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Casino Espanol

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Isabel la Catolica, 29, Mexico City Distrito Federal, Mexico (Francisco I Madero & 16 de Septiembre)
+52 5255218894
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful setting, great food, well hidden

The restaurant is on the first floor (2nd US) of an impressive building but isn't well sign boarded. The building is beautiful (although no photography allowed) and the food is excellent. We had fish on one visit and it was excellent, all the meals were superb and the service was very good. We did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
csb1960
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Reading, Berkshire
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  • Special occasions
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Reading, Berkshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The restaurant is on the first floor (2nd US) of an impressive building but isn't well sign boarded. The building is beautiful (although no photography allowed) and the food is excellent. We had fish on one visit and it was excellent, all the meals were superb and the service was very good. We did cause confusion when we moved tables... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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380 reviews 380 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The prices for breakfast are cheap and I realize why: - flavorless fruit. - raw omelette and we asked for to cook it properly... It never returned. - cold dishes which supposed to be hot. - spoiled cheese. - and the worst of all: the service. They didn't even care about all the mistakes. I'm so disappointed since the place... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a traditional Spanish restaurant in Mexico, with very well seasoned and delicious food, good service, nice deco, very clean, at an amazing price. Extraordinary if you are in the downtown area.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place is truly beautiful. It's the kind of place where you immediately pull out your camera as soon as you walk in the door. Then, of course, a prim and proper lady pops out of the corner and points out the sign that say no photos (just pretend you don't read or speak Spanish, and you might get one... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I don't know where to start. This restaurant is placed in the very heart of Mexico City. What is that mean. Pretty crowded, and kind of difficult access. The building is beautiful, a piece of art. However taking about the food that's a different story. Portions well served, fatty as Spanish cuisine is. But with not a very good flavor... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This building dates back to 1863, with spanish architecture, high ceilings, glassworks, paintings and more. The building alone is well worth seeing. We went Sunday December 21, 2014 at 2.00pm. The place was packed, many tables were already reserved but there was room for us. The service was very good. The prices are good for such a beautiful place. The... More 

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Sweden
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221 reviews 221 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I loved dinning at El Casino Espanol. The building is beautiful and it is one of the nicest in the city. The food is delicious - fully authentic with excellent quality. Service can be slow but that should not deter you from visiting. The restaurant can be packed on weekends, so booking is highly recommended.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

very good food quality at a very good price. Nice old building in the city center. I recommend Pulpo a la gallega!

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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
778 helpful votes 778 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Much as I love the varied cuisines of Mexico, there's a special place in my heart for Spanish food, so was delighted to learn of this great place, to supplement the excellent rooftop garden cafe at the Spanish Cultural Center behind the Cathedral.

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Punta Negra
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Recently spent a week in Mexico City and this was by far one of the best meals we had. The service was attentive without being intrusive, menu varied and interesting enough to satisfy almost any desire, food was well prepared… Overall nothing bad to say about this restaurant other than it is a bit hard to find.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Isabel la Catolica, 29, Mexico City Distrito Federal, Mexico
    (Francisco I Madero & 16 de Septiembre)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +52 5255218894

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 40
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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