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Bistro Arlequin

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

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
The best!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
David P
via mobile
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Mexico df
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

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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Harare, Zimbabwe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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5 reviews 5 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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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
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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