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El Bajio

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Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
5281.8245
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Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 116
    Very good
  • 38
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  • 17
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  • 8
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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
Great food, but average service

This is very nice restaurant. Bright, comfortable and modern. They welcome you with tostadas and three salsas which were all good. Tostadas were burnt for my taste, but with the sauses it makes no difference. The best thing I had was the "Caldo Xóchitl". Had it both times that went to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
laoreyes
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Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I wanted to have a simple unpretentious but really Mexican meal with a couple of local friends and this is what they recommended. I had a delicious cebiche and fantastic grilled octopus. Tequila and beer. The desserts are very nice: dulce de leche; flan de coco; arroz con leche. Not a tourist to be found. About $18 per person. PERFECT

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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Many great selections at this restaurant. Everything we ordered was tasty and flavorful. The barbacoa on nopal cactus with pico de gallo was one of my favorites. Also had a great selection of desserts, appetizers and chicken mole. I'll definitely be back to try more of the menu.

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Puerto Rico
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is very nice restaurant. Bright, comfortable and modern. They welcome you with tostadas and three salsas which were all good. Tostadas were burnt for my taste, but with the sauses it makes no difference. The best thing I had was the "Caldo Xóchitl". Had it both times that went to the restaurant and both time it was great. Service... More 

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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice place - all round good. Some interesting takes on traditional fare, beautifully presented. Good selection of local craft beers. Not particularly cheap but you should expect this on account of the location. Attentive service in a relaxed environment. Nothing more in particular that makes it stand out, give it a try if you are staying in Polanco as it's... More 

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Orlando
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

if you're staying in the W around the corner this is a decent spot for Mexican food. Every dish a Yankee could think of. Average food, great decor, great staff and service. No complaints but nothing super special. Ideal spot for a business dinner.

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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
2 reviews
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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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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, Large groups, 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?