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El Mayor

Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
+52 55 5704 7580
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location, Location and Location. Great place to stop for a snack, drink or lunch after visiting the zocalo and church. Good food, great view, awesome service. The wait to dine may be long, if so eat on the patio. Crepes made to order, sandwiches and...More

Thank DaraTheExplorer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived mid afternoon and did not have to wait for a table. With spectacular views I imagine it gets crowded at peak times. We ordered 4 or 5 appetizers plus tres leche cake. The duck tacos with mole sauce and pickled red onions was...More

Thank bebechgo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience. We ordered a table full of appetizers so that we could try as much as possible. Everything was so tasty. The duck and mole tacos were spectualr as were the pork rolled crispy tacos (they weren't called that, but from the...More

Thank topthat
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great place to grab lunch after visiting the museum. It can be busy - we were fortunate enough to stumble upon it just a few minutes before opening (1p) for lunch and were seated within 10 minutes. Food and beverages were good. Really enjoyed this...More

Thank AbsolutWallStreet
Reviewed 20 September 2017

After a morning of exploration at the Temple de Mayor (Aztec ruins) we spotted an inviting restaurant just across the street with a view to the temple, Central Cathedral and hopefully a refreshing drink. When we arrived the coffee shop beckoned but the smokers sent...More

Thank Kathie S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

In Mexico for a business conference and booked this restaurant for dinner with colleagues. Bean soup was ok, but the main course was actually inedible. I left the main course untouched after one single bite, ate the dessert, which was an average but dreadfully sweet...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

After visiting Museo del Templo Mayor we stopped for early dinner at the restaurant. I expected it to be over priced tourist trap, but actually it is not. When we arrived there were few tables free and we were seated quickly at the table with...More

1  Thank Izudin L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

They make us wait for over 30 minutes just for beer and a pitch of wine Service is awful they try to move us from the restaurant at least twice, even when they made a mistake in their sitting chart. It is cheap and now...More

1  Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Although the excavation of the Templo Mayor isn't the most gorgeous of the city, it is tremendously meaningful. Then to the right is the magnificent Cathedral of the City of Mexico, to the left another fine cupola. Very nice spinach ravioli; not great tomatoes on...More

Thank latia2017
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is definitively worth the wait and the visit. You will usually find it crowded and you may have to wait 30-40 minutes to get a table (but it's possible to arrive without reservation). It is located on the top floor of the famous...More

2  Thank SofiCortes
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro
Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings
and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico
City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio
Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas
Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5704 7580
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On the corner of “Republica de Argentina” and “Justo Sierra (Donceles)”, at the roof garden of the popular and traditional bookstore and publisher named “Libreria Porrúa” you can find a contemporary design Restaurant where elements such as vegetation (cacti originating in our Mexico), floors in granite and wood, modern furniture and glass make up its structure. Restaurant El Mayor is a proposal for high gastronomy in the heart of Mexico City Downtown. A multiproposal concept that includes terrace-deli, bar and restaurant with a view unique to the archaeological area of temple Mayor, the backs of the Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as majestic buildings of the Colonial and modern Mexico. The menu is based on classic Mexican food with a contemporary, where ingredients base of our Mexican gastronomic heritage are the main reason for the letter.
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