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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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 104
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Real Mexican cuisine, excellent service, casual dining in Polanco

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
GalvestonJT
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galveston, texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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USA
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560 reviews 560 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 restaurant reviews
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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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49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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galveston, texas
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73 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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30 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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40 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?