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La Taberna del Leon

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Altamirano 46, L-173 (Plaza Loreto), Mexico City, Mexico (Revolucion & Rio Magdalena)
+525556163986
Today
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy place with great food

I came here with my family and a reservation is highly recommended. Hosting was nice and the place was cozy with a fireplace. Food was something great ... I try the shrimps in tamarindo souse, the beef in Rockefeller souse, and beef with dark pepper ... Those dishes were awesome ... Its an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Covarrubias-Gomez
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Istanbul
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Traditional, good mexican restaurant..reservation is highly recommended. Cozy place with great foods.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I came here with my family and a reservation is highly recommended. Hosting was nice and the place was cozy with a fireplace. Food was something great ... I try the shrimps in tamarindo souse, the beef in Rockefeller souse, and beef with dark pepper ... Those dishes were awesome ... Its an expensive place but the cava was great... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I finally ate at La Taberna del Leon in Mexico City. I have always wanted to go and I think this is why I had so much higher expectations than The experience I actually had. Service was good but not exceptional, due to silly things, that at the end are the ones that makes the service exceptional, such as waiter... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Every time I seat in this restaurant; there is a surprise in the table. Always new flavours, new smells, tastes from the ocean, bites from earth, great wines and a portion of an unknown soup spiced specially that day. On the heart of Loreto's plaza, an old house beholds this Restaurant. Cousy atmosphere, great service (old style), Don Daniel, the... More 

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Sargans, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The restaurant was great especially the cream of garlic that they serve in a very especial way and the empanadas of fish that they offer us at the beginning. Also we discover great Mexican wines that where quite astonishing

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Mexico City, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The food, atmosphere and service are good. Fish dishes better than others. The chocolate cake portion is so small that it almost seems a sample. The spoons for dessert you can't believe the poor quality it feels horrible while taking them.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

It was a family dinner on Tuesday night. Most tables were booked but we've got a reservation. All the food was fantastic. Red wine at descent price. The place is an old house beside a shopping center. The service as in most Mexican restaurants is very good.

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Ciudad de México, México
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The salmon is very good and the fresh bread selection is delicious as well as the pastas and the deserts

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Before I criticize the food, I'll have to say that the ambiance is fairly nice and the service overall was very good...waiters and personnel were very attentive and always serving patrons with a smile...now, to the food... This has got to be the worst cooked and served ribeye I have ever been served...poor presentation was the first giveaway that this... More 

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Austin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Went there for lunch with a family member. It is clearly a business lunch favorite. It is located in a renovated home that provides a warm environment for a meal. From appetizers, main course through dessert the dishes are carefully planed to provide good taste with visual comfort. The style of food is international, with some Mexican fusion, depending what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Altamirano 46, L-173 (Plaza Loreto), Mexico City, Mexico
    (Revolucion & Rio Magdalena)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +525556163986

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?