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Bistro Arlequin

Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06500, Mexico
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“escargot” (6 reviews)
“onion soup” (3 reviews)
“quenelle” (2 reviews)
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Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06500, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I've been going to this place for a few years, and it always exceeds my expectations. The food is consistently good, the service too, and the location is excellent. Last night i went for dinner and the waiter remembered me from my last visit (2...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The food is fine, but at these prices, it needs to be better than fine. It's bland and underwhelming, and the prices are fairly high for the type of food, the location, and the general standard. Not going back.

Thank Joakim Z
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a weekday lunch - they weren't especially busy, and the service was good. The escargot is fantastic - hot, garlicky, and buttery. The bread is amazing - I loved the sesame seed; my companion the pecan. The butter is served soft,...More

Thank Swimfins
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This little french place continues to have a great menu and very friendly service. It started very small many years ago but quality hasn't varied. Try the home made terrine.

Thank MTorre
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have lived years in Mexico city and each time I return to CDMX I love to have diner at Arlequin. Thomas the owner will welcome you, his staff is very courteous. The place has been recently remodeled and makes you feel comfortable. The wine...More

Thank paris2miami
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have been going to"Arlequin" over the years. We like the unexpensive food, unpretentious and tasty, always regular in the quality, the ambiance is nice although a bit cold in the winter. We have tried more than once every dishes. The service is average, sometimes...More

1  Thank virginieericf
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely ambience with soft cool jazz and hipster dudes. Not a tourist restaurant. Had good French food.

Thank carolyn650
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Escargots, onion soup and a duck confit so delicious it would be praised at the top French restaurants of the city, at less than half the price. The food is excellent, the prices are low and the ambient is relaxed. An excellent place, the only...More

Thank Sebastian S
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We have been at this bistro on 5 or 6 occasions and have loved the food to the point of asking the chef for the recipe. We'll keep going back to enjoy that french cuisine taste. As usual, in a good french restaurant outside of...More

Thank AerodinX
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for dinner in June. We shared the Roquefort tart, then I had duck with potato gratin on top & red wine sauce and My husband had the veal and mushrooms. It did taste nice, very French but also very...More

1  Thank Mazzietraveller
thomas_huck, Propriétaire at Bistro Arlequin, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

i am really sorry that you had this experience at the Bistrot Arlequin. I can assure that the meals that you ordered are the most sold which means that we work with fresh ingredients. But it is true that they are a bit heavy between...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Nilo 42, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5207.5616
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