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El Bajio

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Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there three times. food was good and the price was great. Try the chicken dishes. They were delicious. would go back again.

Thank Planecover
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved how the waiter greeted us at the table while mixing hot chocolate with traditional Mexican utensil! Service was very friendly and food was traditional Mexican.

Thank Fmahout
Miami, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, not a very good first impression of Mexican food. I thought the food was descent until I went to La Surtidora and realized el Bajio was kind of below average. The staff is really nice, it's just the food does not wow.

Thank clentijo
San Francisco, California
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was really down to earth, especially for its proximity to hotels and Polanco fanciness. Maison Belen looked too cramped (although it did smell very good). We had to wait 15 minutes without a reservation on a Sunday afternoon. The service was quick and responsive once we were seated. I enjoyed the molletes and the barbacoa. I was happy... More 

Thank vanillachalk
Costa Mesa, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Located in Polanco across from hotel W. Good service, nice ambience and delicious appetizers. This time of the year they offer a typical Mexican plate called Chile en Nogada. A stuffed green chile with nut sauce and pomegranate seeds that represents the colors of the Mexican flag.

Thank 988veronica
Torrance, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic. Excellent service! Definitely a place to enjoy great drinks, barbacoa, coffee with wonderful company.

Thank Dzyacky
Niskayuna, New York
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129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I have been to several branches of this restaurant over many years and it is never disappointing in terms of food and service. This newest branch at the beautiful Oasis Mall in Coyoacan is the same. We had excellent service and food. They have all of the traditional dishes here. The decor is lovely too. The price seems too low... More 

Thank TravelingLily2014
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Mexican dishes, including daily specials and seasonal menu, all using fresh ingredients and prepared on spot, to order, delicious flavors and more than usual fare.

Thank Minerva H
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

I picked this restaurant on the off-chance tonight and ended up delighted to have what I think was the best meal of my entire visit. The staff were very friendly but unobtrusive. I was served very quickly with drinks and a bowl of guacamole and tortillas. I followed this with a fresh and fragrant Caldo Xochitl soup and a seasonal... More 

Thank Dean M
Houston, Texas
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

It is not Tex Mex food here, but the real thing with a flare. Really good and tasty food, however the bread (corn tortillas) are served toasted and on the burn side, they bring 3 clay jars with salsa each spicier than the last one. The service is slow like every restaurant in Mexico, a meal is an affair to... More 

Thank Roxana B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.