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La Ostra

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Condesa
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Nuevo Leon 109, Mexico City, Mexico
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like in so many places, the tastiest food comes in the most inconspicuous packages and this place fits the bill. Just a basic local tavern with mind blowing flavours on your plate.

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Al Khor, Qatar
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I went here for a special event mainly to have a drink or two but ended up eating here and getting to meet the owners. I have red wine by the glass and 2 seafood dishes with new friends and everything was excellent. Hope they continue to get good business and keep their prices fair.

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Been here a few times now and always service is good. Food is amazing specially the tostadas. Some things can be a little over priced but overall is a good place. Locations is very convenient.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Small, not much of an ambiance, a little bit cold- it was a chilly afternoon- , but good prices and excellent sea food, good service. Ate a lot with my partner, he had shrimp and octopus cocktail, coconut shrimp, scallops tostadas,and I had mussles in white wine, fish soup,stuffed crabs the jewel of the crown!! And, mussels of course!!!!!!. I... More 

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Seattle
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

From the outside the restaurant is kind of unassuming, especially compared to it's fancier neighbors, but the food's always good and the prices are reasonable for the neighborhood. Even though there seem to be a lot of offerings on the menu, the food isn't complicated. Just fresh and tasty. Sometimes the service is kind of brusque but other than that... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013 via mobile

I've been twice there twice and food is good, average price but drinks are a little bit expensive. Staff is kind and fast, I recommend to go for eating but be prepared expensive drinks.

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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

La Ostra came highly recommended and we were slightly disappointed - not because of the food but because of the very loud house music. We couldn't hear each other talk even though we found a table away from the live dejay. The young condechi set seemed to be very happy though. The marisqueria style was simple and a blackboard menu... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2008

La Ostra is my favorite restaurant in Mexico City. The food is great (you can find that in many places in the Condesa neigorhood) What you can not find that easily is a place with the cool hip atmosphere that La Ostra provides. The music (electronic) was fantastic. I hope to go next time I visit Mexico. Luis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nuevo Leon 109, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighbourhood: Condesa

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

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Condesa
Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.
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