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Cafe La Blanca

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International, Mexican
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Av. 5 De Mayo # 40 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
+52 55 5510 0399
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7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A family restaurant in the downtown of Mexico City with a 100 years of...
A family restaurant in the downtown of Mexico City with a 100 years of tradition..
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nostalgic feel

A well established restaurant which serves good enchiladas and drinks. Service is good however food is slightly above average. Go for the nice deco and nostalgic feel.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Victoria Z
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Toluca, Mexico
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A real gem in the centre. Great pictures and a real nostalgic feel. One gets absolutely value for money with both food and drink. Unlike restaurants in Europe its open after 5pm. Another example that great places to eat DONT exist in shabby publications such as Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. Cafe La Blanca is always top of my list... More 

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Juan Ramòn D, Propietario at Cafe La Blanca, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you back soon. More 

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I had fond memories of La Blanca from over 20 years ago. This time we came back with our teenage sons, and were sorely disappointed. The food was bland and seemed of low quality. The staff seemed disinterested in our presence. We ate very well in Mexico City and beyond, but this meal was completely forgettable.

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Juan Ramòn D, Propietario at Cafe La Blanca, responded to this review

Dear Mack3000, we are sorry for you bad experience and the way the staff treated you and your family. We are going to work to be the best again and have the best service in Mexico City. Thanks for your review; we hope to see you and your family again in Café La Blanca. More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A well established restaurant which serves good enchiladas and drinks. Service is good however food is slightly above average. Go for the nice deco and nostalgic feel.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

While searching for vegetarian food, we saw this place and took a chance with the baked delicacies. Our limitation in spoken Spanish was very obvious, but the girl who served us very patient with our handicap and helpful. One of us was using a Google translator to indicate our needs and she obliged patiently. Excellent place for a lovely meal.

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753 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great place for hearty Mexican Soul Food in the Centro! I have been many times with family to La Blanca ... the Mexican food is solid. I really like their selection of enchiladas ... highly recommended if you are looking for a reasonably priced sit down Mexican food option in the Centro Histórico del DF.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

One of the first places I remember eating at in Mexico City back in 1988 was Cafe La Blanca. This unpretentious bustling cafe a block and a half from the Zocalo has been serving Mexico City residents delicious cafe con leche and hot chocolate since 1930. Full of character from the funky old decor to the strange assortment of old... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A very good diner, like putting on an old sweater, comfortable, excellent food. Career waiters and waitresses. Good location on cinque de Mayo. Reasonable prices. WIFI

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Vancouver
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is an old school cafeteria style place. I loved the atmosphere- bustling and no nonsense with lots of pictures from the restaurant's past. Prices are very good. For breakfast we shared a full order of chilaquiles con pollo, a fresh fruit cocktail with cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple and papaya, a black coffee and a cafe con leche. The fruit and... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I love this restaurant, it's like going back in time and eat real mexican traditional food. The food it's very good at a great price. Service is great, the waiters and waitress are so nice.

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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had breakfast at this old establishment after reading rave reviews on Trip Advisor. My husband and I found the food was bland and the service lagging although there were plenty of staff standing by. We had huevos rancheros and found the chiliquilles to be barely acceptable. The juices were tasty but the quality of their coffee was below par.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. 5 De Mayo # 40 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5510 0399

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70 - 150
  • Cuisine: International, Mexican

Description

A family restaurant in the downtown of Mexico City with a 100 years of tradition..
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

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