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Ancestral Cocina Tradicional, Oaxaca de Juárez, OAX

Ancestral Cocina Tradicional

4.5
4.5
60 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Mexican
ANCESTRAL fundado en 2017 a cargo del Chef Miguel Mijangos, se encuentra ubicado en el emblemático Barrio de Xochimilco en la Ciudad de Oaxaca.
Nuestra pasión es resaltar las tradiciones y costumbres de Oaxaca a través de su gastronomía, la mezcla de ingredientes locales en nuestra cocina de humo genera aromas y sabores excepcionales que son el pretexto perfecto para estimular los sentidos.
El acueducto construido a mediados del siglo XVIII, las construcciones en adobe y nuestro verde jardín al aire libre forman parte de una increíble experiencia.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Breakfast Tue–Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Phone number

    951 688 7072

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    MIGUEL MIJANGOS

What 60 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CR

    ChuckR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nos gusta este restaurante basta a regresar de nuevo. Las plátanos de molino por la entrada y las camarones con mole son espectaculares. Las ambientas es muy calma y la gente quien trabaja aquí son muy profesional. Espero que en el future, tendrá mas postres.
  2. CG

    CeciliaG

    Mexico City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente!! Servicio y comida deliciosa y original
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Pedimos pollo con mole y pato colorado y estaban súper secos ambos platillos. Lo comentamos al mesero y no dijo nada más. Fuimos a las 9pm y tuvimos la sensación todo el tiempo de que ya estaban cerrando. Habíamos ido a principios de este año y nos encanto, pero ahora si decepcionaron. Para no regresar además de que esta muy lejos.
  4. s

    steven

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Good ambiance and service. The food was mediocre. Very touristy clientele. Good cocktails. And dessert.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this experience. Did the tasting menu and was so glad I did. The restaurant is very warm and beautiful and in a artsy neighborhood. Would definitely recommend.
  6. s

    scottp

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really authentic place, with a fun romantic nighttime vibe. Down a street in a barrio away from the square - but pretty easy to get there in a taxi. Food was very good - mole solid, had the fish and shrimp soup too, which was cooked in a broth they made tableside and heated with hot rocks - fun to see the water boil so quickly! Make a reservation - it's busy!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our time at the restaurant very much. The different flavors of mezcalitas offered was so different than we get at home. They were a nice surprise. I ordered the filete de res with frutas rojas. The beef was grilled to perfection! and the potato puree where delicious. My husband enjoyed the chuleta with lentils. We both would go back again.
  8. PM

    PaulinaM

    Mexico City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Los platillos, servicio y ambiente fueron excelentes.
  9. JB

    JamesB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant dining area is in a wonderful, rustic indoor-outdoor space that was romantic in the evening. The service and Oaxacan food were fine.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excelente servicio, nos encanto la comida y la experiencia con bebida, en pocas palabras esta exquisito
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Disappointing. Food was just “ok”. Service not good. Left us alone for a long time with just waters… we took 3?taxis to get there for our group of 12– we didn’t mind because we were looking forward to it — but a let down. Long wait for food. Three of us didn’t get our entrees. Ever. Food better at at least 10 other Oaxacan eateries..Not going back. Plus it was our wedding anniversary. …
  12. SG

    SomeGirl

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely place for anyone visiting Oaxaca. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere. What more could you want? Get the team to book you a taxi home as it’s slightly isolated.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sinaloa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo excelente!
  14. CI

    CarlosI

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Muy buena comida y gran diversidad de mezcales. Fuimos a cenar y la luz es muy tenue no permite ver los platos con detalle
  15. RD

    RicardoD

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El lugar está hermoso, la comida muy rica y de buenas porciones y los meseros excelentes.
  16. EM

    ErickMartinezGuerra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente restaurant para aquellos que gusten tener una experiencia de modern mexican con una calidad Excelente. La atencion y el servicio de los mesero fue excepcional. Pedimos dos caldos de piedra y entradas y la verdad fue una excelencia de ejecución em ambas. El chocolate eres delicioso de verdad recomiendo este restaurant al 100%
  17. SB

    SteveB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing flavors, impeccable service and a beautiful setting in a charming neighborhood. This restaurant is a true gem in Oaxaca City. Worth 5 times what we paid. I can’t recommend enough.
  18. AO

    AlejandraO

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Muy caro para las porciones que sirven, Me decían que no había lugar y el restaurante estaba vacío Los platos eran súper pequeñas las porciones de todo Considero muy caro para lo que es
  19. RL

    RobinL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Precious setting, delicious food, wonderful service.
  20. AG

    AnaG

    Chiapas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Realmente un sitio mágico. La comida fue deliciosa aunque el pork belly estaba un poco seco para nuestro gusto. Todo lo demás delicioso. Tomamos un pescado del día con tuétano y un aguachile buenísimo. El café también excelente. Nos quedamos con ganas de probar las garnachas. El hilo musical al principio eran clásicos románticos topo Frank Sinatra que no nos pegaba mucho con el ambiente. Luego cambiaron a Luis Miguel y estuvimos encantados
  21. RT

    RebeccaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lugar muy bonito con platos interesantes con inspiración de comida regional pero con un acercamiento original. Lindo ambiente rústico pero con mucho detalle. Fue mucho mejor que otros que son primeros en las layas de mejores restaurantes en Oaxaca.
  22. AS

    AmyS

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to Ancestral several times and it is by far my favorite restaurant in Oaxaca. The food is fantastic, it’s traditional Oaxacan flavors and ingredients but elevated and modern. Service is 10/10. Extremely attentive but not over the top. Cocktails are great and their house wine and mezcal selections are top notch. We’ve done the tasting menu a few times and it’s a wonderful way to sample different dishes. Love the outdoor patio and the overall laid back vibe of the place.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sinaloa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    En gral. me pareció un lugar muy agradable con ambiente campirano el comal siempre con el fuego encendido en lo personal me encanta le da un toque especial al ambiente, sus ingredientes de calidad, higiene, sazón, servicio, atención y precios justos, volveremos!! 😋
  24. CH

    CamilleH

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we have had in Oaxaca. It was very authentic and interesting. We loved it. Thank you.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great experience, from the appetizers to the main dish and the dessert. Each dish was able to showcase the local ingredients that it was made of and each one of them had a unique flavor, texture and composition.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Unos como sipes Muy secos y decía que traía mole y casi no traía mole.
  27. r

    robertc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio setting with outstanding food, service & ambience. A little out of the way but worth seeking out. Have the fish soup that's cooked with hot stones at your table.
  28. l

    luigi

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    muy buena opción nos gusto mucho todo. lo recomiendo
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Oaxaca. I always have an amazing experience here. Great food, ambiance, service, and mezcal!
  31. MT

    MissedTheMark

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overrated on all cyclinders.
  32. JW

    JenniferW

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    All of our meals were bad. Lacking flavor, and not served hot. The pork belly was pure fat, no meat. Very disappointing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hermoso lugar, fresco. Es un bello patio
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I am food and traveling lover! So when I research about Ancestral Cocina Tradicional, I thought ok let’s try it. The food is great! The mole is really good, that I have had in a very long time. Anyway you will not be disappointed with their food and their staff I look for to return to you again.
  35. MD

    MichaelD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful location, peaceful corner of Oaxaca. The menu is interesting. The food delicious, nice selection of beers and cocktails. Friendly & efficient service.
  36. LH

    LeonardH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relatively unique and tasting offerings. Good service and interesting desserts.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oaxaca

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Buen lugar relación calidad-precio. Es un lugar que vale la pena visitar.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Maravilloso!!!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    El servicio es lento y la comida es no es tan buena.
  40. MB

    MariaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aguachile is a must try! Portions are decent so no need to order too much.

Safety precautions

  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Ancestral Cocina Tradicional is rated 4.5 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Ancestral Cocina Tradicional

C. José López Alavez 1342, Oaxaca de Juárez, OAX 68040

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oaxaca

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Breakfast Tue–Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    MIGUEL MIJANGOS

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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