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“A good Mexican restaurant/cantina”

La Fonda del Recuerdo
Ranked #433 of 4,365 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mexican restaurant inspired in the cuisine of the state of Veracruz. Live music and a weekly show with the most famous songs and dances in Mexico. Ideal for large groups and to finish a long working-day or traveling day.
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277 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“A good Mexican restaurant/cantina”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great mexican fare! Good service. GREAT MARIACHIS !
Close to Chapultepec and Reforma Hotels. I have been coming here for many years... still one of my favorites.

Visited March 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
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“First choice if you´re in the mood for "Toritos"”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great service and excellent food.
The dishes are varied and very well served. The menu has an option for every budget but the star of this restaurant are the "Toritos".
A tipical drink from the state of Veracruz wich consists of a fresh fruit mixed with alcohol. You can choose from all kinds of flavors like lemon, pineapple, guanabana, peanut and even cajeta (caramel flavored goat milk candy).
Beware of how many toritos you order or you might not be able to make it out the door! If you have a car please bring an assigned driver.
Also the entertainment is great! All you can expect from a mexican style restaurant.
This restaurant has been around for a long time and it´s a well passed tradition in my family where my parents used to go way back when it wasn´t as fancy as it is now.
A must try in your trip to Mexico City!

  • Visited November 2012
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fabulous Mexican Food”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Finding a great mexican restaurant in Mexico City is no easy task. This restaurant has been around for a long time with little change in the quality of the food. It is pure mexican food from all over Mexico. If you only have time for lunch or dinner, then try something with mole. It is usually served with turkey and combines chocolate and hot spices. An odd combination but it works. The staff is great and the prices are really good. For dessert have the cafe de olla with something sweet. A great way to end a fantastic meal.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Don K
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76 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Sweet Mexican dance with below average food”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

They are great hosts and prime for the little presentation of folkloric dances. Dancers have charisma and do their job as they should. Decor is simple, but effective. Music is mexican and their Mariachis do not bother you if you are not into their music. This said, entertainment is their strongest quality. About the food, hummmm, I rather just say that if you go there after some snacks it will be best!

Visited November 2012
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277 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
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“Good Central Mexico cuisine”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

A traditional restaurant, fairly priced, with very good cuisine typical of central Mexico.
Good service. From their Enchiladas to mondongo. Be adventuresome. You'll enjoy the experience!

  • Visited September 2012
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