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Casino Espanol

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Centro Historico
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Isabel la Catolica, 29, Mexico City Distrito Federal, Mexico (Francisco I Madero & 16 de Septiembre)
+52 5255218894
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mexico City
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's very good and inexpensive. Is located in a very beautiful building downtown Mexico City. I would recommend the daily menu, usually is very good and plenty for the day, you may skip dinner!

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mexico
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is beautiful, worth seeing it; particularly the lobby, with its amazing grandeur. The restaurant is OK. Long time ago it used to be a great place for good food, Spanish style. Some dishes, like the tortilla española, paella or the fideua can be disappointing. Not bad however, just lame. Tapas and appetizers are good and they have good... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building you enter to get to the upstairs restaurant is an absolute gem, take time to have a look around. The restaurant itself is large and very busy on a weekend, get there before 2.30 especially on a Sunday, but even if you have to wait. Food is traditional Spanish fare but very well done, very reasonable prices and... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This restaurant offers the best in dining: service, presentation of food, choice in wine...a great culinary experience.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

The paella was disappointing -- the seafood wasn't fresh at all. We had a fish with seafood on it -- that was a 4/5. Good service but I would not make a return.

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England
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Food was average. Heavy on the cheese and sauce lacking flavour. They missed half of the order - food never came. When the bill came I paid in cash it was for 450. Pesos so I put down 460. Counted and double counted. Left the cash on the table and as the waiter started to count it we started to... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Casino Español is a traditional restaurant located in a remarkable historic building downtown Mexico DF. It is a great choise for those who want to taste high qualitily Spanish food. I went there with friends a Sunday afternoon and had a great experience. Most customers were local families who seemed to go there often. What impressed me the most was... More 

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San juan
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in the historic area. A short walk from El Zocalo, the Casino is a gorgeous building. There is a meson downstairs open only on weekdays. The restaurant upstairs serves excellent fare. The pulpo a la gallega was tender and flavorful, the garlic soup delicious as was the fabada. Service was attentive and prompt. Highly recommend!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We did a Saturday afternoon lunch and it was great! The restaurant was really busy, but the host staff was right on target with their projected wait time (30 minutes for a two-top at 3:30pm). Our server was Gerardo and he was fantastic. Drinks, food, everything came out right on time. We split the Tortilla Española and it was perfect... More 

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Saltillo, Mexico
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Every time I go to mexico City downtown, I enjoy, a good meal. This time, "sopa de ajo, and bacalao glaseado". Both delicious. And they have a peruvian painter's exhibition.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $40
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isabel la Catolica, 29, Mexico City Distrito Federal, Mexico
    (Francisco I Madero & 16 de Septiembre)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 5255218894

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Staying in Centro Historico

Neighborhood Profile
Centro Historico
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.
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