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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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Today
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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Unless you are a "jarocho" I would not recommend it

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
mango34
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
177 reviews 177 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?