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“Interesting Mexican food, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Tecla

La Tecla
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Ranked #460 of 4,236 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Condesa
Cross street: Glorieta Cibeles / Monterrey
Description: For 20 years, we have been dedicated to the care of every detail, flavor, and the quality of our ingredients and the presentation of each of our dishes. In La Tecla, we delight our guests with tradition and new culinary recipes of Mexican cuisine
Mexico City, Mexico
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125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Interesting Mexican food, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

La Tecla has been around for a while now, and it shows. This is both good and bad. The Roma location (the only one I have been to) is a little worn aroudn the edges, with some awkward dining spaces and really low cielings. But the food is good, this is where it is notable that they have been improving their menus over time. I went the other day with the wife and had a steak stuffed with apples and figs ina sweet fruity sauce (can't remmeber what it was), with a bit of chile pasilla thrown in to add some kick. It was quite good, and an interesting use of ingredients. My wife had a chicken breast with some kind of sauce I also can't remember, stuffed with plantains and Oaxaca cheese, which was also good and very Mexican but not a typical menu item. This is what I like about the place, it is all very Mexican food, but a little different, but not some gastro-science experimient that strays so far from the source material that you forget what kind of food it is. I also had some spring rolls which were quite tasty and caldo tlalpeño, a chicken and vegetable type soup, that was nothing special. Service was decent, and the wine menu was very reasonably priced (decent bottles for $225 pesos and up), a pleasant surprise. The place could use an update, but all in all a tasty Mexican meal with a bit of innovation can be had here for a reasonable price.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank grilango
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Woking, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We were welcomed warmly and enjoyed a happy Mexican meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012 via mobile

Service was prompt, friendly and helpful.

We started with excellent Marguaritas and followed with traditional fare (stuffed Zucchini flowers, shrimp tacos with chipotle sauce plus stuffed chicken with cheese and spinach cannelloni).

Good value and will return again - situated within walking distance of Hotel La Casona.

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1 Thank Peter R
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Germany
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“average food.. expected more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

the menu (english) promised too much, somehow the tasty sounding dishes turned out to be boring. The food was not well seasoned and they put too much cheese in it - everywhere, even in the dessert (the crepe, which was flambee at the table still was the most interesting part).

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank floonline
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Brooklyn, New York
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fantastic. A modern twist on traditional Mexican food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2011

This was one of our best meals in Mexico City. If you want a break from the traditional Mexican fare of enchiladas, mole, etc., come here for something more modern and experimental. I had a thinly tenderized chicken breast, folded like a burrito and stuffed with sweet potato. A modern interpretation of classic Mexican recipes, and some of the most flavorful food we had in Mexico City. The price was upscale but still quite affordable when compared to what we paid for food in other Mexican cities. The decor was fun and the service was friendly and efficient. We're really glad that we followed a friend's advice to come here!

  • Visited December 2010
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2 Thank 10306
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Impressed with the food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2010

My husband and I went for lunch. We did not have reservations, so we wait for about 10 minutes to be sated even though the restaurant was empty. Nevertheless, we were pleasantly surprise with the food; it is traditional contemporary Mexican cuisine. We ate Seviche de Camaron con Mango; it was delicious!

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2 Thank Eleomorsa
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