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El Pendulo

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Condesa
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Nuevo Leon 115, Mexico City, Mexico
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Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    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
Nice place to work, eat and read books

Great place to eat, work and read books. It gets fairly busy at lunchtime (as you'd expect), but generally a nice place to visit. My only frustration was the staff kept forgetting my order, or the fact that I'd ordered. That said, they are fairly friendly, and the food is very good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Chris S
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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast and coffee, great service and ambiance. The huevos pendulo are a great way to start the day!

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Thank Jorge D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Place has a nice atmosphere and is a good place to do some work or have a read as it doubles up as a book store. Food is average.

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Thank Josh P
Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Excellent ambient. You can have a cocktail or eat between shelves with books or near a piano, listening to live music.

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Thank alex1vladimir
asever
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great bookstore/coffee shop/restaurant in DF. There are several locations; Nuevo Leon is my favorite. Very cozy ambience, and a great place to get a bite to eat or just a simple cup of coffee. They have almond milk! The vegetable soup is fantastic. Free wifi. I will be back!

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Thank asever
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

El Pendulo is an amazing chain of bookshops across Mexico City. This in particular has a lovely first floor where you can eat or drink while reading a book with the natural light from the windows. Serves one of the best lattes I've tried and the mollarabes are just yummi.

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Thank NinaMonsivais
Mexico City, Mexico
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Forget about the food. If you are a tourist, please dont waste your time eating here. Sure the place has a nice atmosphere, but the food is very ordinary. So, ask for a coffee or a beer, and browse around some book, have a sit and read for a couple of hours. That you can do.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great place to eat, work and read books. It gets fairly busy at lunchtime (as you'd expect), but generally a nice place to visit. My only frustration was the staff kept forgetting my order, or the fact that I'd ordered. That said, they are fairly friendly, and the food is very good!

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1 Thank Chris S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Shared a great breakfast with friends at their Confess location on Nuevo Leon. Huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, or mixed fruit plate- all were very good. But the atmosphere is charming. Relax and enjoy.

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Thank Rosannahenrietta
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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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Thank travelinrob2014
Porto Alegre, RS
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank caroltissot

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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>  > Condesa
  • Neighborhood: Condesa

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?

Staying in Condesa

Neighborhood Profile
Condesa
Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.