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“The best! food and service incredible” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yuban

Yuban
Ranked #83 of 4,170 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$200 - US$500
Cuisines: Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Roma
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
1 review
“The best! food and service incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Yuban was the most wonderful of finds in Mexico City. The food was outstanding and the waiters gave us a tasting plate so we could choose our favourite mole. The cocktails are delicious. A little but pricey but worth every penny for an amazing, filling and warming meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Luci F
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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“The best meal we had in Mexico DF”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

We spent 15 days in Mexico DF in June/July, and ate in many good places, but our best meal was at Yuban. Innovative yet tradition-based, contemporary but with a real "home cooking" feel (everything is grown or bought local), the restaurant serves delicious Zapoteca cuisine, and the moles (exquisite moles) as the mezcals were different from anything else we experienced in DF. The service was both professional and warm, and the decor is really, really nice with its vintage kitchen look. Yes, a lot of people come there to drink (the drinks are great, the neighbourhood is full of young people and there is a "underground" theater next door...), but it definitely adds to the atmosphere. Simply put, we were filled with happiness after our meal at Yuban. This is my first review in TripAdvisor: Yuban really deserves it!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marie-ChristineBlais
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toronto
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256 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Good meal experience with friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed in the neighbourhood and just stumbled into this restaurant without knowing it is one of the top rated in tripadvisor. Turn out it is one of our best restaurant experience in mexico city.
We do not speak spanish so reading menu was not easy and might be overwhelming for ordering food. But the manager Luis was very helpful. He recommanded us some starters like grasshoper taco(really really tasty ) and tomato salad(different kind of tomato with their own sauce verde) and one free starter from the house is with different sauces(green and red) and black bean paste with tortilla chips.
I was in Oaxaca before and mole was just ok for me,but my husband has never been to Mexico so Luis let us tried all the mole sample first in small dishes then we could decide what we want (really appreciated this kind of service) we ended up having ”estofado con venado”(the mole that can only seen in smaller towns or mountains,not in mexico city)The deer meat is cooked perfect rare in the middle and so tender that I still thinking about it now! they only get 12pieces a week at the restaurant!
We were so full that we could not try their dessert!
We had a very good dining experience at Yuban. For 4 of us with drinks,4 starters, 1 soup,3 mains come to 1200peso incl. Tips

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sunshinelpc
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los gatos, ca
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“oaxacan wonder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Great food by itself is just part of the dining experience at Yuban. The greeting and continued attention by the manager, Armando; the ambiance created by the decor; and the professional service all combined to create the overall impression of a first rate dining event. We loved the food, which had subtle flavors and was generous in its servings. Yuban is definitely worth going out of your way to find and savor.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank callaw
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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Mole heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This place was really our "find" of the trip. Best moles I've ever had. They let us taste seven and we ordered three. Great mezcal cocktail (they invent a new one every day). Ingredients are fresh and local. The atmosphere is kind of dive bar and rustic decor. And a lot of people come just to drink, apparently. But the food is excellent.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Rick H
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