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El Bajio

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Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
5281.8245
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At El Bajío we try to make art and culture being noticed and enjoyed by...
At El Bajío we try to make art and culture being noticed and enjoyed by eating the magnificence of traditional Mexican cuisine. We provide a space in which the most diverse dishes of the traditional Mexican cuisine coexist, starting with the delicacies of Carmen "Titita’s" homeland of Veracruz such as the anise gorditas, the filet of fish Veracruz-style and the papantecos tamales, as well as typical dishes of northern Mexico, including the pride of the house: carnitas Michoacán-style, as well as other delicacies from Yucatán, Puebla and Oaxaca, to mention a few others.
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Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good choice of dishes

A good assessment of a restaurant is if i there are at least 50% Locals and this restaurant was humming with diners! It had Standard dishes and a good staff.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Kayvee6
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A good assessment of a restaurant is if i there are at least 50% Locals and this restaurant was humming with diners! It had Standard dishes and a good staff.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you are looking for good mexican food, this is a great choice! You can find different dishes from all around México. Panuchos from Yucatán, mole from Puebla, seafood from Veracruz and many other places. Try the all the quezadillas and tacos with maciza!!. Drink tequila and agua de chía and be happy!!

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was invited by some business associates for lunch and really enjoyed the food. We had some fantastic mole, frijoles, fish, quesadillas, ceviche and lots of other great food. Not one single item was even questionable on taste. The environment is really a casual, not stuffy type of place and really popular with the locals. The place is staffed with... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We recently ate here with a group of business colleagues and we all enjoyed the food and the service very much. El Bajio is a great place to go to sample a range of traditional dishes (gorditas infladas, quesadillas con requeson) and there's something for everyone. The menu shifts to accomodate seasonal specialities. The waiters aren't shy about making recommendations,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The menu has traditional mexican dishes, well prepared: service is very good, prices are reasonable. Nice ambience, yet not fancy. Restaurant is nicely decorated with mexican arts and crafts. Only thing I disliked in my recent visit: the noise, as there is a big constuction taking place right across the street on Campos Eliseos. Just ask to be seated at... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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188 reviews 188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Best meal I have had on this trip to Mexico. A very good selection of European beers and an extensive menu. I had a chicken, avocado, cilantro soup which was very good. Then chicken enchiladas in a mole sauce which was an exemplar of its type. Rich and chocolaty and very reasonably priced. Others around the table tried some of... More 

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Nome, Alaska
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140 reviews 140 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was not dinner.. It was a marathon. Nothing I said could slow the food down!! The main course came as we are the appetizer.. If you think this is dining by all means go there. The food was uneven..the so called carnitas were bland and tasteless. Plantain stuffed with beans also had no flavor. The fish appetizer Pan de... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Every time I go to Mexico I get fat because the food they have there is totally amazing! I love breakfast especially El bajio breakfast. Go for the hot chocolate and the huevos con machaca or the Enchiladas with arracherra!! So good!! Skip the sweet bread as it is not that great but there are other places for this. Enjoy... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of the more memorable meals with good food and drinks. Service was very attentive even though I spoke very little Spanish. The staff was very helpful. It's my go to place when I am in Polanco if I want a good local meal.

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Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We planned a surprise party for a close friend, they helped us in every possible way and the food was outstanding. The service was fast and friendly. Try the bananas with beans as an appetizer, there is good tequilas too, fabulous desserts and every single entree is worth trying. My favorite is the BARBACOA.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5281.8245

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

At El Bajío we try to make art and culture being noticed and enjoyed by eating the magnificence of traditional Mexican cuisine. We provide a space in which the most diverse dishes of the traditional Mexican cuisine coexist, starting with the delicacies of Carmen "Titita’s" homeland of Veracruz such as the anise gorditas, the filet of fish Veracruz-style and the papantecos tamales, as well as typical dishes of northern Mexico, including the pride of the house: carnitas Michoacán-style, as well as other delicacies from Yucatán, Puebla and Oaxaca, to mention a few others.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?