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El Mayor

Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
5704-7580
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As featured in 3 days in Mexico City
Ranked #183 of 1,749 restaurants in Mexico City
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro
Description: Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this restaurant behind the Templo Mayor.
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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180 reviews 180 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

I consider my self knowledgable in downtown Mexico City (historical center), which is not true for all folks from Mexico City, being it so large. My favorite restaurant in this area is El Cardenal, but I just enjoyed a very nice time, a good meal and an awesome view here, so it has definitely become an option for when site... More

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108 Mile Ranch, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Ok, did I mention the view, it was breathtaking and it was a great place to have a drink on the roof overlooking a beautiful part of the city

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Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Views to Templo Mayor are incredible, and the food it is really nice, I'll recomend the Chile Relleno de Chicharon.

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