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“Terrible service”
Review of La Opera

La Opera
Ranked #17 of 94 Nightlife in Mexico City
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Owner description: This old bar still has the bullet holes left by Pancho Villa on one of his visits.
Mexico City
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“Terrible service”
Reviewed 1 June 2010

I went there over the weekend with a friend and the manager was rude and wouldn't give us a table even though half the place was empty because we were only 2 customers. There are far better options downtown with a much better service

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“Loved La Opera”
Reviewed 28 May 2005

Private booths dot the outer rim of this 19th century bar and restaurant just a few blocks from the Zocalo. Vested waiters serve a number of good mole dishes for about $5 US, and the wall of fame here is quite impressive. Photos of presidents, movie stars, and yes, an article about Pancho Villa's famous ride in the front door and bullet holes in the roof are all there to see. The day we were there a masked Mexican wrestler and his entourage were seated at one of the private dining booths behind the red velvet curtains (yes, he had his mask on when he left). A must visit destination for the Mexico City traveler. The food was good, and the history of the place made it perfect. The formal waiters are very friendly and helpful.

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“Go to La Opera if you are prepared”
Reviewed 16 August 2004

The Bar La Opera will repay the serious afficionado of Porfirato-epoch Mexico culture. I have been eating and drinking there for the last 20 years. Do you speak polite Spanish? Are you properly attired? Can you read a menu in Spanish? Do you know the protocols for dealing with musicians in a fine restaurant? Then stride on in, amigo, and take your best friends. Even if you do not fulfill the above criteria, get dressed, and go anyway. The hospitality and food and superior musical entertainment will make you want to learn more, and you will always remember your fine evening at La Opera. BTW, it's right down the street from the Palicio de Bellas Artes, so it's perfect for a before or after dinner or cocktail. I am in no way connected with this establishment, except that I am among their most enthusiastic cleints. ¡Viva la Opera y buen provecho!

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