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El Jamil

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Amsterdam, Mexico City, Mexico
5564-9486
Today
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't know what the buzz is about

Don't know what the buzz is about. Average food in a good location. There are some other great Middle Eastern restaurants in the city.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
MTorre
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Mexico City, Mexico
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
433 reviews 433 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Don't know what the buzz is about. Average food in a good location. There are some other great Middle Eastern restaurants in the city.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you like Lebanese food this place offers a great menu with authentic flavor. However, don't count on the service quality to match. The waiters were arrogant and annoying as they flocked over you like vultures with these negative looks on their faces. This honestly didn't bother us until we overheard one of them making fun of a girl at... More 

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Morelia, Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was very good and well-presented. But the service marred all of that. The co-owner, who introduces himself as Mohammed’s brother, greets our group of three, asking if we had ever been to a Lebanese restaurant before. Now, we may have come from Michoacan, but we didn’t fall off the turnip truck. We order wine, and he upsells us... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having come from a Lebanese family, I can vouch that this is by far the best lebanese restaurant in Mexico city. The service is great, the owner is a wonderful host, and the taste, texture and portions of the food are perfect. The bread is freshly oven baked and served warm, and merits a visit just to try it. End... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Walked in at 520 pm on a rainy Sunday and ordered a lot of entrees. The owner walked outside and asked us to come in and try at the restaurant. Needless to say the place is superb!!! Entre main course and dessert to die for. Falafel and humus a must!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

El Jamil is located in the Condesa neighborhood, with a great corner location that makes people watching a professional sport. The food is great, with none of the dry reheated texture of so many Lebanese places. The pitas come out hot and fresh, a perfect partner to the variety of dips on offer. The management takes pride in this restaurant,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The presentation of the food is lovely. Authentic humus accompanied by fresh pita bread. The rack of lamb was very tender, perfectly seasoned. We smoked a little apple hookah after finishing our delicious meals. A perfect way to end this exquisite food.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Very nice atmosphere, decent service, great food. I especially like dining with a selection of small dishes (hummus, baba ghanoush, etc.) There are tables inside and on the side-walk. The latter are pet-friendly. Water pipes are available as well.

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Vienna, Austria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stumbled upon this restaurant by coincidence while wandering around Insurgentes and didn't expect too much initially. However, I was astonished by the authentic menu, fresh and delicious taste and lamb meat of high quality. The freshly prepared mint lemonade itself is a reason to go here. Last year I visited Lebanon and having the food there in mind I... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Authentic lebanese food from a tourist from Lebanon. The best lebanese food and atmosphere you can find in mexico city. A must visit if you are in the area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Amsterdam, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5564-9486

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Lebanese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?