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Caldo de Piedra - Comedor Prehispanico

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Km. 11.9 Carretera Oaxaca al Tule, Tlalixtac de Cabrera, Mexico
+52 1 951 550 8486
09:00 - 08:00
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Brownsville, Texas
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Soo cool! Simple and tasty soup. The rock is so hot before they place it in the gourd with fresh seafood, onion, chilies, tomato and water. The rock when placed in the bowl boils the water and cooks the soup.

Thank Rgpierce
New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is something you must see and try. Make sure to take your camera and a good appetite. Ask for extra lemon, salsa and you can't forget the tortillas. Great service !!!

Thank SoniA1SonyA1
Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

To start with, the soup is delicious and enough of a reason to visit. The cooking method is very different. Staff invite guests to watch the soup being made, to take photographs and videos. The staff are courteous and friendly creating a lovely atmosphere.

1 Thank BestKeptWoman
Austin, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016

After seeing Caldo de Piedra on Rick Bayless, we took a taxi out to the restaurant to experience the stone soup. We were there during siesta, so it was empty except for us. We sat in the back of the dirt floor restaurant, next to the woman who prepared our tortillas and the fire where the rocks were heated to... More 

Thank Sara S
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I was very excite to visit this place and to taste a millenary dish of my Mexico; you have to come and taste the true pre-hispanic Caldo de Piedra - fish and shrimp soup

Thank Enrique C
Miami, Florida
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

This place is not like anything you have seen! Your soup boils in seconds and in front of you! Red fire volcanic rocks make the trick! We stop on our way back from tule and other towns and it was really worth the visit! If you feel a little adventurous you have to visit this restaurant and have the boiling... More 

Thank Jpjarami
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We were brought here by a local who's in the know about all things authentically Oaxacan. What an experience. The very fresh and excellent seafood (shrimp, fish or a combo) is in a bowl with broth and a bunch of seasonings and veggie matter, then a red hot rock is introduced and boom the whole thing cooks up in front... More 

Thank ricewings
Raleigh, North Carolina
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412 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We had such a good time here. The soup is really fun and I would suggest everyone try it once. The juices were excellent and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The soup was good but it lacked a bit of flavor. For entertainment value alone, I recommend this place.

Thank NCtravelz
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

For many years I heard about this Pre-Hispanic dish "Caldo de Piedra" and I made it a goal to try it. We came across this restaurant on our way back from El Arbol del Tule (another attraction that you want to check out). As the previous reviews said this is a dish that flash boils with a heated rock. I... More 

Thank Ricardo S
San Rafael, California
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647 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

However you can do it, tax, combi or car, get to Caldo de Piedra. You will be experiencing an ancient tradition of stone soup. Oscar, the owner, is from northern Oaxaca state and has brought his tradition to town. The recipe is simple, in a gourd bowl you fill it with water, fish, shrimp, veggies and herbs. Then you heat... More 

Thank Craig T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. 11.9 Carretera Oaxaca al Tule, Tlalixtac de Cabrera, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Tlalixtac de Cabrera
  • Phone Number: +52 1 951 550 8486

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