Daily changing menu, around 90% vegetarian; alternates between vegan and ovo-lacto days. Mexican and international cuisine, natural ambiance, eclectic music. Owner reported no seafood or meat. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, International, Mexican, Fusion
Macedonio Alcala 802-a (Centro)
Oaxaca, Mexico 68000

Open Mon-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 2-5pm.



First Review by rellis
  • vegan


5 Posted on 03 / 24 / 2014

The cook at Calabacitas is wonderful. The food is always fresh and clean. Each day her menu varies and she is very creative in her menu preparation. For 90 pesos ($7USD) you get juice, homemade bread with salsa, soup, salad, your entree, dessert and tea. Always delicious. 2 days a week she offers a vegan menu. If you are vegan, you can ask her to accommodate you on other days and she usually can.
Her door is a bit hard to find.. She hangs a green chalkboard on the door with the days menu. It is right next to a coffee shop.
Go. You will enjoy it. Vegetarian, vegan or not. Everyone enjoys her food even serious meat eaters. Try it. Only open M-F 1:30-3:30ish

Pros: Clean food, Healthy food, All homemade
Cons: Only open for lunch, Easy to walk past
  • vegan

Amazing Vegan & Vegetarian Oasis

4 Posted on 11 / 13 / 2013

I stumbled upon Calabacitas Tiernas as it doesn't even have a sign on the restaurant but does have a chalkboard they hang on the door daily with specials. This lunch only place offers a fixed price, five course vegan or vegetarian special lunch daily which includes bread, soup, salad, main course and desert, tea and includes a different juice drink daily. The food is amazing. Beautifully prepared, hygienic, delicious and creative. The stunningly beautiful owner is also the server and speaks perfect English and is friendly and helpful. The crowd is a mix of younger, hip, urban professionals and foreign tourists who have found their way to this vegetarian oasis. Highly recommended.

Pros: Delicious Food, Friendly Staff, Great Value
Cons: Needs a Better Sign


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Last updated: 2014/09/03


Added: 2013/10/21


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