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“French meets Spanish” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maximo Bistrot Local

Maximo Bistrot Local
Tonala 133 | Colonia Roma, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #43 of 1,743 restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: $310 - $500
Cuisines: Mexican, Eclectic
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Centro
Cross street: Entre Guanajuato y Queretaro
Transit: Estamos a 2 cuadras de la estacion de Metrobus Alvaro Obregon.
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“French meets Spanish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Not so much local cuisine I guess. But WOW, how they tickle your taste buds. Everything feels like small French bistro and the menu is like a little trip to Spain. One of the army of servers helped us to translate the daily changing menu with a vast Mexican wine selection. Would come back any time. Worthwhile every pesos.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
PV
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“WOW what a surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

What's NOT to like!? The ambience was very charming, a corner bistro -- inside and outside dining. Service was efficient but not burdensome. A small wine list but quite good. Started with the mussels -- perhaps the very best I've ever had the privilege to eat -- succulent, cooked to perfection, amazing! The dry aged steak was delicious. But the most incredible part was the rhubarb tart dessert! I don't usually eat much desserts, but this was no doubt the best dessert I've EVER had! Incredible, outstanding, delectible ... there just not enough adjectives to properly describe how amazing it was.

Thank you Maximo Bistrot -- I will DEFINITELY be back!!!

Visited March 2013
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los gatos
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94 reviews 94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This neighborhood bistro is a young couple's very fine venture. They are cooking European style dishes incorporating Mexican herbs, spices and flavorings. My partner had raviolis filled with huitlecoche, the corn fungus. I had lechon, roast leg of suckling pig served with polenta. Excellent! Wish I could have had more meals here. Informal, popular neighborhood eatery, and well deserving of the accolades it is receiving.

Visited February 2013
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brighton
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95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Really good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was our first experience of Mexican cuisine on our first night in Mexico City. We had been travelling for hours and hours and just wanted something quickly before going to bed. Our host suggested Maximo which was close by - what a good suggestion! Luckily they had one table available and we could get 3 chairs round it.

It is a cool neighbourhood bistro, the staff really friendly and not a word of english! The food was superb. The ceviche robalo (150 peso) was delectable and so tender as indeed was the escolar cebolla (180), a very light white fish with mash and tiny strips of apple and bacony oil. The red grouper (240) was delicious, just a little heavier.

It seemed very good value coming from UK where such good food would probably be more expensive.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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chicago
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122 reviews 122 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
“What a great little restaurant with 5 * food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We loved our dining experience here. The restaurant is small, but very personal. You can see into the kitchen. Chef owner came out several times to help us. No English menu. He was very attentive and eager to please. Offered us a pigeon course that was not on the menu. The food was delicious and special and just the perfect portion size. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very friendly. I would consider the cooking high end and interesting. Small, but good wine list with decent prices.

  • Visited March 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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