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Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
0155 5512 8959
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Ranked #247 of 1,960 Restaurants in Mexico City
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Gorgeous surroundings if slightly crowded with tourists, the famous café where Pancho Villa's gun shot hole may still be seen is the perfect place for a cocktail served by appropriatly snotty waiters as if brought straight from the great cafes of Paris, recommended!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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387 reviews 387 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a very classic bar and restaurant. I stopped in for a a couple of beers and a mescal. The place was packed. They had a two man orchestra providing music - not too loud more for the sake of ambiance. This place just have so much of ambiance to it. It can't be explained, you just have to... More

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Mexico City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

You can't miss this cantina that keeps the same design as 100 year ago. It also keeps the bullet whole caused by Pancho Villa's gun. I thinks that the place is better than the food but you can still get a decent meal if you're hungry.

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Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a wonderful place to stop and have a beer on a very rainy afternoon in Mexico City. Next time I will plan to eat here. The atmosphere was the best!!

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great location near Plz Zocalo. International food at a good price. Service was excellent. Fun crowd

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Laredo, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I travel often to beautiful Mexico city, but I have never visited this restaurant before, and there's no doubt I'll become a regular. I would bet the well kept furniture is the original from the beginning of the past century, or the end of the prior one. We paid around $650MXN for two two course meals with two beers each.... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I had the most romantic and charming experience here one evening. The atmosphere is amazing...which makes up for an ok menu, the food is good but not outstanding. That said, the place is just very cool with amazing architecture and history. The strolling musicians came to our table and played beautiful love songs for a few dollars.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Having read about La Opera we arrived for lunch around 2.30 - the place was almost empty and dark, we nearly didn't go in. Luckily we did. It filled up with a nice mix of local businessmen, other locals and tourists and had a nice buzz. It's very atmospheric and we sat close to Pancho Villa's bullet hole, which added... More

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Mazatlan, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had full attention of well dressed and polite staff, full tumblers of the best tequila for the price of a shot, a fine bottle of wine and great food, and the total price was less than we expected, hardly more than a lunch at some resorts. So we were very pleased. At 9:00PM, when we arrived, the room was... More

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Salta
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150 reviews 150 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Yes, it is a very touristy place and if were not for Pancho Villa shooting at the ceiling almost a hundred years ago, probably not many tourists would come in here. However, the bar is marvelous and the whole interior is nice to look at. Prices are higher than usual. Service is good. There are some interesting items on the... More

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

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