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Pasteleria Ideal

Calle 16 de Septiembre 18 | Col. Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
5130 2970
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (21 reviews)
“pastry” (10 reviews)
“pan dulce” (4 reviews)
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08:00 - 22:00All hours
Calle 16 de Septiembre 18 | Col. Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is by far the biggest bakery I have ever been in. You grab a tray and tongs and walk around the massive store picking out the pastries that catch your eye. Many delicious items, although some suffer a bit from mass production. It's almost...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a must see sight while you are visiting Mexico City. The selection of breads and cakes of all shapes, flavors, and styles will take your breath away, and the pan dulces are a bargain! Get some bread to go, stop by OXXO for...More

Thank Eurojet
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Very tasty pastries, cookies, and cakes. Products with chocolate are very tasty eg chocolate conchas and galettas. Cashier can be unfriendly and unwilling to take big notes even though they have change.

Thank Hayley F
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This was a surprise delight and should be on everyone's list to visit in Mexico City. Hundreds of cakes, pastries, cookies, etc everywhere! Wedding cakes as tall as you are on the second floor. Grab a platter and tongs and pick a bunch of pastries...More

Thank Sanfranciscotown
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

From the outside it looks like they just sell big wedding cakes and such - but oh, walk inside and a huge pastry heaven opens up. Not many tourists there, mostly the locals and lots of them in and out to get cakes and pastries....More

Thank MaHin80
Reviewed 13 April 2017

They have a system for paying for and picking up pastries, which is pretty efficient if you know it. Had I known it beforehand, it would've saved me a lot of discomfort. I speak limited Spanish and the employee and customers around me spoke no...More

Thank sunnee-usa
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place is HUGE, almost like the Walmart of bakeries. You walk in, grab a tray, pick out what you want. Then you proceed to the clerk who bags your items and gives you a ticket, which you pay as you leave. My eyes were...More

Thank dmiller64116
Reviewed 26 February 2017

They've been around for 80 years and it's easy to see why. Huge selection of pastries and cookies. Be sure to go upstairs and see the cake rooms. So many options to tempt your tummy. Yummy Yummy!

Thank Dean92802
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a legend within the capital itself, and rightfully so. The quality, precision, variety, colors and flavors. You just have to visit, several times! It's the kind of amazing, that you buy a box-full, the night before you fly back home.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Walking into this patisserie I was blown away. So much choice and all great quality. Also amazingly cheap by European standards. A must visit when in Mexico City. If you aren't hungry you can get boxes to go. Checkout my Instagram @jamesdimitri for photos.

Thank jamesdimitrifletcher
Centro Historico
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Terese S
3 December 2016|
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Response from Bridget K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how many square feet but it's very large and two stories. Also there may be two locations -- Google maps shows a different location based on whether you search "ideal bakery" or "pasteleria ideal." We went to... More
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Restaurant Details

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Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 16 de Septiembre 18 | Col. Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 5130 2970
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