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Rancho Zapata - Mezcalera Productora Artesanal & Restaurante Gourmet

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Istmo Km. 42 | San Pablo Villa de Mitla, San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 20:00
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the way back from Hierve al Agua before dropping in to Mitla , we stopped at this unmissable establishment of Ranch, Mezcal factory , sovenir place & a gourmet restaurant all in one. Good quality of food & service , mezcal prawns were flambe at your table amidst spectacular 3 foot high flames , fresh ox tounge with mole... More 

Thank Moe Z
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If on the road and hungry this is the place. Its expensive but food is good and service is prompt. Combined platter is a good sharing option.

Thank Fer E
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62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Pit stop that included good tour of how mezcal is made. Nice sampling of the product too. Good both European and Mexican really good. Friendly atmosphere. Good place to pick up a bottle of mezcal too! Definitely recommend food and drink!

Thank Nickoteeta
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420 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Westopped here solely for the mezcal tour and tasting. I did not eat lunch here so this review only pertains to the mezcal tour. Mezcal is made in the traditionl way behind the restaurant. The presentation was informative. Afterward you can sample mexcal of many ages and many flavors. If you have a sweet tooth go for the passion fruit... More 

Thank packedandready2go
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The Rancho Zapata is an excellent choice after a day of touring at Mitla or Tule. The menu is extensive and offers something for every palate, from adventurous picks like grasshoppers to old standards like spaghetti. We enjoyed the delicious meal, especially the hand made corn tortillas. I recommend the memelitas; they're delicious. Be sure to check out the cactus... More 

Thank blbrodger
Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

We drove from Oaxaca city to Hierve el agua and back; and this place looked the nicest (went going back). Food and the aguas frescas were really good. Atmosphere was nice overall, although they didn't seem to care about smoking on the outside tables with no smoking/no smoking seating difference. I had a bad a experience with a very spicy... More 

Thank Federico M
Lancaster, Ohio
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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Not too far from Oaxaca City, you can see how mezcal is made and then sample several types. Very extensive food menu also.

Thank Eddie B
San Jose, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We loved this place so much we went for breakfast and lunch! Great restaurant on the road to Mitla and the black pottery section of outside Oaxaca. Great traditional mexican food with a beautiful hacienda type atmosphere. Make sure you go to back area and side to visit the horses and animals

Thank mrangel6668
San Francisco
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257 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

The worst meal of our trip. OUr guide took us so we could try the traditional ant eggs, worms and grasshoppers. They were o.k. but cost over $50 for the one dish. It is hard to harvest the eggs so o.k. but everything else was bland and overcooked. They were friendly and gave us some mezcal to taste. The restaurant... More 

Thank Oaklandish3
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

It's a good option if you are near Hierve el Agua and mitla. Regional food. Good service. You have good tasting of mescal. Loved it

Thank ale_escandon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istmo Km. 42 | San Pablo Villa de Mitla, San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  San Pablo Villa de Mitla

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