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El Pendulo

Nuevo Leon 115, Mexico City, Mexico
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“zona rosa” (4 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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Nuevo Leon 115, Mexico City, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went for breakfast twice on a recent trip. The second time, the food and service were much worse than the first. It's kind of cute -- restaurant, bookstore -- but I wouldn't rush back. If you like good coffee, make sure...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Showed up here for brunch and couldn't be more pleased. Lots of vegetarian options and a great ambiance. There was a live jazz band playing that set the tone. The food was delicious and they have an excellent assortment of books and small gifts. Brunch...More

Thank Citytruck
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

After walking a lot in Mexico City, I rested a while in this place. It is a bookstore and caffeteria. Couches are comfortable. Ordered "mini postre" which was delicious and not so expensive.

1  Thank Hugo P
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We went to this library/restaurant to try it out. Our waitress was zero nice with us. We ordered and took a while to get our food. Our orange juices seem on acidic side and the only reason I gave it 3 stars because the manager...More

1  Thank joseadolfo74
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Our friends that live in Mexico City, which we were visiting, needed to buy a book and since it was dinner time we decided to eat here. Cool concept: a bookstore with a full restaurant and bar, coffee and pastries. We ordered a variety of...More

2  Thank Angela K
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Good concept, freeze beverages not good enough, deserts áre good. Clean place with a good book distribution.

Thank KikisCruz
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Do not order the "pan francés" meaning frech toasts, it is not french toasts! is just 4 slices of some hard bread covered with tons of cinnamon and brown sugar and some mapple syrup. Seems they do not know what frech toasts are and they...More

Thank Alejandra R
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The concept is nice, that mix of a bookstore with a restaurant but done it in a poor way. The food was really bad, specifically a chicken sandwich which feel very cheap, nothing gourmet. It's a non-smoking place but you can feel smoke I didn't...More

Thank AAppa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

El Penulo is a must visit every time we're in Mexico City. There are smaller branches in the Zona Rosa and Condesa, but the Roma store is the granddaddy of them all, offering not only a sensational array of books and videos, but an excellent...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I love the layout and decor of this place and I have never seen any establishment like this in any other parts of the world I have visited. It's excellent for spending the afternoon with a big cup of coffee and a nice cake. If...More

Thank Sue_Yin
Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers
a great variety of activities and places to visit
while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse
restaurants vary from regional to global along its
streets, while local bars even let you craft your own
beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle
or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nuevo Leon 115, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighbourhood: Condesa
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