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Bistro Arlequin

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Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
5207.5616
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13:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 13:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 13:30 - 23:30
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Lyon, France
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to"Arlequin" over the years. We like the unexpensive food, unpretentious and tasty, always regular in the quality, the ambiance is nice although a bit cold in the winter. We have tried more than once every dishes. The service is average, sometimes great sometimes very slow. The bread is excellent and they have an intersting choice of... More 

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Thank virginieericf
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambience with soft cool jazz and hipster dudes. Not a tourist restaurant. Had good French food.

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Thank carolyn650
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Escargots, onion soup and a duck confit so delicious it would be praised at the top French restaurants of the city, at less than half the price. The food is excellent, the prices are low and the ambient is relaxed. An excellent place, the only place, for a delicious and unpretentious french meal.

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Thank Sebastian S
Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We have been at this bistro on 5 or 6 occasions and have loved the food to the point of asking the chef for the recipe. We'll keep going back to enjoy that french cuisine taste. As usual, in a good french restaurant outside of France, the chef and everyone else is french.

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Thank AerodinX
New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for dinner in June. We shared the Roquefort tart, then I had duck with potato gratin on top & red wine sauce and My husband had the veal and mushrooms. It did taste nice, very French but also very rich for our palette. 5 hours after eating I was vomiting for 2.5hrs in the... More 

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Thank Mazzietraveller
thomas_huck, Propriétaire at Bistro Arlequin, responded to this review

i am really sorry that you had this experience at the Bistrot Arlequin. I can assure that the meals that you ordered are the most sold which means that we work with fresh ingredients. But it is true that they are a bit heavy between duck fat and creamy (we use a lot). Sometimes it can happens especially in mexico... More 

Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Small little French restaurant on a side street - outdoor seating and an ambiance that felt like you could be in Paris. The food was delicious- highly recommend the escargot and I had duck confit that was superb. Prices were reasonable too - wine, appetizers, two entrees and a split dessert was $34 USD.

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Thank sarah c
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It's a little French restaurant in a quiet street , which is lovely. The food is awesome. The menu is small but everything on it is delicious. My fav are the escargots and the steak filet with mustard sauce. The attention is excellent and they have a pretty decent wine list. Love it. It is one... More 

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La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

Had lunch at Arlequin this week with Mom and my sons. They suggested coming here, and it was truly a pleasant experienced. The place is small and unpretentious, but the wine list is great and affordable and the meals are out of this world! We ordered the four cheese fondue, which was great, and then two of us had duck... More 

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Thank John D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

The best kept secret of french cuisine in Mexico City. A non pretentious place, simple yet lovable. In accordance to a real Paris typical small bistro. Family owned, family operated by french people. Food is out of this world, what ever you eat. French wine menu el excellent and priced well. A most visit!

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Thank David P
Miami, Florida
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205 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

We had dinner at Bistro Arlequin last week and once again loved the food and the friendly, personalized service. All the portions were tasty and reasonably priced but French sized (not enough to feed a hungry teenager). The tables are spaced fairly close together and, when packed, it is difficult to hear what someone on the other side of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 17:00
Monday
13:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:30 - 23:30
Thursday
13:30 - 23:30
Friday
13:30 - 23:30
Saturday
13:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5207.5616

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