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Address: 4 Avda. Madero, Mexico City, Mexico
Description: Two restaurants and a jazz bar in a colorful atmosphere located in an...
Two restaurants and a jazz bar in a colorful atmosphere located in an 18th-century building.
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Slow but good

I went once and the service was extreamly slow and it was at 3pm but I ordered some tacos of cochinita pibil and they were great, I can say I didin't mind waiting. The 4 dishes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2013
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I went once and the service was extreamly slow and it was at 3pm but I ordered some tacos of cochinita pibil and they were great, I can say I didin't mind waiting. The 4 dishes we ordered were really good and the milshakes we're so good we order 2 more to-go.

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Nashville
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9 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Near the Palace Hotel in the Zona Rosa, we always visit the Sanborns and take a meal or 2. The prices may be a little more than the surrounding, but the quality, safety, and service are worth it. It is also nice to see the same faces for many years. Also an easy way to pick up things you may... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Sanborn's is one of the most popular restaurant chains in Mexico. The food isn't wonderful but it isn't terrible either. It's like a Denny's or Big Boy's. I always bring tourists here when we're visiting El Centro/Zocalo. This location is special because the building was formerly the palace of a wealthy family. The building is covered with blue and white... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I've had better Mexican food at Taco Bell in the USA. I can't imagine why this chain is so popular in Mexico! The food is....bland, over-cooked, tasteless, and reminds me of the cafeteria food they serve in schools or at hospitals. Which is why it seemed to me that mostly older people were eating there. What a disappointment. And the... More 

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Orange County, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We recently enjoyed lunch at Sanborn's in the Tile House. I would recommend a visit to anyone visiting Mexico City and the Zocalo area. The food is good, not the best in the city, but certainly adequate. The environment, however is beautiful and quite charming. It is located in a centuries old house adorned with blue tiles, and the building... More 

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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

The food is fair but unremarkable at every Sanborn's we visited, and prices are comparable to US prices in a Denny's. There are usually better places to eat in the neighborhoods that are inexpensive and taste like home-cooking. Most Sanborn's have the advantage of having a gift shop/bookstore/pharmacy attached, which is handy when you need an item.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Sanborns Madero was the first restaurant of this chain of restaurants in Mexico. It was established as a restaurant in the beginning of the XX century in a fabulous house from the XIX century. It is probably the only restaurant where every mexican in Mexico City has visited and dine at least once in their life. From the Pancho Villa... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

We had eaten a late lunch and did not want a full dinner, so we stopped at Sanborns in the Casa de los Azulejos. The outside of the building is covered in beautiful blue tiles. The downstairs restaurant is in a lovely courtyard. We only ordered hot chocolate and pastries. The hot chocolate was filled with the "skin" of skimmed... More 

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