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Casino Espanol

Isabel la Catolica, 29, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #18 of 1,807 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Centro
Cross street: Francisco I Madero & 16 de Septiembre
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City, Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Casino Español has is located at one of the most beautiful buildings in Mexico City's Downtown área. The food is very good, specially the Patata Tortilla and the Caracoles (if you like to try exotic plates). The Casino Español has two restaurants, one in first floor and one in the Street level, the one located in the Street Level is... More

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good restaurants in Mexico City are a problem as service is often reluctant in better restaurants which means they are looking more for your money than to make you feel comfortable. This cantina style restaurant is an exception ! They only serve until 6pm but you have a great atmosphere in a historical building with authentic food and a more... More

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Graham, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've had breakfast and lunch here. They open every day for breakfast at 8 a.m. and it is delciious, reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is very old world, like being in Europe. It was once a private casino where the Criollo's and French loved their gaming tables. Lots of stained glass, polished wood. No photos allowed. The lunch menu is... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After walking a bit that day my friend and I decided to rest a bit with a coffee and some dessert. The interior of this magnificent building is a must see. I would return to go for dinner as the food presented very well.

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

the interior of this building is superb, we had dinner in the main dining room on the first floor which was a jewel. the service was excellent.

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Before I start I want to say I went here in Summer of 2010. So we went here because my dad wanted to show us this palace that he had seen many times growing up in this city. So we go in and it was beautiful. We go up the elevator into the restaurant and immediately they start to cater... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stopped here thanks to TAdv, as we were wondering where to eat on a Sunday Afternoon in Mexico City's center, and we got a really good surprise. The entrance guides you to an elevator where in the first floor you'll find this old but nicely conserved restaurant with white tablecloth everywhere. Food was just great, all the "Entradas" dishes... More

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Based on the excellent reviews on this site and based on my love of Spanish food from my student days of living in Spain, we had to visit this restaurant. Just a short walk after seeing the Catedral and Templo Mayor. We made reservations and arrived at 2pm. We had the full Spanish lunch- sangria, tortilla espanola, ensalada mixta and... More

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Manchester, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This restaurant is on the second level of the building. Walk to the back of the main level to reach the elevator. On the ground level is another dining area that serves cheaper fare in a more informal setting. I visited between 3 and 4pm on a weekday, and all of the diners were wearing suit coats and ties or... More

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went here for lunch and one of our best meals in Mexico City. I had read about it on Gayot which said that you can get a 5-course meal for about $ 15.00. There must be two restaurants because the one dining room we were in did not offer this, but it was offered in a less formal room.... More

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