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El Tule

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Victoria Hotel Oaxaca | Carr. Internacional 545 Col Figueroa, Oaxaca 68070, Mexico
+52 951 502 0850
07:00 - 02:00
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Humongous tree. It really impressed me for being the first time I saw it. I love the fact that locals respect their tree and how they adore it. I did too! Also learn that the actual tree is a sabino tree. I guess the Tule name comes from the actual place where it's located.

Thank Alejandro A
Mexico City, Mexico
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The tree is worth seeing. It is wide and there are children with mirrors who point shapes in the trunk. Very funny. This tree is amazing and worth a visit.

Thank Ariestennisgirl
Mexico City, Mexico
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108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Forget Hierve el agua, forget Mitla if you want, but spend 15 minutes in the road and go to this town, the church, the tree, the home made ice cream. Of course was my last attraction to visit before coming home, next time I´ll erase some of them and this one will be number one, to sit in front of... More 

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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Most tours take you to the Tule tree so it is practical. Interesting and well taken care of you can take great photos. Maybe not worth the trip just for the tree but good if it's part of the tour. Pay the extra 1 usd to see it from the inside.

Thank Eduardo R
Denpasar, Indonesia
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

El Tule is one of the biggest trees on the planet. I insisted to go there as I heard great things about El Tule. When you get off the bus you can see it s majesty. 3000 year old or more, it is said that it needs so much water to survibe that it caused several issues to the neighboring... More 

Thank jedoanuta j
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125 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Staying for three weeks in El Tule you get to know the place well. It has great restaurants and a nice El Tule Food Market. There are small stalls were you can eat and drink. The set up is great people are very friendly and helpful. Every day you see the women preparing the food on there hot coal fires... More 

Thank ClassicStrider
Sahuarita, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My wife and I were on an all day tour that stopped here to see the tree. Now, this is Juan, BIG tree! Simply incredible in scope. The width of this tree will blow your mind. Very impressive. As an added bonus when we were there, I noticed movement up about 15 feet up the tree. I knew it was... More 

Thank AZDuckman
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

we hopped on a public bus from the periphery or ring road of Old Oaxaca town. The bus cost a few pesos and it dropped us just outside the park which has developed around the tree. The park in itself is sweet, with animal topiary, pretty gardens, ice cream wagons and lovely for kids. The tree is like an apparition,... More 

Thank stiniSwitzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This ancient giant cypress tree is jaw-dropping due to its enormous girth. It is extraordinary to be near it. There is a small small botanic garden adjacent.

Thank stargirl58
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I've been here twice, always on a multi-stop tour. I was told to look for animal shapes in the roots of the tree, so that was the only thing that made it interesting for me. It's supposedly the widest tree in the world, but not worth a solo trip.

Thank Holly W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Hotel Oaxaca | Carr. Internacional 545 Col Figueroa, Oaxaca 68070, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 502 0850

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