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Cafe La Blanca

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Centro Historico
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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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Csaltpleez
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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2 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Pablo A
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 

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Philadelphia
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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ROCKY RIVER
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Toluca, Mexico
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$70 - $150
Cuisine
International, Mexican, Latin, Cafe
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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
Description
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.