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La Hosteria de Santo Domingo

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Centro Historico
Mexican
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Belisarion Dominguez 72, Mexico City, Mexico
55265276
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 134
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  • 114
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Trradition and good quality Mexican food

Hosteria de Santo Domingo claims to be the restaurant operating for the longest time in Mexico city: more than a century!!! My wife and I have been there many times and have brought family and friends, even a large group, and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is nostalgic, not elegant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Roberto113
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New York City, New York
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Copenhagen
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here 10 years ago.. And I had polo mole negro, one of the best meal of my life! The staff is amazing, and treat you with the greatest respect. This was just an amazing evening. Thank you!

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Thank Bellasmama4ever
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hosteria de Santo Domingo claims to be the restaurant operating for the longest time in Mexico city: more than a century!!! My wife and I have been there many times and have brought family and friends, even a large group, and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is nostalgic, not elegant but cozy, most times crowded, with a trio playing... More 

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Thank Roberto113
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious chiles en nogada. Is a very popular restaurant, but really it has great charm. Great to go with friends, family or partner. The dining rooms are very large. Everything I ate was delicious, traditional, simple but exquisite.

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Thank Alicia J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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684 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No surprises here, very typical, ordinary fare in rather mediocre experience. Have Chile Nogado, chile pepper with walnut sauce, which is of interest, but not great, and same for the chicken mole and fish.

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Thank PlatinumHoney
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were told that this is it for authentic Mexican food. the food was not even edible due to amount of sugar in the sauces. Mexican wine offered (cabernet sauvignon) was sour, Mexican Merlot was bitter.

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Thank TexasTourist2013
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

While the place has a certain ambiance (old waiters in suits, colourful decorations and a classic dame singing off a songbook) the food was average at best. Even the much hyped chile en nogada was nothing to write home about. I can see the attraction for big groups, but otherwise maybe give it a miss.

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Thank camcarp
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The food was average. The service was excellent. There was a singer and pianist providing dinner entertainment. The restaurant the night we attended was slow with only two or three tables.

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Thank VallartaFan649
New York
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Oh boy. Hidden in the old historic city center, my friends from the DF brought me there for a Mexican specialty that apparently is only served during the month of September and in the colors of their flag: White, Red, and Green. Green pepper stuffed with meat, a white sauce and Pomegranate on top. While I am not sure it... More 

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Valle de Bravo, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We visited on a weeknight and it was fairly busy. While looking at the menu, my wife asked about specials and the waiter, a silver haired gentleman told her the house specialty was Chille en Nogata. He left and soon reappeared with this dish. He had not bothered to ask what I wanted. Very awkward. I then ordered my plate... More 

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Thank Richard P
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking to eat tacos and burritos, this is not the place for you. If you are a natural born gastronomic adventurer... Then you've arrived at the right place. Maguey worms are served here as well as escamoles (ant roe). During the months of August and September, they also serve the one and only Chile en Nogada... Service isn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Belisarion Dominguez 72, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 55265276

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro Historico

Neighborhood Profile
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 vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.