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House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)

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Address: Francisco I. Madero 4 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06500 Ciudad de México, Mexico
Phone Number: 5-518-6676
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This beautiful 16th-century house is covered with tiles, a symbol of...

This beautiful 16th-century house is covered with tiles, a symbol of success in the colonial era.

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House of Tile and Art

The House of Tile is basically another Sanborns restaurant (If you've been to Mexico City, you'll know them), but the house itself is well worth visiting. Essentually a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
T U
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Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The House of Tile is basically another Sanborns restaurant (If you've been to Mexico City, you'll know them), but the house itself is well worth visiting. Essentually a multi-storied house built around a courtyard, there are several dining rooms, tile decorations, and murals on the walls, including one on the stairs to the banjos that is by Orozoco, the second... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a fun building to explore and it is close to the Bellas Artes -- We enjoyed the décor, but people leaving the restaurant did not recommend dining there.

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Thank g_yak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The details on this building were amazing, and so were the views from the 2nd floor. The food was ok, nothing to brag about. We only had 4 hours in the city and decided to come here for dinner, and the timing was perfect to make a trip from the airport, eat and return. We are glad we stopped there!

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Thank Johanna A
Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building with a lot of history dealing with colonial times of yore and great for taking pictures trying to visualize the building as someone´s house. The center of the building now houses a Sanborn´s restaurant that does offer some local cuisine, towards one side (left side) they have a cafe with that 50s look and feel... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for brunch, had to try the Suiza enchiladas as invented here. We loved the juice cart, so many choices. Sanborn's is not really an exciting destination in general, but the ambience here is truly terrific.

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Thank Gayle B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casa de los Azulejos is without any doubt an icon in Mexico's downtown, unfortunately the maintenance over several years has been very poor. The facade is not clean and the restaurant inside give a very poor service.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A jewel in its own style from the colonial period, on the sides of Banco de Mexico and two Blocks from Palacio de Bellas Artes, Casa de los Azulejos is a landmark in downtown Mexico City. It has been owned by different families over several centuries, and since the early 20th Century it is occupied by Sanborns, nowadays a chain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The flagship of the Carlos Slim-owned Sanborn's restaurant chain is here, occupying the patio of a 16th century palace whose facade is comprised of beautiful blue tiles, selected to be an ostentatious display of the wealth of the man who had it built. Beautiful exterior and interior. Can drop in without the need to use the restaurant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did not enjoy need lots of improving in.all areas especially if it's going to be a tourist attractions

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A couple of friends and I visited la Casa de los Azulejos for lunch during the Summer. There was a waiting list to be seated, we waited about 30 minutes and were directed upstairs. The third floor is very pretty, the architecture and the ambience itself make for a nice setting for lunch and maybe early dinner. The waitress was... More 

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.