Sanborns, Mexico City

4 out of 5 stars 18 Reviews

  • at the Casa de los Azulejos
    at the Casa de los Azulejos
    by TheWanderingCamel
  • Looking down from the top of the restaurant
    Looking down from the top of the...
    by krisfromthevalley
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    Centro Historico suggestions

    by ciberamigo Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    For breakfast: Sanborns Azulejos;
    Lunch: Los Girasoles;
    Dinner: Cafe Tacuba
    Sanborns Azulejos: It is set in the patio of the XVIIIth century house of the marquis of Orizaba valley, known as the house of tiles; historic monument.
    Los Girasoles: Located in the upper floors of a XIXth century mansion, overlooking Tolsa Square; great view.
    Cafe Tacuba: One of the oldest and more traditional places to eat in the city, the interior's decoration is absolutely mexican; live mexican music.

    Favorite Dish: Authentic mexican food is prepared in the 3 places.

    Directions: Sanborns Azulejos: 4 Francisco Madero St.;
    Los Girasoles: 13 Xicotencatl St., East side of Tolsa Square;
    Cafe Tacuba: 28 Tacuba St.

    Phone: Sanborns Azulejos: 5521-60-58

    Sanborns Azulejos

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    Sanborns: Great Mexican food

    by Arial_27 Written Aug 14, 2008

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    Sanborns is a popular Mexican chain restaurant that is attached to a department store. The food is good, and I found it was easy for people with all kinds of eating limitations to eat there. I'm a vegetarian, and found it difficult at other places to find food, but not here. They make very good guacamole, salads and other traditional Mexican dishes. The prices are medium - I would say about $5 or $6 per person to eat a full meal here with drinks and appetizers.

    Address: Different locations around Mexico City


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  • Sanborns in La Casa de los Azulejos: beautiful courtyard setting, so so food

    by speedracer3000 Written May 8, 2008

    beautiful building, beautiful courtyard space, good service, but the food was just average
    my food arrived luke warm but the waitress was very nice about it and offered to heat it right away. the manager checked up on everyone's table several times to see if everything was ok.
    the food wasn't horrible but nothing to rave about
    we'd likely return but probably just for drinks or coffee and enjoy the ambiance of the place

    Favorite Dish: no favorite dish (from this one visit)

    Address: near Bellas Artes

    Directions: just look for the building with the beautiful blue tiles near Bellas Artes

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    Sanborns: Casa Azulejos or House of Tiles

    by cinthya_in_victoria Updated Apr 29, 2008

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    Sanborns in Mexico is like Mcdonalds, there's one everywhere! It's a store with its own restaurant (or vice versa?). The one in downtown called Casa de los Azulejos is the most beautiful one (in my opinion). It's not the best reastaurant but it worths a visit.

    Favorite Dish: Molletes, Enchiladas Suizas, Chilaquiles

    Address: Everywhere


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    Sanborns: Gorgeous setting

    by TheWanderingCamel Written Mar 30, 2006

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    The inner courtyard of the historic and beautiful Casa Azulejos (House of Tiles) is put to good use as a very pleasant restaurant. Locals and tourists alike fill the tables here. The food is fine, well cooked Mexican fare at a reasonable price and a menu wide ranging enough to suit anybody. Good service, good coffee - it may be a chain but they do it all very well, they're open early till late and the setting is gorgeous. Make sure to have a good look around the whole building - there are lovely architectural details to catch your eye everywhere.

    Favorite Dish: Chilaquiles, soft corn tortillas in green chile sauce smothered with cheese were yummy, spicy enough to be interesting. And I do love my huevos rancheros for brekkie - the ones here were excellent.
    This isn't fine dining by any stretch but Sanborns is a something of a Mexico City institution and they do what they set out to do very well.

    Address: Avenida Madero 4

    Sanborns... at the Casa de los Azulejos

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    Sanborns: House of Blue Tiles....have to see..

    by krisfromthevalley Updated Mar 29, 2006

    Just being in the restaurant and watching people is great. All I did was stare and look up at the glass ceiling and wonder when they put it in. The architecture is great...and I preferred sitting in the first floor near the fountain. There is a second floor where you can look down--great view.

    Favorite Dish: Enchiladas...

    Directions: Get off at the Bellas Artes Metro... it's in the Sanborns.

    Looking down from the top of the restaurant

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    Sanborns: Casa de Azulejos

    by aventurera Written Dec 30, 2005

    If want to combine history and food together then this is your place.
    The casa de azulejos is situated in the historic center.
    This beautiful Baroque construction is now owned by the Sanborn store-restaurant chain, so you might like to have a snack while you're here. Originally built as a palace for the Marqués del Valle de Orizaba, the tiles (azulejos) on the façade date back to the 18th century and are said to be Chinese in origin. The interior is quite stunning: a Moorish patio and a mural by Orozco are just two of its special features.

    Favorite Dish: Enchiladas Suizas. Can be hot for some people but I love it

    Address: Madero, 4Centro Histórico. Metro: Bellas Artes

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    Sanborns: Sanborns

    by AcornMan Written Dec 4, 2005

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    Sanborns is the giant department store chain owned by the wealthiest man in Central America, and Sanborns Cafe is an offshoot of that chain. Often located in the same building as the department store, but also often found by themselves, these places are everywhere in Mexico City. They have a very casual diner-like atmosphere with decent food at decent prices. Nothing spectacular, but they're clean and the you know what you'll get.

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    Sanborns: Good food and great service

    by graz-ie Written Oct 13, 2005

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    You should go at least once to Sanborns while being in México - especially the one in the centro historico. The waitresses wearing their liveries look really nice and are doing a great job, always looking for your best.

    Specials are changing all the time.

    Address: TACUBA NO. 2

    Directions: the famous one is next to the Bellas Artes in the direction of the Zocalo

    Phone: 55-10-88-82


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    Sanborns: The House of Tiles

    by jumanuel Written Sep 21, 2005

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    This restaurante is famous for the old building of Tiles - Is very famous and the food is good. The bulding has a long history, it survived a fire.

    Food, normally is Mexican, I recomend you try the "molletes" which are quite traditional of the restaurant and the "enchiladas".

    Address: 5 de Mayo

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    Sanborns: The house of tiles

    by pencho15 Written Mar 16, 2005

    Sanborns is a popular restaurant and it serves some tasty local dishes, like molletes, chilaquiles, enchiladas and mexican eggs. they have also some nice sauces, which are not usually hot.
    Their are also famous for their variety in chocolates, all of them are great.

    Favorite Dish: The chocolates

    Address: Madero #4 col. centro

    Directions: The most famous is in downtown but you may find it all around the city.

    Phone: 55216058


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    La Fonda del Recuerdo: Authentically Veracruz, in Mexico City

    by gomexico Updated Feb 17, 2005

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    The food is authentically Veracruz-style, which means both seafood and meat dishes served by attentie but unobtrusive waitstaff attired in traditional costumes/uniforms from the Gulf Coast state.

    The restaurant (in business since 1955) is very popular with middle-class locals and businessmen entertaining foreign clients - this is an "off the beaten path" of foreign tourists, is one reason I like it so much . . . it's a "local" place.

    The meal and atmosphere is enhanced by two types of strolling musicians - mariachi and jarocho players - both of which will play music for you at your table for about US$4 per song. Listening to the music, eating the food and sipping one of the excellent 100% Agave Tequila's from the bar will make you think you're in a dream.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite starter is either i) the rich Caldo Tlalpeño, or ii) a bowl of Crema de Chile Poblano. The restaurant also serves shellfish as a starter. I usually follow the starter with a main course of Arrachera - a thin steak grilled to perfection and served with guacamole, grilled nopal and refried beans. What you eat here tastes as if you were sitting along the waterfront in Veracruz eating the same thing - it's that good.

    Address: Bahía de las Palmas 37, Colonia Veronica Anzures

    Directions: The restaurant is located 2 blocks NW of Plaza Galerias Shopping Center, less than a 10 minute taxi ride from the Zona Rosa or Polanco. Take a taxi to/from, there is no bus service nearby. Open for lunch and dinner.

    Phone: 9112-7476 to 80


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    Casa de los Azulejos (Sanburns): Typical Mexican Cuisine

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 8, 2003

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    If you are getting thirsty or hungry, then I’d suggest you visit the "Casa de los Azulejos," which is now used as the location of a Sanburns. As many cities in Mexico, the Sanburns is a department store that has an annex restaurant offering tasty traditional meals.

    Favorite Dish: Go ahead and try their nachos con frijoles y queso...they're just the best!

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    Sanborn's Restaurant: Nice cakes and good Mexican food

    by J_P_B Written Dec 17, 2002

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    A font of tranquillity in a pretty hectic area of Mexico City, Sanborn's is a department store that has a restaurant in its centre. It is reminiscent of a Viennese tearoom or the like and serves reasonably priced Mexican food and also cakes.

    Favorite Dish: The cakes were really nice - they also do a pork enchilada which was very tasty.

    Address: On Madero a few blocks away from the Zocalo

    Directions: Near the Palacio De Bellas Artes

    Inside Sanborne's

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    La Casa de los Azulejos (House...

    by brighteyes79 Written Aug 26, 2002

    La Casa de los Azulejos (House of the Tiles) - the outside walls are decorated with typical blue tiles
    La Casa de los Azulejos is a must see restaurant in the capital.

    The dining area is situated in a patio surrounded by pillars and a balcony on the first floor. There are very nice murals painted on the walls and there is a very nice atmosphere. All the waiters and waitresses were Mexican style clothing. You will also meet a lot of Mexicans here who come and lunch in the Casa.

    Favorite Dish: Sopa de tortillas is my absolute favourite(but anything is good!)

    And you should definately check out the dessert table!


    Directions: It's very easy to reach the Casa de los Azulejos. It's on 5 de Mayo, close to the Torre Latinoamericana (on the same side - left side if you come from the Zócalo).

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