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“Best Melting Fudge Chocolate Lava Cake” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe La Gloria

Cafe La Gloria
Vicente Suarez 41-D, Mexico City 06140, Mexico (Hipódromo Condesa)
5211.4185
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Ranked #317 of 1,756 restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Hipódromo Condesa
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Melting Fudge Chocolate Lava Cake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were in Condesa for the entire evening and decided to have dessert before going back to our Hotel in Polanco. We really had to search the menu to finally find the dessert! The menu folded in such a way that it was almost as if the desserts were not a part of it :) Anyhow, the server suggested the Chocolate Fondue cake instead the White Chocolate Cheese cake. We were expecting a fondue pot with cake to dip...but instead was this decadent chocolate fudge brownie cake filled with melting hot delicious chocolate fudge... It was presented so well that in the midst of its arrival to our table we both did not remember to take a picture! This is definitely one Chocolate Lovers Dream cake! :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We loved our first visit to Cafe la Gloria. It was crowded late on a Monday night, with people vying for tables, which I take as a good sign. The menu was Italian/international, and we had some of the best pasta in our lives here, on par with our favorite meals in Italy. The fettuccine with mushrooms and cheese and the fresh pasta with pesto were perfectly prepared and seasoned, and creamy without being drowned in sauce. Appetizers included a tuna tartare tower beautifully plated with a creamy small quail egg and a wonderfully fresh caprese salad. Service was prompt, professional and attentive, and the atmosphere, sitting outside in the warm evening air, was lovely and romantic. I wasn't expecting Italian food to be one of my favorite Mexico City dining experiences, but Cafe la Gloria was a highlight for us.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Nice trendy restaurant in Condesa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

This was one of the few restaurants still open on Christmas day in Condesa so we gave it a try. The atmosphere was great and the staff friendly. The stuffed squash appetizer was excellent. The two main courses we ordered, seafood pasta and beef stew, were both good but a bit overpriced for the quality. Overall we're still very pleased with this find since most places were closed on Christmas.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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mexico
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

food is ok, not that good anymore, the area is nice though

Visited June 2012
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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Simple, straightforward Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I really enjoyed this meal. The Roquefort torte they served as an appetizer was delicious, hearty enough to almost being one person's entree. My chicken breast in a cream sauce was excellent, and a nice change from the verde and mole sauces I had been eating daily. Dessert was good but not special, a not too sweet carrot cake that really didn't have much carrot flavor or cream cheese. Maybe it is hard to let go of the tastes we expect and love.

It was worth noting the power went out at least six times during our visit, but service continued and it was plenty romantic to eat by candlelight for a minute or two here and there.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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