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Oaxacan Kitchen Palo Alto - change of ownership or closing

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fourstar Jul 25, 2010 03:12 PM

change of ownership sign in window of Oaxacan Kitchen - what gives? Looks like another concept coming in ("mediterranean")

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The Oaxacan Kitchen
2323 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306

  1. bbulkow Jul 25, 2010 04:09 PM

    Wow, very surprised. The place was packed for the first 6 months, so we stopped going (and because the mole didn't really match our memories of Oaxaca).

    Has business been bad for them?

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    1. re: bbulkow
      wolfe Jul 25, 2010 05:25 PM

      Was Yogi finally right, "No one goes there any more; it's too crowded."

      1. re: bbulkow
        f
        fourstar Jul 26, 2010 09:44 AM

        Seemed pretty busy to me every time I went, and the food was good overall - especially the salsas. Chef and wife do culinary trips, so maybe they decided that venture and wholesale/farmers market sales were enough?

        1. re: fourstar
          bbulkow Jul 26, 2010 12:21 PM

          Glad it's not lack of appreciation! The food was certainly decent.

      2. d
        dhensler Aug 5, 2010 06:32 PM

        The owner saw my post on Yelp and wrote to tell me that they haven't closed! (We saw the same sign that you did.) I'm out of town so haven't been able to go by to check.

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        The Oaxacan Kitchen
        2323 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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          Foodie.wannabe Aug 6, 2010 08:13 AM

          I live around the corner. It's always nearly full but we've never waited longer than 5 minutes for a table.

          1. re: Foodie.wannabe
            Melanie Wong Aug 10, 2010 11:28 PM

            Since you're so close by, can you tell us what the status is? Open, closed, changed to something else?

            1. re: Melanie Wong
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              Foodie.wannabe Sep 1, 2010 04:46 PM

              It is closing! They are closing mid-September but will still be doing area farmers markets. I haven't been in so I don't know the details but there was a blurb in the Palo Alto weekly.

              1. re: Foodie.wannabe
                Melanie Wong Sep 1, 2010 05:07 PM

                Thanks for your follow-up. I found the piece in the Weekly,
                http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/...

                Like others, i'm surprised by the closing. There was always a crowd waiting outside whenever I drove by.

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