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La Pagoda

5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Centro De La Ciudad De México, Mexico City, Mexico
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good52%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Centro De La Ciudad De México, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At 9:30 AM on a Tuesday, the place was only half-full. My breakfast, eggs Mexican-style with ham, was only average... except for the tortillas, which were obviously hot off the griddle and delicious. The breakfast, with a tall glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice, cost about...More

Thank An0nyMs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had to write another review of La Pagoda because they brought back their famous garlic soup! For years this was a favorite on their menu, but about 5 years ago they diwnsized the choices a bit, and garlic soup was one of the casualties....More

Thank johntpt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is basically a Mexican diner. The food is adequate and it is fun to eat like the locals. It is certainly not haute cuisine though. It was clean and the food was fine.

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews online before queuing up for this place. It is true that this place serve authentic Mexican food without the price tag. The food was delicious and had rather good coffee (not the watery American coffee). You will definitely need to either...More

Thank chan26
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A true treat for an authentic taste of Mexico in Centro! Don't be intimidated by the lines! Vegetarians can get nopales on a bed of black beans--delicious!

Thank ChacmoolsFriend
Reviewed 23 August 2017

After a very long, interesting day at el Museo Nacional de Antropologia, my taxi driver back to my hotel recommended Cafe la Pagoda. I took up his suggestion. The restaurant was busy, but there were plenty of seats at the counter. Tables are available on...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I have only eaten here once. The eat the menu, the food was very good. I started with a veggie soup and the veggies where NOT over cooked. It was served with rice. Then I had the chicken. it came coated with a spicy creamy...More

Thank CJ73198
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for a mid night snack or dinner with friends. Open 24/7, serving a wide menu with Mexican Classics like Enchiladas, to some less ethnic choices, like a club sandwich or pancakes. Service is good and the food is great for...More

Thank meritaleja
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in during a very busy Easter holiday weekday. Long line but moved quickly and was in within 15 minutes. Restaurant has a very busy diner feel with basic and hearty Mexican fare. Along with standard Mexican menu items they also feature a menu of...More

Thank Gerard B
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Typical local eatery, where you will see more Mexicans than tourists. Variety of typical dishes. Wouldn't recommend it for vegetarians. Very convenient in the old city center, half a block from the opera. There are likely to be lots of people, but you won't wait...More

Thank Pixxidix
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
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Centro De La Ciudad De México, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52(55)109176
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