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El Mayor

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Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
+52 57047580
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9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Excellent choise if visiting Mexico city

if visiting Mexico city you should consider El Mayor as an excellent option to have lunch. Nouvelle Mexican cuisine is served on a roof top with great view to zocalo, templo mayor ruins and the backside of cathedral. Food is tasty, place is clean and service efficient. My average ticket is around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Santiago V
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Acapulco, Mexico
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

First day we arrived in the afternoon so we rushed HOurs are 9 am to 5 pm so we rushed to catch merienda cena. The next day we had breakfast. The breakfast and late lunch menu is excellent you cannot go wrong in any selection -and so are the drinks. The service is impeccable- friendly and helpful staff.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This restaurant is above the bookshop Porrua, a lift in the bookshop takes you to the restaurant. Really good service and could not fault the food. Plus, the location overlooking Templo Mayor ruins and surrounding buildings is really beautiful. We chose to eat lunch here on the last day and this was a good decision. Though, I would also have... More 

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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent food and great service, not your ordinary cuisine. Extraordinary views of the Templo Mayor, the Zocalo, and the Cathedral. Do not miss this gem!

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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

if visiting Mexico city you should consider El Mayor as an excellent option to have lunch. Nouvelle Mexican cuisine is served on a roof top with great view to zocalo, templo mayor ruins and the backside of cathedral. Food is tasty, place is clean and service efficient. My average ticket is around US $30 to $40 pp including one drink.... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lingering lunch here and were very happy with the various appetizers we ordered. The tap beer was ice cold and very good, and the view can't be beat. You're directly overhead archeological ruins, and beyond that, the historical center spreads out before you. Good food, good and fair prices, good service (actually, great service),... More 

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This restaurant is on Piso 2 (2nd floor) over a bookstore on a busy street. It's worth tracking down because the food is wonderful, the service is great, and you get an excellent view of Templo Mayor from above. If you're nearby and can find it, you'll be happy you did.

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London
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After a long, hot morning of sight seeing Palacio Nacional and Templo Mayor I decided to treat myself to some much needed refreshments and lunch. The rooftop restaurant had amazing views of the Cathedral and Templo Mayor. The service was attentive and the food was perfect. Wished I could have stayed the whole day but there was so much more... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +52 57047580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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?