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La Opera Bar

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Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
0155 5512 8959
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 79
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good restaurant bar near the zocalo

Great bar restaurant plus historic. Close early on Monday though. There is done bullet hole in the ceiling shot by Pancho Villa, a Mexican legend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Los Gatos, California
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great old bar in the heart of Mexico City. It has been around for a long time. In fact, Pancho Villa shot a hole in the ceiling which is still there. A place for those who appreciate authentic bars.

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great bar restaurant plus historic. Close early on Monday though. There is done bullet hole in the ceiling shot by Pancho Villa, a Mexican legend.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

No doubt, Bar La Opera is a must into the historic center of Mexico City, it doesn’t matter if you go for lunch or for dinner or just to take a drink, but be sure to stay there. This place is not just another bar, it’s a place with 120 years of history and many important figures of the Mexican... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were taken here by our friends who said it was a must see place. We were going to have just a light lunch but ended up with a reasonable substantial meal. The place is very beautiful and the room reflects its long history. There was a small band playing and it was the perfect accompaniment to lunch. The food... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A must visit while in Mexico city historic district. Revolutionary Pancho Villa fired his arm and the hole left still can be appreciated in the ceiling. It has french decoration, for 6 or more people ask to be seated in a booth they are really cool. There is live music. Be prepared to wait 30 to 40 minutes to be... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food was inedible. I had read the reviews and thought if we just ordered simple things like guacamole or enchiladas or the like it would be okay. Boy, were we wrong!! The guacamole was not even mashed. The enchiladas tasted as if they had been made two weeks before. They had some sort of liquid cheese on the top... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I went here last night quite unexpectedly and was very pleasantly surprised. The decor and atmosphere are worth a visit alone and we had a light meal. Snails in chipotle sauce were a treat however messy. Very reasonable prices for food and wine. Good service. I would go again

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I first went here a few years ago and found it okay. It's not change for 100 years which is why are you go. The food was fairly poor; the margarita a bit small. It is Reasonably priced. I would recommend it for drink if you're in the neighbourhood. The mariachis were in fine form the night I was there.

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended in our guide book and we weren't disappointed. We went for lunch and loved the setting. It felt like we stepped back in time. The food was good and the service was over the top attentive. There weren't a lot of people there, but sometimes a slow restaurant doesn't mean superior service. Prices were reasonable and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had an enjoyable meal here, the beef was delicious, cooked to perfection. The service was very good and the music was nice in the background.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 0155 5512 8959

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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