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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

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 40
    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
A step back in time

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
NHCowboy
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New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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96 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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Glasgow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Lima, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We loved the atmosphere and the food. Food was a little over priced, but good. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive. We half expected Pancho to walk through the door at any moment. Seemed to be a place where expats and business crowd gather for drinks, conversation and good food. All-in-all; a place one should definitely visit when in the Alameda... More 

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

There seem to be a lot of English speaking folks here and if you sit at the bar chances are good for striking up a conversation, Prices are sky high,

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nyc
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The minute I walked in I knew I wS in a history making spot. The place is gorgeous. The food delicious. The service impeccable. It's truly a must experience once in your lifetime kind of spot.i ate a splendid dinner of bacalou and had their tortilla soup-awesome, fresh, rich, delicious. The architecture is of a late 19th c style which... More 

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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The inside architecture is unbelievable. Very ornate, about one hundred years old. Friendly, very Mexican service. Real typical Mexican food (not "tex-mex"). Legend has it that there is a bullet hole in the ceiling made by Pancho Villa. Very popular - better to make a reservation.

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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
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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