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40 Cinco de Mayo, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55 5510 0399
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    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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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mexico City, Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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288 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 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 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Abington, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Cafe Blanca is a great authentic Mexican restaurant located just steps from the Cathedral on Cinco de Mayo. The food is great. Prices are very reasonable and portions are generous. They serve a great range of dishes. On a recent visit the flautas were perfect, piquant but not overdone. The ambience of Cafe Blanca is Old Mexico, in 2015 the... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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132 reviews 132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

And it seems that the waiters are the same since those times. A classic! Inexpensive food, nice portions. They serve an excellent "cafe con leche". For lunch they have a "touristic menu" that is very inexpensive and good. I love the customer mix: eldery residents of downtown, suit&tie folks, hipsters, families, tourists, etc etc. No fancy stuff, no luxuries, just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Cinco de Mayo, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5510 0399
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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