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El Bajio

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$$ - $$$
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Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service (and we were with a huge group of 16 people) and spectacularly good food- every dish was great and also a good place to take kids.

Thank Carolina M
Irvine, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was close to where we were staying so my husband I walked over for lunch. I was excited to try authentic Mexican food there We ordered guacamole, tortilla soup, strawberry margarita and my husband ordered classic margarita and fried pork skin to start Fried pork skin - it was okay but there were extra tough pieces we couldn't... More 

Thank 5chungclan
Oakville, Ontario
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always wanted to review this restaurant because for people staying in Polanco, this is by far the best value for true Mexican food as you can see when you walk in, it is mainly Mexican diners. The food is mainly from the Bajío region, thus the name. It is at a very reasonable rate. The "carnitas" tacos make it... More 

Thank crisflojus
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

They have a full range of Mexican dishes but the food was tasteless from guacamole to cactus to chips.

Thank Sam S
Guarulhos, SP
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Barbacoa is fantastic, when you come to Mexico City you need to taste it following Mexican ritual with all ingredients! Perfect beers and meal.

Thank Mferreira4
Austin, TX
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We went to La Buena Barra and Haceinda De los Morales, and paid 2x to 3x for what we did here and El Bajio was far better. I had the best Cochnita Pibil i think i have had ever, and that was just the appetizer. We also had: Quarter kilo of carnitas: spiced just right and made perfect with the... More 

Thank ElCaballoAustin
Sao Paulo, SP
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

From the moment we walked in, the service was great and the restaurant has a lively ambiance. They have a good tequila and drink menu. The only let down were the chips, which were slightly burned. I think many locals like them that way because that happened elsewhere a few times. We ordered the carnitas which were delicious. Overall, we... More 

Thank Jose G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

I enjoyed El Bajio. I was in town for work and staying at a hotel nearby and came here twice during my visit. I liked almost everything I had, minus the cactus salad, but that's only my personal taste, not because it was bad. The only other thing I didn't like was the chips that they bring you when you... More 

Thank Lauren S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Solid food and solid service ... the wait staff speaks English for the most part. Definitely recommend starting the meal off with one their traditional soups. Can't go wrong with anything you order. Enjoy!!!

Thank ClosSinde
Long Beach, CA
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193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for reliable restaurant where they have good food but not amazing food, and this is your place. I have the mole with chicken and it was very delicious. The tortilla soup was also delicious. The only thing I did t like about this restaurant is that it's in an American style mall. Ugh!

Thank Jon M

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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
Average prices
$20 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Polanco
  • Neighborhood: Polanco
  • Phone Number: 5281.8245
At El Bajío we try to make art and culture being noticed and enjoyed by eating the magnificence of traditional Mexican cuisine. We provide a space in which the most diverse dishes of the traditional Mexican cuisine coexist, starting with the delicacies of Carmen "Titita’s" homeland of Veracruz such as the anise gorditas, the filet of fish Veracruz-style and the papantecos tamales, as well as typical dishes of northern Mexico, including the pride of the house: carnitas Michoacán-style, as well as other delicacies from Yucatán, Puebla and Oaxaca, to mention a few others.

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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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