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El Balcon del Zocalo

) #23 of 4,009 Restaurants in Mexico City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ International, Fusion, Mexican
Calle 5 de Mayo 61, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Calle 5 de Mayo 61, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 873 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went there for dinner it was in our hotel . He had wine and I had soda . great view for photos and the Sunday bruch was good as well .

Thank JTC1136
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

During a 3 night stay at this hotel, we ate here twice and came back again on our return trip as we really enjoyed this terrace restaurant. Nice views over the Cathedral, really well presented quality food with experienced and friendly staff.

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful views, excellent service and exciting new dishes. Try a variety of appetizers for a new gourmet experience- especially the bone marrow with avocado toast. Takes longer worth the wait!

Thank Wisewomyn
Reviewed 4 days ago

My companion and I had planned find an exceptional restaurant to celebrate our first night in Mexico. Being a little fatigued from our trip, we decided to visit the hotel's restaurant to unwind and enjoy a cocktail with the possibility of 'grabbing a bite' if...More

1  Thank Joe V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are staying in the hotel and decided to have dinner in the accompanying restaurant on the 7th floor. I must say, the views are spectacular, the staff are very friendly and courteous and the food is delicious. In particular, our two...More

Thank MichaelSz22016
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Michael, We are thankful for your kind comments. It is pleasing to read that our staff provided you with a wonderful service, and that you enjoyed our gastronomic proposal created by our Chef Pepe Salinas. We will let Edgar and Ivan know your kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for the food and for the view. The view was, unfortunately, not there, since they are remodeling the sixth floor. But the food is sufficient to grant this fine restaurant a five! Everything was delicious. We had the salmon, the pork, and...More

Thank MauricioBabilonia
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mauricio, Thank you for your comments. It pleases us to read that you enjoyed everything during your visit at our restaurant Balcón del Zócalo. Our main aim is to provide you with an outstanding culinary experience. Nevertheless, we apologize for the inconveniences regarding the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short distance from our hotel, we decided to have dinner here. The place was clean, quiet and we were seated immediately. Ask for the English menu if 'no hablo espanyol' If you want to try eating a cactus dish, then this is your chance....More

Thank SimonOnvacation
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Simon, Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is gratifying that our restaurant was beyond your expectations. As you have mentioned we have a wide variety of dishes, created by Chef Pepe Salinas. Please come back soon! Regards, Vladimir Mayllen.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner on the balcony and it was very nice. It was a nice night with a nice breeze and the food was excellent. The balcony actually faces 5 de Mayo so don't expect view of the square. Additionally there are large plants around...More

Thank Adam M
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Adam, Thank you for your comments, we are happy to know that you enjoyed your dinner in our terrace. Nevertheless, we are sorry to know that the view wasn´t what you expected. Please note that this is a temporary location for our restaurant. In...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

That was the treatment what we needed after long time traveling with our backpacks. We had tasting menu and it was incredibly good. Stuff made awesome job and they were treating us perfectly! Highly recommended, also my friend ask for espresso martini what wasn't on...More

Thank Karolína K
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Karolina, Thank you very much for your positive comments. We are glad to read that you had a great time at our restaurant. As you may have seen our main aim is to delight our clients with our gastronomic proposal, and offer a service...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel and probably should have been treated like ones when it comes to prepaid breakfast at El Balcon del Zocalo, but we never get to see the view, because according to their hostess every morning every table on terrace was reserved,...More

Thank Alena S
CentralHoteles, Director General at El Balcon del Zocalo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Alena, Thank you for your review, is such as feedback as yours that we can improve our service. Also, we apologize for the inconveniences that you had regarding the reservation. We will take your comments into consideration to prevent similar situations from happening again....More

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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, is the rooftop open for breakfast as I am hoping to see sunrise there? If so, do I need to make a reservation for a 7am breakfast on April 8, Saturday, for a roof top table, given it is so early? The reserve page on website did not work for me. Thanks.
2 April 2017|
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Response from Pedro R | Reviewed this property |
I think no... but you can visit at lunch time and its great Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 33
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Valet Parking
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 61, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 525251305130
  • E-mail
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