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La Opera Bar

) #77 of 4,017 Restaurants in Mexico City ££ - £££ Mexican,
Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5512 8959
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Bar
££ - £££
Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar right in the middle to the historic center of Mexico City has historic character. It is a really old bar and it has a period setting taking you back in time. A great way to experience a grand traditional bar in Mexico City.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For our final night in Mexico City we wanted something special. And we got it here. Great flank steak, mash (pure) and mushrooms. Nice Argentinian red Malbec too. All yummy. My husband had a beef Fillet which came with a pepper gravy, mash potatoes and...More

Thank Dianna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether the story regarding the Pancho Villa bullet hole is absolutely true of not, this is a beautiful art deco bar/restaurant in the old school tradition on a lovely street near the Palacio de Bellas Artes. We did not eat here and only had a...More

Thank perezjale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a place to visit and have a few drinks. It is a beautiful place, very historic and the wait staff do their very best. The food was not that great. Lots of sightseeing in this area and very safe in the early evening.

Thank Chon54
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I love this place, from its old building, nice food, good prices, excellent service to all decoration, carved wood details and the lamps, it is a trip to the past. Highly recommended for an excellent night out with friends or your special one.

Thank Adolfo A
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The history is provided by the decor and the Pancho Villa bullet hole in the ceiling; the fine dining is provided by the extensive menu and excellent kitchen. The opportunity to sample some fine tequila not available north of the border is an added bonus.

Thank T H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a great place rigth in downtown, a few bloks away from Zocalo, Catedral, Templo Mayor site, Palacio Nacional; Palacio de Bellas Artes; Palacio Postal, Museo de la Memoria y la Tolerancia. Take a few drinks and try the "pulpo a la gallega", delicious.

Thank Smadero
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We had ruled it out, but were headed back to the hotel our last night and came across it. The food was good, the drinks were good, the service fine. It's worth a stop.

Thank SJAnita
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A nice place to grab a cocktail and have a bite to eat. We had the snails and ceviche, with both being delicious. Beautiful old bar and building making for an appealing setting. If looking for somewhere in the Centro Historico this would be the...More

Thank Chet D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

After a long day of sight seeing we planned to finish at La Opera Bar. We had never been here and it was a delight. We asked to be seated at the bar as we just wanted drinks. Go just for the interiors. They are...More

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro
Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings
and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico
City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio
Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas
Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 18:00
13:00 - 00:00
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13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5512 8959
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