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El Mayor


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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On the corner of “Republica de Argentina” and “Justo Sierra (Donceles)”, at the roof garden of the popular and traditional bookstore and publisher named “Libreria Porrúa” you can find a contemporary design Restaurant where elements such as vegetation (cacti originating in our Mexico), floors in granite and wood, modern furniture and glass make up its structure. Restaurant El Mayor is a proposal for high gastronomy in the heart of Mexico City Downtown. A multiproposal concept that includes terrace-deli, bar and restaurant with a view unique to the archaeological area of temple Mayor, the backs of the Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as majestic buildings of the Colonial and modern Mexico. The
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Mexican, Latin
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews panini chile relleno vegetable soup fettuccine con pollo tres leches cake zucchini flowers chicharron duck tacos red snapper crepes guacamole chilaquiles aztec ruins rooftop restaurant archaeological site great view and food
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was stunning, really! The food was ok, but slightly overrated in my opinion. The staff was not super friendly, anyway we had a super good time.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ankn13
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We were very surprised when we arrived here. The view was AMAZING and the food was fairly inexpensive. It wasn't the cheapest but for the view we had it was well worth it to get a quick bite to eat, a cheap beer and relax....More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank divertliving
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Lured by the good reviews on this site, and hoping to find respite from from the intense crowds of the Zocalo we ascended it to the rooftop of El Major in search of lunch with a view. It turned out the restaurant was full so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NoRoadsLeadToRome
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Maybe it's obvious ahead of time, but: not all of the tables have a full view of the ruins. We decided to wait, so we went downstairs to browse the Porrua bookstore. It was so strange that we decided not to try waiting... so we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank An0nyMs
Reviewed December 15, 2018

This rooftop restaurant overlooks the Templo Mayor ruins in Centro Historico. The menu is fine (classic upscale Mexican); the wine list is adequate -- we had a Chardonnay from Baja Peninsula. The service was slow but we weren't in a hurry. The experience here is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EpicureoEducado
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Been 2x in 10 days and both experiences were excellent. The personnel were attentive and gracious. I had a delightful ensalada Mexicana both times - delicious. Had a vegetable soup and crepas de cajeta om mu 1st visit and they were great. The 2nd visit,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank waterbabyg
Reviewed November 25, 2018

We had been walking around exploring for a while and had walked by El Mayor earlier thinking it would be a good place to have lunch. When we were ready for a lunch break we took the elevator up to the restaurant and got a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MGG56
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Hello there... This is a good restaurant for breakfast. Normal Mexican food, staff OK, good ambiance. The cool thing about this place is the view, located one block away of the Mexico Zócalo (townhall and center of the city) you can find unique landscapes from...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ernesto N
Reviewed November 4, 2018

I was there on a Sunday so it was busy. I was seated immediately, no issues. The staff was helpful explaining the menu items that I was not familiar with. The food did not take long to arrive. The view was amazing. The only issue:...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank QueenStreetLaw
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I was on the terrace on a late Sunday afternoon and it was pretty busy. The food is affordable and good but there were just two people taking care of a bunch of tables which made things slow and a bit rude to to their...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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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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March 24, 2018|
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Response from mjakrm | Reviewed this property |
Standing by my comment. Mexico City ...incredible ..come and explore. But don’t come to El Mayor. Bottom line. Not a nice place.
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