We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Olla Restaurant

Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 6668
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (52 reviews)
“mole” (62 reviews)
“tortillas” (29 reviews)
Closed Now
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (672)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 509 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had breakfast here one morning, and then dinner and drinks a separate night. I liked my breakfast a lot (huevos divorciados with chocolate) and my dinner (I don't remember exactly, but I just got an appetizer and it was plenty). The view is nice...More

Thank Nicole E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Not one dish was warm. Not even the fried appetizer. How hard is it to mess up Tortilla soup? The worst I EVER had, even if it was hot it may have been better. Warm food would have been better than what we...More

Thank zantb003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is popular and I was advised to book. The terrace is pleasant enough with viewi to two two churches. However, when I saw a notice that they are looking for 9 members of staff, I should have sensed something was wrong. My main...More

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Recommended to come here by a fellow traveller for a good value, traditional meal and it did not disappoint. So good we came here twice! Recommend the mole verde, mole negro, tamale mole negro and the mezcal margaritas. Delicious starters too.

Thank afaithlee87
Reviewed 10 April 2018

A small Oaxacan restaurant with a fun selection of Mexican craft beers and creative cocktails. We had a fairly epic ordering error (as in they forgot to send it to the kitchen) although once discovered they did their best to make up for it with...More

Thank dbaaronson
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We took a class as one of the first things we did in Oaxaca, and I'm so glad we did. Chef Pilar took us to a market and explained the history and origin of most of the things we bought and cooked with later that...More

Thank FreewheelWoman
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We had lunch here twice - both times it was excellent. Vegetarian options. Upstairs dining was lovely. Service was prompt and perfect!

Thank hellohappyhello
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I took a class with Pilar earlier in the day (a must do !). So we decided to try her restaurant. My partner loved his mole especially

Thank maeera s
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Our first meal comprised the hibiscus/cheese mole and the dorado--both excellent. The service was great and the atmosphere relaxed. We returned for the same mole and also the chicken mole. Both superb. We don't often go back to the same restaurant in a short time,...More

Thank bobbygSeattle
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We were part of a group of 34 lunching at La Olla from a fixed menu. I was delighted with what we were served. Our first course was a wonderful squash flower soup, chock full of squash, corn, and onions and garnished with the flower....More

Thank Leslie W
Nearby HotelsSee all 113 hotels in Oaxaca
Hotel Casa Vertiz
112 reviews
.03 km away
Casa de los Frailes
130 reviews
.09 km away
Quinta Real Oaxaca
608 reviews
.11 km away
Posada Margarita
22 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Restaurants
El Destilado
187 reviews
.11 km away
Casa Oaxaca Restaurant
1,592 reviews
.09 km away
187 reviews
.08 km away
218 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
2,086 reviews
.21 km away
Amate Books
256 reviews
.23 km away
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
972 reviews
.22 km away
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C.
229 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
6 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Gigi-ray | Reviewed this property |
My husband is vegan so yes they have some very nice salads and soups and are very accommodating. They speak English very well and understand customization of dishes.
3 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from gringa04915 | Reviewed this property |
We were not able to sit on the rooftop when I was there in January because we did not reserve in advance. it's clearly a top spot! We ate in a beautiful dining room. BUT if you want the rooftop experience, call... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Reforma 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 951 516 6668
  • E-mail
This small, charming restaurant has a lot going for it. Located only two blocks from historic Santo Domingo Church, and within easy walking distance of the Zocalo, La Olla is very popular with both foreign residents and visitors as well as with locals. La Olla is one of the more trendy eateries in the city, and our spotless kitchen produces a wide array of traditional Oaxacan, continental, and vegetarian foods. We pride ourselves in serving the best quality of products available,and most of our produce is grown locally and delivered to us by farmers during the week. Our coffee is locally roasted and the foods we serve are extremely fresh. We bake delicious apple strudel, chocolate cake, oatmeal cookies, vanilla flan, and more on our premises daily! All of our creations are cooked to order, prepared fresh starting when we receive your order. We use more fresh fruits and vegetables to create healthful and visually attractive dishes than any other restaurant in Oaxaca. Delicious sandwiches are served on home-baked whole wheat bread, and we even make the mayonnaise in our kitchen. There is a wide variety of healthy drinks available, using unusual combinations of fresh fruits and vegetables. The main meal of the day in Oaxaca is eaten in the afternoon. A real bargain at "La Olla" is the "Menu del día" or "Comida corrida", a full meal which changes daily, for only $90 pesos served from 1-4 pm. It includes a freshly-made salad, followed by a soup, a choice of two entrees, with tortillas or bread, and finishing with a dessert or espresso coffee. Many typical Oaxacan dishes are featured, and for a low price you can experience traditional cuisine at its very best. There is also a full a la carte menu featuring a wide selection of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are moderate and the quality very high. La Olla is proud to display and promote artwork created by local, regional and international artists. Our gallery is open daily during restaurant hours. The art on display is available for sale, and the gallery selection is changed periodically.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing