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Ancestral Cocina Tradicional, Oaxaca de Juárez, OAX

Ancestral Cocina Tradicional

4.5
4.5
137 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Mexican
ANCESTRAL fundado en 2017 a cargo del Chef Miguel Mijangos, se encuentra ubicado en el emblemático Barrio de Xochimilco en la Ciudad de Oaxaca.
Nuestra pasión es resaltar las tradiciones y costumbres de Oaxaca a través de su gastronomía, la mezcla de ingredientes locales en nuestra cocina de humo genera aromas y sabores excepcionales que son el pretexto perfecto para estimular los sentidos.
El acueducto construido a mediados del siglo XVIII, las construcciones en adobe y nuestro verde jardín al aire libre forman parte de una increíble experiencia.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    MXN310 to MXN500
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Breakfast Tue–Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Phone number
    951 468 8960
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    MIGUEL MIJANGOS

Experiences

  • Menú degustación

    MX$1,500.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enamórate de los aromas y sabores de Oaxaca a través de un menú de 6 tiempos en los cuales disfrutarás lo mejor de Ancestral.
    Menú degustación Photo

What 137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oaxaca

    Best Overall

  • Oaxaca

    Best Food

  • Oaxaca

    Best Service

  • Oaxaca

    Best Ambiance

  • Oaxaca

    Best Value

  • Oaxaca

    Good for business meals

  • Oaxaca

    Good for business meals

  • Oaxaca

    Innovative

  • Oaxaca

    Good for groups

  • Oaxaca

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Oaxaca

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Oaxaca

    Romantic

  • Oaxaca

    Good for special occasions

  • Oaxaca

    Lively

  • Oaxaca

    Most Booked

  • Oaxaca

    Best Overall

  • Oaxaca

    Best Food

  • Oaxaca

    Best Service

  • Oaxaca

    Best Ambiance

  • Oaxaca

    Best Value

  • Oaxaca

    Innovative

  • Oaxaca

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Oaxaca

    Healthy

  • Oaxaca

    Neighborhood gem

  • Oaxaca

    Good for special occasions

  • Oaxaca

    Lively

  • Oaxaca

    Most Booked

137 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Vale mucho la pena. Es el rest más rico de Oaxaca, es una delicia todo, como tip el mole está rico si combinas el dulce con el picosito. Muy buen servicio, sin duda regreso. Nos encanto toda la comida

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Una experiencia gastronómica oaxaqueña que vale la pena conocer

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Muy buen servicio la comida excelente. El único inconveniente es que los Domingos cierran a las 17:30 la cocina.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall pretty good. Service was a bit slow. Would reccomend

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Todo está delicioso y el servicio excelente. El lechón está muy rico y muy bien presentsdos todos los platillos. Me quedé con ganas de probar el postre de arroz a la leche de coco porque se les acabó. Ha de estar muy bueno también

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  6. Michael

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    friendly service, delicious food, very attentive staff

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  7. FabiolaC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mi marido y yo coincidimos después de comer en varios restaurantes en Oaxaca que Ancestral es indiscutiblemente el mejor. A nosotros nos gusta probar platillos innovadores y que tengan un sabor con una buena mezcla de ingredientes y sabores que nos sorprendan. El chef Miguel vino personalmente a nuestra mesa, detalle que agradecimos enormemente. La comida es muy pero muy buena. El taco de camarón con tripas y el aguachile de cecina estaban espectaculares. Este restaurante es de los que están entre los primeros de nuestra lista en todo México.

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  8. Alan

    Portland

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and atmosphere was great - drinks were excellent. Food was satisfactory but not outstanding

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply wonderful. Great setting, wonderful cocktails, and delightful food. Best meal we had in Oaxaca.

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  10. MagalyL

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    El servicio bueno, pero las porciones de platos fuertes son un poco pequeñas,antes servían un poco más.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    En general bien, buena variedad de platillos, presentación excelente, servicio bien, la ambientación sonora no en sincronía, trovador por un lado y música ambiental al mismo en área opuesta, hace falta un sommelier que pueda recomendar opciones para la selección de platillos.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Puebla

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El lugar es muy lindo, la comida deliciosa y el servicio excelente

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  13. Efege

    Mexico City

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    El menú degustación no tiene pierde, el ambiente muy agradable y un extraordinario servicio. Vale la pena sin duda la caminata desde el centro. El único detalle es la música ambiental, tener a Cristian Castro cantando (todo el tiempo) no es lo que uno espera de un restaurante Oaxaqueño.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the food and service was quite good, just let down by forgetting us just before dessert. Lovely space and a cute neighborhood, still well worth a visit.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rica comida en un patio muy agradable con excelente servicio

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  16. IvetteO

    Mexico City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Comida Oaxaqueña contemporánea. El aguachile de cecina deliciosos El pulpo con mole rojo también muy recomendable.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu was absolutely amazing, a splurge but a real treat!

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  18. LizbethA

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! and a wonderful way to see Oaxaca!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    El lugar es muy lindo. Comimos un caldo de piedra delicioso. El amarillo de pulpo no estaba tan bueno, un poco desabrido. El servicio fue un poco lento y no tan amigable excepto la hostess que sí fue súper amable.

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  20. BrunoD

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida tradicional en un espacio bellísimo. Muy recomendado!

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  21. JavieraF

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bello lugar, la comida y las bebidas deliciosas. El servicio excelente.

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  22. KARLA

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    La comida es rica normal. La cerveza artesanal memorable. Las porciones son pequeñas. Es bastante caro

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  23. Gourmet

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was out of this world. Will be back It would have been nice not to have the the psuedo mariachi making noise.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    El lugar increíble y ambiente muy bien, sin embargo el servicio era como con prisa y no estaba lleno, la comida dejó mucho que desear, pero en verdad la locación es muy buena

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Atención de primera ! comida deliciosa ! Volvería sin duda ! 100 % recomendable

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Es una manjar, el mejor restaurante todo está excelente

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  27. Laurasefue

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were delicious. The service was great. The ambiance is beautiful.

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  28. CraigR

    Milwaukee

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Efficient and attentive service. Chicken with black mole was delicious. Also enjoyed the potato croquettes as a first course.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommend. We had the tasting meal with pairing and we’re very pleased with everything.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida no tenía sabor. El lugar muy lindo muy buen ambiente pero la comida no fue rica.

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  31. DaveM

    San Diego

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed by the food in general. Plus the poor service did not help matters. It's a beautiful place to dine, but don't expect a great experience.

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  32. Keeks

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was breathtaking. A beautiful and intimate setting filled with sights and smells to delight the senses. The food was fantastic. A perfect vibe. To my disappointment, the service was severely lacking. We encountered several hospitable and friendly staff at our first step through doors. Once we were seated, that changed. Our specific server was distracted and not attentive and not very friendly. Once he came to us, he seemed very rushed and really never made eye contact. We ordered starters and drinks and he never checked back in with us. I finally got up and found him and said we wanted to order our main courses. He then was rude and short when I asked if he could describe a couple of the dishes. He was always looking elsewhere while at our table and then asking us to repeat what we said ( e side he was not paying attention) and more than once he completely forgot to place orders. He never checked in to see if we liked our food or if there was anything we needed. Towards end of our meal, another server (friendly) came and I ordered desserts and coffee. Our server never smiled and when we paid he never said thank you and literally walked away with the cash tip in his hand. We got up to leave and still non one said thank you/have a good night/etc. The total guest experience was underwhelming and disappointing due to the demeanor of the server. Food was excellent but it is more than the food…everything should be on point.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for dinner after we got engaged. It was the perfect way to celebrate. The ambience was stunning, service was great, and the food was fantastic.

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  34. IngridM

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida deliciosa y el ambiente más bonito de Oaxaca.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Increible todo! La comida espectacular y el servicio de 100! Nos encanto

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  36. EnaC

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente servicio y comida deliciosa, el ambiente es relajado pero al mismo tiempo acogedor. Fue una experiencia especial!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Guanajuato

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Todo es delicioso y la presentación de los platillos y el personal es muy amable

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  38. MaguC

    Puebla

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida espectacular y el servicio también . El lugar muy bonito

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  39. nickolev

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a wonderful dinner! Fantastic food, absolutely delicious. only complaint I have is I got bitten up by misquotes. I wore a skirt and by the time I got home I counted 16 bites on my legs. Itchy as a mf.

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  40. PedroS

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Creo que una de las mejores opciones en el Barrio Xochimilco sin duda.

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FAQs

Ancestral Cocina Tradicional is rated 4.5 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ancestral Cocina Tradicional

C. José López Alavez 1342, Oaxaca de Juárez, OAX 68040

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Oaxaca
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Breakfast Tue–Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Price
    MXN310 to MXN500
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    MIGUEL MIJANGOS
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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