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Cafe La Blanca

40 Cinco de Mayo, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55 5510 0399
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Ranked #855 of 1,751 restaurants in Mexico City
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jan 9, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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133 reviews 133 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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Vancouver, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Every time I visit Mexico City, I eat several meals at the La Blanca. Old Style service, excellent food and great prices. The La Blanca serves Mexican Favorites like Bacon and Eggs! They also provide a tray of bread and pastries, for which you are charged only for the ones you eat! Plus the desserts are delicious. Unpretentious!

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

When In Mexico, DF, I never miss an opportunity to stop in to Cafe La Blanca for a Cafe Lechero and maybe a Oaxaqueño tamal, too, if I need a "ten`ten-pie", a pick-me-up snack. This was a lechería( a milk dispensary) originally, from the days of the Porfiriato, thus the name and the black-and-white spotted cow painted on the window.... More

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Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This is a traditional cafeteria right in the middle of downtown Mexico City. There are no luxuries, no fancy furniture or Hooters-like waitresses but you get very good mexican food for little money. Coffee, bread and most of the mexican dishes are delicious.

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Dayton, Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

They serve domestic food, but the reason to have come here, is the coffee, you smell it, and with little bit of cream or milk, it is up to you. Besides, is an ancient build, so you feel like in the revolution time.

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