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La Opera Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Centro Historico
Mexican, Bar
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Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
0155 5512 8959
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The environmental is outstanding with nice waiters and great food. It's a great experience and every one that like a little historical places that keeps its glamour cannot miss that opportunity.

Thank Marcos_Basso
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and cozy restaurant bar. Legend has it that Mexican revolution leader Pancho Villa once entered horseback riding during the revolution war and shoot a gun shot and you can see the hole in the ceiling. Food is good and reasonable prices

Thank xavierbustamante
Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico, Mexico
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the food was ordinary the style and decor of this traditional cantina type of restaurant made it worth the visit. Not disappointing because the attention, music, retro look and atmosphere gave it a certain edge and added to the flavour of the dishes from the rather limited traditional menu. Walking in from the street you are taken back to... More 

Thank Sean B
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Have eaten at La Opera several times over the past 6 or 7 years, and the Mexican and northern European-type food has always been tasty and enjoyable and the atmosphere vibrant. The peripatetic musicians who grace the place in the evenings add to the excitement and the ghosts of Villa and Zapata are always lurking. Reminiscent of the ornate Victorian... More 

Thank Mike R
Schenectady, New York
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

There are many restaurants in the city where you can enjoy the best of traditional Mexican recipes, with clear influence of colonial Spanish and indigenous cuisines. This is one of them. The service is prompt, professional, and friendly. The menu is wonderful, but consider carefully the suggested dishes since they offer seasonal dishes difficult to find in other places. I've... More 

Thank William G
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Make room in your itinerary and your appetite for this treat. It has it all: history, charm, excellent service & food. A local at the bar recommended the paella, and it was superior; authentic, tasty & a sizable portion. Clean & good prices. Obviously popular with the locals, always a good sign.

Thank ken466
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I had lunch here and the waitstaff was attentive, the food was tasty and the space is simply magnificent.

Thank hammoncm
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely steak and vegetables. The steak was cooked to perfection. Service was good. The price was great and the food was lovely

Thank Hermiston1
Miramar, Florida
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Tradition, tradition, tradition. You MUST see this place, even if you only have a drink at the bar. The atmosphere takes you back in time. Impeccable service, very good prices and magnificent food. Specially Spanish and traditional Mexican plates. Make sure not to park on the street, there are no signs and people may tell is fine to park there... More 

Thank Floresmeyer
Hamilton, New Zealand
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A group of 8 of us went to this restaurant for a late dinner. The staff were attentive and the restaurant itself was attractive. However we all felt our meals were very average.I had a T bone steak and my wife had pork chops. The meat was overcooked and tasteless. In addition there was live music which was average to... More 

Thank CardioKiwitraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
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, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 0155 5512 8959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.