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Bistro Arlequin

Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
5207.5616
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Ranked #263 of 1,783 restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good menu and excellent food. Offers value for money with great service. Worth hunting out as slightly off the main track.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Corner French bistro in the best sense (of Russian "bistro"...."quick"). Attentive waitress, no unnecessary waiting. There when you wanted them. Limited menu, but wide range of dishes. Excellent bread basket.... careful! Tried a great spinach tarte and then the lamb dish (reminiscent of a curry). Even more reasonable prices than French restaurants in the South of the city and just... More

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Crete, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

My girl and i enjoyed a late streetside dinner, were well attended to, and enjoyed the meal. However I was a little disappointed that this was not the cheap hole-in-the-wall I had hoped for. Mains are MX$150-190, entrées MX$55-90. I'll be back, but only for wine and dessert.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The terrine, the mussels, the tomato and goat cheese tart, the classic onion soup....THE BREAD!!! Everything we ordered was delicious! You truly feel you are in an authentic french bistro.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic little bistro, and delicious food! Must try's are the Onion broth, the cheese and tomato tarte, and the beef Bourgingnone!

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Mexico DF
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I've been a few times to Bistro Arlequin with friends who enjoy specific dishes and the authentic setting... Including the poor french-like service. The food can be good (medallions in Grand Marnier sauce, although adapted to well done mexican standards which would horrify any frenchie), it can also be bad (medallions in "bourgignonne" sauce), prices are strangely reasonable, but the... More

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Guadalajara,Mexico
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153 reviews 153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We sat outside and the place was very neighborly; however the wine by the glass was poor and dishes not very spceial; we heard from our local neighbors this was regarded as a fair restaurant and that about describes it. The location in Polanca is good but for a bistro, the waiers were very average and the food similar while... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

A small restaurant with no valet parking, but with great french food, and good prices. A fairly good wine list. it`s always packed so if you can reserve ahead

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PS
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We thought that we would try some French food while we were in Mexico city and it was walking distance from our Hotel, The Marques. We didn't have dinner but we did have some Brie cheese and bread and a bottle of wine, we communicated enough to get that order in. No one speaks English Im sure just Spanish and... More

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Park City, UT
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The food and ambience were awesome. The meals didn't come out at the right time but it is a very laid back place so not too surprising. Staff were very accommodating.

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