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“Ttraditional Caffee with modic prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Pagoda

La Pagoda
5 de mayo 10 | Col. Centro De La Ciudad De México, Mexico City, Mexico
+52(55)109176
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Ranked #124 of 2,195 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
DF
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ttraditional Caffee with modic prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

It is an old "café de chinos" (chinese's caffee), with simple, traditional recipes. You don't need to spend too much to have a good meal with mexican flavour. I love the chocolate milkshake and the cofee with milk. Simply delicious!!! It is usually a little crouded, since it's very popular, but it is a nice experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Impressive cenaduria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We noticed the people lined up waiting for a table at this restaurant the day before and since we had just finished watching the Ballet Folklorico at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, we stopped by for a late breakfast. They were just opening up the adjacent space so we were seated right away.

Hot chocolate was great (puts Abuelita and Chocolate Ybarra to shame), they come around with delicous and fresh sweet breads, the orange juice is fresh squeezed and the food is an excellent value. We had the chorizo and eggs in salsa roja and a bistec with chilaquiles and both choices were very good. Service was efficient and friendly. We also had the tamal Oaxaqueno and it was also very nicely seasoned. I wish we were staying near the restaurant so we could have made return trips!!!

Visited March 2013
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Israel
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The most tasty place to eat in mexico”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The food is very good, although the place look like a diner. The service in the middle of the week in wonderful but during the weekend is a bit problematic since the place is full and the waiters forget to serve you properly.

Visited January 2013
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“Good, honest, quality food is a faithful reflection of restaurant as a whole.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012 via mobile

Just a short stroll from Bellas Artes, we chanced upon this modest restaurant/cafe while wandering through the historic centre of Mexico City. And it was just what we were looking for - an inexpensive meal, freshly prepared with generous portions, in authenticity low-key surroundings with no frills for sure, but with all the elements in place. The menu is extensive, and offers all the traditional Mexican staples, along with all-day meal-deal packages. And here, all day means all night too, as this place is open 24 hours, and would be a great alternative to greasy tacos for any night owls.

Considering its location, right on the tourist trail, we didn't see many tourists inside, but it was brimful of Mexicans who were happy slaying their appetites there. Did I mention the portions were generous AND tasty?

This place is good for a quick coffee and pastry, or a full meal, and they have a daily menu too which went a little beyond the normal choices (grilled goat anyone?) At under 60 pesos it looked like a bargain, and I took a photo of the daily menu which I'll try and attach.

We were there too early to try it, but our breakfasts were good, I had nothing more exciting than ham-n-eggs but the ratio of ham to egg was impressive.

I really like La Pagoda, it had a hidden charm of its own based on its honest authenticity, helped by the fine and fast service which was efficient without being push.

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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