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Oaxaca Restaurants

Los Danzantes

  • Calle Macedonio Alcalá 403 Map It
  • Centro Histórico
  • Mexican

Updated 01/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Named for the dancing figures carved in stone at the nearby ruins of Monte Albán, this restaurant fuses the new and the old with dishes such as hierba santa asada, a local leaf stuffed with goat cheese and Oaxacan cheese; and ravioli with huitlacoche (corn fungus) in one sauce of squash flower and another of green chili and cream. The three-story earth-color walls, consisting of triangular columns of rough stone, are reflected in a pool that takes up about half the open-air space. The service is perfectly attentive. Expect to dine exclusively in the company of other tourists.

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Calle Macedonio Alcalá 403, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, 68000, Mexico

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Updated 01/23/2015


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Dec 30, 2010

Los Danzantes Review

Food's quality was really bad. Products weren't fresh, service was terrible. I think Los Danzantes is a tourist trap. I am really disappointed.

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Jun 16, 2008

Beautiful interior and excellent food/service

The food is consistently good but not excellent. Very attentive service. The interior is spectacular with an area that is open to the stars at night.

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Mar 27, 2008

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Los Danzantes is a wonderful space, and the food was excellent. I had, among other items, the raviolis with huitlacoche. Service was excellent, and the night was superb in such a lovely space. For those who continually writer about small portions at fine restaurants, there is a Burger king in Oaxaca, too. Great double Whopper and biggie fries.

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Feb 28, 2008

expected better!

So people recommended me this restaurants, Les danzantes, casa oaxaca and biznaga, Les danzantes was ok, casa oaxaca was really good, biznaga horrible service! Luckly while searching on the internet, I ran into a restaurant called El teatro culinario. The chef there is fantastic. Last time I had food like that was at the french laundry (with Thomas Keller)and we payed almost nothing compared to the other restaurants!

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Aug 9, 2007

All talk, no walk

The food was overpriced and mediocre at the same time, with small portions. The atmosphere was indeed striking, if perhaps somewhat overdone. Only other tourists were in the restaurant on our visit. Los Danzantes was recommended to us, on our arrival, by a friend who had been living in Oaxaca for a year. After I described our experience she said: "Yes that's what I've heard." "So why did you recommend it to us?" "It was the only restaurant I could

think of right then."

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