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Monte Cristo

Insurgentes Norte 1980, Col. Lindavista, Mexico City 07300, Mexico
+52 55 5577 9262
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“arrachera” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Insurgentes Norte 1980, Col. Lindavista, Mexico City 07300, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I read about Monte Cristo long ago, but only recently had the chance to visit it and it was a great surprise. Long accustomed to the well known San Angel Inn, this place surpasses it when it comes to real mexican food, traditional atmosphere and...More

Thank Diego A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Mexican cuisine and there are dishes which date back to the pre hispanic era. The restaurant is classy and has an old charm with modern amenities. The food was excellent We ordered fish with cilantro sauce , cactus salad, lamb cooked / steamed in...More

Thank Sribash
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

They very different mexican food. Pre-hispanic food. Tasted great and delicious!! If you want to try a very different mexican taste; this is the place.

Thank abarranco
MonteCristoR1980, Director General at Monte Cristo, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017
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Agradecemos sus comentarios, esperamos poder atenderlos nuevamente.

Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and left amazed. The food was impeccable. The flavors and presentation absolutely world class. The service was beyond any expectation. I have travelled the world and would put this on the top of the list. A bit out of the way but...More

Thank A_few_Trips
MonteCristoR1980, Propietario at Monte Cristo, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017
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Agradecemos sus comentarios, es muy motivante para nosotros saber que podemos brindar una experiencia de calidad para quienes nos visitan....More

Reviewed March 6, 2017

You would be hard pressed to find a more pleasant restaurant anywhere in the world. The staff is clearly dedicated to providing the best in friendly, professional service. From start to finish it was so impressive. The menu in unique and fun with so many...More

Thank Ioannisutah
MonteCristoR1980, Propietario at Monte Cristo, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017
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Agradecemos mucho sus comentarios, es un gusto saber que la visita fué de su agrado.

Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

The Monte Cristo is located right on the side of Insurgentes Norte near Indios Verdes metro in a so-so neighborhood. After driving past hundreds of times over the years, we came here for a late Sunday lunch after reading the reviews here on TA, and...More

1  Thank johntpt
MonteCristoR1980, Propietario at Monte Cristo, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2017
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Nos sentimos orgullosos y motivados por sus comentarios, nosotros también los consideramos, nuestros nuevos clientes favoritos!.

Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Very close to basilica... Beautiful setting... Great service! Enjoyed arrachera, chile relleno con chicharron, tuetanos...and how about a tasty tamarindo frappe to drink! You can't go wrong

Thank mirisjz1218
Reviewed March 3, 2016

We were looking for a nice restaurant close to the Basilica and had plenty of free parking. This was about a KM from the Basilica and was easy to get to. The food was well worth the above average prices. The service was one of...More

1  Thank Drboomer
Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is out of the center but worth the trip. Guacamole made at the table with diner's choice of papers and other additions. Fresh tortillas, delicious fish dishes and an interesting and varied menu. Very attentive and friendly service. An upscale restaurant that probably caters...More

Thank Michael120
Reviewed January 28, 2016

One of the best restaurants of the city and certainly the best in the Basilica zone, also good location for the pyramids trip. Old hacienda style with a gorgeous patio. The restaurant inside is very nice with a great fireplace, it has some small privates...More

Thank J-L-1977
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Insurgentes Norte 1980, Col. Lindavista, Mexico City 07300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5577 9262
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Faithful to the 19th century Antiguo Meson Mejicano (Old Mexican Inn) in all its unspoiled glory, we offer you the chance to partake, in a stately old-world manse, of the most delectable dished from the country's various regions and culinary institutions, from the fonda, cantina, and plaza stand to the most elaborate convent cuisine. All, served with different atmospheres as backdrops, from the coolness of the hidden courtyard, to the airy spaces of the Mexican hacienda. Welcome to the days of yore!
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