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Bistro Arlequin

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Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
5207.5616
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1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, pleasant ambience, very reasonably priced for Mexico City

Had lunch at Arlequin this week with Mom and my sons. They suggested coming here, and it was truly a pleasant experienced. The place is small and unpretentious, but the wine list is great and affordable and the meals are out of this world! We ordered the four cheese fondue, which was great, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
John D
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La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
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La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had lunch at Arlequin this week with Mom and my sons. They suggested coming here, and it was truly a pleasant experienced. The place is small and unpretentious, but the wine list is great and affordable and the meals are out of this world! We ordered the four cheese fondue, which was great, and then two of us had duck... More 

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Thank John D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The best kept secret of french cuisine in Mexico City. A non pretentious place, simple yet lovable. In accordance to a real Paris typical small bistro. Family owned, family operated by french people. Food is out of this world, what ever you eat. French wine menu el excellent and priced well. A most visit!

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Thank David P
Sao Paulo, SP
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187 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had dinner at Bistro Arlequin last week and once again loved the food and the friendly, personalized service. All the portions were tasty and reasonably priced but French sized (not enough to feed a hungry teenager). The tables are spaced fairly close together and, when packed, it is difficult to hear what someone on the other side of the... More 

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Thank Maskotas
Mexico City, Mexico
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This bistro is overall really good, has a nice selection of wines, good money value for the food and the service is very attentive. Reccomended Dishes Ive tasted were had were Feta Salad - which was perfectly well done Im going back just for this salad Salmon Dijoinasse - delicious cream and well cookeed (the greens were a little mushy... More 

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Thank Raúl S
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

we wanted to get away from a busy street it was a real success. Food was very good, onion soup was very good, we will go back you are sitting on the corner,

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Thank Karoclaudio
Mexico df
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Oh lá lá, ambient, music good wine good price, dishes pretty good and service just make me feel like I'm a chateau in la rivière. My french sucks but this small piece of heaven rulezz.

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Thank JARamosCaceres
Harare, Zimbabwe
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank ZimGuy2014
Mexico City, Mexico
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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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Thank Glenn R G
Crete, Greece
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank quinncom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5207.5616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?