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Astrid y Gaston

Alfredo Tennyson No. 117, Mexico City 11560, Mexico (Polanco)
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Ranked #52 of 1,806 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $60
Sun 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Polanco
Cross street: Alejandro Dumas y Eugenio Sue
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rio de janeiro
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We visit the Lima and Santiago restaurants, a littlle better than Mexican one. beatutiful ambience, but pPoor service, Hot white wine, unskilled sommelier, maitre doe not speak English, disapointting food. Does not worth the name and price! Do nto recomend!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First of all, I never made it to Astrid y Gastón in Lima, so I can’t compare. The restaurant in Mexico City was a last minute choice. I was all by myself and made reservations through their website for half an hour later and everything went fine. The ambience is great, fancy, classic and the service was excellent. I chose... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The ambience is nice! Worth to ask for an "outdoor seat", which is not really an outdoor, since it is covered, but, it is a little too warm for me. We tried three different types of Pisco, the passion fruit, the traditional, and another pisco, "Gaston's favorite". In my opinion you should stick with the traditional one. The ceviches are... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch there during the week. The place has a business lunch style and it has a nice terrace that looks nice to have some drinks or dinner. Food and drinks were superb, bread selection offered at the beginning amazing and the service perfect. One of the places we will visit again.

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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The food is DELICIOUS, some of the best in Mexico City. The service is also amazing. Price is very good. Atmosphere; not so good, there was a jazz band playing way too loud. I have nothing against Jazz but if I'm going to such a place, I want to talk with whomever I'm with.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I love the design of the place, there were a couple of bonfires at the backyard that looked great. The food was amazing, we got ceviche, stuffed potato/chili, humita, octopus' anticuchos, picarones and of course the remarkable Piscosour. T The taste of the food was good, unfortunately some dishes are not prepared with Peruvian ingredients such as lenguado/corbina fish, pallares,... More

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The good points.. The classic ceviche, bread, and Pisco's (have they shrunk though?). The beef was overcooked, the lamb peculiar tasting, and restaurant empty on a Saturday night... Perhaps very telling. Has it fallen from grace? Once the best restaurant in this city, now very disappointing and very expensive.

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Mexico City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Wonderfully decorated restaurant with an impressive terrace, perfect for any private event, very good service. Pisco sour is good, ceviche not bad but a few dishes my group tried were not amazing. I guess because the restaurant is so impressive you expect the food to be amazing too.....I would definitely try it out but don't expect too much.

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I visited Astrid y Gaston with a native of Lima, who was familiar with that location and thus very eager to share the experience. The restaurant itself is quite lovely, and the initial service formal and well executed. However, past the first cocktails (excellent) and ceviche (good), everything went downhill. Regarding the food, the overall impression was one of overwhelming,... More

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went to Astrid y Gaston for Valentines Day and had a lovely time. The ceviche was the best, very flavorfull. I had mahi mahi which was also excellent. The atmosphere was lovely as we were on the terrace near the fireplace. But the best part of the evening was the service.....I have never had such perfect service. From the... More

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