery is open daily during restaurant hours. The art on display is available for sale, and the gallery selection is changed periodically.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?