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La Casa de la Abuela

Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 3544
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“moles” (28 reviews)
“mole negro” (20 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The three of us wanted mole, and this is where our hotel sent us. Right near the zocalo, upstairs, and we were seated immediately by a window. We each had a different dinner, and each had a different sauce. Spectaculario! Excellent service, friendly staff, well...More

Thank GeneR3
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The location of the restaurant is great- right by the zocalo. I was served immediately, and had wonderful, polite service. The sopa de tortilla was delicious, and the tlayuda was yummy as well. Be careful because a tlayuda is really big and meant to be...More

Thank Emily Z
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Although the restaurant overlooks the lively Zócalo, the entrance is in fact just around the corner and you need to ascend a scruffy looking staircase to reach the dining room itself. We had dropped in earlier in the day to reserve one of the tables...More

Thank SemperteFallant
Reviewed 10 March 2014

excellent food in this upstairs restaurant overlooking the Zocala or main square. Service is good and flexible, they amended dishes to cope with food requirements of two of our party. The tables by windows are the best, otherwise no views. Good food but you don't...More

Thank travellerdavid
Reviewed 7 March 2014

As others have said the view is awesome but the food and service? not so much. I've spent a great deal of time in Oaxaca and eaten in many restaurants. I was excited to try this place and the view is amazing but the wait...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 28 February 2014

They have a large menu that includes many "traditional" Oaxacan dishes, including a tasting of several kinds of mole. The waiter was helpful in explaining how to drink the mezcal. The location is on the second floor overlooking the Zocalo; I thought that was great...More

Thank Blitzstein
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We enjoyed the view and not being hounded by vendors. (a problem at the zocolo/square). We ordered chicken mole and a salad. The chicken mole was presented to our table in under 3 minutes. Not a good sign. Very basic and chicken was tough and...More

Thank Vivafood
Reviewed 8 February 2014

When we first went upstairs to this restaurant, the waiters looked like they were sorry to see us. It only went down hill from there. You can get a good upstairs view of what's happening on the zocola but you will have to order food.

1  Thank 816Goingsouth
Reviewed 21 January 2014

As a location to sample classical Oaxacan food, and to see the tortillas being freshly prepared, this restaurant is worth a visit. We found the staff attentive and helpful and the choices extensive. The atmosphere was good although quiet for a Friday night. The views...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Food and service was OK as well as the view but the scowling manager and the pressure she oozed to turn over the table ruined our experience. This was the only restaurant on the Zocalo to make us feel this way!

Thank mickieflores
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22 September 2017|
Response from harrymcballs | Reviewed this property |
I do not know however it would be an easy thing to call them. +52 951 516 3544
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hidalgo 616, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 3544
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