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El Mayor

Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
+52 57047580
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“paninis” (2 reviews)
“taquitos” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
Neighborhood: Centro Historico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were seated at the restaurant's expansive terrace, it was a wonderful place to relax, sip some drinks and enjoy fresh air overlooking Templo Mayor (ruins of Aztec"s Great Temple) and a glimpse of Metropolitan Cathedral. The main dining also has views as they are...More

Thank Dine T
Reviewed 6 days ago

So, whenever I am downtown I like to try out different restaurants. We went to El Mayor for lunch on a Sunday afternoon, since my husband had gone there before. The location, and the view, are unbeatable. The food, however, is another story altogether. We...More

Thank OlafdG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed an afternoon lunch here. We got to the restaurant early...around 1:00 and had a great seat overlooking the Templo Mayor ruins. It filled up and there were some smokers. Our meals were sort of gourmet Mexican. My mole chicken enchiladas were good, the...More

Thank Yvonne825
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the temple site you will undoubtedly look up and see a nice looking rooftop restaurant and bar and think, as we did, "Let's definitely go there after the temple site and museum." Ok. It is a nice view over the temple excavation site....More

Thank Sanfranciscotown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a late lunch here the day before Easter. They were busy but we only had to wait 20 minutes in the bar, which allowed us to have a nice drink before lunch. We were seated at a fantastic table in the restaurant area...More

Thank 52,761
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

While we were wandering in center of mexico city we noticed that pub, just before we see exiting ruins just in front of it. We decide to have a rest a that pub, it was a great place with affordable prices, and most important thing...More

Thank gezerayak
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Had a fantastic lunch here. Great views, great food - it didn't disappoint. Also has a great roof terrace if you just want drinks.

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Our experience on this restaurant was a great disappointment. The food was simply bland and tasteless. It is a shame this restaurant says they offer Mexican food because we, as Mexicans, know that you can eat better on any street vendor than here. The place...More

Thank taracenar
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Great location. Good paninis. Really reasonable priced. Wonderful views as the sun is setting a really layed back cafe in the sky.

Thank Christy K
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Was very disappointed with this restaurant, service was slow and I ordered a soup that came in ice cold, after being heated in the microwave at least it was warmer. But it tasted absolutely nothing. At least the view is nice.

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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
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Aaron B
Aproximadamente cuanto cuesta una cena y que tan caro sale un vino ? Gracias
November 13, 2016|
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Response from 080309 | Reviewed this property |
Deberà andar por 300 pesos por persona y puedes copear vino o si quieres botella te cuesta la màs barata 400 pesos. de verdad te encantarà excelentes chefs y la vista maravillosa al templo mayor. El servicio de los mejor.
Google Translation
En promedio, cuánto cuesta un desayuno en El Mayor? Gracias!
April 12, 2016|
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Response from Nelson O | Reviewed this property |
Mil veces mejor El Cardenal... los chilaquiles son LO MAXIMO.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 57047580
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Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this restaurant behind the Templo Mayor.