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El Bajio

Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
5281.8245
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Ranked #144 of 1,747 restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Elk Grove, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you aren't Mexican (and even more if you are a Mexican) and want to experience truly Mexican cuisine, then try one of several El Bajio restaurants in Mexico City. Prices aren't chip but every penny is wort twice its value. And not less important is how the personnel takes care of you to provide you absolute satisfaction.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I had a late lunch here and was beyond impressed. The service, while not warm, was very accommodating, allowing me to try to different sauces on the chicken enchiladas and I'm SO GLAD I did. The mole sauce, which I'm normally not a huge fan of, was incredible. And the salsa HOT!! The guacamole and side black beans (which had... More

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Catania, Italy
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Nothing to say, good food for what I took (soap+quesadilla+fried banana). Not expensive, quick and clean, I appreciated it.

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Went there for a quick and late business lunch, an authentic Mexican experience without the Mariachi. :-) Excellent tacos, wonderful service, always available but not stressful. The kind of place in which I will come back again. Seriously advised either for the business traveler and for the tourist. Lunch for two people, no wine, about 600MXN

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We ate their 3 times within our 6 day trip, it was so good. Great carnitas, mole, and amazing service.

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Boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The worst and most expensive food I have got during a weeklong trip to Mexico. Food was very bland, we ordered lamb barbacoa and duck leg in mole sauce and were served three minutes afterwards - apparently it was pre-cooked and reheated. The lamb did not taste like lamb and duck did not taste like duck - both meats had... More

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Delhi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Delicious food, the kind of place you can have many unforgettable meals at, each different. Also very comfortable for a solo woman traveller. Cosy, attentive without being overbearing. And amazing food from so many regions in Mexico. Very delicious, pleasing to the eyes and comfortable to be in.

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This place is great. The last place I wanted to eat at while visiting Mexico for the first time was a chain, but after a very lengthy trip to Mexico City, I only had the strength to eat at El Bajio, located off the lobby of the Sheraton Santa Fe. I am extremely happy that I made this decision. Despite... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was our first and best dinner in Mexico City. We were staying in Zona Roas and were looking for a good restaurant nearby. We had a little trouble finding this place, the worked out it's actually in a massive shopping mall. That worried us a little but it looked ok so we decided to try it anyway. We're so... More

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Cali, Colombia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

In Mexico City authentic food from Veracruz is not easy to find, Mexican flavors have become very international and somehow have lost their origins. I went here for breakfast and had some eggs on salsa verde, some gorditas with piloncillo (sweet tortillas), and a cup of hot cocoa. Would definitely come back to taste other dishes. Service was very good... More

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Carmen R, Owner at El Bajio, responded to this review

Thank you for your reviews, we are very pleased that your experience in our Restaurant was very positive. Next time you come try our Huevos El Bajio, the house specialty. :D More

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