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“Inconsistent”
Review of El Pendulo

El Pendulo
Ranked #222 of 5,597 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Condesa
Reviewed 16 November 2017

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 your americano is "espresso con agua caliente" or they will bring you not-so-good brewed coffee.

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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 was about $8.00 USD. After the band was done they pulled apart the stage and exposed a sandbox display and encased it with bookshelves. It was quite genius use of the space.

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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
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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.

1  Thank joseadolfo74
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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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