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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

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Cafe lunch

You can get a very nice simple lunch at the cafe here for much less than in the restaurant outside terrace is just as good

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
NHCowboy
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New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

On the top of the Librería Porrua (Republica de Argentina street) in downtown Mexico city, two blocks back from the Templo Mayor ruins there are two great options to eat: The Mayor, a nice place divided in two, the restaurant itself and a Deli in the terrace. We stayed in the deli because we just want something light to eat.... More 

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Orinda, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a delightful breakfast looking out over the ruins and cathedral. Must eat here. Reasonably priced and great food and service.

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New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

You can get a very nice simple lunch at the cafe here for much less than in the restaurant outside terrace is just as good

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?