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Quesadillas Maria Isabel

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Emilio Castelar 14 | Col Polanco Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Whenever in a budget go there... the greatest quesadillas in town. The chicharrón quesadilla, wow!! the plain cheese one... great! Mushrooms, Sunflower, and so forth... I am drooling!!!

Thank Jorge_sainzmx
Mexico City
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

It´s really a shack with the best quesadillas deep fried that will clog your arteries after the first bit...ummm ! but they are so good. Go once and return once your Doctor approves.

Thank jornicMexicoCity
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

great quesadillas,love the tostadas!!! i wish theyd make the quesadillas a little thinner though!que riiiico!

Thank emma c
Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

Grown from a single room kitchen for "quesadillas" to go, it has grown to a 25 table restaurant that keeps its place Polanco, two blocks from the Mexico City equivalent to Rodeo Drive, Fifth Avenue or Las Ramblas. More than 15 varieties of "quesadillas", with heavy cream and superb "salsa verde" (green tomato sauce), deep fried (so that they don... More 

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174 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

Absolutely disgusting. The place is old, bad maintained, dirty, the service IS TERRIBLE, now even the food is garbage, quesadillas (their sign dish) are now over cooked with a ridiculous amount of oil. They have three parking spots that were empty when I went there and they make you pay for valet service, absurd. Will never be back and I... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

I heard it used to be a nice mexican place but now it's really out-of-maintenace, the service was really bad, we ate gorditas and quesadillas they were tasteless and even the bill was greasy.

1 Thank ADGama
Mexico City, Mexico
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

It is true, it is really not easy to find this kind of place in Polanco, and you sort of want to like it, with the flourescent lights and order form you fill out yourself with the pencil they provide. With nothing else besides very low prices, it is all up to the food, and I just can't recommend it.... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

It was a bit of challenge to find a good, inexpensive, authentic Mexican restaurant in the Polanco neighborhood. I'm glad that Tripadvisor led us to this place. The quesadillas were good, but as other reviewers have mentioned, they are not what would be call quesadillas in the U.S.: they are shaped like empanadas, deep fried, and some don't have cheese.... More 

1 Thank TravelingMark
Denver, Colorado
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824 reviews
613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Many of us in the US have a particular idea of a quesadilla. Well, prepare yourself for a reality check at Maria Isabel. I tried three different ones and had no regrets: pumpkin flower with cheese, huitlacoche with cheese, and rajas with cheese. They were all delicious, particularly the huitlacoche, a mushroom that grows on corn. I never heard of... More 

1 Thank MauricioBabilonia
Washington D.C.
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

A gem within walking distance of the major business hotel. I asked the concierge at the Hyatt for a great local place and this is where he sent me, wonderful! The simple and economical fare is not only popular with visitors but with innumerable locals who frequent this place for lunch.

1 Thank InsoucianceAbroad1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emilio Castelar 14 | Col Polanco Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Polanco
  • Neighborhood: Polanco

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Polanco

Neighborhood Profile
Poshness defines Polanco, this wealthy neighborhood retains elegance unmatched elsewhere in Distrito Federal. Brunch in the Polanquito area, then keep up with the latest fashion trends in luxury boutiques around every corner. Top it off with beautiful cafés and restaurants that surround Lincoln Park, a treat to the senses thanks to the art decó architecture and high quality gourmet cuisine found here.
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