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Criollo, Oaxaca, OAX

Criollo

4.3
4.3
1145 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Criollo is a space that invites you to share and coexist around the Oaxacan cuisine of product, simple and honest, under the command of chef Luis Arellano, a chef with a spirit both attached to his roots and creative and evolutionary. Our menu changes daily, based on local and seasonal ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–7:15 am Daily 9:00 am–9:15 am Daily 11:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 1:00 pm–1:15 pm Daily 3:00 pm–3:15 pm Daily 5:00 pm–5:15 pm Dinner Daily 7:00 pm–7:15 pm Mon–Sat 9:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    951 320 0709

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luis Arellano

  • Neighborhood

    Oaxaca

  • Cross street

    Guadalupe Victoria

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,145 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Aniversario de bodas
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very expensive compared to other great restaurants in Oaxaca, drinks not great, service patchy
  3. EA

    EduardoA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Algo muy diferente, la combinacion de sabores espectacular, la y pareciera de principio q es poco pero terminas muy satisfecho
  4. C

    Cecilia

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Remarkable! Maravilloso
  5. KE

    KaEv

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Servicio y comida decepcionantes aunque teníamos muchas expectativas.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The venue is amazing!!! Really friendly staff that showed us around the lovely property and let us try the local mezcal!! Such a great dining experience- we went for the 7 course tasting menu with drinks!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Sadly it was a poor experience for us. 7pm booking and by 9pm we had only been served two small courses from the 7 course tasting menus. Cocktails and a bottle of wine completed with no check in from the waiter meant we left at 9.15pm to find somewhere else to have dinner! We were so looking forward to dining at Criollo..
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Full of flavors and ambience. Staff was extremely helpful and offered very flexible options for vegetarians. Perfectly paced courses. Absolutely wonderful experience.
  9. G

    Gabo

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gran lugar, con menú de degustación de Luis Arellano, que te sorprende todos los días con posibilidad de maridaje inigualable. Recupera aromas y sabores muy mexicanos, oaxaqueños, con un toque muy especial de combinación de sabores. La atención es estupenda!
  10. D

    Doc0372

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Servicio muy por debajo de la expectativa, cómoda buena sin ser sorprendente. El lugar es muy agradable, fue lo mejor de la experiencia.
  11. BT

    BeatrizT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    Queda lejos del centro histórico y no creo que valga la pena meterse el viaje hasta allá. Solo probamos dos entradas y no nos parecieron nada extraordinario. El margarita muy regular y el sitio muy aburridor. El servicio correcto.
  12. m

    miag

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Came here to celebrate our final night in Oaxaca and left disappointed. The servers looked distracted and preoccupied throughout all interactions. There was a big party in attendance, so maybe they were helping out with that but it took us 20 minutes to get the check after finishing our meal. The food itself was ok but I would look elsewhere if you are wanting a nice meal.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Perhaps because of a wedding the servers were rushed and seemingly overwhelmed for this generally tranquil restaurant.
  14. JB

    JasonB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, very creative use of season, local ingredients with beautiful plating.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Highly recommend it.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Muy rico todo, pero el servicio fue un poco lento
  17. JG

    JaimeG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The service was VERY slow and uneven. Things were not coursed out correctly —too much food came at the beginning and then someone who got the tasting menu was the only one still eating food at the end. There was so much time between finishing the food, asking for the check and then paying with the terminal—almost an hour. Food was delicious, ambience is amazing but please address the service. The cafe de olla also had no piloncillo in it—it was unsweetened and it took 30 minutes and asking 3 people before we got sugar at our table.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The waiter was kind. Their house made nature orange wine was amazing. The atmosphere was good. But the food was unfortunately tasteless and boring.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Experience was alright. The food was delicious but the waiters got confused and forgot what course we were on during course #4. When we told them they Removed the drink pairing and then didn’t bring them back when dessert was served. After that it seemed like they were lost. Took forever to get the check, couples that got there after us had already finished and left. Not terrible, I’d give it another shot.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiente muy agradable, fueron todos muy atenciosos y cómoda estuvo deliciosa. Muy recomendable.
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    Lore

    Monterrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Aniversario
  22. JG

    JuanG

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brutalmente bueno; excelente música, gran servicio, y ambiente muy agradable. Sin duda recomendaría la opción de menú con maridaje. Toda la diferencia. Volveremos
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're trying to book the space for our wedding Dec 2nd 2023!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks for supreme value. Service amazing, bravo
  25. R

    Ricardo

    Mexico City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Inolvidable experiencia, comida de altísima calidad, servicio profesional, amable, impecable; ambiente muy agradable. Ojalá podamos volver muy pronto
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fuimos a su brunch y en general el servicio fue muy bueno, las recomendaciones y el lugar esta hermoso. En lo personal nos encantó su café de olla y sus conchas, lo más rico fueron los tacos campechanos, nos pareció bien el precio de la comida, ¡Muy rico todo!
  27. M

    Miguelbolsones

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    No. Yo no necesito ayuda a hora. Gracias.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La experiencia de principio a fin fue excelente Todos los platillos del menú del día estuvieron increíbles! Un lugar que vale la pena ir y disfrutar
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks. One of the best desserts I’ve ever had. Recommend
  30. y

    yaks

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    worth it - very yum - enjoyed the beverage pairing though its a lot of differing alcohols to intake
  31. g

    gwc333

    London

    372 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    372 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Criollo set in a beautiful courtyard with amazing food, extremely helpful staff and great drinks pairing. We loved it!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Very little food , super pricey for amount of food and service was really slow.
  33. S

    Sonoma

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Smelly fish, not fresh. Was not Dorado "Mahi" as purpoted. Unfortunately with the exception: excellent dinning experience. Wine selection as not eqvailent as culinary expertise. Disconnect wine and food
  34. AE

    AnnaE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Lugar espectacular pero calidad precio de la comida no justificado
  35. y

    yogifoodie

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening. The food was amazing our way there was a delight and we appreciated the entire experience.
  36. LM

    LMCo

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Fue un menú de degustación de 8 tiempos con 2 postres, todo estuvo delicioso. El lugar es muy bonito, el día que fuimos solo había unas 3 mesas ocupadas (Domingo) pero al parece en las noches del fin de semana hay mas gente.
  37. N

    Nathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to Criollo on the last night we were in Oaxaca. After a long day of drinking mezcal and being in the sun too much we felt not ready for adventurous food. Even under these circumstances Criollo was an excellent experience and we had a great time!
  38. IW

    IsabelW

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nada especial. Una pena. La comida muy normal y peor que otros restaurantes mucho más baratas.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must in Oaxaca
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Aunque el precio es alto , vale la experiencia culinaria Los platillos bien presentados Un poco lento el proceso de pedir la cuenta Volvería sin lugar a dudas

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

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

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Criollo is rated 4.3 stars by 1145 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 Criollo

Calzada Madero 129, Centro, Oaxaca, OAX 68000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Guadalupe Victoria

  • Neighborhood

    Oaxaca

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–7:15 am Daily 9:00 am–9:15 am Daily 11:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 1:00 pm–1:15 pm Daily 3:00 pm–3:15 pm Daily 5:00 pm–5:15 pm Dinner Daily 7:00 pm–7:15 pm Mon–Sat 9:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luis Arellano

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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