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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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Description: 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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Beautiful old palace turned restaurant.

Right smack in the heart of downtown Mexico City, this palace still exists and has been converted to a restaurant (sigh). The former home has a beautiful courtyard and expansive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Barneveld, Wisconsin, United States
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This 18th century building now houses a Sanborn's which is a good place to buy souvenirs, which we did. It's also a good place to eat, especially in the courtyard, which you may have to wait a while to get seated in. Worth the wait.

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Barneveld, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Right smack in the heart of downtown Mexico City, this palace still exists and has been converted to a restaurant (sigh). The former home has a beautiful courtyard and expansive upper floors. Murals and tiles decorate every square inch and are in wonderful shape despite their age. When we were there an opera singer was serenading diners from an upper... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I visit mexico city frequently just to go the venues and art, museums and to take pics, but even though I like the food at Sanborn´s this place has by far the worst service of all the restaurants in Mexico city, yup, you read that right . . The WORST; the way the waitresses hang around it´s almost as they... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The building is beautiful with a nice story to it. The inside is just as nice. A good restaurant inside to have a cup of chocolate to sit and absorb the surroundings. The building also photographs well in evening when it is lighted up.

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San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have always enjoyed going here. The murals by Diego Rivera, the tiles, and even the architecture of the building itself make for a great place to stop by. It is free to see, unless you choose to sit down for a meal of some great cuisine. I like the Chilaquiles, but there are many great options.

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Odessa, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This place is iconic in Mexico City. Beautiful inside and out its a nice building where inside you can see a mural by Jose Clemente orozco. Its a Sanborns cafe that serves regular food year round but if you want to go inside you can enjoy a great hot chocolate with a piece of "Pan Dulce" part of Mexico's history.

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Elbert, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There were very few restaurants open on Christmas Day. Our concierge suggested we try the Sanborn restaurant in the Casa de los Azulejos. The restaurant was located in what once was a palace built in 1793. The building was converted from a house to a restaurant and shops but retained much of its old character. The walls in the lower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were hungry and tired when we arrived in DF. This place was very festively decorated. The food and wassail (they called ponche) were delicious. Check out the Orozco mural framing bathroom entrance. Oh, the wassail had a sugar cane stirring stick.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

It is cool to eat in the same place where Zapata's rebels likely had their first encounter with civilization. And the food, while a bit on the bland side, is good.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The building was initially the residence of a wealthy family in Mexico City. The decorations are well preserved, but it now houses a restaurant and the Sanbarns shop. The house itself is beautiful - colourful tiles, murals and paintings. Worth going in if you're in the neighbourhood.

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