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Los Pacos

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Av. Belisario Dominguez 108-1, Col. Reforma | Col. Reforma, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
08:30 - 18:30
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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to get there, modest decoration, the service is good, the waitress was young but careful. The 7 moles where absolutely great! We didn't order other dishes. Prices were fair. As many restaurants in Oaxaca, they close at 22:00 hrs.

Thank dennisrada
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish I could review the food, but the wait staff was so prude that I never got that far. I arrived at 4:30 p.m., there were plenty of empty tables, one had a "reserved" sign on it. I was told to come back in 50 minutes. No offer to wIt at the restaurant. I asked if I could guarantee the... More 

Thank viajera1741
Gandhinagar, India
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Oaxaca for a 3 day vacation and looking to dig into some authentic mole based dishes, I asked my airbnb hos for recommendations, and he suggested Los Pacos. Housed in an atmospheric 3 storey casa on a side street not too far from the cathedral, Los Pacos didn't disappoint - though I have to admit I am no authority... More 

Thank Manu J
New Mexico
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141 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to try out several varieties of the local mole. You can do this on your own plate of the meat of your choice which then is served with the various moles on top. Or you can taste several moles and then choose two kinds to be served on the meat of your choice. Members of... More 

Thank astrobob
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Yes I know my title means a great way to try 'sauce' sauces but hey I liked it better than trying various mole's (garden variety digging critters). Anyhow this was a cute little place with both inside and rooftop terrace seating. We each enjoyed the 7 mole sampler where you choose your meat of Chicken (pollo), Pork (cerdo) or Beef... More 

Thank SD_Eddie_V
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is highly rated on TripAdvisor and, as is sometimes the case with TripAdvisor, I don't agree. The problem is that everyone has a vote. Don't get me wrong, I'm a staunch defender of democracy, but rating restaurants in this way does not actually reflect how good the food might be. I do realise that this may sound a... More 

2 Thank John V
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is not in the Main Street but is close to Santo Domingo church. Don't fool around if you want proper food. Go to Los Pacos. Every single thing regarding food and service/place was great. Some other restaurants are more scenic than this, but the food here is simply better. Try mole colorado and mole negro to compare. You can... More 

Thank Pablo d
Oak Park, Illinois
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169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed tasting seven different kinds of mole. It was hard to choose. We both chose green and black on pork chicken and tongue. We also had frijoles de yerba conejo which translate literally to beans with rabbit grass. All was very good.

Thank SuAnne L
Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Being able to taste the mole before ordering it was very nice. Interesting variation on flavors. I chose two mole types, they came out in a large dish with a rice barrier between the mole so that the flavors would not comingle. Good service. Nice ambiance with the thatched roof. No side dishes or vegetables were included and the price... More 

Thank ruth w
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I did not love this place. The mole sampler was very good, but I had to ask for it, when other tables just got it. The service was tepid at best. My grilled fish tasted like nothing. The salsa and the mole were outstanding, though.

Thank B B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, International, Spanish
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Belisario Dominguez 108-1, Col. Reforma | Col. Reforma, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 529515153573
Los Paco's 7 Moles enhance and magnify the culinary fusion with the variety of flavours, colors and ingredients within. Oaxacan 7 Moles are product of the evolution of Mexican history culture where food is now considered as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage that summon the ancestral way of life. Our handmade Oaxacan Mole sauces are considered a culinary experience that involves several processes of transformation where all the ingredients fried, baked or smoked, mixed with the other fresh ingredients in a slow cook period in copper pots into a slow and low fires traditional of mexican gastronomy.

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