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El Pendulo

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Nuevo Leon 115, Mexico City, Mexico
Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
El PendulNO!

What a terrible, terrible place. I went there for dinner and the service was extremely bad. So much so that I had to literally walk into the kitchen to find our server to ask for the bill. THEN when we paid, our server complained to us that we hadn't left a large enough tip. Well, here's a tip El... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
travelinrob2014
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

What a terrible, terrible place. I went there for dinner and the service was extremely bad. So much so that I had to literally walk into the kitchen to find our server to ask for the bill. THEN when we paid, our server complained to us that we hadn't left a large enough tip. Well, here's a tip El Pendulo:... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Amazing place, good food and coffee. Go for jazz music on Sunday mornings and to spend time with the books. It's only a bit pricey.

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zurich
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It's a "cafebreria" i.e. bookstore and coffe-shop/bar. Excellent food and fruit "jugos". They have several locations in Mexico City. I was in the one in Alvaro Obregon. Went two days in a row for several hours. Had good wifi connection and good meals. Very productive afternoon.

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Pouch Cove, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Very funky cool place with a wonderfully bizarre selection of books, movies, music and gifts. Was delighted to find an incredibly eclectic range of literary books in English. Even with my iPad and months of travel ahead I ended with two heavy books from their inventory. Lots of people eating and browsing, what a splendid vibe to the place.

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Bendigo, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A friend and I visited this really funky looking bookshop/cafe in early June this year and were incredibly disappointed. We came on a Saturday which must be their busiest day. We waited about 15 minutes for a table (which was fine because we had a whole bookshop to browse) and we were seated upstairs. When we sat down we asked... More 

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Cambridge
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122 reviews 122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I think this is a good bookstore with lots of cool notebooks and stuff like that but most of the books are encased in plastic. This is confusing for a North American who wants to browse a few pages. Cafe is ok but service is slow. I think they expect that people will just want to come and sit for... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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209 reviews 209 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We were There at night and this should be listed under Bukowski's .Great appies to go along with really good listening jazz depending on the evening. Check it out you won't be disappointed with either!! Located on Hamburgo in the zona Rosa.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Pendulo is my go to brunch spot, especially enjoyable (but often busy) on weekend mornings when they have live classical music from 11-1. They do good traditional Mexican breakfasts (like chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, huevos a la mexicana) with a slightly upscale twist and have excellent deserts (try the Mississipi mud pie if you're craving chocolate!). Pricier than some local places,... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Good place for coffee, food is ok considering the place is actually a bookstore. More of a coffee shop than an actual restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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175 reviews 175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This became one of my favorite places in Mexico City. The food there is delicious! i took the Pendulo eggs and it was so yummy, plus the home made jam are amazing. They have great coffee too. The wifi worked perfectly and i was able to talk to my parents through skype without any interruptions. Also the book store itself... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nuevo Leon 115, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?