House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)

House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos), Mexico City: Hours, Address, House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos) Reviews: 4/5

House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)

House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)
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Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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This beautiful 16th-century house is covered with tiles, a symbol of success in the colonial era.
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Neighborhood: Centro Histórico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
How to get there
  • Bellas Artes • 4 min walk
  • San Juan de Letrán • 5 min walk
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Dom M
6 contributions
Couples
We went here for breakfast so that we could get to see some of the interiors of this splendid building. Firstly, for some odd reason they don't provide menus but instead instructed us to access them using the barcode on the table. This didn't work and in the end we had to use the phone supplied by a waiter. Our meal was good, albeit relatively expensive and not significantly different to cheaper places we had been to. We enjoyed good coffee and the fruit juice was good but it wasn't chilled (I like it to be chilled).
A word of warning, after paying our bill we waited for the waitress to return with our change but this never happened. This did rather annoy us!
Written May 3, 2022
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Elisabete Franca
Sao Paulo, SP150 contributions
Solo
A very beautiful space, but with an excessively tourist decor. The menu is basically Mexican, but the dishes are not very well prepared. With respect to the beauty of the building where the restaurant is based, the food could be better prepared. Prices are affordable.
Written February 4, 2020
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annminky
United States1,483 contributions
Solo
My tour guide recommended this place, and so I went. It was quite busy because it was towards dinner time. I had the privilege to be close to the Christmas tree and the violinist. The staff attended to me immediately and helped me order my dinner. Lots of people enjoying their dinner and the entertainment. The restaurant is huge, as there is an upstairs and downstairs sitting. Food was terrific! I had the chance to celebrate my Christmas dinner here. I am pleased and most of all, relaxed!
Written January 16, 2022
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feza
Istanbul, Turkey98 contributions
Very nice building outside and inside. Apparently as well very popular. We have been served in the big hall with mirrors. The food was average and the service was not stylish like the house itself. Go in an see it, maybe have a drink.
Written March 9, 2020
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Priya S
Oakland, CA22 contributions
When we entered the House of Tiles on the first floor, we wondered "is this all?" There was a unique and cute cafeteria/diner area, mostly counter seating- very casual. We went upstairs and found that there were many different rooms (and what looked like different styles of more formal restaurants). It was historic and adorable- and unusual. We went up to the third floor, and walked toward some piano music. We found a hidden little bar, decorated in the turn-of-the century style, with warm wood at the bar, chandeliers, and pale stained-glass. It was a wonderful place to rest our feet, listen to lovely live music, and have some classic cocktails. This is not the place to get the latest mezcal-craft cocktail, but sit back, have a martini or piña colada, and wait for the lovely staff to start your service with a small cup of soup, some spiced peanuts, and chicharrones. It was such an unexpectedly wonderful experience, as if we had gone back in time to the initial heyday of this vintage store. The display cases in the shop are still in the style of the early 1900s, which is amazing to see. Hear what you will about the Sanborne chain, but don't miss this one--at least to admire the historic architecture and design, to enjoy a cup of soup and a drink and to hear some wonderful piano music on the third floor.
Written January 2, 2018
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Rory_McN
United Kingdom167 contributions
Friends
My fourth time in Mexico City, and I always visit Casa de los Azulejos (parts over 400 years old). Why? I suppose it is so iconic and stunning inside. Bit like visiting NYC and going to the Empire State Blg or London and seeing the Houses of Parliament. It's a Mexican institution. But if you decide to eat there, then the love affair abruptly ends.

The beautiful Casa de los Azulejos houses a branch of the restaurant/retail store chain Sanborns, a multinational corporation headed by the billionaire Carlos Slim Helu (recently ranked as the richest person in the world). Oh dear - so far so corporate. But what a pity that Carlos can not use some of his billions to train his chefs. Seriously, the food was awful. What a let down for such a truly magnificent setting. I had had a dish that consisted of just some inedible fish smeared across congealed rice with no vegetables. I suppose it is a case that they don't really have to bother to attract customers and so they make absolutely no effort with the food. What a terrible pity!

And just to top it all, the grand piano player (described as a "Professor") was stiff, wooden and without any feeling. The final triumph of corporatism over any artistic substance.
Written December 3, 2017
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Mike F
Adelaide, Australia536 contributions
Couples
As buildings go, this one is magnificent with exterior walls covered in tiles and the interior allowing the visitor to imagine how it was in its ‘glory’ days.
I am not that familiar with the local quinine, but it was tasty and plentiful.
The service was efficient and reasonably friendly.
But the building is the star of the show, with the grandest toilet entrance I have ever seen!
When you enter off the street, you may think you are walking into a small shop, but once inside it the grandeur of the building hits you.
Go upstairs to have a better look at the building and better views as you eat.
Written October 21, 2019
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,372 contributions
This is one of the attractions in the main centre of Mexico City. When you enter the building you either enter through the restaurant or thru the book shop. Go up to the second floor where you can see a huge mural by a famous Mexican artist.

Located just infront of the La Torre Latino and near the Museo Del Bellas Artes, this is one landmark that you must visit when you are in Mexico City.
Written September 2, 2019
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josyz
1496815067 contributions
Business
I find this building iconic, and beautiful to see. However do not attempt to eat at the restaurant, and not to mention the store that is there is horrible.
Written October 11, 2017
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SaskiaJoosse
Singapore, Singapore141 contributions
Once a Palace the "Cas de los Azulejos" is now home to a Sanborns, which is a dinner/shop. It is a decent place to have a coffee or just a nice place to have a walk around as they have conserved a lot of the original architecture and tilings. There is also an original from one of the great Mexican muralists, Jose Clemente Orozco.
Written August 16, 2017
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