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El Balcon del Zocalo

Calle 5 de Mayo 61, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
525251305130
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“guacamole” (34 reviews)
“cesar salad” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, Fusion, Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Calle 5 de Mayo 61, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A short distance from our hotel, we decided to have dinner here. The place was clean, quiet and we were seated immediately. Ask for the English menu if 'no hablo espanyol' If you want to try eating a cactus dish, then this is your chance....More

Thank SimonOnvacation
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner on the balcony and it was very nice. It was a nice night with a nice breeze and the food was excellent. The balcony actually faces 5 de Mayo so don't expect view of the square. Additionally there are large plants around...More

Thank Adam M
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this review

Dear Adam, Thank you for your comments, we are happy to know that you enjoyed your dinner in our terrace. Nevertheless, we are sorry to know that the view wasn´t what you expected. Please note that this is a temporary location for our restaurant. In...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That was the treatment what we needed after long time traveling with our backpacks. We had tasting menu and it was incredibly good. Stuff made awesome job and they were treating us perfectly! Highly recommended, also my friend ask for espresso martini what wasn't on...More

Thank Karolína K
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this review

Dear Karolina, Thank you very much for your positive comments. We are glad to read that you had a great time at our restaurant. As you may have seen our main aim is to delight our clients with our gastronomic proposal, and offer a service...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the hotel and probably should have been treated like ones when it comes to prepaid breakfast at El Balcon del Zocalo, but we never get to see the view, because according to their hostess every morning every table on terrace was reserved,...More

Thank Alena S
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this review

Dear Alena, Thank you for your review, is such as feedback as yours that we can improve our service. Also, we apologize for the inconveniences that you had regarding the reservation. We will take your comments into consideration to prevent similar situations from happening again....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Drinks were good. No reservation needed. Nice for a date night. Had steak and beef tenderloin dishes and drinks about $70.More

Thank Arecia
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this review

Dear Arecia, Thank you very much for your review about our restaurant. We are glad to read that you enjoyed our menu. Our chef Pepe Salinas has created an innovative culinary proposal based on ingredients 100% Mexican and a combination of traditional and modern techniques....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sorry guys but TA has this one wrong, yelp has it right (2-3 stars?). this was our final meal after 10 days in mexico and far and away the worst. it is very expensive for what it is. they could get away with the prices...More

Thank jacojone
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this review

Dear Jacojone, Thank you for sharing your comments about Balcón del Zócalo with us. It is only through feedback as yours that we can improve our service. Nevertheless, we are extremely sorry to read that our Contemporary Mexican Cuisine wasn´t what you expected. We would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there at 6pm to see if we could see the flag lowering. Unfortunately it did not occur that day, even though everyone said it happened every day. But we had a cocktail and some small bites rather than a full meal. The waiters...More

Thank Suellen_12
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this review

Dear Suellen, Thank you for you detailed review. Nothing makes us happier than reading that you had a great time at our restaurant. As you could see, the great view to the city is the perfect complement for the perfect meal. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the rooftop of a hotel. I end up coming here every time I am in CDMX. The view is unbeatable, you have a panoramic view of the entire Zocalo and plaza. The waitstaff has always been top notch, and the menu is always...More

Thank Noël L
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this review

Dear Noël, We are thankful for your kind comments, nothing makes us happier than reading that you enjoyed your visit at Balcón del Zócalo. It is always great to read that you enjoyed your meals. Our chef and staff will keep working to offer you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a lush dinner, this was our answer. We reserved a table but they couldn't guarantee us an outside table. We returned at 7pm and were delighted to get an outside table. Lovely menu and delicious cocktails. Bring your wallet it's not a cheap spot...More

Thank Laura R
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you for your review, it is always a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our dishes and your time with us. Please come back soon! We will be waiting for you. Regards Vladimir Mayllen.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rooftop restaurant has great views of Zocalo and serves good food. The reason I have only given it an "average" is because they messed up our reservation. We had booked dinner on the terrace for our last evening at the hotel to celebrate a...More

Thank Angel57
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this review

Dear Angel, Thank you very much for your comments about your experience at Balcón del Zócalo, we are glad to know that you enjoyed of our gastronomic proposal. However, we apologize for the inconveniences you had with your reservation, we won´t let that happen again....More

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admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
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worldtravelerj1
Hi, is the rooftop open for breakfast as I am hoping to see sunrise there? If so, do I need to make a reservation for a 7am breakfast on April 8, Saturday, for a roof top table, given it is so early? The reserve page on website did not work for me. Thanks.
1 April 2017|
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Response from Pedro R | Reviewed this property |
I think no... but you can visit at lunch time and its great Regards
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Adrian A
Buenas tardes, me gustaría conocerlos el día domingo 12 de febrero que opciones tienen ¿desayuno buffet o brunch? soy de Metepec estado de México y voy a ver el ballet del lago de los cisnes la función es para las 4:30 pm y quisiera llegar con ustedes en tiempo se requiere de reservación y ¿que precios tienen para su brunch o buffet? Gracias por su atención.
7 February 2017|
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Response from YolaDelius | Reviewed this property |
Hola el costo por persona del brunch es de $750.00 adulto y $150.00 por niño lo sirven de 11 de la mañana a las 5.00 de la tarde. Los domingos no hacen reservaciones, te atienden como van llegando. Solo tendrás que checar... More
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Fatii D
Hola me gustaría saber si están ofreciendo algo especial para el día 14 de febrero
5 January 2017|
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Response from aheredia2016 | Reviewed this property |
Pues muchos lugares como este ofrecen promociones especiales en esa fecha. Tiene que llamar al restaurante y preguntar para que le den la información y si tienen algo le pueden dar precios.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Valet Parking
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 61, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 525251305130
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