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El Mayor

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$$ - $$$
Centro Historico
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Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
+52 57047580
09:00 - 18:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 18:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
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Banning, California
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84 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat twice in this restauraunt and deli. The locals come here to eat and enjoy the site of the Aztec Temple.

Thank RamonSalcido
Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have been here several times for work and last time for breakfast with friends. Food is still average with no really good chilaquiles for the 3rd time in a row, it is a pity as it has a great view on the ruins.

Thank mexcity
Ahaus, Germany
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

So.. after spending a day visiting the sites in mexico, we decided on a sundowner overlooking the temple ruins. Important to note..you enter the bar and restaurant through an elevator located in the downstairs bookstore. Once you get to the roof, decide bar or restaurant. As we went for drinks, naturally we went to the bar. All tables with the... More 

Thank JelleGF
Mexico City
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A beautiful view, excellent quality and original cuisine, nice ambiance and good service in the heart of the City. Not to miss-

Thank ifuentesc
Sydney, Australia
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169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

An excellent view to have a very affordable lunch. The staff were courteous and the service prompt. Try the mango granita for a very refreshing and unusual drink on a hot day.

Thank Susanhilary1313
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Very nice food, great service and the best view in town. One of my favorite restaurants in Mexico City, my city.

Thank Elisa B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

wow, this restaurant should have a much grander entrance! the view of the old aztec templo mayor, the cathedral, the zocalo is enough to make this place a must see. However, the service, food and cocktails are absolutely awesome and in my view, a great value. We had lunch here marveling about the history and the amazing accomplishments of both... More 

Thank AVM2016
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87 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

It is an enclosed terrace restaurant, with a nice view of the Templo Major and Zocolo beyond it. The food was good, but not great. Priced on a high side for what it is. Still, a pleasant place for a nice meal.

Thank PickyVoyager
San Francisco, California
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I'm a sucker for these types of places - in touristy areas with a great view, fancy appearance, and slightly overpriced. You pay for the experience of overlooking the ruins, but necessarily the food. I thought the service was excellent. I think the mimosa cost as much as the food, but who cares. I ordered the chorizo molletes, which were... More 

Thank vanillachalk
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place with a roof top view over Templo Mayor and Centro area. Prices are slightly above average but not considered an over priced place considering the great service and view. Actually many bars in Centro were much more expensive. I did not eat but have been told they have great food. I recommend the place for Mexico City visitors

Thank 120hatems

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
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 Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 57047580
Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this restaurant behind the Templo Mayor.

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Staying in Centro Historico

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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 vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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