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La Fonda del Recuerdo

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Bahia de Las Palmas #37, Mexico City 11300, Mexico
+52 55 9112 7476
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food, Excellent Service and a bottle of Mezcal

The whole family went to eat on a Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere was fantastic, Mariachi´s, Jarocho trios and more. Play area for the children and my grandchildren were well looked after. The service was impeccable, the food traditional for Vera Cruz and the quality and variety second to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Steve S
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Tula, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Service excellent and friendly. Applies including cerviche very tasty. Main course fish was dry cold and inedible. They took this off our bill and comped us a drink

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Tula, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The whole family went to eat on a Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere was fantastic, Mariachi´s, Jarocho trios and more. Play area for the children and my grandchildren were well looked after. The service was impeccable, the food traditional for Vera Cruz and the quality and variety second to none. One of the best Mexican meals I have had in Mexico... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I don´t know if it is bad luck, but I went non less than 4-5 times to this restaurant, just for taking my mother in law born in Veracruz. When asking for a certain dish, the answer is sorry Señor, we don´t have it today. Asking for nothing hot (chile) in my food (I simply cannot have it), they mistakenly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is bistro style food at mid-range restaurant prices. We had two entres and two mains - both which we're big portions and poor quality. With sangria the bill was $600. My main was a fillet mignon - it was covered in a huge amount of salt, with floppy chips and squishy veggies swimming in margarine as sides. Between me... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bahia de Las Palmas #37, Mexico City 11300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 9112 7476

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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