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Xel-Ha Bar

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Condesa
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Parral 78 Bis | corner with Avenida Michoacan, Mexico City 06140, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This place has old-school waiters, very dedicated. It might not be the cheapest option, but it's worth it to try some of the more traditional Mexican food. Sopa de lima is great here, as well as panuchos de cazón, two of my favourites.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is a classic cantina in the heart of La Condesa. It has excellent cantina food, including, but no limited to specialties from the Yucatan like tacos de cochinita pibli, papdzules, and panuchos. The service is excellent. The ambience is relaxed unless there is a popular sporting event on TV. This is exactly the kind of place to which you... More 

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Thank MinnesotaTim
Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you like Yucateca food, this is the place for you. It includes Cochinita Pibil. The "sopa de lima" is great. They also serve excellent steaks. I generally have a t-bone steak when we go there. Put this place on your list of places in La Condesa to eat.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We had dinner here one stormy night, and it was great. We had the best service we had anywhere in Mexico City. Our waiter even bought us out a taste of something he thought we would like (which we then went on to order). The tacos with cochinita pibil were delicious, as was the pollo pibil Would recommend for a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

If you want to try some good from the Yucatan peninsula, this is the place to go. Very nice atmosphere, excellent service. It is pricy but I reckon it is worth every single peso. I highly recommend a jag of horchata for drinks, a main dish called Mero( traditional fish from Yucatan), palmitos salad with camarones ( prawns), cochinita pibil... More 

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Thank Maritza R
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a cantina-style diner. The staff didn't speak much English, but were able to recommend some very nice dishes. We dined here twice to explore the menu. Good value for money. We were there on Valentines Day, and even got given a rose! The Lime Soup was delicious, as was the fish.

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Rosarito, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Since discovering champiñones con ajo en Mexico, when I saw something similar on the menu in this Spanish restaurant I knew that was what I was going to have to try. The mushrooms were not your usual crimini shroom dish... I think they were chanterelle. (You can put the Google action on that if you don't know the difference.) It... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Good Food. Good Drinks. (Specially the "Bull") Restaurant is divided in two areas, the Cantina and the Restaurant one. Same service and same kind of food, the only difference is the table arrangement. Fast and great service. Cochinita (pig meat) tacos are great in size and flavor. There's also a turkey option. The fish with garlic is just the best... More 

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Although there were no English-speaking waiters, we still managed to get an excellent bottle of wine and superb food. My husband's chile nogales was fabulous--like nothing I had ever eaten--he thought he was ordering a bowl of chili! I had soup and a torta; both were excellent.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

If you really want to experience southeastern mexican cuisine this is not the place. Most dishes lacked flavor and service was not great either. Menu is limited as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parral 78 Bis | corner with Avenida Michoacan, Mexico City 06140, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighborhood: Condesa
  • Phone Number: 5552868853

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Staying in Condesa

Neighborhood Profile
Condesa
Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.