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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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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 12 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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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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473 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 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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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

If you are looking for a traditional meal with the quality that Polanco promises, you have found the place. Enjoy many traditional plates along with ambience, great service and within walking distance of most hotels.

Thank Antonia M
Sydney, Australia
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181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We popped in because it looked very clean and authentic. We had hot chocolate, a muffin, pastries stuffed with cheese and pork ribs in a tomato based sauce with some tortillas. The quality was excellent and the price was more than reasonable.

Thank Susanhilary1313
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Four of us ate dinner at El Bajio because of their reputation for authentic Mexican food. It's well earned. Three had the same beef dish and were very happy. Good drink menu. Very attentive servers. Nice atmosphere and clean bathrooms!

Thank svsp

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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, Spanish
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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Staying in Polanco

Neighborhood Profile
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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