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Casino Espanol

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Centro Historico
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 140
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Best cochinillo

This is one of the few places that I know where you can have the traditional Spanish 'cochinillo' definitely a must while being in town!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
morenom
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Switzerland
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Switzerland
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the few places that I know where you can have the traditional Spanish 'cochinillo' definitely a must while being in town!

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Casino Espanol used to be a club of Spanish immigrants in the late 19 Century and for most of the 20th Century. Now it is open to the public. The building is fantastic, decorated lavishly in the style of the Romatic era, with lots of nostalgia for the pre-war Spanish monarchy. The food is traditional Spanish, adapted or mixed... More 

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Jersey City, NJ
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I used to go here often. It was great. Sunday comida with musicians and around a courtyard on an upper floor. Historic surroundings to die for. Then they changed something. you can no longer eat on the balcony. You have to eat in the dining room which looks like a cafeteria. The noise level would try Job's patience and so,... More 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

excellent quality food. this is more like a continental restaurant than a mexican (no chips and salsa. instead rolls and butter). ordered sea food soup and paella. both of them were excellent. Paella was a very healthy portion. my brother-in-law ordered steak done at the table. they brought steak strips and hot stone. you have to cook the steak on... More 

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Thank kinmb
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Excellent food and wine. Building very colonial in a good accessible place, great service. Had a small issue with there so call "Caesar Salad" not even close to what I'm use to see and eat in the United States.

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Thank 68Teresa
Paris, France
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The restaurant is located in a fabulous historical building. So it's worth visiting just for that. But if you like Spanish food and wine, this is a great option. The wines are very inexpensive given the quality. The fabada, the callos a la madrileña are delicious, they have a great spinach salad with figs and jamon serrano. And, at weekends... More 

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Thank Adelina99
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Casino Español not only has some of the finest Spanish cuisine in Mexico City but is located in a beautiful late 19th century palace, which in itself is worth the visit! Try the Paella, Fabada or deliciious desserts! Excellent value for price!

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Thank Rafael G
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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288 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This palace was built in 1900 and its one of the most beautiful buildings downtown Mexico. It also has one of the best spanish restaurants in the city. Home made style spanish food with a touch of Mexico.

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Darien, Connecticut, USA
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Excellent service, there are two restaurants, you want to go to the one upstairs! The food is fantastic, and the locate is beautiful. It used to be an old Spanish casino, fantastic woodcarvings and stained glass ceiling! I wish pictures were allowed.

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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place for Sunday lunch. The food is tasty, the prices reasonable, and the building is beautiful. Good sangria and the medieval Spanish musicians add a nice touch.

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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 Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 5255218894

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro Historico

Neighborhood Profile
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.