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La Opera Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Centro Historico
Mexican, Bar
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Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5512 8959
13:00 - 00:00
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a historic building with beautiful decorations all around. We stopped here mainly because of the history this place embraces but we will for sure comeback to taste the meals as they seemed good.

Thank chimerock8
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to get a drink. Beautiful ornate interior. I thought the food was fine. Some unusual dishes. The service was ok. They had a number of wines on wine list. However, of 12 bottles of red, they were out of all but two. Of course the two they had were the most expensive. I didn't appreciate that. I would... More 

Thank Larry T
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay place- Lots of tourists But okay to see- Go for a coffee- Food is not amazing- wine was pretty bad- But the place is worth seeing

Thank Casamona-Real-Estate
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area is a little devoid of places to just sit and hang out for awhile which is why we opted for La Opera Bar. We were able to sit and have a couple of beers and snacks without being rushed out. Nice people. Good food.

Thank mme8771
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Beautiful bar and restaurant. The staff is friendly and the drinks are good. We did not eat here, but we enjoyed our visit.

1 Thank Kristine D
Mexico city
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Visited with the family, from 10 year old son to 90 year old mom. Super quick service at 3pm on New Year's Eve! Got seated in just 5 minutes. Got a special booth area in the back. Beautiful surroundings. Food was good. Boys a bit reluctant at first, but found something to suit their palatte. Great trio too! Serenaded mom... More 

Thank Alicia M
Seattle, Washington
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Just looking in the door drew us in. Beautiful, historic restaurant with very good service and reasonable prices. Food was just OK, nothing special and margaritas were good but tiny. They seem to specialize in meats, which tended to be over-salted, as were the mashed potatoes. One of our party had beef tongue and liked it. So, go for the... More 

Thank Rorinho
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful bar/restaurant in the historic centre with incredible atmosphere. Menu included numerous traditional Mexican items, the standout dishes for us was the angulas (baby eels) and tortilla soup. Busy enough on a Friday night without being too hectic or noisy. A wonderful experience.

Thank Hheart_142
Queretaro City, Mexico
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We visited Mexico City Downtown during the "Dia de Muertos" (deaths' day) festivities, and the place is really colourful and festive. We had lunch at La Ópera, the place is still decorated with the early 20th century furniture and ornaments. Food is great, very good service and it has a charming family ambiance. Highly recommended if you visit Mexico City... More 

Thank Nesterix1
Indio, California
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Was in CDMX for the Formula 1 race with my wife, brother and nephew. After dinner, my nephew said that he had read about La Opera and that we should go tequila tasting. I'm always down to hang out with them with some drinks, so we went. What a beautiful bar with some serious character and history! We were greeted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 18:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5512 8959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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