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House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)

Francisco I. Madero 4 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06500 Ciudad de México, Mexico
5-518-6676
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Ranked #65 of 289 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: An old mansion whose exterior is covered in blue and white tiles. Interesting courtyard with 20th century murals. Now a branch of the Sanborn's... more »
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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This building is amazing both from the outside and the inside part of it, with the plus that you can look around while having your food and/or drinks... We were walking around the Mexico City downtown area, visiting the Zocalo and Bellas Artes, so stopping at this place was a great way to relax and get some energy to keep... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Amazing place with a breathtaking decor, the food in the main patio is just an amazing experience. A must when you visit Mexico City Downtown

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The outside of this amazing originally private residence which is now a Sandborn's department store is absolutely eye candy but the real thrill is eating in the dining room. The food is definitely not anything to write home about but being there is like being on a set from some Masterpiece Theatre period piece from the 1920s with everything original.... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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51 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A nice opportunity to visit a historic monument while you replenish yourself. The tiles ( as all interior decor) are worth a visit, but as a stop along your way to other attractions. And do not expect to delight all your senses equally! Even so, worth a try!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The building and restaurant deserve a quick visit. The dining experience is great, especially the sassy waitresses in their colorful linen uniforms. However, the food was quite disappointing. Their specialty, enchiladas suizas, was perhaps the most insipid dish in the Mexican repertoire. My friend ordered a club sandwich, which I believe is best left to Americans. My lemonade was weak... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The food here was average, but the building and scenery was absolutely fantastic! Not everyday you can go to the house of tiles where movies were filmed and eat dinner with people from all over the world. We came here to eat prior to attending the Ballet Folklorico, which is also a must see!

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Mexicali, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The building is impressive outside and inside. located in the heart of the historic center.The food is average however there is a piano bar on the top section that has daily specials. 3pm to 6pm some beers are 2 for 1,and 7pm to 8pm national drinks are 2 for one. My wife enjoyed the music and I the drinks. We... More

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Valle de Bravo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Seeing the House of Blue Tiles was one of my favorite things on our visit to Mexico City. I had read about the history of the building and the origins of its tiles and I knew I wanted to see it in person. I was not disappointed. The exterior is amazing and the buildings and churches surrounding it are equally... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

It is not the best food in Mexico historical centre, but it is good enough and the visit is worth because of the house. "La Casa de los Azulejos" (the House of Tiles) is a landmark in Mexico city. It is a historical building from the XVIII century, built by a traditional family and covered in its exterior with blue... More

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Houston
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I love Sanborns specially "La Casa de los Azulejos", The building itself was a palace around XVI. This place is great to dine, have breakfast, or just drink coffee with molletes. The beauty of the tile work is breathtaking. I would highly recommend sitting on the terrace of the second floor! This is not the best place to dine in... More

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