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Cafe El Popular

5 de mayo esq Palmas | Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5518 6081
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pan dulce” (13 reviews)
“enchiladas” (15 reviews)
“garlic soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
5 de mayo esq Palmas | Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

We were non Spanish speaking vegetarian tourists. we visited this restaurant after reading the reviews and we were not let down. we were given some good vegetarian options and also given taste samples of various mole sauces to help us decide.

1  Thank arunkumarcitla
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Good service with decent food. Lots of choice on the menu. Always a line outside but we only had to wait 15 minutes for a table. They have English menus.

Thank Jenna L
Reviewed November 14, 2016

I really liked this place because it felt like the cafe down the street. It gets busy sometimes and you have to wait. It is worth it. They have great reasonably priced dishes . If you stay at Hotel Zocalo Central you will eat here...More

1  Thank JTC1136
Reviewed November 13, 2016

This small and very popular restaurant in the Centro Historico district is an excellent choice for a typical Mexican meal. The prices are very affordable, the food choices are varied and quite good. The servers are friendly and efficient (the food always comes quickly). This...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Ecxelent food, Cortious efitient sevice, understandable menu, good size servings and low pricing. No hot or spicy food if you do not specifically ask for this.

Thank Perseoind
Reviewed October 18, 2016

By far the best choice for any time dining in Mexico City! Yes that's right this place never closes and with about 70 years of tradition they know how to do it. Start with a breakfast of pan dulce and cafe con leche. The coffee...More

Thank Ruth A
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I´`ve been coming here for 25 years and it hasn`t changed, except for expanding into the building next door. Two separate places, side by side. The right hand one is the original. The cafe con leche . . . dark, almost espresso, cafe poured into...More

Thank 1cabranegra
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This cafe style restaurant serves excellent Mexican food. Breakfast here is particularly good. The building itself is old and historical. Do not miss this place.

Thank Karlcarl
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went there based on the TripAdvisor reviews, and it was a good experience. The food is traditional Mexican, with no signs of innovation or experimentation (for better or worse). Service was fine, and prices were low. We had to wait to get in, but...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant on a whim for lunch, and found ourselves treated to some of the best food we've had this trip so far. The chicken mole was to die for, and my husband was very happy with his chicken enchiladas....More

Thank Jen C
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 de mayo esq Palmas | Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5518 6081
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