We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pasteleria Ideal


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Mentioned in



Location and contact

Reviews (242)
Filter reviews
91 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cakes pastry pan dulce bread donuts empanadas amazing bakery cake display free walking tour paid receipt locals buying daily stop bakery items second floor historic center love this place cashier
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 91 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is pastry heaven! I have never seen so many amazing pastries in my life. Empandas, cookies, donuts, conchas, rolls...grab a tray and go crazy! Bring your tray over to a "packer" who gives you a slip to take to the cashier, then trade in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank AmeliaJ97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know its quality by the proud gait of patrons exiting carrying the trademark signature pastry boxes. The aromas are engaging, making the choosing very difficult. The pastries are a work of art in themselves. My box contained a sample of conchas, besos, cuernitos and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Eli B
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Just got back from a trip to Pasteleria Ideal with my teenagers. They both reveled (with me) in the sheer quantity and beauty of all the baked treats. We picked out 6 or 7 (huge) pieces of bakery. A good thing for non-Spanish speakers to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Amy L
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Probably no bakery like this in the rest of the world. HUGE HUGE selection of cakes and pastries and VERY LOW prices. But you need to know how it works. There are three processes: 1, For pastries, pick up a tray and tongs. Help yourself....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 09Raleigh
Reviewed March 31, 2019

I stayed just a couple of blocks away in March 2019, visited Pasteleria Ideal on several occasions. The pastries and breads that are out on display are very very good but the pastries in the separate case near the front entrance are truly exceptional. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank emdub123
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Just happened upon this amazing bakery walking around the historic area of the city. It is massive and yet you can barely move in here. There are people carrying trays stacked with cakes, pastries and cookies . The cakes are amazing creations but its the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ljz53
Reviewed February 8, 2019

If you can/like to eat baked goods, you must visit Pasteleria Ideal. The place is magical and the pastries are huge, delicious and cheap. Payment is not as difficult as other reviews have noted--you just have to take your tray of pastries to a counter...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank ecim23
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Bakeries are my favorite places to visit when traveling. It tells me a lot about the culture and food of an area. Pasteleria Ideal is the most amazing bakery I have ever been in. Two floors of deliciousness! They cake selections and demos are unbelievable...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ramadave
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Tons of variety. Loved everything we purchased. Cakes displayed were stunning. However we didn’t purchase one, just looked. Buying is confusing. Make your choice and you get an invoice. Pay using the invoice then go pick up your goods that are now packaged up.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rottermanjf
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The cakes and tarts in this delightful bakery look too good to believe. If you want a smaller portion, they have that too. In addition, the empanada we purchased yesterday had delicious filling and the most delicate, flaky crust you could imagine. Great prices. Upstairs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jeffrey h
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 341 nearby hotels
Hotel Principal
290 reviews
.08 miles away
Historico Central
1,286 reviews
.10 miles away
Hotel Ritz Mexico
258 reviews
.15 miles away
Hotel El Salvador
122 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6,385 nearby restaurants
El Moro
1,184 reviews
.13 miles away
661 reviews
.13 miles away
Don Toribio
130 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,308 nearby attractions
Palacio de Bellas Artes
10,142 reviews
.18 miles away
Palacio Postal
2,039 reviews
.22 miles away
Historic Center (Centro Historico)
3,411 reviews
.13 miles away
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
1,040 reviews
.21 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Terese S
December 2, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Bridget K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how many square feet but it's very large and two stories. Also there may be two locations -- Google maps shows a different location based on whether you search "ideal bakery" or "pasteleria ideal." We went to... More
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing