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La Mascota

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
Mesones 20 | Corner Mesones and Bolivar, Mexico City, Mexico
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“quesadilla” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Mesones 20 | Corner Mesones and Bolivar, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

As people rightly say below, the food isn't free as the price of beer is much higher than other bars but for <90 pesos i ordered a bottle of beer and received 2 plates of food that was basic but tasty. Both the food waiter...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank C D
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Great atmosphere - a litte run-down, tier 2 mariachi group, full of boisterous, loud, hard-drinking workers singing along to the mariachis. The real deal! A few key pointers: 1. food comes free with the drinks (US$4-5), 2. separate waiters for the drinks vs the food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank OrangeRambler
Reviewed June 23, 2018

In search of a cold beer, I came across this cantina a hot Sunday afternoon in CDMX. Though the surrounding streets were fairly quiet, La Mascota was hopping! Turns out Sunday is "marisco" (seafood day) and the locals were out in force munching on a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Matthew D
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We enjoyed a real cantina experience in La Mascota. And, obviously, everyone else who packed the place also enjoyed it. The food came out in a steady stream, fresh and hot. And very tasty. (There are menus, so you can order what you like.) And...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Arthur H
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Just like spain--order a drink and get a free small dish of food. Very nice service, tasty food, nice atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Darby H
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Anthony Bourdain went to La Mascota and that's how we knew about it. Apparently, it's not a big deal for the locals. No one local person we spoke to knew about it, which I guess we should be thankful for. The location is near the...More

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank MrWarrenM
Reviewed September 30, 2016

we origianlly came on monday on a food tour. our guide Jorge told us for every drink you can order an appetizer off the table menu. an original cantina. the tables had drink holders on each leg so you could play cards or dominos on...More

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank TVLDtheWRLD
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This is the tradicional México City down town cantina that historically has been visited by common people to have lunch and drink some beer or tequila or to finish labor day since lunch time. Food is average, little spicy but with good ancient style. I...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank PedroLaverde
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for the typical late lunch / early dinner around 2pm. The menu changes daily. The way this place works is that if you buy 3 drinks each then you can order anything on the menu for free. I don't know what happens if...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Anthony F
Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is the sort of cantina where they serve free food so long as you buy a drink..and the food just keeps on coming! Tried some delightful aged mescal here too.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Ross H
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Mexican, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mesones 20 | Corner Mesones and Bolivar, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Cuauhtemoc District
  • Neighborhood: Cuauhtemoc District
  • Phone Number: 57097852
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