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Centro Historico
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Avenida Cinco de Mayo #57 | near the Catedral Metropolitana, Mexico City 06090, Mexico
+52 55 5510 2213
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here because there was a concert at the Zocalo and it was close to impossible to get out to anywhere else. The service was excellent and the wait staff wee very attentive. I asked for my dish to be cooked well done and it was not well done. My friend was not impressed with his meal as well.... More 

Thank JTC1136
Zurich, Switzerland
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our various stays in Mexico City we are always revisiting this great place in the Historic District. The atmosphere is nice, the food is excellent, the service is great, - and sometimes you have romantic music. What do you want more?..

1 Thank Raeber-Mendez
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very welcome spontaneous find after walking out of Balcones de Zocalo and their indifferent service. Lovely staff and delicious, well priced food. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Sarah C S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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152 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

A very nice restaurant, very close to the Zocalo square with a variety of dishes and fair prices. We tried empanadas, chicken soup and chicken salad. All great, served with a choice of pans.

Thank Shiri_Sh_10
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

The place is well located and just off the Zocalo. The service is really nice and the wine sector and food is great.

Thank Aderson F
Miami Beach, Florida
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84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Visited this restaurant with my friend in September. Very,very great experience from attending this place! Everything was outstanding, the service is very good, the meal is great! On of the best restaurants in Mexico I`ve ever visited! Mucho gracias por su servicio!

Thank JJRodriguez
Zaragoza, Spain
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Ample menu with a wide range of mexican plates of all sorts. Good offer of wines...and beers! Excellent level of service. The maitre explaining and advising each dish. The waiters very professional. The bill just right.

1 Thank PJJB2013
San Jose, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Service is excellent, the attention and food are great, I think prices are not that high considering the good service. It's a formal place so guests are mainly adults, and you should reserve and attend on time for your table, not doing so will lead to excessive waiting and bad mood for you. I recommend you to try the soups... More 

Thank Luis Rubén E
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable atmosphere. Good service. Live music,classic jazzy (I like). Good, tasty, well prepared food. Prices are acceptable. However I find 96 pesos for 473 ml of bubbly, local (I never order French, Italian or other imported water for principles) Mexican water very steep. To add 32 pesos for bread service, in view of the prices, seems miserly to me.

1 Thank Alex D
Dent, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We couldn't get into the restaurant we wanted on a busy Saturday evening so came here as reviews were positive. The best that can be said is we had a nice (expensive) bottle of wine. The food was lukewarm and just not very good. I ordered tuna and it was the worst I've ever had. It certainly wasn't fresh, but... More 

Thank JanetPom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Cinco de Mayo #57 | near the Catedral Metropolitana, Mexico City 06090, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5510 2213
Located in the heart of Mexico City, just half a block from the cathedral, with the best atmosphere, a place where the fusion of colonial architecture and fine dining are given easily. Enjoy a good wine, accompanied by the best and finest dishes in a unique atmosphere in the historic center of Mexico City, or simply enjoy a pleasant chat and a drink in our bar area if you plan to visit the center of our city considers an excellent dining experience in Mercaderes.

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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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