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Cuauhtemoc District
0.9 miles from Museo Nacional de Antropologia
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to love Lardo. I loved the atmosphere and the food tasted great. I had ceviche and the famous huitlacoche pizza. But I got horrible food poisoning the next day - I was sick for about six days and it ruined a week of...my trip. It was so bad I had to take antibiotics. Another friend said he had the huitlacoche on a prior visit and also came down with very severe, long-lasting gastrointestinal issues. Note: I’ve had huitlacoche lots of other places and never had a problem.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 19, 2022

Staff treated me terribly because I wore shorts. They told me that they had everything booked but assigned a woman a table without reservation too.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed March 8, 2022

Yes, you have to wait for a table - sometimes quite awhile. But the atmosphere, food and service are worth it! What a charming little restaurant with a wonderful menu. It's also in a beautiful neighborhood. I'll definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 2, 2022

We went twice to this restaurant as the food was great and not covered in spice and fruit, delicious dishes and well cooked. We managed to get a table each time and were outside with heater so great,

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 17, 2022

Every time I try to go eat here there is a waiting time, while more than half of the tables and most of the bar is open. They make you wait outside seemingly for no reason and their reasoning is that they have reservations to...abide by. It’s ridiculous to make someone that is there at the present moment to wait because of reservations of people that are not present when all I wanted was to have a coffee at the bar. Literally the whole bar was open when I was there. I would have most likely finished the coffee before they would have sat anyone down which seems like never. Imagine if I was someone notable or famous.. I don’t think waiting/ignoring me would be an option. Clearly there needs to be someone there with more sensibility and authority to clearly see that I would have been able to have a coffee without taking someone’s reservation at the bar. It is obvious that they have a trendy trophy up their ass which I believe is because of the hard work of the cooks that are producing high quality food.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 11, 2022

Stunning food, freshly prepared in the open kitchen. Sit at the bar counter and enjoy all the different dishes that come past before you make your own choice. Wood oven for pizza and other dishes with a lazy Susan inside. Very nice ambiente and very...good wines by the glass. Apart from all standard questions about vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, it is great for Keto or Palaeo diets too.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed November 30, 2021

Really mediocre/bad Mediterranean restaurant. Starters bland but edible (nothing to write home about), followed by inedible mains. My partner’s parmigiana had not been prepared or cooked properly and was basically just a hot pot of bitter pieces of aubergine. My grilled octopus was tasteless, rubbery...and chewy, and accompanied by a few bits of lettuce with some old wrinkled tomatoes soaked in supermarket vinaigrette. Left having been robbed of around $70 for mostly awful food and substandard cocktails.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 20, 2021 via mobile

Very overpriced and food is just ok. My Humus tasted odd (with not much chickpea) and the chicken liver on toasts was harsh and not nice. The black rice with seafood was very underwhelming but very oily and at 15 dollars for this micro portion,...one could expect a little more than 6 very small pieces of fish, prawns and calamari. This is a place to be seen and to eat something different than tacos, but it is certainly not good cuisine.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 7, 2021

Lovely food, staff and setting. The starters and small plates are much larger and better value than the mains. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 7, 2021 via mobile

We were in the City staying in Roma Norte for 8 nights. Of our seven evening dining choices, Lardo ranks near the top. Went with a reservation (recommended as it’s popular) and requested indoor seating as the evening was cool and to avoid any outdoor...guest who might smoke. The service is attentive and professional, the food excellent and as mentioned a fine selection of good Mexican red wines. The octopus appetizer, beet salad, fettuccine with pork ragu, the Margarita pizza excellent and the shared rhubarb tarta were all perfect. We will returnMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed July 19, 2021

We sat in their outdoor seating to have our boozy brunch. Can't imagine a better time. Enjoyed the drinks, food, and service.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 6, 2021

Lentil soup., raw Flavorless burrata with only 1 tiny sour plum Tasteless sangría Overcooked picaña. Staff have no idea what about service is. They took a huge trash can from kitchen to outside. Just like this, all over the place. In the middle of the...night croud. Disastrous!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 6, 2021 via mobile

We have been on a gastronomic tour through Mexico City. This restaurant was at the level of the best restaurants we visited. We love the fact that it is very high caliber food yet served in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. They offer a great...selection of local craft beers and I loved their selection of Mexican wines. The octopus was phenomenal. The black rice is not made with squid ink but it’s actually a black rice served with seafood and it was delicious. The papardelle with rabbit ragout should not be missed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 9, 2021 via mobile

Me da pesar tener que escribir esta reseña, sin embargo es necesario. Llegamos sin reservación y nos dijeron que teníamos que esperar unos 40 minutos, está bien. Nos llamaron antes de los 40 minutos y nos sentaron, perfecto. Llega Alfredo, el mesero, y ni nos...saluda, nada. Las individuales servían de la carta también pero ni nos explicó eso. Regresa unos 5 minutos más tarde y nos dice “listos?” Y yo me había fijado en una pizarra que estaba por allí que tenía unas especialidades del día. Alfredo nunca nos las había mencionado. Yo, molesto por supuesto por su actitud, le pregunté “hay especialidades hoy?” Y me dice que sí y le pregunté a qué hora pensaba en explicárnoslas. Y empezó a describir platos que ni siquiera estaban en la pizarra. Y mi amiga quería pedir un sándwich que había en la pizarra y dijo que era para el desayuno. Le dijimos que necesitábamos más tiempo para pensar porque hasta ese entonces nos explicó de las especialidades. Bueno, luego ordenamos la comida y unas bebidas. Nos llevaron la comida y mis brochetas de cerdo estaban crudas y frías. Luego cuando regresó Alfredo me pregunta si todo estaba bien y le dije que sí si la receta decía que se sirviera el cerdo frío crudo? Bueno, llegaron dos personas más preguntándome si quería que me cocinaran otro plato o el mismo y les dije que ya se lo había dicho a Alfredo. Qué pensaban que yo era un ignorante? Al fin me llevaron el plato. Estuvo más o menos. Demasiado salsa, la brochetas mediocres. Me ofrecían más vino. Están en serio? Querían que yo gastara más dinero cuando experimentaba la peor experiencia de mis estancias en CDMX? Después me querían regalar un postre, no gracias. Lo triste es que un muy buen amigo me habla recomendado este restaurante y ahora está súper apenado. Sin embargo, él no tenía la culpa. Les cuento, tengan cuidado con este restaurante. A mi parecer, la fama que tiene no es merecida. Y si se fijan en mis otras reseñas, soy muy generoso y comprensivo. Mi pregunta es me habrá tratado así Alfredo porque soy estadounidense? O porque es un homófobo? Solo él lo puede decir. I hate to have to write this review, but it’s necessary. We arrived at the restaurant without reservations and told we would have to wait 40 minutes to get a table. That was no problem at all. They called for us about before the 40 minutes, great. Alfredo, our waiter, arrives and he didn’t even great us. The placemats were also the menu and he never really explained that, we just figured it out on our own. He came back about 5 minutes later and asked “ready?” I had seen a chalkboard with with specials of the day, so I asked him if there were any specials today. He began to describe plates that weren’t on the chalkboard. I was pretty putout by his attitude and I asked him when he was going to mention those to us? My friend wanted a sandwich that was on the chalkboard and he said that was only for breakfast. We told him we needed some more time to order because he had just explained the specials to us. A little bit later, we ordered our meals and drinks. They brought the food to us and my pork kabobs were raw in the middle and totally cold. Alfredo came by awhile later and asked if everything was okay. I said absolutely if the pork kabob was to be served raw and cold? Well, two more people came over and asked if I wanted another dish or did I want them to me a different dish. I told them that I had already told Alberto. Did they think I was ignorant? Finally, they brought me the dish and it was okay. Way too much sauce and the kebabs were mediocre. They asked if I wanted more wine. Are you serious? They wanted me to spend more money in the worst experience I’ve ever had in all my stays Mexico City? Then they wanted to comp me dessert. No thank you. The sad part is, one of my dear friends had highly recommended this restaurant to me and now he’s very embarrassed. He shouldn’t be, it wasn’t his fault. I’m telling you, be careful with this restaurant. It seems as if their reputation is not deserved. If you look at my other reviews, I’m usually very generous and understanding. The question I have is why would Alfredo treated me like that? Because I’m an American? Or because he’s a homophobe? Only he can answer that.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed December 14, 2020 via mobile

Terrific place to try cuisine other than Mexican in Mexico city. This place is rather small but well decorated. It offers many good Italian and European dishes. Their tiramisu is one of the best I have tried. Price is reasonable and service is good.

Date of visit: November 2020
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01 55 5211 7731 it's their phone number it's open from 8 am to 10:45 pm everyday from monday to saturday 8 am-5 pm on sundays
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They are open! I went yesterday morning
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Yes, Lardo offers takeout services.

Yes, Lardo is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Lardo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4