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Restaurante Antiguo San Angel Inn

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Diego Rivera No. 50, Mexico City 01060, Mexico
55 56-16-22-22
Today
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chilango classic best experienced Saturday afternoon

I've been to this establishment many many times and can't imagine going to DF without a meal at the San Angel Inn. As everyone says, it's in an old monastery with a beautiful courtyard, next to Diego Rivera's old studio. If you can manage it, a long Saturday lunch (starting around 1:30-2) is best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Neal W
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've been to this establishment many many times and can't imagine going to DF without a meal at the San Angel Inn. As everyone says, it's in an old monastery with a beautiful courtyard, next to Diego Rivera's old studio. If you can manage it, a long Saturday lunch (starting around 1:30-2) is best for the people-watching. It's not just... More 

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Newport, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was visiting Mexico City on business and a friend took me out on the weekend. We ended up here at the San Angel Inn for lunch. I had the stuffed crabs, it was amazing. By far the best meal I had when visiting the area for 9 days. The restaurant is stunning, no matter where you sit!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is quite simply one of the prettiest restaurants that I have ever visited. The outside courtyard is lovely, but the inside dining room is equally lovely. We went there for Sunday comida and ate outside. The weather was perfect, the music playing in the background was nice....we had a wonderful time. The food was almost an afterthought! The food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It is a beautiful and rather expensive restaurant in the upscale area of San Angel. The restaurant has a nice garden, a covered outdoor patio, and an indoor part which also includes the bar area. It seems to be patronized by rather rich clients. There are many waiters who seem to be permanently busy although often they could be seen... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As a child in the 60's this was one of my father's favorite restaurants.We could never go to Mexico City without eating there at least once. Housed in an old hacienda, It exudes a charming, elegant and peaceful ambiance that takes you back in time. Excellent traditional Mexican cuisine. I would recommend sharing plates so you can experience a variety... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were taken here by our business hosts; after the meal we thought we would have come ourselves too. Excellent, attentive service and with English menu. Terrific margaritas and martinis. Everyone at our table of 8 boasted of their food: mexican steak, fish Veracruzana, swordfish were favorites. Plenty of bread, tostadas and tortillas to graze on. Fantastic desserts of fruit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was our first visit to Mexico city and our host said he was taking us to a Mexican restaurant where he had booked a table a month in advance. We expected something along the lines of the several Mexican eating houses that we have frequented in the past in NY. But we were in for a surprise. We walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Amazing place, the garden in the middle is quite beautiful. The food and drinks were delicious and the service was great. Def. a good place to have conversations and just chill...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Picture yourself in a grand setting, fine wine and music in a perfect historic neighborhood and feeling you have arrived. This restaurant has a well deserved reputation for service and refined cuisine. Dine where heads of state and industry gather and savor the moment.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

No visit to Mexico City could be completed without visiting San Angel Inn Restaurant. This is an all-time classic. The place is located at the San Angel area, a beautiful colonial residential spot in Mexico City, just a few steps from the “Estudio Diego Rivera” Museum. This restaurant has subsisted as one of the top restaurants in Mexico City since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Diego Rivera No. 50, Mexico City 01060, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 55 56-16-22-22

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 1:00 am

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