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Bistro Arlequin

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Calle Rio Nilo 42, Mexico City 06500, Mexico
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for dinner in June. We shared the Roquefort tart, then I had duck with potato gratin on top & red wine sauce and My husband had the veal and mushrooms. It did taste nice, very French but also very rich for our palette. 5 hours after eating I was vomiting for 2.5hrs in the... More 

Thank Mazzietraveller
thomas_huck, Propriétaire at Bistro Arlequin, responded to this review

i am really sorry that you had this experience at the Bistrot Arlequin. I can assure that the meals that you ordered are the most sold which means that we work with fresh ingredients. But it is true that they are a bit heavy between duck fat and creamy (we use a lot). Sometimes it can happens especially in mexico... More 

Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Small little French restaurant on a side street - outdoor seating and an ambiance that felt like you could be in Paris. The food was delicious- highly recommend the escargot and I had duck confit that was superb. Prices were reasonable too - wine, appetizers, two entrees and a split dessert was $34 USD.

Thank sarah c
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It's a little French restaurant in a quiet street , which is lovely. The food is awesome. The menu is small but everything on it is delicious. My fav are the escargots and the steak filet with mustard sauce. The attention is excellent and they have a pretty decent wine list. Love it. It is one... More 

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La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had lunch at Arlequin this week with Mom and my sons. They suggested coming here, and it was truly a pleasant experienced. The place is small and unpretentious, but the wine list is great and affordable and the meals are out of this world! We ordered the four cheese fondue, which was great, and then two of us had duck... More 

Thank John D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The best kept secret of french cuisine in Mexico City. A non pretentious place, simple yet lovable. In accordance to a real Paris typical small bistro. Family owned, family operated by french people. Food is out of this world, what ever you eat. French wine menu el excellent and priced well. A most visit!

Thank David P
Miami, Florida
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195 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had dinner at Bistro Arlequin last week and once again loved the food and the friendly, personalized service. All the portions were tasty and reasonably priced but French sized (not enough to feed a hungry teenager). The tables are spaced fairly close together and, when packed, it is difficult to hear what someone on the other side of the... More 

Thank Maskotas
Mexico City, Mexico
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This bistro is overall really good, has a nice selection of wines, good money value for the food and the service is very attentive. Reccomended Dishes Ive tasted were had were Feta Salad - which was perfectly well done Im going back just for this salad Salmon Dijoinasse - delicious cream and well cookeed (the greens were a little mushy... More 

Thank Raúl S
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

we wanted to get away from a busy street it was a real success. Food was very good, onion soup was very good, we will go back you are sitting on the corner,

Thank Karoclaudio
Mexico df
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Oh lá lá, ambient, music good wine good price, dishes pretty good and service just make me feel like I'm a chateau in la rivière. My french sucks but this small piece of heaven rulezz.

Thank JARamosCaceres
Harare, Zimbabwe
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good menu and excellent food. Offers value for money with great service. Worth hunting out as slightly off the main track.

Thank ZimGuy2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Rio Nilo 42, Mexico City 06500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5207.5616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?