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“Best Melting Fudge Chocolate Lava Cake” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe La Gloria

Cafe La Gloria
Ranked #821 of 3,968 Restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Condesa
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Melting Fudge Chocolate Lava Cake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We were in Condesa for the entire evening and decided to have dessert before going back to our Hotel in Polanco. We really had to search the menu to finally find the dessert! The menu folded in such a way that it was almost as if the desserts were not a part of it :) Anyhow, the server suggested the Chocolate Fondue cake instead the White Chocolate Cheese cake. We were expecting a fondue pot with cake to dip...but instead was this decadent chocolate fudge brownie cake filled with melting hot delicious chocolate fudge... It was presented so well that in the midst of its arrival to our table we both did not remember to take a picture! This is definitely one Chocolate Lovers Dream cake! :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We loved our first visit to Cafe la Gloria. It was crowded late on a Monday night, with people vying for tables, which I take as a good sign. The menu was Italian/international, and we had some of the best pasta in our lives here, on par with our favorite meals in Italy. The fettuccine with mushrooms and cheese and the fresh pasta with pesto were perfectly prepared and seasoned, and creamy without being drowned in sauce. Appetizers included a tuna tartare tower beautifully plated with a creamy small quail egg and a wonderfully fresh caprese salad. Service was prompt, professional and attentive, and the atmosphere, sitting outside in the warm evening air, was lovely and romantic. I wasn't expecting Italian food to be one of my favorite Mexico City dining experiences, but Cafe la Gloria was a highlight for us.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RBSeattle
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice trendy restaurant in Condesa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

This was one of the few restaurants still open on Christmas day in Condesa so we gave it a try. The atmosphere was great and the staff friendly. The stuffed squash appetizer was excellent. The two main courses we ordered, seafood pasta and beef stew, were both good but a bit overpriced for the quality. Overall we're still very pleased with this find since most places were closed on Christmas.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rabbitova
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mexico
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

food is ok, not that good anymore, the area is nice though

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank lemurina
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Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Simple, straightforward Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

I really enjoyed this meal. The Roquefort torte they served as an appetizer was delicious, hearty enough to almost being one person's entree. My chicken breast in a cream sauce was excellent, and a nice change from the verde and mole sauces I had been eating daily. Dessert was good but not special, a not too sweet carrot cake that really didn't have much carrot flavor or cream cheese. Maybe it is hard to let go of the tastes we expect and love.

It was worth noting the power went out at least six times during our visit, but service continued and it was plenty romantic to eat by candlelight for a minute or two here and there.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank kyle34
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