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El Mayor

Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
+52 55 5704 7580
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This terrace with its unique view over the temple mayor and cathedral became a place in CDMX where I returned several times, alone or with friends. I haven't seen a comparable nice terrace, friendly, open, sunny, just something special. Downstairs is a book shop (Porua)....More

Thank las3botas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken to this place by our guide. Guided left us there to get his own lunch somewhere else. My friend and I were on our own as our husbands were at meetings. No one wanted to wait on us...and the place was almost...More

Thank mjakrm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been site seeing all day and only had breakfast. It’s 2:30 and we are super hungry. Tour guide Jorge from Marquis Hotel suggested El Mayor. When we meaning 6 of us got to the top we were hoping we didn’t need reservations. No...More

Thank bizzyqueen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to come here for dinner as we weren't aware it was closed from 6.30 and ended up being directed to the cafe for a quick drink before they also closed. Tried again the next day at around 3.30 in search of dessert, as we...More

1  Thank Cazzbags
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents and I stopped by for a snack after visiting the cathedral nearby. It is in a great spot, near big attractions, and a respite from the busy streets. You enter through a bookstore from the street level, and there are clear signs guiding...More

Thank Cybil Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

great view to dine in this restaurant. but the food and service is no pressive. waiter don't even understand " bread" in English.

Thank feng2816
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must when visiting el zocalo. It is by templo mayor. You can see a great view of the Zocalo below and the food is very good. Make sure you leave room for desert.

Thank LupefromTexas
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately not many great options in the area. So you can’t go wrong with this place. Food tasted good, service was great, and view is fantastic. Price is less than what you would expect for similar type of place in another country. If you are...More

Thank TravelAddict617
xavierccpp, Gerente at El Mayor, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank’s for visiting El Mayor restaurant and taking the time to write a review about us. For all our staff it was a pleasure to attended you and we hope see you soon.

Reviewed 1 January 2018

I had lunch here. The view is amazing, overlooking the Zocalo. The server was attentive to our large group. I had pasta, which was just okay. I would recommend this place for some drinks and the view.

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 10 December 2017

My girlfriend and I stopped in here for drinks and appetizers. You can't beat the view. You have the perfect view of the Zocalo. Our appetizers were pretty good but we didn't go for the food. It was the perfect place to relax after hours...More

Thank sdbooklover13
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro
Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings
and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico
City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio
Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas
Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Histórico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5704 7580
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On the corner of “Republica de Argentina” and “Justo Sierra (Donceles)”, at the roof garden of the popular and traditional bookstore and publisher named “Libreria Porrúa” you can find a contemporary design Restaurant where elements such as vegetation (cacti originating in our Mexico), floors in granite and wood, modern furniture and glass make up its structure. Restaurant El Mayor is a proposal for high gastronomy in the heart of Mexico City Downtown. A multiproposal concept that includes terrace-deli, bar and restaurant with a view unique to the archaeological area of temple Mayor, the backs of the Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as majestic buildings of the Colonial and modern Mexico. The menu is based on classic Mexican food with a contemporary, where ingredients base of our Mexican gastronomic heritage are the main reason for the letter.
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