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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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".
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
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.