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La Fonda del Recuerdo

Bahia de las Palmas 37, Mexico City, Mexico
55 9112-7476
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Ranked #19 of 1,760 restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oxnard, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Been here every time I have visited Mexico City for over twenty years. I keep coming back since it has always been so good. It is worth the price.

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BRASILIA
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198 reviews 198 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

In the 1960s I used to be a habitué. It is a fun place to go in a group, but couples can enjoy it too. Not a "mariachi" place at all: the music is "tapatio" from the Veracruz area (i.e. no trumpets).Decor is extravagantly Mexican and the service excellent. Food is good but not startlingly so. A touristy place...but so... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants that I have been in Mexico DF. Food is amazing and portions are just huge. Be carefull when asking for many plates because you won't be able to eat all! Definetely recomended!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Usually I do not go to a restaurant that a taxi driver suggest but it just happen due to the one we plan to go just recently closed. While we waited outside the restaurant they served small drinks of Toritos which is fruit favored drink with mescal. My wife and I tried the Guanabana. Delicious while we waited for our... More

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California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Nice mariachi restaurant. Bands were great. You pay 60 pesos per song, but it is fun. Food isn't that great, but you go here to experience the Mexican tradition.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I have been in many countries and it is always hard to find the perfect mix between good food , value and some local folklore. This is the perfect spot if you are looking for authentic Mexican food. They have live groups playing all day long. Food plates are huge and very taste. Been there at least 5 times and... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I was invited by Mexican friend who recommended this restaurant as very good Mexican place and it was indeed by all means. Great food, great drinks, great service (as long as you speak Spanish). There are at least 4 bands of mariachi playing different instruments from various part of Mexico. The food is from west-south part of Mexico, great stuffed... More

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great mexican fare! Good service. GREAT MARIACHIS ! Close to Chapultepec and Reforma Hotels. I have been coming here for many years... still one of my favorites.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great service and excellent food. The dishes are varied and very well served. The menu has an option for every budget but the star of this restaurant are the "Toritos". A tipical drink from the state of Veracruz wich consists of a fresh fruit mixed with alcohol. You can choose from all kinds of flavors like lemon, pineapple, guanabana, peanut... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Finding a great mexican restaurant in Mexico City is no easy task. This restaurant has been around for a long time with little change in the quality of the food. It is pure mexican food from all over Mexico. If you only have time for lunch or dinner, then try something with mole. It is usually served with turkey and... More

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