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Cafe La Blanca

Centro Historico
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Av. 5 De Mayo # 40 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
+52 55 5510 0399
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is supposedly a historic café dating back to the XIX century, the food is average and the service ok, the condition of the interior of this café is very simple and whoever did the restoration, if any, of this place, took away all historically significant things on it, it is just a café with friendly personnel, well located in... More 

1 Thank Etienne T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This is not fancy, but I stopped in here because it was packed, so I figured that it must be good. Well, it was. You will absolutely get to experience an authentic Mexican breakfast, so I really recommend this place for tourists. This is a place that locals go, so you can eat like a local. I had tamales for... More 

Thank Csaltpleez
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is a small cafe and restaurant in one of the main streets downtown Mexico City, just two blocks rom the Cathedral, Zocalo and National Palace. It is open 24x365 and offers traditional Mexican dishes including good options for vegetarians. Prices are very good. It caters mostly to Mexican middle class that goes shopping downtown, or personnel from stores around... More 

Thank Roberto113
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The food is awful! The service is terrible and the place is not very nice, turn around and go else where.

Thank Pablo A
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

A friend and myself visited this cafe for breakfast, we both ordered the eggs combo with chilaquiles, an orange juice and 2 coffees. After a long wait, the waitress brought one order out and no eating utensils. 5 minutes later the other order arrived. Both orders were extremely cold. The drinks never made it to the table. The service at... More 

Thank Torrero2121
Pueblo, Colorado
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

When we came in, the staff totally ignored us and it took 5 minutes before they saw us and just pointed out where we could sit. It took a good 25 minutes before we got the menu. In the meanwhile they had given us some left over bread from a table next to us. The staff just ran around cleaning... More 

Thank Synne1993
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

I liked this restaurant based on service, cleanliness, and quality of food. Breakfast meal 77 pesos, be aware pastries & breads offered - fresh & delicious - are extra. Americano coffee was good/strong. Papaya juice fresh squeezed & delightful. Waiter friendly, helpful, & efficient. Clean, sparse diner like atmosphere, sliding glass door entrance, large windows to 5 De Mayo St.... More 

Thank El H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

A charmingly old-fashioned family-style eatery. The espresso is especially to be recommended. There are not too many vegetarian options (as in many Mexican restaurants), but cheese quesadillas are very good, as are the omelettes and egg dishes. Service is quiet, dignified, and friendly. Try to get a seat at the counter: the service is faster. When we visited, the place... More 

1 Thank ROBERT M
Toluca, Mexico
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015

A real gem in the centre. Great pictures and a real nostalgic feel. One gets absolutely value for money with both food and drink. Unlike restaurants in Europe its open after 5pm. Another example that great places to eat DONT exist in shabby publications such as Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. Cafe La Blanca is always top of my list... More 

2 Thank pelawo
Juan Ramòn D, Propietario at Cafe La Blanca, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you back soon. More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2015

A well established restaurant which serves good enchiladas and drinks. Service is good however food is slightly above average. Go for the nice deco and nostalgic feel.

1 Thank Victoria Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$70 - $150
International, Mexican, Cafe, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. 5 De Mayo # 40 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5510 0399
A family restaurant in the downtown of Mexico City with a 100 years of tradition..

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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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