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El Convento

Avenida Insurgentes sur 2113, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
+52 55 5554 4065
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
2 weeks ago
“Traditional Mexican Food in a Colonial Building”
4 weeks ago
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
££ - £££
Avenida Insurgentes sur 2113, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located within the beautiful premises of an old convent. They serve mexican food with a gourmet touch. I like their breakfasts for semi-formal events.

Thank datamath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always plan a lunch here while visiting Mexico City. Its a great neighborhood and relaxing environment! The food is always amazing and the staff wonderful. Cant say enough! VIVA MEXICO!!

Thank heidi D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

El Convento is a nice place where you can have decent Mexican food. Prices are so high that don not reflect food´s quality. Service is excellent.

Thank Fernando A
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A near-perfect experience in Coyoacan on a Sunday. Very, very attentive service. Amazing from-scratch quesadillas with flor de calabaza, chicken Tinga, exquisite Poblano rellenos. Brunch only until 1:00. Truly, a very pleasant surprise how good the food was. This is because the place is magnificent...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food was terrific! and the service exceptional. I loved that place and it's the best alternative for tourist, local people. I tried the "pasilla relleno with plantain" and it was delicious!. They also have a room for private events. Great place!

Thank Gabriela A
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a dinner in this beautifully set out restaurant. There is a magnificent patio and many separate and semi private rooms and we had one of these. The menu has a strong fish and seafood orientation and the food we ordered reflected that. Most...More

Thank MelbourneOztraveller
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

El Convento has been serving good for 50 years in Coyoacán. It is not "country" food, but rather upscale quality food served in the Mexican style. The service is excellent, and the food very good, but don't expect tacos and enchiladas. As in the name,...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We walked past it and decided to give it a try as it looked like an old interesting colonial convent. We had thursday lunch and were very pleased with the food (contemporary mexican), as well as the service and the decor. It is definitely an...More

Thank AerodinX
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Old convent turned into a very nice restaurant. We went there for lunch and I had pulpo, which was delicious. The service was attentive, and the décor is interesting. A nice relaxing place for a meal.

1  Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
Reviewed 20 February 2016

El Convento is exactly that, a beautiful, very old (1529) convent in a quiet area in Coyoacan. The menu is classic Mexican. The food tends to be good to very good, but not excellent, although there are exceptions -- the foie gras sauteed in mezcal...More

1  Thank MinnesotaTim
Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”)
you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will
transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the
brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers
such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo
seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you
can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood
reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Insurgentes sur 2113, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
    (Avenida Pacifico & M.A. de Quevedo)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Coyoacán
  • Neighbourhood: Coyoacán
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5554 4065
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