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Cafe El Popular

5 de mayo esq Palmas | Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5518 6081
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pan dulce” (13 reviews)
“enchiladas” (15 reviews)
“garlic soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
5 de mayo esq Palmas | Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
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Reviews (431)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved it. Seemed like a definitive place where locals go to have a casual (very) meal. Looked like 90% of the patrons were Mexican natives. Only a handful of lucky gringos. Service was helpful, menus in English were available. I heard that its open...More

Thank DidntTravelLight
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant! Great food, really lovely staff (they brought us a lot of samples to help us decide), and awesome ambiance

Thank Bajuga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried chicken enchiladas with mole sauce. To be honest, I didn't like mole at all, so I avoided everything with mole for the rest of my vacation in Mexico. The tortilla and chicken itself were nice though, and the cheese all over it. I...More

Thank Jelence12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best enchiladas of my life. I am just visiting Mexico, so I may not have best comparison. The language for me is an issue as I don't speak Espanol. I usually try everything local when I travel , so the menu had 'Atole'. I believe...More

Thank 807swatim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not understand the ratings of this restaurant. The food was the equivalent of food and ambiance in the U.S. to that of a diner. Perhaps we ordered the wrong items. I would not recommend this restaurant with all the options available in Mexico...More

Thank Carol42758
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had eaten here several times before and looked forward to another meal. We have only had breakfast here, but it was wonderful every time. The enchiladas with red or green sauce are highly recommended! The Cafe au Late is killer. You choose how much...More

Thank 52,761
Reviewed 19 April 2017

You just have to watch the traffic in and out of this establishment to confirm its standing in the world of food!

Thank dpb_53
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We came early for lunch on a Sunday, around 2, and only waited about ten minutes for a table. They still have garlic soup on the menu, a personal favorite that has been slowly getting harder to find in Mexico City. My bistec charro was...More

Thank johntpt
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The place is at the downtown of Mexico City, is great for having breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is nice and delicious... and cheap as well. The location is great, just two blocks from the Zócalo of Mexico City. The only one thing to...More

Thank Fernando G
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Classic cafe just round the corner from the zocalo. Thanks to its popularity it has now extended nextdoor, but the queues keep forming on the pavement... Simple menu with plenty of choice with quite a few dishes for vegetarians too. Do be adventurous and try...More

Thank Freefred
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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¿Aceptan grupos grandes como de 15 personas? ¿Qué tan lento es el servicio?
30 March 2017|
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Response from Sacbalam | Reviewed this property |
El servicio es rápido y eficiente. Para recibir a un grupo de 15 personas se les tendría que sentar en mesas contiguas, si las hay disponibles, al momento de su llegada.
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cual es el horario del establecimiento?
22 October 2016|
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Response from Alejandro S |
Abierto todo el día todos los días.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 de mayo esq Palmas | Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5518 6081
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