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El Mayor

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Centro Historico
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Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
+52 57047580
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an enclosed terrace restaurant, with a nice view of the Templo Major and Zocolo beyond it. The food was good, but not great. Priced on a high side for what it is. Still, a pleasant place for a nice meal.

Thank PickyVoyager
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a sucker for these types of places - in touristy areas with a great view, fancy appearance, and slightly overpriced. You pay for the experience of overlooking the ruins, but necessarily the food. I thought the service was excellent. I think the mimosa cost as much as the food, but who cares. I ordered the chorizo molletes, which were... More 

Thank vanillachalk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place with a roof top view over Templo Mayor and Centro area. Prices are slightly above average but not considered an over priced place considering the great service and view. Actually many bars in Centro were much more expensive. I did not eat but have been told they have great food. I recommend the place for Mexico City visitors

Thank 120hatems
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quiet place in the Centro Historico, on a beautiful roof deck. The food is OK with very good value.

Thank Marylou C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say view is incredible! Makes the restaurant’s atmosphere really nice, night or day. You can oversee the Templo Mayor and beautiful historical buildings. Service is slow, we were waiting for over an hour to be seated, and not because it was crowded, because they were "changing" from breakfast to lunch. Our waiter was not very patient ...... More 

Thank Clau Z
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Beautiful view. I was also impressed with the dish I ordered (a spicy fettuccine a la mexicana). I thoroughly enjoyed this place and recommend terrace seating. This is an excellent spot for a date.

Thank MarcusLovesEarth
San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The restaurant overlooks Templo Mayor and the Catedral. Not only is the view amazing from the rooftop restaurant, but so is the food and ambience. The service is very good, as well. The price is right. I would recommend getting a table nearest the Templo Mayor side for an unobstructed view. Try the Escamoles (ant eggs) and banana flambee (made... More 

Thank Bill B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited for Saturday brunch. View of the Templo Mayor from this terrace restaurant is great! Beware - the service is slow. Our experience started with a wait for a table and then a long wait for menus and only worsened from there. Go to enjoy the view, not the mediocre food. The verde was over sour, eggs were barely warm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The food, service and drinks here were good but the view is really why you come. A beautiful terrace to enjoy your meal from while admiring Templo Mayor and Zocalo. There is often a wait here but if you dine at odd hours, you should be fine :)

Thank Chr15t1n3
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great food - view is incredible, very helpful staff. Best tortilla soup I have had. Little English spoken.

Thank Don B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Seating, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
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
Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this restaurant behind the Templo Mayor.

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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.