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Bistro Arlequin

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Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
13:30 - 23:30
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Sun 13:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 13:30 - 23:30
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Mexico City, Mexico
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a weekday lunch - they weren't especially busy, and the service was good. The escargot is fantastic - hot, garlicky, and buttery. The bread is amazing - I loved the sesame seed; my companion the pecan. The butter is served soft, with just a hint of "pica" that really does nice. The carrot soup was the... More 

Thank Swimfins
Mexico City, Mexico
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777 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This little french place continues to have a great menu and very friendly service. It started very small many years ago but quality hasn't varied. Try the home made terrine.

Thank MTorre
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have lived years in Mexico city and each time I return to CDMX I love to have diner at Arlequin. Thomas the owner will welcome you, his staff is very courteous. The place has been recently remodeled and makes you feel comfortable. The wine list is decent and well priced. There is a menu du jour with the plats... More 

Thank paris2miami
Lyon, France
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have been going to"Arlequin" over the years. We like the unexpensive food, unpretentious and tasty, always regular in the quality, the ambiance is nice although a bit cold in the winter. We have tried more than once every dishes. The service is average, sometimes great sometimes very slow. The bread is excellent and they have an intersting choice of... More 

1 Thank virginieericf
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely ambience with soft cool jazz and hipster dudes. Not a tourist restaurant. Had good French food.

Thank carolyn650
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Escargots, onion soup and a duck confit so delicious it would be praised at the top French restaurants of the city, at less than half the price. The food is excellent, the prices are low and the ambient is relaxed. An excellent place, the only place, for a delicious and unpretentious french meal.

Thank Sebastian S
Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We have been at this bistro on 5 or 6 occasions and have loved the food to the point of asking the chef for the recipe. We'll keep going back to enjoy that french cuisine taste. As usual, in a good french restaurant outside of France, the chef and everyone else is french.

Thank AerodinX
New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for dinner in June. We shared the Roquefort tart, then I had duck with potato gratin on top & red wine sauce and My husband had the veal and mushrooms. It did taste nice, very French but also very rich for our palette. 5 hours after eating I was vomiting for 2.5hrs in the... More 

1 Thank Mazzietraveller
thomas_huck, Propriétaire at Bistro Arlequin, responded to this review

i am really sorry that you had this experience at the Bistrot Arlequin. I can assure that the meals that you ordered are the most sold which means that we work with fresh ingredients. But it is true that they are a bit heavy between duck fat and creamy (we use a lot). Sometimes it can happens especially in mexico... More 

Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Small little French restaurant on a side street - outdoor seating and an ambiance that felt like you could be in Paris. The food was delicious- highly recommend the escargot and I had duck confit that was superb. Prices were reasonable too - wine, appetizers, two entrees and a split dessert was $34 USD.

1 Thank sarah c
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It's a little French restaurant in a quiet street , which is lovely. The food is awesome. The menu is small but everything on it is delicious. My fav are the escargots and the steak filet with mustard sauce. The attention is excellent and they have a pretty decent wine list. Love it. It is one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
13:30 - 17:00
13:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5207.5616

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