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El Bajio

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Alejandro Dumas 7 | Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
8:00 am - 8:00 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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Costa Mesa, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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
South America
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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.

Thank AAppa
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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.

Thank Tahoe55
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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".

Thank EnriqueDuhne
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 

Thank Maria M

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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
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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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.