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    Kolobok restaurante ruso: get Russian in Mexico

    by patricia1.nunez Written Apr 14, 2009

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    Why to recommend this russian cafe?
    1st. Service was great...waiter really took the time for all people in my table, he wasn´t pushy at all, he explained all questions easily..
    2.Because prices were good and food was awesome..we ordered empanadas both sweet and salty. some were meat, chicken, potato...yuumm, Gyulash wich is a meat stew was served with rice and was good too, my hot tea that i converted into an ice tea was strong and had a rich flavor..
    3.Because it is located in a local neighborhood far from tourist buzz but also across the street from this nice park housing El Kiosko Morisco .. this emblema of Col Santa Maria de la Ribera

    Favorite Dish: Empanadas and russian salad with homemade wheat bread loaf

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    La Fonda del Claustro: Mexican Food & Atmosphere!

    by Laura_Mexico Updated Apr 3, 2009

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    This is a mexican restaurant specialized mostly in food from the state of Puebla (right next door to Mexico City towards the east) with a very folkloric atmosphere & decoration.

    It used to be called La Fonda de Santa Clara but it looks like the owners changed and it isn't as nice as it used to be the last time I was there. They used to have live music at night but I didn't see it anymore. The prices are a little lower now but the food quality is as well. The service is very slow, too. So I think I might now recommended other places over this one.

    NOTE: Apparently this place has changed name/owner AGAIN, last time I walked by it was named Fonda mexicana (but apparently kept the same concept) and I haven't eaten there recently, so I don't know if they have improved ever since my last visit... I hope so!

    Favorite Dish: The specialty is Mole Poblano (our hot chocolaty sauce on chicken or pork meat) and other very typical Mexican dishes (some are available according to the season).

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  • Rexo: you dont mind spending a little extra in Condesa

    by dls28 Written Mar 6, 2009

    The building's a large glass cube with 3 storeys. The first floor bar serves up a collection of killer drinks; the second floor is a restaurant with a well-mixed tapas menu; the top floor boasts a large dance floor that's got a great atmosphere.
    From the outside, the place looks great with its dark red glow.
    If you are not too bothered about spending your money on a good dinner in a nice place with views over the street come to Rexo, the tapas menu is good and they have a good selection of drinks but they are famous for thier martinis.
    Its sure to be full of 25+ well to do or business people and is credited with bringing people back into the condesa and the area taking off again.

    It's open daily from 1pm to 2am.

    Favorite Dish: bombon de chocolate.... its just so good!

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  • Rexo: If you dont mind spending a little extra in Condes

    by dls28 Written Mar 6, 2009

    The building's a large glass cube with 3 storeys. The first floor bar serves up a collection of killer drinks; the second floor is a restaurant with a well-mixed tapas menu; the top floor boasts a large dance floor that's got a great atmosphere.
    From the outside, the place looks great with its dark red glow.
    If you are not too bothered about spending your money on a good dinner in a nice place with views over the street come to Rexo, the tapas menu is good and they have a good selection of drinks but they are famous for thier martinis.
    Its sure to be full of 25+ well to do or business people and is credited with bringing people back into the condesa and the area taking off again.

    It's open daily from 1pm to 2am.

    Favorite Dish: bombon de chocolate.... its just so good!

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    Hostal de los Quesos: Tacos, tortas, meat, cheese & more...

    by Laura_Mexico Updated Jan 19, 2009

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    This place is located in a non-touristic area, so you will hardly run into it if you only do the typical tour to the main attractions/zones in town (e.g. downtown, Xochimilco, Coyoacan). So I guess this is rather a recommendation for people who live in Mexico City or who have local friends/relatives who live closeby or can take them there, etc. You will hardly see a tourist here for the same reason -- it's a place where you will only find locals and where only genuine Mexican food is served, and it's quite popular.

    The place is fairly big, family oriented and it's been on business for over 30 years now. Their specialty is tacos (many kinds) and melted cheese (pretty much like a fondue but you eat it with tortillas instead, and they also mix it with stuff such as mushrooms or chorizo), and most of their dishes are charcoal-grilled: this is the secret to their special flavor. They have a good variety of dishes in the menu, which you can find at their website. They also offer breakfasts and they are open everyday. The breakfasts here aren't the best you can have in town but they're ok and you can have a simple but fulfilling breakfast for about USD $6-7, which is pretty decent.... and you get to eat as many hand-made tortillas as you want, and they are GOOD!

    Favorite Dish: Tacos de bisteck inglesa (beef meat marinated in Worcestershire Sauce, lemon and other stuff, cut into small pieces and inside a tortilla, yummy), quesadilla especial (white flour tortilla with ham & cheese inside), carne en su jugo (juicy beef with beans and bacon).... Everything is good. Try also their naturally flavored water made with fruits, they have different flavors everyday and they are healthier and tastier than a soda.

    Have a piece of cake for dessert, they are really good (Mil hojas style was just great) and drink a cafe de olla -- a special coffee with cinnamon and sweetened with piloncillo (solid brown sugar).... Very yummy!

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    Tok´s: A fancier Mexican chain

    by Arial_27 Updated Oct 23, 2008

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    This is another nice Mexican chain, which is a step higher than Sanbourns and VIPS in terms of prices. Great food, has a fancier atmosphere to it, highly recommended.

    Favorite Dish: The waffle with your choice of fruit on it. It was huge, filling and took me about 2 days to finish. Mmm...

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    BROS Oyster Bar: 100% USA-style, nice & expensive seafood

    by Laura_Mexico Updated Sep 29, 2008

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    I treated my boyfriend with a dinner at this place where he had been intending to take me for a long time because he knows I'm a clam chowder fan and he said he had eaten a very good one here, many years ago. Well, we finally made it and after entering the place I felt like I was somewhere in USA. I bet that this would be a great place for a homesick US citizen, he would feel like at home for sure. The layout, decoration, the music and the food really reminded me of some of the nice restaurants I've attended in USA.

    This place isn't cheap for Mexican standards and I would recommend it for special occasions: the atmosphere is pretty calm and intimate, dim lights, few tables with nice little lamps and a bar where you can have a drink or even your meal more informally. The service is pretty attentive and they will give you all sorts of details of the dishes available in the menu, which is not printed but handwritten on a blackboard hung on the wall instead (pretty original). They will also accomodate to your wishes as much as possible in case you want to eat something slightly different from what they offer in the menu. Their specialty is seafood, of course: Rockefeller style oysters, clams, shrimps, etc. They also have 2-3 beef choices, pasta, carpaccio, a couple of salad choices. Their bread is home made and they serve some raw carrots with Roquefort dressing as a complimentary light entree.

    Credit cards accepted, open everyday EXCEPT Sunday from 1:30 PM to 1:30 AM. Valet parking available.

    Favorite Dish: Clam chowder is one of their main specialties and it's REALLY good: creamy and tasty, Boston-style. The bowl might seem "smallish" but the soup is a bit heavy so keep this in mind because you might have difficulties to eat all of your main course later, let alone a dessert on top of it all.

    The second thing I liked best was the grilled salmon with a home-made delicate herb sauce on top which really enhances its flavor. It's accompanied with steamed broccoli and fried potato slices, really tasty and satisfying. I ordered a good pasta dish, which they cook in many different styles: Alfredo, 4-cheese, Arrabiata, Pesto, etc.... And last but not least, they have a decent variety of desserts (pricey but not excessively big) such as warm apple pie with ice cream, cheesecake, chocolate mousse, brownie w/ice cream, etc.... We had a Sacher chocolate cake which was pretty good, but we had to take back home half of it after the heavy dinner we had already had.

    They will also suggest some wine options to have with your meal; they offered us a white wine by the glass which was pretty good.

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    Mexican food is the best: Mexican food is the best

    by malianrob Written Sep 21, 2008

    I love Mexican food so I was in heaven in Mexico City, Yes it is slightly different than Mexican food in the States but some things are the same. I didnt go to too many formal restaurants here because we ate alot of street food. Taco stands, street vendors that sort of thing. I went to a couple of restaurants like La Fonda de Santa Clara inside the Fiesta Americana Hotel. This is where we had a little get together with another VT member (ledragon). The Margaritas were the best! The food wasnt that great. My sister had the mole chicken and she only took a few bites. I forgot what I ate because it wasnt that good to remember. Like I said the drinks were great and the view from the restaurant was cool. We sat next to the window and had awesome views of the city. We ate at La Gruta in Teotihuacan. That was excllent!! Other than that we ate in the street. Flautas here, sopes there... it was all good. And no we did get sick at all. Just use your common sense. Go to a place that looks clean. Most of the time you can see how they prepare everything.
    For those of you not too fond of traditional Mexican food, ther do have plenty of Mcdonalds, KFC, Chillis, and other well known chains of restaurants.

    Favorite Dish: One night I was walking around the Zocalo area. There were tons of people, vendors, lights. Something for all the senses. Then I saw it! I guy selling Fried bananas! My favorite.
    I normally eat then by itself but here they had the guy putting some type of sweet milk or some type of jelly on them. It tried the milk, it wasnt too bad but I still prefer them by itself.

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    La Cantina de los Remedios: A Nice Cantina in Polanco

    by Arial_27 Written Aug 14, 2008

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    Polanco is a district in southeast Mexico City. If you go by there, I'd recommend this place for lunch or dinner. Its also a popular place where Mexicans like to have their birthday dinners and other celebrations. Great food, drinks and service. I had a great time.

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    Los Arbolitos: Get the Mexican food experience

    by Arial_27 Written Aug 14, 2008

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    This is a fun, casual and cheap place to eat if you happen to be in the south of Mexico City - especially if you like tacos and real Mexican food! The name means "the little trees" in English, and there are about 4 restaurants under this name on the same street, all either beside or across the street from one another. A quesadilla for example (which was one of the only things on the menu I could eat, since I'm vegetarian) were about 14 pesos ($1.40 USD) and the tacos, depending on what you wanted on them were about the same price. This is especially a very popular place among students and younger generations. So if you want to experience what real Mexican food is like, come here, everyone I knew loved it.

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    El Porton: A Mexican chain restaurant

    by Arial_27 Written Aug 14, 2008

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    This is another Mexican chain restaurant, its very similar to Sanborns. The name means "The little door" in English. The service and food is all very good and its all traditional Mexican dishes. The prices are very reasonable, it shouldn't cost more than $10 USD for a full meal.

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    Mama Rosa's: Mexican-Italian food in a modern atmosphere

    by Laura_Mexico Updated Jun 18, 2008

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    There used to be a few of these restaurants around Mexico City, but I went to one of them only; the atmosphere is calm and the service is good, and prices are pretty acceptable. Italian and Mexican food are served at Mama Rosa's, and you'll be able to find a few dishes that you might find rather exotic!

    Favorite Dish: "Funky chicken" pasta is nice... and the frozen cappuccinos are wonderful too! I also recommend the home-style pizzas, especially the "Mama Rosa's pizza" (with seafood on it).

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    La parrilla Suiza: La parrilla Suiza

    by dila Written Jun 7, 2008

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    Have had a nice dinner here with vt member Laura

    Favorite Dish: i had Pechuga Suiza = pieces of chicken with melted cheese between 2 tortillas 37.90 pesos
    and Aqua de Jamaica (hibiscus? flower) 13.90 pesos
    Laura had Arrachera Comal kind of cheesefondue with beef beans and green pepper 97.90 pesos

    Pechuga Suiza sauce Aqua de Jamaica Arrachera Comal
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  • Bertico Cafe: Breakfast Near the Zocalo

    by Jetgirly Updated Jun 4, 2008

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    We passed Bertico Cafe on our way to another recommended restaurant (that turned out to be totally empty), so we backtracked and made it our first stop for breakfast in Mexico City. Bertico Cafe is conveniently located close to the Zocalo, and it features a huge breakfast menu complete with amusing English translations. Once again I had huevos mexicanos (eggs scrambled with jalepenos, tomatoes and onions) and they were good. The fresh juice was good too- you could choose from orange or grapefruit. Along the counter that runs the length of the restaurant are fresh pastries- they're a little bit exposed but I haven't seen any other restaurant with that large of an assortment. I would say the biggest draw here is the location, though. Mere footsteps from the Zocalo means you can easily walk to any number of tourist attractions and a major public transportation hub.

    Bertico Cafe
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  • Los Murales (at Century Hotel): Inexpensive Vegetarian Buffet

    by Jetgirly Written Jun 4, 2008

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    Our guidebook recommended the vegetarian lunch buffet offered at Los Murales, the restaurant in the Century Hotel in the Zona Rosa. The buffet is all meatless and includes soup, salads, nachos with salsa and guacaole, bread, hot entrees, dessert and all the agua fresca you can drink.

    We all started with a bowl of the yummy cream of cilantro soup, then sampled some of the hot entrees (including cheese enchiladas, pasta with parmesan cheese and rice with mixed veggies) before testing out the salad bar and dessert (chocolate flan). The aguas frescas on offer were mixed fruit (tasted strongly of papaya and watermelon) and alfalfa.

    The best thing about the buffet was the price: it only cost about fifty pesos ($5) per person! It's definitely a great budget choice for someone who has been eating street food a bit too long and would like to sit down for a proper meal (with lots of veggies). The decor in the restaurant is very remniscent of the 1980s, but in a funny way. If you happen to be in the Zona Rosa and you're dining on a budget, try Los Murales.

    Back to the 80s at Los Murales (Restaurant) Buffet Samplings at Los Murales (Zona Rosa)
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