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El Ciruelo

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Zaragoza 17, Tepoztlan, Mexico
+52 739 395 1203
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13:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 13:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Mexico City, Mexico
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188 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We ate a very late lunch at El Ciruelo on a holiday weekend and everything was fantastic. They don't accept reservations on holidays, so we had about a 45 minute wait for a two-top, but it was *so* worth the wait. First, a shout out to our server Gerardo. Despite having worked a slammed dining area all day, he was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great place, great food. We had a reservation so we did not have to wait but during the weekends the place is packed.

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Thank maicky
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

El Ciruelo is a great place to take a pause and enjoy a good meal in the middle of Tepoztlán. The food and drinks are good and offer a reasonable variety, including local dishes. I particularly like the cecina, although you can get good cecina almost anywhere in Morelos. The Tepozteco (the close mountain range) is stunning and one of... More 

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Thank Jose P
Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, impeccable and friendly service, great view of the Tepozteco ridge, good recorded and live (guitar trio) music. First spot on TA in Tepoztlan (and probably beyond) is well deserved. Parking in the neighbourhood isn't easy but the restaurant offers valet service. We walked in at about 2pm and were seated in 5 minutes; not sure if they take... More 

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Thank damka-traveler
Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Lovely evening dining here with a group of Americans in a wedding party. Beautiful food of the quality you would expect from a higher end restaurant in the states. Service was formal and professional. Favorite plates included an appetizer of cactus with mole sauce and also a kind of corn pudding. Flank steak was good. Good selection of wines. In... More 

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Thank Tim E
Geneva, Switzerland
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161 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely place to eat and relax, Beautiful place with mountains view. Big patio . Very pleasant atmosphere . Good service and decent Mexican authentic food. Prices are very decent .

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Thank Rotem T
Munich, Germany
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This restaurant has not only a beautiful view (only to see in daylight) but also an exquisite know-how to prepare food. Not to forget about the friendly stuff!

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Thank MonikaMueller
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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240 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Ate here on a special occasion, coming from Mexico City, and their lima bean soon was absolutely scrumptious. I would make the trip here just for that soup. Their duck was also yummy yummy. Prices are on the high end, but it is worth it on special occasions, and the service is quite good.

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Thank ChristopherOnTheMove
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Best restaurant I went to in Tepoztlan, food was delicious and courtyard got the winter sun in the afternoon, so was a good place to have a beer and some appetizers

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Thank Sconiaw
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

An old favorite since 1993, consistency is the name of the game. Great food, good service, price is just on the high side. Mole, Tacos de Merlin (fish tacos), Quinoa salad, you can be vegan and be very happy here. There is a wine pairing with each food item. There is terrace for the smoking section that has the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 19:00
Monday
13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 18:00
Thursday
13:00 - 18:00
Friday
13:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zaragoza 17, Tepoztlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Morelos  >  Tepoztlan
  • Phone Number: +52 739 395 1203

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