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Cafe La Blanca

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Centro Historico
International, Mexican
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Av. 5 De Mayo # 40 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
+52 55 5510 0399
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7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A family restaurant in the downtown of Mexico City with a 100 years of...
A family restaurant in the downtown of Mexico City with a 100 years of tradition..
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nostalgic feel

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Victoria Z
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Mexico City, Mexico
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ROCKY RIVER
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank ROBERT M
Toluca, Mexico
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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1 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 

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I had fond memories of La Blanca from over 20 years ago. This time we came back with our teenage sons, and were sorely disappointed. The food was bland and seemed of low quality. The staff seemed disinterested in our presence. We ate very well in Mexico City and beyond, but this meal was completely forgettable.

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Thank Mack3000
Juan Ramòn D, Propietario at Cafe La Blanca, responded to this review

Dear Mack3000, we are sorry for you bad experience and the way the staff treated you and your family. We are going to work to be the best again and have the best service in Mexico City. Thanks for your review; we hope to see you and your family again in Café La Blanca. More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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1 Thank Victoria Z
Chennai (Madras), India
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76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

While searching for vegetarian food, we saw this place and took a chance with the baked delicacies. Our limitation in spoken Spanish was very obvious, but the girl who served us very patient with our handicap and helpful. One of us was using a Google translator to indicate our needs and she obliged patiently. Excellent place for a lovely meal.

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Thank KCAjith
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846 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great place for hearty Mexican Soul Food in the Centro! I have been many times with family to La Blanca ... the Mexican food is solid. I really like their selection of enchiladas ... highly recommended if you are looking for a reasonably priced sit down Mexican food option in the Centro Histórico del DF.

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Thank METRUN360
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

One of the first places I remember eating at in Mexico City back in 1988 was Cafe La Blanca. This unpretentious bustling cafe a block and a half from the Zocalo has been serving Mexico City residents delicious cafe con leche and hot chocolate since 1930. Full of character from the funky old decor to the strange assortment of old... More 

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Thank EastVillageTripster
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A very good diner, like putting on an old sweater, comfortable, excellent food. Career waiters and waitresses. Good location on cinque de Mayo. Reasonable prices. WIFI

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Thank Culinarygirl53
Vancouver
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is an old school cafeteria style place. I loved the atmosphere- bustling and no nonsense with lots of pictures from the restaurant's past. Prices are very good. For breakfast we shared a full order of chilaquiles con pollo, a fresh fruit cocktail with cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple and papaya, a black coffee and a cafe con leche. The fruit and... More 

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Thank bcBEZ
Mexico City, Mexico
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I love this restaurant, it's like going back in time and eat real mexican traditional food. The food it's very good at a great price. Service is great, the waiters and waitress are so nice.

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Thank Luzani

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70 - 150
  • Cuisine: International, Mexican

Description

A family restaurant in the downtown of Mexico City with a 100 years of tradition..
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.