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Monte Cristo

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Insurgentes Norte 1980, Col. Lindavista, Mexico City 07300, Mexico
+52 55 5577 9262
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Holladay, Utah
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394 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would be hard pressed to find a more pleasant restaurant anywhere in the world. The staff is clearly dedicated to providing the best in friendly, professional service. From start to finish it was so impressive. The menu in unique and fun with so many options - seafood to steak, soup to salads, Bone marrow specialties! A multitude of drinks.... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The Monte Cristo is located right on the side of Insurgentes Norte near Indios Verdes metro in a so-so neighborhood. After driving past hundreds of times over the years, we came here for a late Sunday lunch after reading the reviews here on TA, and I have found my new Mexico City favorite spot! The building is beautiful and immaculately... More 

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Nos sentimos orgullosos y motivados por sus comentarios, nosotros también los consideramos, nuestros nuevos clientes favoritos!. More 

el paso
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very close to basilica... Beautiful setting... Great service! Enjoyed arrachera, chile relleno con chicharron, tuetanos...and how about a tasty tamarindo frappe to drink! You can't go wrong

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were looking for a nice restaurant close to the Basilica and had plenty of free parking. This was about a KM from the Basilica and was easy to get to. The food was well worth the above average prices. The service was one of the best.

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San Francisco
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is out of the center but worth the trip. Guacamole made at the table with diner's choice of papers and other additions. Fresh tortillas, delicious fish dishes and an interesting and varied menu. Very attentive and friendly service. An upscale restaurant that probably caters to local families at weekends and evenings. We sadly only had a lunch there. Highly... More 

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Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

One of the best restaurants of the city and certainly the best in the Basilica zone, also good location for the pyramids trip. Old hacienda style with a gorgeous patio. The restaurant inside is very nice with a great fireplace, it has some small privates for large parties. Mexican haute cuisine, original and classic dishes with a gourmet approach that... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

We have been living in Mexico for three years and I think this is the best Mexican restaurant we have been to. You can ask for a tailor made salsa by looking at the wide range of ingredients. I had the spicy mushroom soup and the fried huachinango (red snapper) which was excellent. For desert the camote (sweat potato) with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The patio at Monte Cristo is not to be missed. It's springtime all year round in their beautifully appointed patio. The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. Very close to the Basilica for those visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have our guide Hector Hernandez of Diamondtransportadora.com recommended this place on our day trip to the pyramids and we loved it! The place is charming and very nice inside. Like going to a true Mexican hacienda. The service is stellar and our meal was authentic and delicious. We are from Arizona so it helped to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

If you are in Mexico City, Monte Cristo is a MUST, no matter how heavy the traffic from wherever you are coming. As you enter the gate of this amazing Hacienda, you are greeted by the courteous valet parking staff. As you make your way to the entrance of the restaurant you can see very distinctive motives from the old... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Insurgentes Norte 1980, Col. Lindavista, Mexico City 07300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5577 9262
Description
Faithful to the 19th century Antiguo Meson Mejicano (Old Mexican Inn) in all its unspoiled glory, we offer you the chance to partake, in a stately old-world manse, of the most delectable dished from the country's various regions and culinary institutions, from the fonda, cantina, and plaza stand to the most elaborate convent cuisine. All, served with different atmospheres as backdrops, from the coolness of the hidden courtyard, to the airy spaces of the Mexican hacienda.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?