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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Good taste, great atmosphere and lots of options"

This restaurant offers a wide variety of Mexican dishes for you to enjoy. I personally prefer Carnitas which are a wonderful way to savor one of the many essential flavors of Mexico`s cuisine. Try also the Nopales and the Tamales which are really special. As in all Bajio sites, the decoration is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Stefano B
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Cartago, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers a wide variety of Mexican dishes for you to enjoy. I personally prefer Carnitas which are a wonderful way to savor one of the many essential flavors of Mexico`s cuisine. Try also the Nopales and the Tamales which are really special. As in all Bajio sites, the decoration is beautiful and the service very good.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Excellent food including the best fire toasted tortillas with red and green salsa and the best mole I've had in 10 days in Mexico. Generous portions and quality service. With a couple nice tequilas under $US 40 in one of the swankiest parts of town (per person).

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was at this location on a business lunch. While the service and location are quite good, I was not particularly impressed with the price list nor the menu. I didn't see any rubric specific to this place that could set it apart from other places in the area or the city for that matter. In other words, if you're... More 

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Bousval, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have eaten at both El Bajio restaurants in Mexico City and both provided the best 'mole' I have ever eaten! The ambiance is one of a true Mexican restaurant, for Mexicans and not tourists, and the food is a good reflection of the local food but with plenty of flavour and traditional know-how.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Just renovated? Very good, home style Mexican food, good price. Not very pricy, Can't go wrong going here.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As my first meal during my mexico trip I was pleased to eat here. It was exactly what I wanted. I was cravin chilaquiles in red sauce.... exactly what I ordered. The service is unparalleled. As soon as you come in there's a sweet young lady who greets and seats ya. Then another who asks if you want coffee or... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

El Bajio has always been my go to place for home style Mexican food. With the new reno, it's now nicer than ever. The reno is still happening on one side of the restaurant but the other side is open for business. It's a little hard to find the entrance now as you need to go around the corner onto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was a very enjoyable meal! From the get-go, you walk into a very bright, modern and large space. You are also greeted by a very friendly staff which never quit their fabulous high level of service. There were no smaller tables left so the two of us sat at a grand table and began with some tostadas, chips and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We wanted to try mexican food and this restaurant was located almost one block away JW Marriott hotel. The service was excellent , the food tasted ok. As it was on our first night in Mexico we did not had any other place to compare it with. Good variety. Try the carnitas and tacos and specially Empanadas de platano which... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This restaurant was a great find on our trip to Mexico City, the service was impeccable, the hot chocolate and pastries were delicious, and there is an extensive menu of traditionally prepared foods. We were here for breakfast, I had the green chilaquiles which were the best I've ever had and my husband had the Bajio style eggs. Every thing... More 

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Additional Information about El Bajio

Address: Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 5281.8245
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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