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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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santa barbara
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Betchie
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682 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 moovstr
Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Don B
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I had seen pictures taken of the view of the Templo Mayor and Zocalo, and knew I wanted to dine here. As a party of 4, and close to closing time, we were well received and advised on the selections. I needed this, as I am vegetarian. We ordered appetizers, fried parsley with green sauce and tortillas, and it was... More 

Thank Chattycathy642
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

next to antiguo colegio de san ildefonso go to the bookstore and take the elevator to the second floor there you will find El mayor and deli ( coffee shop) one of the best traces I've ever been just across the museo de templo mayor ( tenochtitlan) could not be better food is great too!

Thank monquiqui
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

You enter this restaurant through the book store (in the lift to the second floor). The food is delicious, the service is excellent and the views fantastic. Highly recommended.

Thank Anne H
Mexico City, Mexico
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Whenever I am downtown with friends who are visiting the city for the first time, I always stop at El Mayor. The Mexican menu is very good and the view is spectacular. The foundations of the history of this city are literally at your feet. You can see prehispanic ruins, the Cathedral, neoclassical architecture as well as the marvelous XXth... More 

Thank María del Carme... F
Kyle, Texas
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

It was nice to eat on this rooftop restaurant, and to get up off of the street level for a while. It has a gorgeous view overlooking the Zocalo. To be honest the food is just ok. You are paying for the ambience and the view, but it's still worth it.

Thank Donito B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here with my girlfriend during a very hot and sunny day in Mexico City. Well, the view is awesome, no need to spend any other word on it, simply awesome, i'd give 6 stars for it. The service was nice fast and precise. Food was very good, well presented, with a lot of attention on the details.... More 

Thank Jacopo B
Ladera Ranch, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice Restaurant, food is really good and service ok. In this month, March 2016 we went there and THEY CHARGED TWICE WITH DIFFERENT AMOUNT, and just signed one check... they spent long time to bring the bill and the waiter was with weird behavior. I noticed this until came back to USA They charged twice with different... More 

Thank ReyBalc

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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
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, 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.