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Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
5704-7580
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Ranked #120 of 2,009 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, Late Night
Description: Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this restaurant behind the Templo Mayor.

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Orinda, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 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
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
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Additional Information about El Mayor

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