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“Quaint setting for outstanding food”
Review of Meson del Cid

Meson del Cid
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Ranked #648 of 5,592 Restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: US$24 - US$26
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Alameda
Cross street: Av. Morelos & Articulo 123
Reviewed 15 May 2016

In what seems like a cathedral, with iconic architecture and stained glass windows, this restaurant creates an authentic Spanish atmosphere, with its design and dress. The food was an interesting twist of Spanish and Mexican, but more leaning towards Spanish. But the taste was world-class

Thank Bijou K
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Perhaps my expectations were too high, I had heard great things about the place, specially their suckling pig and the medieval nights but everything was frankly disappointing. Let's start with the show, it was entertaining but not authentic medieval although the crowd doesn't seem to mind amid liters of cheap wine. Where it doesn't make the cut is in the food, maybe they take the medieval concept too seriously and serve you food that belonged in a kitchen one thousand years ago but not today. The appetizer is a kind of kebab with some disgusting cuts of charcuterie which of course you have to eat with your hands (remember, there were no silverware in the Middle Ages), next a savory soup followed by a plate with portions of chicken, quail, suckling pig and lamb which you have to eat once more with your hands, this wouldn't be so bad in itself and part of the fun if some portions were not absolutely inedible pieces of bone, fat and chewy ligaments, maybe this is the authentic part of the night and El Cid would have happily downed these cuts or maybe not.
We are not coming back and will reserve any kind of medieval experience for our next trip to Europe

Thank KubusI
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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Roast garlic bread is very savvy, a nice treat after a long day walk at the Sol and Lunar pyramid. The cold soup is very fresh, fresh and tasty squid and rice with black ink sauce, highly recommended. Finally, the juicy roasted pigging, the pig skin is clisppy, we can't finish them, and give up on the desert.

Thank app3mxh
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

If you order the lechon they will do a "ceremony" before eating with fire. Loved it! Food is really good!!

Thank CarmenVelascoSQI
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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here on Friday evening at 9 P.M. The restaurant was near the hotel and it was our first evening in town. We were the only customers in the restaurant. The decor was interesting - sort of medieval Spanish castle. The service was attentive - just the waiter and us. I can't say we enjoyed the food or the atmosphere; perhaps it would be more enjoyable during one of their shows. The pheasant pate was especially unremarkable. My wife had garlic soup. It was not better than OK. We had just started with appetizers as we were a little leery of being the only people there. We did have a bottle of Spanish wine which was quite good.

Thank Jeff R
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