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“Lovely rooftop terrace”
Review of La Olla Restaurant

La Olla Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 584 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We visited on a sunny day and really enjoyed the rooftop terrace. Service was good, and our starter was very tasty if a little on the pricier side. We did appreciate the free snacks and lovely views.

Thank efay
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

A great little find for breakfast. Located across the street from Los Pacos, this is a great alternative to breakfast in your hotel.

The people are warm and friendly. The food traditional and good, at half the price of our hotel.

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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had a late lunch here, bean tamale and Aztec soup. Both were delicious. We were seated on the terrace next to the street, overlooking a tree where a hummingbird kept us very entertained for an hour.

Thank Suz2010
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Delicious, great seasoning at a very fare price. I highly recommend it. Great service, happy people attending the guests, generates happy people eating.

Thank Oscar A
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

We ate at La Olla twice while in Oaxaca, mostly because the food was so awesome and reasonable and partly because it was just around the corner from where we stayed. Their lentil salad, their traditional soups, and their meatballs were so tasty, I came back a day later ready to just reorder the same meal. But their menu had changed, which was a good thing. It forced me to stretch out and try their excellent moles. They serve good drinks and the wait staff is very attentive. Do stop in for lunch or dinner for an excellent, well-priced Oaxacan dining experiene!

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