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Monte Cristo

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Insurgentes Norte 1980, Col. Lindavista, Mexico City 07300, Mexico
+52 55 5577 9262
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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el paso
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very close to basilica... Beautiful setting... Great service! Enjoyed arrachera, chile relleno con chicharron, tuetanos...and how about a tasty tamarindo frappe to drink! You can't go wrong

Thank mirisjz1218
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were looking for a nice restaurant close to the Basilica and had plenty of free parking. This was about a KM from the Basilica and was easy to get to. The food was well worth the above average prices. The service was one of the best.

1 Thank Drboomer
San Francisco
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is out of the center but worth the trip. Guacamole made at the table with diner's choice of papers and other additions. Fresh tortillas, delicious fish dishes and an interesting and varied menu. Very attentive and friendly service. An upscale restaurant that probably caters to local families at weekends and evenings. We sadly only had a lunch there. Highly... More 

Thank Michael120
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143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

One of the best restaurants of the city and certainly the best in the Basilica zone, also good location for the pyramids trip. Old hacienda style with a gorgeous patio. The restaurant inside is very nice with a great fireplace, it has some small privates for large parties. Mexican haute cuisine, original and classic dishes with a gourmet approach that... More 

Thank J-L-1977
Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

We have been living in Mexico for three years and I think this is the best Mexican restaurant we have been to. You can ask for a tailor made salsa by looking at the wide range of ingredients. I had the spicy mushroom soup and the fried huachinango (red snapper) which was excellent. For desert the camote (sweat potato) with... More 

1 Thank snakayam
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The patio at Monte Cristo is not to be missed. It's springtime all year round in their beautifully appointed patio. The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. Very close to the Basilica for those visiting.

1 Thank Martin K
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have our guide Hector Hernandez of Diamondtransportadora.com recommended this place on our day trip to the pyramids and we loved it! The place is charming and very nice inside. Like going to a true Mexican hacienda. The service is stellar and our meal was authentic and delicious. We are from Arizona so it helped to... More 

Thank Buenovida
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

If you are in Mexico City, Monte Cristo is a MUST, no matter how heavy the traffic from wherever you are coming. As you enter the gate of this amazing Hacienda, you are greeted by the courteous valet parking staff. As you make your way to the entrance of the restaurant you can see very distinctive motives from the old... More 

Thank GAAG9
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

we have been to really nice restaurants around the globe and this was the first time in our life they discriminated us for "not being well dressed! We went to the Basilica de Guadalupe and after that we search for a restaurant nearby. We got here expecting a good meal and also great service. We were greeted by a lady... More 

Thank chimerock8
Mexico City, Mexico
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Great service. The terrace is very nice and creates a good atmosphere. Really good Mexican food. The whole place is new and very clean. You won't regret it

1 Thank Christian P
MonteCristoR1980, Manager at Monte Cristo, responded to this review

Dear Christian, thanks for your kind review. Hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Insurgentes Norte 1980, Col. Lindavista, Mexico City 07300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5577 9262
Faithful to the 19th century Antiguo Meson Mejicano (Old Mexican Inn) in all its unspoiled glory, we offer you the chance to partake, in a stately old-world manse, of the most delectable dished from the country's various regions and culinary institutions, from the fonda, cantina, and plaza stand to the most elaborate convent cuisine. All, served with different atmospheres as backdrops, from the coolness of the hidden courtyard, to the airy spaces of the Mexican hacienda.

Welcome to the days of yore!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?