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La Mascota

Mesones 20 | Corner Mesones and Bolivar, Mexico City, Mexico
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible12%
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“quesadilla” (2 reviews)
“oysters” (2 reviews)
“cantina” (5 reviews)
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Mesones 20 | Corner Mesones and Bolivar, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Just like spain--order a drink and get a free small dish of food. Very nice service, tasty food, nice atmosphere

Thank Darby H
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Anthony Bourdain went to La Mascota and that's how we knew about it. Apparently, it's not a big deal for the locals. No one local person we spoke to knew about it, which I guess we should be thankful for. The location is near the...More

1  Thank MrWarrenM
Reviewed 30 September 2016

we origianlly came on monday on a food tour. our guide Jorge told us for every drink you can order an appetizer off the table menu. an original cantina. the tables had drink holders on each leg so you could play cards or dominos on...More

1  Thank TVLDtheWRLD
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is the tradicional México City down town cantina that historically has been visited by common people to have lunch and drink some beer or tequila or to finish labor day since lunch time. Food is average, little spicy but with good ancient style. I...More

Thank PedroLaverde
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for the typical late lunch / early dinner around 2pm. The menu changes daily. The way this place works is that if you buy 3 drinks each then you can order anything on the menu for free. I don't know what happens if...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is the sort of cantina where they serve free food so long as you buy a drink..and the food just keeps on coming! Tried some delightful aged mescal here too.

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 28 April 2016

La Mascota is a classic cantina in the middle of Mexico City, with all of the advantages and disadvantages. On weekends in the mid and late afternoon, it can get very crowded and busy. The service is as good as you can expect -- efficient...More

Thank MinnesotaTim
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We happened on this corner restaurant completely by surprise. With musicians serenading the full room, we had an incredible meal of Mexican specialities. Luckily as we stood out as foreigners, the musicians did not come near our table. But other tables each joined in with...More

1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 6 December 2014

This is one of those places that became popular real quick and instead of embracing the new business that tourist bring in they look to take advantage of them instead. Don't expect them to be honest about free botanas, they will say they are free...More

Thank sheloves2laugh
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

My brother and I heard that Anthony Bordain went to this cantina, so we figured we would give it a try. When we arrived it was all locals, so we knew we were in a good place. Though my margarita was a bit too sweet...More

Thank CatBeau
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  • Address: Mesones 20 | Corner Mesones and Bolivar, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Histórico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
  • Phone Number: 57097852
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