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La Opera Bar

Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
+52 55 5512 8959
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Bar
$$ - $$$
Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting food, good Cocktails (I had a Mezcal and the Piedra which I would definitely order again) but the atmosphere and service was worth the visit! Look for the bullet hole in the ceiling from Pancho Villa! They painted a black circle around it so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ScubaFred
Reviewed November 26, 2018

I have been at La Opera with Friends and clients. The ambience is good. As this is a Bar, the beverages are their strong asset. Food is ok, I prefer to ask for sharing several dishes that can combine with a Good Mexican Beer, a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jcruza2018
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Great decor but fairly ho hum food, nothing special. Most dishes you could get anywhere for probably less money.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lyn61_11
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Went for a light dinner, on route to a performance in the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Read good things about this restaurant/bar beforehand and were badly surprised at the very low level of food. The tortillas had the texture and taste of cardboard and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank meira_10
Reviewed November 13, 2018

We only went there for drinks so can't rate the food. The decor is cool, very European in style and you could almost be in 19th century Vienna or somewhere like that. They had a decent selection of beers, both mass produced and craft, that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sekurumbudzi
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Wonderful old restaurantwith fabulous decor But If you like food don’t bother to go there, average, overpriced dishes served by very average staff

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mhg20182018
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This place is a gem and you should visit La Opera for a drink if not for dinner or lunch. Old world 1870's charm with attentive waiters. Lots of booths ring the restaurant and the bar is a sight to see. Famous for the bullet...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jbills2007
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We were impressed by the decor and the attentive staff, we ordered steaks that were ok , my wife’s was swimming in pepper sauce , my t bone was anemic in color and while tender lacked flavor, the singing minstrels don’t sing unless thier guaranteed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here after visiting Bellas Artes and enjoyed a quiet drink with some light food. Interiors are definitely very original and it was fun to read about the history-parricularky Pancho Villas bullet hole on the bar. Service was very good and friendly. The guys working...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alexlc211
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Good food. Good atmosphere. Great service. Ask about Pancho Villa when you visit. No outdoor seating if that is a preference.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank C2002SHmarkm
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August 12, 2018|
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Response from massaro23 | Reviewed this property |
no reservations needed... if you get there before 3-4 pm you should be OK
August 12, 2018|
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Response from 22togo | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Cuauhtemoc District
  • Neighborhood: Cuauhtemoc District
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5512 8959
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