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House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)

Francisco I. Madero 4 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06500 Ciudad de México, Mexico
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Ranked #65 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: This beautiful 16th-century house is covered with tiles, a symbol of...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Owner description: This beautiful 16th-century house is covered with tiles, a symbol of success in the colonial era.
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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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San Francisco, California
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21 helpful votes 21 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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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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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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