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El Bajio

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Polanco
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Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
5281.8245
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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South America
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240 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don´t like the decor, it´s not cozy. The food and the service excellent. I had a mole, very good. The enchiladas very good as well.

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Thank AAppa
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy the carnitas here very much. Short walk from Polanco hotels. Something for nearly everyone. Enjoy the starters like tapas, order your carnitas by the kilo or smaller for two, and enjoy the desert tray with over a dozen varieties. Always a good choice.

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Thank Tahoe55
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit with friends or family. The restaurant offers a great variety of Mexican dishes. Don't miss the "Mole con arroz", and you have to try the house specialty "Carnitas estilo Bajio".

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Thank EnriqueDuhne
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told that would be my last day of Mexican food as Mexico had great restaurants of international food so we had to make it worth it. We went to El Bajio and enjoyed another three hour lunch, the micheladas, the plantain empanadas and more spicy guacamole and cafe de olla which I didnt like but only because I... More 

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Thank Maria M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Mexico City for a couple days and decided to go to El Bajio for dinner one night because it was the closest restaurant to our hotel. The service was ok and the food was ok, but not up to the prices. We ordered a Guacamole, which was fresh but lacked spice; the tortillas were also... More 

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Thank Gerardoar
New York City, New York
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in a big group after an industry conference. We were coming from different countries and looking for good local food. El Bajio was suggested but the food fell short of my expectation. I have been visiting Mexico City regularly over the last 12 years and love a good taco. The group shared guacamole, pork tacos, chicharon, arrachera and... More 

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Thank Camila120428
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I went to this restaurant based on the current reviews. For Mexican food, it seemed to be 'processed', I came away thinking it as a 'Milestone's' or 'Earl's' that serves Mexican food. The food was okay but not really authentic. The service was very efficient- actually too efficient. Whenever I finished with a plate or utensil someone immediately came by... More 

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Thank Scott L
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure this is traditional Mexican, but it was certainly different. The service was good and we were immediately seated. We were struggling to decide on what to eat, but left it to their discretion to provide a selection of dishes. All dishes were unusual and pleasant so we were very pleased. A selection of 10 dishes to share,... More 

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Thank Godfrey S
Suresnes, France
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202 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

It seems to me, this restaurant, even though part of a chain, is a true Mexican restaurant preserving a great culinary tradition. As usual, prices are low and service nice. A must go.

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Thank Mat B
San Diego
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

In a city where a lot of the restaurants serve small portions of very fancy food, this is a great place to get good old fashioned Mexican food. The mole was amazing.

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Thank Poochiquita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 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
Description
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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Staying in Polanco

Neighborhood Profile
Polanco
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.