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El Mayor

Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
5704-7580
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Ranked #120 of 1,829 Restaurants in Mexico City
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Neighborhood: Centro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this restaurant behind the Templo Mayor.

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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were at the bar of this open-air rooftop restaurant that sits above a bookstore. It has a great view, including of the Aztec Templo Mayor, which is preserved as a museum. Drinks might be a little more expensive than at another bar, and service is slow (not unusual in unhurried Mexico), but it's worth just taking a breather here... More

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relmayor, Propietario at El Mayor, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your feedback, we are glad to know you spend a great time with us. Our deli area is more informal and casual, we like our comensals to enjoy without pressure. Best Regards More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had lunch at El Mayor, having wandered around the archeological site for a couple of hours and saw the beautiful restaurant terrace above. The entrance is via a library by the ruins. As we were a walk in, we were happy to wait 15 mins for a table. The female greeter was a little rude, trying to suggest we... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Go for the view. Where else can you look down on an expansive pre-Columbian archeological site and a 16th-century cathedral while enjoying a fine meal? The food is probably better than average, but the real reason this place draws crowds is the scenic vista. It's worth a visit.

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New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had lunch here yesterday, and it was absoloutely delightful! We all had an apetizer and a salad... all were excellent but not memorable. The service was excellent. We had a reservation but somehow it had gotten lost but we were seated with no problems. We were on the upper balcony out of the sun. I think the lower balcony... More

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SFBay Area
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4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The museum at the end of the dig trail is just a tremendous bonus helping to clarify many elements seen in the dig ... An amazing and never ending story of discovery!!

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Melbourne Australia
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215 reviews 215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

El Mayor is on the top floor of the Porrua bookstore just north of the Zocalo and Templo Mayor archaeological site, right bang in the center of Mexico City. Its relatively new and its an absolutely splendid way to see over the vast Zocalo square, the National Palace, the City Hall and the excavations at the Templo Mayor. The late... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

The view from the patio at El Mayor is incredible! We went there for a late lunch after visiting Templo Mayor, and being able to have a panoramic view of it was incredible, especially with the Cathedral in the background. This place only gets 4 stars because of the food - it was very good, but not excellent. We ordered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Went there for lunch with my wife. Excellent, professional and knowledgeable staff and service, food was full of flavour and all for a very decent price. The views completed the perfect lunch. We had the ceviche and duck tacos with mole for appetizers, then the chile with chicharron and grilled sea bass with green and red sauce for main courses,... More

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