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El Mayor

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Centro Historico
Mexican
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Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
+52 57047580
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10:00 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice view of historic city center.

I went to this restaurant as a recommendation from a friend. Good price performance and great view. And yes, we found both. I had Duck enchiladas with peaches sauce. A little too sweet but I like to taste different dishes. As a desert we had the banana flambé with mezcal. Very good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
AnacVentilari
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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, I went to the Deli, not the restaurant. The place is great. Food was all right. The service is kind of slow, but they're kind. But what makes this place a MUST is the amazing view from the top. One of the best in downtown. You'll definitely spend a good time there.

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Thank JuanCar5
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The panini de pastor was only MXN85, and was an ideal lunch on a break from sightseeing. The cheesecake ration for MXN45 was so large I could only finish half of it. I was in the outdoor cafe section. Its tables were half and half in the sun and shade -- perfect.

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Thank Colmenareno
Southborough, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a great view of the ruins you might think it was tourist trap with over priced mediocre food. Not at all! After walking for hours we stopped mid afternoon for. A late lunch. THe meals wer top tier, service impeccable with a view that was priceless.

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Thank robert f
Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant as a recommendation from a friend. Good price performance and great view. And yes, we found both. I had Duck enchiladas with peaches sauce. A little too sweet but I like to taste different dishes. As a desert we had the banana flambé with mezcal. Very good!

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Thank AnacVentilari
Metepec, Mexico
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything you order will be excellent. I tried many dishes and all are incredible. And the view is just amazing! You will not be disappointed. Is a sit down restaurant, so don't expect immediate response from the kitchen

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Thank rdeandar
Carmichael
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86 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of four adults had comida here on the top floor overlooking the temple mayor and the zocalo. Our waiter was attentive, but not hovering and explained dishes when we asked. I assume they speak English, but we conversed in Spanish. The tamarind margarita was delicious and thick. Among the four of us we had two speciality meals, the... More 

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Thank rpcvtraveler75
California, Maryland
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157 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We were seated at a table right in front, overlooking the Aztec ruins and El Zocalo. We could see the volcanoes and watch planes taking off from the airport. The food had an Italian flair which was unexpected. Service was inattentive but adequate. When our bill arrived, the sentence "Tip not included" was highlighted with a bright chartreuse highlighter pen.

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Thank WorldTraveler9
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The bar area is lovely, outside and covered, overlooking the Temple Mayor and there are soups and sandwiches that are very reasonably priced. We ate lunch in the restaurant and that was more expensive but it was also very good.

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Thank Elisabeth W
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

it is normal cafe with a normal view of Zocalo, we were there for a Hot chocolate only and it was good, price is higher than other cafe because of view. it is a OK cafe to have drink or taco.

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Thank Hapal
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The outdoor area serves basic lunchtime fare but the view across Templo Mayor towards the Cathedral makes a visit worthwhile

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 57047580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro Historico

Neighborhood Profile
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.