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“Beautiful restaurant. San Angel location.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Saks

Saks
Plaza San Jacinto 9. Col. San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
56161601-56162208
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Ranked #110 of 2,009 Restaurants in Mexico City
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Se encuentra justo en la Plaza San Jacinto en San Ángel.
Mexico City
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334 reviews 334 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 93 cities Reviews in 93 cities
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant. San Angel location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The restaurant is set on an old beautiful house with a patio in the center, high celings and tall windows. There are several areas to be seated, the terrace, the patio, the second floor. I thought the second floor by the window was quite nice. Service is good and food good, not superb but good and there is a wide variety, so you can have a great mixiote, totopos con guacamole, pasta, arrachera, etc...
The restaurant is set on San Jacinto Plaza, just by the Bazar Sabado, which is a very active place on saturdays. The neighbourhood is beautiful, cobblestone streets and colonial style houses. We spent 400 pesos per person.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
“extremely pleasant for desayuno”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

One of the nice discoveries of a business trip to Mexico City is the desayuno tradition - a massive breakfast! It generally consists of both sweet and savoury dishes, and at Saks the deal includes almost a pint of fresh juice of your choice (jugo Bali is strongly recommended), a pastry (cant' let a concha go), bottomless coffee/chocolate/tea, a fruit salad (papaya, mango) with granola, yogurt and honey, and a choice of savoury dish.

You can enjoy the lot sitting in the shad of the beautiful trees in the terrace overlooking Plaza San Jacinto, or in an inside room. Seems a favourite with the well to do living in this wealthy borough.

Visited March 2013
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San Diego, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“"Mixiote" anyone?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Mixiote is a central mexican traditional plate, made out of lamb meat and adobo, Saks puts a spin to it. Be sure to ask for tortillas (black corn, so tortillas are black, very cool). Parking is a bit of a hassle so take a cab or share a ride so you have to park just 1 car. Small park has entertainment, artists with paintings on display and a wide array of street vendors so is a good place to by souvenirs. Cheers.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
“Excellent brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Very nice produce and well prepared. The breakfast/brunch deal (the 'paquete') includes a main dish (good portion), a plate of fruit, large glass of jugo (juice, one quite original), tea or coffee, pastries (we are addicted to their conchas, the Mexican sweet bread) and bread.
All this for what you'd pay for the main dish out of brunch hours, namely just over 200 pesos or so. The setting is lovely, in a grand room or in the terrace overlooking the trees of Plaza San Jacinto, the heart of the San Angel area where in weekends there is an art and craft market (craft better than art).
Service is polite, cheerful and professional.

Visited February 2013
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7 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Should be ranked higher”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have been to this restaurant twice now, both times for brunch, which is an excellent value. The "paquete" includes coffee, juice, a wonderful fruit plate, pastry, entree, and regular bread. I had a mushroom and chicken dish in a sauce that was absolutely delicious. And the restaurant itself is gorgeous, such a nice way to spend a Sunday morning/early afternoon. I continue to be impressed by Saks and go every time I'm in Mexico City.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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