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Chen Mapo Doufu

Jiefang Lu, Wenshu Temple Area, Chengdu, China
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Ranked #120 of 2,276 restaurants in Chengdu
Cuisines: Szechuan
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8 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Nobody spoke English,so I was very happy I'd memorised 'Mapo Tofu' and 'Kung Pao Chicken' in Chinese so was able to order. The food did not disappoint, but don't expect gourmet food - it is hearty fare for a good price.

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I am not sure about the address but the one we went to was the original. It takes time to get accustomed to Sichuan pepper. We can take a lot of spice but this was unique. The other dishes were also good, the service was quick and it is very good value for money.

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Shanghai, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

On a grey and gloomy Chengdu afternoon lunch in this place turned out to be the highlight of our trip. The food is fantastic and very moderately priced. For only 35 kuai per person we had rich servings of mapu doufu, mala fish, fried beef, cold noodles, chili chicken and seasonal vegetables. Really good food, decent service and a nice... More

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Ho Chi Minh city
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

First let me say that according to all the sources I've read, there's only one Chen Mapo Doufu restaurant, which is said to be where the Mapo doufu was invented long ago, and it's located on Xi YuLong. This Chen Map Doufu is the only one on TripAdvisor and the address's Jiefang Lu, not the same. Probably this Jiefang Lu... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Excellent meal and great value, we had about 5 dishes including Map Dofu and rice, a few beers and it cost 120 RMB for the whole lot.

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Chengdu, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

It is very Authentic Sichuan cuisine and the price is very reasonable.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

Pork ribs were great. Pork dish I got was good too. Spring rolls weren't my face and we cooked with "huajiao" those little flower things that numb ur mouth that is in all Sichuan cooking. There r none in the food, but they have that flavor. Overall it was ok if you want local type dishes. Cheap and waiter spoke... More

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