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Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City, Mexico
5704-7580
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9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this...
Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this restaurant behind the Templo Mayor.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best view!

Great location with a great view of the Catedral. Good service, good wine selection and very good food. The chiles rellenos were simply delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
KarolTrautmann
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Great location with a great view of the Catedral. Good service, good wine selection and very good food. The chiles rellenos were simply delicious!

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is a little hard to find as it is located on the backside of the zocalo, quiet little rooftop oasis overlooking the templo mayor and ruins as well as the backside of the cathedral. Great fruit juices, small appetizer platters and lunch, more Western food than authentic. Walk around the north side of the zocalo and you will see... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Fantastic and impressive view overlooking the Templor. However the food is limited and drinks expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The restaurant is on the roof top of what appears to be a book shop right in the Zocalo with a great view of the Templor Mayor and the Zocalo. I really wanted to see the ruins of the Templor Mayor but from what we could see from the street it was clearly not much and we spotted this restaurant... More 

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Orinda, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I couldn't believe the price for the view and the food. Great breakfast overlooking the ruins for next to nothing!

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

When we went up the elevator from the little hidden bookstore we thought we were in for a nice treat, instead we were treated to a rip off. I've traveled to 30 countries and always know that places with a view in the city center will always be costly, but we were surprised how affordable the prices were, that is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This felt like another secret place, in through a bookstore and up the elevator. There is a casual cafe side and a restaurant side. Both overlook the Templo Mayor Aztec archeological site with the Palace beyond and an angled view of the Cathedral. We had a light lunch on the restaurant side and the food and service were excellent. And... More 

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Graham, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I want to go back and I will. This is a winner, not far from the Zocalo, overlooks the Templo Mayor Aztec archeological site with vistas of the Cathedral. Menu extensive and food delicious. Couldn't ask for better in a historic center location.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

With the view of the Templo Mayor -the best to be found- and of Mexico City's main square (Zócalo), the service is good and the menu is varied. With classics such as Pollo con Mole and Mexican variations on foreign dishes such as Risotto with black beans (yummy!). This is a very good restaurant, worth the moderate-to-high prices.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Situated above a bookstore El Mayor has a great terrace overlooking the Temple Mayor and has a larger more formal dining room and a more relaxed informal dining area both with views of the temple. Great place to relax after visiting the temple with a beverage and some good guacamole. Be sure to take some pictures of the temple and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 5704-7580

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

Description

Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this restaurant behind the Templo Mayor.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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