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“Great Deal in Santa Fe area”
Review of Varela - CLOSED

Varela
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Polanco
Mexico City, Mexico
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Deal in Santa Fe area”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Its a great Steak and international food restaurant. Of course, its top product is the Porterhouse which includes a great pasta. Also good wine list and for the quality price is fair.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Rickropero
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great environment, delicious food!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The place is hard to spot just walking around Antara Mall in Mexico City. Yet, once you enter it's private elevator, your enter an entirely different world, away from the noise of the stores just below.

The place is fantastic, cozy with beautiful wood walls and nice, sturdy tables. Great selection of wines, and of course, meat cuts are the house specialty. I usually order as salad grilled vegetables and then a good vacío. Desserts are incredibly appetizing.

Overall a great experience and something not to miss if you visit Polanco in Mexico City.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Zorzidad
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New York, NY
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mexico City - Feb 2013”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Randomly found this place for drinks after shopping in the Antara mall. Sat at the bar drinking tequila, while watching the open kitchen grill various pieces of meat. Beautiful dining room. Would certainly go back and try the food next time we're in Mexico City!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank yuxx88
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One of the best argentinian places for lunch and dinner!!”
Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere is great, the food is just delicious.

Try the tuna fish carpaccio and the Bife de chorizo...

Service is world class. The owner and the maitre stopped 2 by our table.

I would just recommend a significant improvement in the wine list. It is simply disappointing as related to such restaurant.

I'll come back many times, anyway... With my own wines...! :)

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Thank JITD57
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Steak lovers must try.....”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Porter House is not that common in Mexico City, therefore it was quite a nice surprise to find it on the menu, and nicer when we tasted it, just as the best ones I've tried in the US... facilities, service, ambiance also great!!! This restaurant is located inside a mall and that makes it very comfortable in regards of parking, accessibility, space and so on, but still Varela is a quiet, intimate and relaxing restaurant.... not cheap, but price is worthy!!!! This is not just a steak house, so there are many other great things to try rather than steak....

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Eddel
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