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“Nice concept, bad food”
Review of El Pendulo

El Pendulo
Ranked #215 of 5,845 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Condesa
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 know from where.

Date of visit: August 2016
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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 cafe/restaurant and a rooftop performance space that plays host to readings, concerts, and (best of all) silent film screenings with live musical accompaniment. For international cinephiles, there are few better places in the city to stock up on Mexican and Latin American DVDs and Blu-Rays. It's easy to spend a half-day here just browsing the selections; fortunately, excellent sustenance is right inside the store.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Kirk E
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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 you are into some unique coffee / Frapucino concoction I think you are better place in StarBucks but if you want a Truly unique experience to be surrounded by cool books then this is highly recommended.

Visit the second floor outdoor deck in the summer. It has a wonderful tree house feel and in the evening it has wonderful fairy lights and it's truly magical :)

This is on my must visit place when I am in Polanco.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Sue_Yin
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing place! Wonderful combination between a restaurant, a coffee shop and a (very complete) library, located in the heart of one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Mexico City. Affordable prices and an excellent staff complete the experience.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Rogelio T
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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast and coffee, great service and ambiance. The huevos pendulo are a great way to start the day!

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Jorge D
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