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Pasteleria Ideal

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Centro Historico
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Calle 16 de Septiembre 18 | Col. Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
5130 2970
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking into this patisserie I was blown away. So much choice and all great quality. Also amazingly cheap by European standards. A must visit when in Mexico City. If you aren't hungry you can get boxes to go. Checkout my Instagram @jamesdimitri for photos.

Thank jamesdimitrifletcher
Level Contributor
52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It is the largest pasteleria I've ever been to. Seems like everyone is coming here to buy pastries! The provide cakes also. cheap pastries but a good taste of various kinds of pastries here!

Thank Minnie P
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I'm no connoisseur of bakeries but this has to be one of the world's best. An unbelievable selection of pastries, cakes, cookies, gelatins, etc. in a 2-story 19th century building. Grab a tray and tongs to collect your pastries, or order at the various counters for chocolates, gelatins, or cookies and they'll give you a ticket. Take your pastries to... More 

Thank Bridget K
Palo Alto, California
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93 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place is just AMAZING!!! this bakery is what pastry and cake dreams are made from. The smell instantly hits you as you walk inside paradise. They sell all kinds of pastries, cookies and cakes. Be sure to get here early to get a wider variety of items. The place is a bit chaotic when paying because you are supposed... More 

Thank bandazagorath
Denver, CO
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This location must have moved because we had a heck of a time finding it with the Calle 16 de Septiembre address. Google maps led us to Republica De Uruguay 74 where we finally found it. So worth the searching! This place is bakery heaven! If you have never been to a Mexican bakery, watch the locals. You will need... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The prices on the pastries are beyond cheap. And everything tastes delicious and very fresh. Just go and buy several items to try. Don't wait very late in the afternoon though because they run out of pastries.

Thank iambatgirll
Studio City
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269 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I've never seen so many cakes and pastries in one place before. The selection is incredible and people really buy A LOT of items when they're here. It's all pretty much self serve and a bit confusing as there really is a lot to see and it's hard to figure out exactly what there believe it or not. They have... More 

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Margate, Florida
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Pasteleria Ideal was two blocks from our hotel, and I noticed it as we walking toward the Zocalo. This bakery has two large floors filled with every and any kind of cake, pastry or cookie you could want. The shelves are lined on both sides with some very large wedding type cakes, as well as thousands of varieties of pastries... More 

Thank ArtSchmall
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Our Estación Mexico guide took us in and my jaw dropped! Huge bakery with a variety selection of bread. I purchased a 1/2 kilo of "pasta seca" which are the cookies. Spent almost an hour in three different lines:get ticket to pay, then paying for cookies, and finally getting my box, but totally worth it because they were delicious. Our... More 

Thank aquarius_chick2
Corpus Christi, Texas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Came across this bakery while walking to our hotel - amazing experience to watch the local people piling their trays high from the seemingly endless variety of pastries, cupcakes, and other assorted sweet bread treats. Was a bit of a madhouse on Sunday afternoon, but weekday visits were a lot calmer. Everything we tried was so good we even brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 16 de Septiembre 18 | Col. Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 5130 2970

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Staying in Centro Historico

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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 vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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