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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, 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 Mexican food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Bousval, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I came here for a party and was forced into the pre-fix menu so my review is more biased than normal. To keep it short: everything was fine and nothing special at all (if anything a little bland), except for the mole. The mole was the best I have ever had, all it was missing was something on the side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We just finished a five course meal - and it was good Mexican cuisine. The chicken tostado was fresh as was the pork/bean empanada, pork flauta, guacamole platter and the salsas. Good stuff. Fresh. Less bullish on the chicken mole enchaladas which were smothered in mole sauce - just too much sauce for my liking - and the fish main... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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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