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Oaxaca Restaurants

La Olla

  • Calle Reforma 402-1 Map It
  • Mexican

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

The service is a bit distracted at chef Pilar Cabrera's combination gallery-café, so you'll have plenty of time to admire the works by local artists that adorn the walls. The food makes up for any shortcomings, however. Start with the tlayuda azteca, a Mexican-style pizza topped with chicken, avocados, and stringy Oaxacan cheese. The sampler plate includes everything from strips of beef to seasoned pork to chapulines. They also serve a different comida

corrida, or prix-fixe menu, every afternoon for 75 pesos.

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Restaurant Information


Calle Reforma 402-1, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, 68000, Mexico

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun.

Updated 12/31/1969


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By CoryJK

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Nov 5, 2011

La Olla Review

60 pesos? Maybe a decade ago. It's now 90. It was 70 on my last trip 5 years ago. This place used to be the best. Now it's just OK. Everything is about 60% as good as it used to be - I would imagine because of it's popularity with tourists. I mean, seriously, the tortillas aren't even homemade anymore. Boo.

By cintal

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Jun 16, 2008

improved service in 2008

The restaurant must have read Fodors review of distracted service and have made an effort to be very attentive. The food is still excellent and great for anyone who is trying not to wreck their diet, yet still wanting to try local cuisine. It is one of the few restaurants in Oaxaca where I have been able to find great salads.

By Cory

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Nov 27, 2004

Ultra friendly with knockout food!

You cannot go wrong with La Olla. The space is wonderful - sit upstairs at the table for 2 looking out through the center window. Everything on the menu is wonderfully fresh and flavorful and served with style and grace. And ignore the "slow service" comments! It's Mexico! It is supposed to be slow. It is really the only way to enjoy and fall in love with food as an artistic expression.

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