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Porfirio's Altavista

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San Angel
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary
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Desierto de Los Leones 67 | San Angel Inn, Grand Altavista, Mexico City CP 01000, Mexico
+52 55 5616 3645
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great food but the service is so good that might notice more the excellency of the service over the delicious food they serve. I strongly recommended.

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Thank Ken S
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Dear Ken S, Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your review! We look forward to serving you again! Kind regards More 

mexico
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Food is good. Traditional Mexican recipes with a few updates and flares, but not excellent. Service is good but should take better care of customers that are not too keen of very high volume music and make better efforts to accommodate them or, at least, let all know that suddenly the place will turn into a disco. Not nice.

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Thank alas2413
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Good morning alas2413, We sincerely appreciate your comments. Your feedback allow us to improve! We look forward to serving you again on your next visit. Kind Regards More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Restaurant serves Mexican food with finest ingredients. My opinion is that the portions can be better, of course if you order for yourself, the good idea is to share everything. Drinks are very well served. Service from Manager Calos is the best, along with his team. I do not think is a place to stay long with kids, is more... More 

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Thank jdelmoral_mx
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your delightful review! We are always striving to provide a complete dining experience and from your praises, we are moving in the right direction. We will be sure to pass your comments along to our entire team. We look forward to serving you again! Cheers! More 

Sao Paulo, Brazil
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Porfirio's is a typical Mexican restaurant where you will find all sorts of Mexican plates but in a gourmet version and very well presented. Their drinks are also fantastic - you have to taste the one prepared with lichia and roses. I went there with friends, had a wonderful meal and spent a remarkable afternoon.

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Thank LucianaNascimento
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Good morning LucianaNascimento, Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your delightful review! We are always striving to provide a complete dining experience and from your praises, we are moving in the right direction. We will be sure to pass your comments along to our entire team. We look forward to serving you again! Cheers! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

We spent a really good time feeling like if we were at home. You must visit this place and try everything you can... you will not regret.

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Thank Claudia C
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Good morning Claudia C, Thank you for choosing us and for sharing this pleasant review, we are happy you enjoyed your food and the services offered by our staff. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit! Cheers! More 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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191 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

It's rare to have a dining experience that gets it all right- service, quality, flavor, value and ambiance and Porfirio's definitely excels on all counts- from the crispy, lightly fried calamari, followed by a delicious and abundant caesar salad and a savory mushroom soup and sope de carne. A variety of sauces are also available. Service is truly exceptional.

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Thank Balidude
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Good afternoon Balidude, Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your delightful review! We are always striving to provide a complete dining experience and from your praises we are moving in the right direction. We will be sure to pass your comments along to our entire team. We look forward to serve you again! Cheers. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with friends. Food (mexican) is great and their way to present the plates is very original. I suggest to visit it.

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Thank Carlos F
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Good morning Carlos F, We are very glad you had a great fine dining experience. We are grateful for the five star rate, your comments and the recommendation. We hope to see you soon. Cheers! More 

Tampico, Mexico
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173 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Good but nothing amazing here... Its a great place to eat and dine... Their service is excellent!!!! Try their langostinos al carbon!!!

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Thank 125Annie
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Buen día Annie, Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your opinion with us. We are happy to read you enjoyed your langostinos al carbon and the service provided by our staff. It would be very helpful if you could please specify the day you attended the restaurant and under which name your reservation was made. We will follow... More 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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191 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at Porfirio's in Colonia San Angel. We split the spinach salad and succulent rotisserie chicken topped with an order of french fries. The portions were large enough to share and take home enough for a next day lunch. My only complaint is that the glasses of wine were comparatively expensive at 125... More 

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Thank Balidude
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Dear Balidude, Thank you for choosing us and for writing this comment. We are happy you enjoyed and shared your spinach salad and rotisserie chicken with your wife. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Toluca, Mexico
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287 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We ate here for lunch during Holy Week and pratically had the place to ourselves! As a result 5 or 6 waiters served us, attentive to our every need. The food is good if not outstanding. Although the food is traditional Mexican, the dining room has more of a "power lunch" kind of feel more suitable for political and business... More 

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Thank johntpt
Grupo A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Porfirio's Altavista, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your review. We are happy to read you enjoyed your traditional Mexican food with a good service provided by our staff. Your feedback allow us to improve! We look forward to serving you again on your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $4
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Desierto de Los Leones 67 | San Angel Inn, Grand Altavista, Mexico City CP 01000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > San Angel
  • Neighborhood: San Angel
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5616 3645
Description
Porfirio's Altavista is a restaurant that refines the iconic dishes of the Mexican cuisine through an exquisite contemporary touch.
Porfirio’s Altavista experience is completed with a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere. The interior in Porfirio's has been meticulously maintained: large mirrors and the perfect combination of natural and artificial lighting give the place a striking visual effect, which highlights the elegance and good taste.

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San Angel
San Ángel is known for its artistic vibe and elegant details displayed throughout its streets, antique residences and haciendas where famous actors like Consuelo Velázquez, Capulina and other prominent families used to live and that have now been turned into beautiful galleries, cafés and restaurants. An array of cultural and artistic activities are organized in the neighborhood, but it is on Saturdays when the San Jacinto Plaza and surroundings really shine as artists gather to exhibit a variety of arts and crafts, from paintings to clothing.
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