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Casa Oaxaca El Restaurante, Oaxaca, OAX

Casa Oaxaca El Restaurante

4.6
4.6
789 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Regional Mexican
Aquí, un ritmo animado acompaña la transparencia de luz que hace vibrar los colores. La sutileza de lo esencial subraya el poder evocador de los olores y sabores que surgen de la cocina de Alejandro Ruiz. Se mezclan los aromas y los sabores de hierbas mediterráneas con las oaxaqueñas. Así, la albahaca y el romero comparten sus tintes con la hoja santa, la pitiona y el shorobobo. Asimismo, granada, pescados y mariscos, venado y cordero alternan con chapulines, huitlacoche y quesillo. Cinco sentidos influenciados por una extraordinaria vivencia gastronómica.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    951 516 8889

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo

What 789 people are saying

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4.6
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  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nada sobresaliente de los platillos
  2. FP

    FelipeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinners we’ve had in Oaxaca. This is as much about the food as it is about the overall experience. The mixture of traditional flavours with fine dining make this a must when visiting Oaxaca.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio y calidad de alimentos
  4. CO

    CristinaOrozco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    La tostada de insectos es muy rica, su sabor es fuerte por lo que tendrías que estar acostumbrado a este tipo de sabores. De platillos fuertes pedimos el cordero y el lechón con una reducción de mole alcaparrado, siendo el de cordero el que más nos gusto. Las bebidas muy buenas. Al finalizar pedimos un chocolate en agua y café de olla, el café lleva cáscara de naranja y canela en vara; el chocolate sobresale, muy rico.
  5. ZM

    ZandraM

    Querétaro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comida deliciosa, servicio excelente y extraordinario ubicación y vistas! Lo disfrutamos muchísimo.
  6. t

    tjs6677

    Central Texas

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, drink, and service! Great variety of elevated Oaxacan cuisine. Make sure you request rooftop table—it’s gorgeous.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es mi mejor restaurante. Graciss
  8. w

    williaml

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We had a terrible experience. We waited 20 minutes at our table before even being acknowledged. The restaurant had a lot of staff. That said, they had no organization, nor did they communicate with each other. All our food was cold upon receiving it. I asked to speak to the manager about our experience -and she did nothing. We had to ask for our check 3 times. All around, this was a very bad experience.
  9. v

    ventidio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Rapporto qualità prezzo basso. Non ne vale la pena assolutamente.
  10. RA

    RachelA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & drink made for instagram, beautifully presented but tasted great too. The staff are attentive, but the noise levels were difficult when I visited due to a passing wedding! Very reasonably priced for the quality of food.
  11. OI

    OscarI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar y tranquilo. Hermoso ambiente y comida excelente.
  12. RH

    RobertH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food good but used to be better. A feeling of complacency. Service was mediocre, unprofessional, slow, repeated orders for drinks were apparently forgotten. Much better places in Oaxaca now.
  13. RA

    RafaelA

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excelente vista, comida originaria y muy rica. Las bebidas y postres en especial. El servicio estuvo mediocre. Tuvimos que llamar a nuestro mesero varias veces para que nos atendiera. En una ocasión vino otro mesero haber si nos hacía falta algo. Después de terminar nuestro platillo fuerte y de que recogieran los platos, estuvimos sentados alrededor de 20 minutos antes de que regresara haber si queríamos postre. Una vez que nos trajeron el postre y café duré como 10 minutos antes de que me trajera la azúcar y crema que había pedido. Muy mal servicio
  14. R

    Ricardo

    Mexico City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Muy buena experiencia, algo inferior a la alta expectativa asociada con la fama del lugar y su chef. Muy buena, pero ningún plato inolvidable. El servicio muy amable y efectivo, verdaderos profesionales.
  15. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service and food! Would highly recommend! It was my sister’s birthday and they even brought out a sparkler and sang her happy birthday. So lovely.
  16. GG

    GilbertG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great. Eating outside is a must request.
  17. JC

    JoCaLi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We were at Casa Oaxaca to celebrate my birthday. Everything was great EXCEPT we ordered wine with dinner and they forgot to bring it. In fact we felt totally forgotten after we got our entrees. We didn't bother getting dessert so no cake for me.
  18. G

    Garden

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a breezy warm evening on the rooftop though the system had shown no availability for the rooftop when making reservation--lovely atmosphere! The food and drinks were beautiful and delicious, would definitely recommend and return. Gracias.
  19. BD

    BrianD

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casa Oaxaca was recommended to us by our local host. I made a reservation to celebrate a milestone anniversary by experiencing the uniquely Oaxacan cuisine offered. We were not disappointed at all. The dishes are varied and delicious complimented by excellent service. Highly recommended when you are in Oaxaca.
  20. PR

    PatriciaR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Given the hype, we expected a memorable experience. Didn't happen Service seemed rushed. Food ok. Not a restaurant I will recommend to others.
  21. GP

    GaryP

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    I really wanted to like this restaurant. We made reservations four months prior. As a group of four, we've eaten at 5-star restaurants in Asia, Europe and in North America. We also enjoyed street food in far-flung places such as Cairo and Vietnam. I believe you can find excellent flavours in both places - the street and the restaurant experience. It's generally the service that sets a fine restaurant apart, and I'm really afraid, this restaurant let us down. The server was abrupt, and condescending, and didn't even bother to make note of the Q-code (hidden behind a plant/centrepiece). We had already enjoyed several great restaurants in Mexico City (including Pujol). We were pleased to see an interesting menu (finally - when the server dropped them quickly on the table to leave us to ponder) We did like the tableside service that the secondary server provided (salsa) The secondary was attentive, friendly and informative. One of our company suggested the restaurant had made a mistake in choosing who was the primary server. The important thing to note is that the server was so unfriendly, we decided to tighten up our choices to a few appetizers and a main, and reduce our alcohol portions to just two people. In a different environment, we would have gone with three courses, a bottle of wine and at least one cocktail each. As it was, most people found the food bland, in particular the sopa. Not to blow any horns, but the client choosing the sopa is locally famous for the quality of his soups where he lives. Sorry Casa Oaxaca. It could have been lovely.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most romantic dinner with the outdoor terrace atmosphere and the music from some artist across the street. Everything was perfect
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No hubo terraza! Pero no hay quejas esta increíble
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comida deliciosa y hermosa vista a Santo Domingo. El personal muy amable y atento.
  25. MI

    MIke

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Exagerado el cobro por descorche de botella de vino.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Cute spot, great rooftop unfortunately it was too cold for us to sit upstairs as they don’t have heaters. Food was delicious and the drinks are 10/10
  27. SC

    SarahC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, I'll consider coming back in my short stay.
  28. JV

    JVTMpls

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casa Oaxaca was so special. We sat upstairs on the patio overlooking Santo Domingo and the space was beautiful and lit with candles. All the food was incredible. Very much recommend!!!
  29. CC

    CaecilieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice and great atmosphere. Would have loved to come back during my stay
  30. GH

    GerardoH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    La pasamos muy bien, excelente atención de más meseros.
  31. WC

    WayneC

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was okay. Nothing special. Waiters seemed to be in a hurry and not interested in creating an experience of any kind. Food was delicious but that was it.
  32. J

    Jomaloro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, not cheap by any means, but for the level of food and service you get I think it is well worth your time.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!!
  34. O

    Oaktownjen

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and beautiful location. Definitely ask to be upstairs as you’ll be across from the beautiful convent complex. We had the exciting pleasure of a wedding parade in the plaza below! We are vegetarian and I’m gluten free and loved the table side salsa making-yum! We chose the two vegetarian dishes and one appetizer which were wonderful, delicious and gorgeously presented! It would have been nice to have a few more items to choose from though since Oaxaca food is so veg forward. Still a wonderful and tasty dinner! The only minor disappointments were the two desserts we chose. We chose the pennyroyal “autumn” and mamey desserts. Both were beautiful to the eye but just a little weird (maybe just to our western palates?). The pennyroyal crumble was medicinal and not very sweet but included a pennyroyal mousse and pine nut ice cream that were great. If it were just the pennyroyal mousse and ice cream that would work better! The mamey dessert was not very flavorful overall. We had the Chardonnay Oaxaca, a house wine and it was buttery and yummy. Overall a lovely and memorable experience!
  35. CC

    CaveCanem

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    La comida de 10... la atención de los meseros, excepto por uno, muy atentos y amables... lo que realmente fue muy molesto es la actitud y prepotencia de la hostess y la mesa en la parte de abajo del restaurante, a pesar de haber hecho la reserva con más de 2 semanas de anticipación... una pena que una cena que pudo haber sido perfecta, se opaque por una persona que al recibir, literalmente siente que está haciendo un favor en atender.
  36. DZ

    DavidZ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nuestra mejor experiencia en Oaxaca, y una de las mejores en México. Excelente servicio, y la comida y bebidas espectaculares. Gracias!!
  37. M

    Manj

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was our wedding anniversary so we booked this dinner. Was a lovely meal but we were just very cold - I realised later they had blankets to put on you but I wish they had offered them to us early on rather than at the end when we asked because we saw them on someone else!!
  38. EM

    EMINOZ

    Tokyo

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food is great, really greath but not exceptional. The service was ok, not bad, but not really good as in memorable. i would recommend a visit here, its the grand madam of Oaxaca restaurants nd possibly the most famous of them all but there are other restauratns and there are better ones so if you only have 1-2 nights ... shop around as well.
  39. MH

    MelvinH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent with a wide selection of dishes. Felt that the waiter was a little aloof but may be a cultural reaction.
  40. R

    Rgonzalez1111

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    La salsa de Molcajete que hicieron en la mesa, estaba muy rica. Nosotros la pedimos picante, y estaba perfecta. Los tacos de estofado de boda, están super deliciosos, muy recomendables. La Costilla de res estaba deliciosa.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Casa Oaxaca El Restaurante is rated 4.6 stars by 789 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 21 times today
Google Map for Casa Oaxaca El Restaurante

Constitución n 104 a, Col. Centro, Oaxaca, OAX 68000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oaxaca

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View

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