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Francisco Murguia 402 | Col Universidad, Toluca, Mexico
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mexico City, Mexico
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557 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is a MAGNIFICENT restaurant in a city that lacks high en restaurants. It is ranked as one of the 50 best restaurants in Latin America. México having over 10 in the top 100 of the worlds best, says a lot about this hidden jewel. For starters I'm a foodie that has eaten at the best restaurants each city I... More 

Thank Patricio B
Metepec, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To visit this place in Toluca is a must. 35 minutes from Santa Fe, in Mexico City. The chef is one of the best in America, and I must say that is the best in Mexico. The restaurant uses local ingredients, and the conception of the desserts is awsome. My only complain is that the breakfast has not the same... More 

Thank JuanRaAL
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Always a nice place to have dinner. If you are looking for a Mexican food this is the place. Cozy, excellent service and first class dishes.

Thank Cris V
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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229 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

A highly rewarding culinary experience in a very nice place in a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood in Toluca. Well presented dishes, and a great collections of rara tequilas and mescals. Not to be missed if in Toluca, but need to book well in advance. They cultivate their own herbs and spices on the roof of the restaurant.

Thank Olivier C
Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

Went to Toluca to meet some customers, for a lunch meeting. And I have to confess that this was the best part of the whole trip. I really thought that it would be, like, 'yet-another-lunch-speak-bye' 1h30 meeting, but not this one. Amaranta caused me a good impression upon arrival. I needed to use the restroom and it was just perfectly... More 

Thank Rodrigo F
Toluca, Mexico
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190 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

We recently ate breakfast here and enjoyed the attentive service, the smart looking dining room, and the delicious food. The juices were wonderful and included free refills. The bill for 2 came to about 500 pesos.

Thank johntpt
Mexico City, Mexico
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

This family owned and operated restaurant does deserve to be in the top restaurants from Latin America. The awarded Chef, Pablo Salas, has specialized in typical Mexican State cuisine and has given his personal touch to his dishes. Everything is as we Mexican say "para chuparse los dedos" and come back on any possible occasion. You got me. Congratulations Chef... More 

1 Thank Andres E
Leuven, Belgium
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had the degustation menu, which I recommend. The food here is absolutely delicious and the Mexican wines/beer were all tasty as well. The only shortcoming was the staff. The waiters were only talking to my boyfriend, even after I'd asked some questions to draw their attention. This bothered me quite a lot and is, in my opnion, not done.... More 

1 Thank Foodio02
Mexico City, Mexico
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

It is a great restaurant. The food is wonderful, that is why it is consider among the 50 best of Latin America. You can combine it with visiting the Cosmovitral and the downton of Toluca, you will enjoy it.

Thank Juan Marco G
Mexico City, Mexico
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Well prepared food in a modest environment, this family owned restaurant showcases local dishes, reinterpreted by chef Salas, and has become a favourite among local businessmen and politicians to showcase the states cuisine. Probably the only alternative to street food if one wants to try local dishes. The wine pairing suffers from the need to include the chefs brother as... More 

Thank Lalo G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Francisco Murguia 402 | Col Universidad, Toluca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Estado de Mexico  >  Toluca
  • Phone Number: 01-722-280-8265

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