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La Opera Bar

Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
+52 55 5512 8959
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Opens in 22 min
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Mexican, Bar
$$ - $$$
Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at La Opera with a group of 6 adults and one 2 year old girl and everyone was very pleased with the meal. The inside of the building is very nicely decorated in the style of about 100 years ago. That is a compliment,...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Opera is what we call a Cantina. It is a restaurant and a bar that opened in the late 1800´s. It has been a restaurant that has been visited by many Mexican Presidents since it is close to the Presidential Palace. It is usually...More

Thank AlbertoVelasco1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cool building and the drinks were good. However, the food was not adequate. Some of it was cold when it came out. It did not seem made with love. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was the most expensive yet the worst we had while in Mexico. We were discouraged from ordering certain items on menu. The waiter telling us it would take over an hour to cook. Instead, what came out seemed to be precooked and not even...More

Thank TravelAddict617
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our time here. Cool bar, mariachi band, great food. We were staying close by and La Opera became our go-to spot. We became "habituales" of the bar

Thank saratoga_jm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love this place and have been there before. We enjoyed the charm, the service and the food. This time, however, we found changes, and not positive ones. First, they've remodeled, and the women's restroom has changed from a unique old part of the building...More

Thank Lakeside31
Reviewed 6 December 2017

19°26'4.98"N 99° 8'21.79"W This is a very nice restaurant, the third oldest in the city, high end, in the city center. The Zocalo is down the street, about 600 meters. Reception is friendly, a person is assigned for the reception and gets the waiter that...More

Thank Yves D
Reviewed 3 December 2017

My fourth time in Mexico City, and I always visit La Opera bar. Why? I suppose it is so iconic and stunning inside. Bit like visiting NYC and going to the Empire State Blg or London and seeing the Houses of Parliament. It's an old...More

4  Thank Rory_McN
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Famous bar in the center of Mexico City, since Pancho Villa entered it once on the horse and shut a bullet to its ceiling. It still preserves the look and lights from the first half of the 20th century. I liked the food as well...More

Thank Olgica2015
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Wonderful period bar/restaurant that you could while away an evening in pleasant company without noticing the passing of time. Great lighting in period decor. Traditional live trio. An absolute classic.

Thank gazinho
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5512 8959
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