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“Nice Atmosphere but Ok Food”
Review of El Pendulo

El Pendulo
Ranked #220 of 5,767 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 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 came back and offered us new drinks and a ten percent discount. There are better places to eat but if you want to read this is the place.

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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 dishes so we could all try the different items on the menu. The food was tasty and satisfying but nothing out of the ordinary. The ceviche was different, as it had cactus leave in it, which I loved but my husband didn't. Even when the food isn't the best around the experience was fun for us and we would definitely come back.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

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

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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 just give you this insulting awful bread highly overpriced. Just google the recipe people!

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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.

Thank AAppa
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