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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 - 9:00 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 30
    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
3 courses in 40 minutes

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Magellan008
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Nome, Alaska
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nome, Alaska
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Springfield, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

While visiting Mexico City with a group of colleagues from the US, our host took us to this restaurant at our request, having heard about how great-tasting the coffee is. We soon discovered (which our host already knew!) that the food at the restaurant was as outstanding - or more - as the coffee we originally went there for. Festive... More 

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San Jose
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184 reviews 184 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The restaurant accommodated our group of 30+ non-natives - 6 families mixed together. They accommodated our request for separate bills per family - it took a bit of negotiating! There was a slight language barrier with no Spanish speakers in our group. The chicken enchiladas with homemade mole was the best mole I ever had. There was something for everyone... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

El Bajio delivers an authentic Mexican cuisine experience in the heart of Polanco. Here you can sample real Mexican classics like carnitas tacos, huauzontles, mole de olla or guacamole. I particularly enjoy the garnachas- a sort of open taco with salsa, meat and potatoes. Sipping down a tequila , mezcal or Mexican beer is a great experience. The best is... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

If you want to try some of the most traditional Mexican food, this is the place. You will find many other places but this one is the closest to Mexican cuisine. They usually had the specials beside the regular menu. It is usually difficult to decide the main dish since you can order appetizers only and you will have more... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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105 reviews 105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This restaurant seems to cater to foreign travelers staying at the nearby hotels. It is close to the W and the Intercontinental, some of the nicer hotels in town. The restaurant is clean and tables are well spaced. The menu is Mexican standards. The chicken soup is great as is their arrachera (steak).I had the Chili's en Nogada and found... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went especially for this seasonal delicacy on a recommendation but we found that the chile was not cooked well enough. My mom ordered the chile but did not get past two bites. My dad had enchiladas de pollo en mole and they were okay. I had the cecina natural with steamed vegetables and the veggies lacked flavour but overall... More 

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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?