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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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“chile relleno” (6 reviews)
“panini” (4 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Republica de Argentina 15 | corner of Justo Sierra, Mexico City 06020, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My girlfriend and I stopped in here for drinks and appetizers. You can't beat the view. You have the perfect view of the Zocalo. Our appetizers were pretty good but we didn't go for the food. It was the perfect place to relax after hours...More

Thank sdbooklover13
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been here before, so I didn't hesitate to return. This time was for breakfast. Honestly, I prefered lunch. Breakfast was good, served with many choices of fresh juice, coffee, and tea. I chose an omelette, and it was very good, I just prefered...More

Thank Chattycathy642
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place has amazing views of Zocalo. Hours are odd, they close from 11:00-12:00. Food is good, we encountered Mostly American clientele which we try to avoid. We like to find places that are authentic and not cater to tourist. With that said, we found it...More

Thank Vnicoloff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Besides the gorgeous view over the Templo Mayor, food is nothing to die for. Had their famous chiles rellenos de chicharrón and found them ok, little chewy and not that tasty as one of the main signature dishes of this restaurant. I bet there are...More

Thank Fernando B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both in hospitality and temperature! Without a reservation we get a fabulous open terrace table with a view of the Templo Mayor from the second floor. Great food and fabulous cocktails. Good service.

Thank gazinho
Reviewed 7 November 2017 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 20 October 2017 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 17 October 2017 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
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
  • Value
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
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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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