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“Good steak, but just wished service was clearer”
Review of Loma Linda

Loma Linda
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Ranked #121 of 4,433 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$37
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Paseo de las Palmas
Description: Since 1924, Loma Linda has been known for its excellent service and out of this world dishes. We were the first restaurant in Mexico City to grill our meats using charcoal. We are already an undeniable tradition. Various generations have enjoyed themselves in our tables and our dining rooms. We have an extensive menu with the finest Angus certified cuts. Loma Linda, a delicious tradition.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Good steak, but just wished service was clearer”
Reviewed 23 June 2012

I first visited in early 2012 for a weekday business lunch, and was impressed by the busy restaurant, beautiful terrace and good food. So I decided to return with my partner, this time on a Saturday afternoon.

From the website, it was unclear what time lunch service starts (since they serve breakfast as well), but we thought since OpenTable allowed us a 1pm booking, they would be serving lunch from 1pm onwards (it's the earliest any Mexican restaurant would serve lunch). When we arrived, they were still having their staff briefing, and informed that they were cleaning the terrace after breakfast (which was supposed to end by 12 noon). We waited for 30 mins, and was just going to walk out of the restaurant when they said that they could seat us upstairs at the terrace.

We went up and saw that there were two groups who were seated, and were furious that we had to wait for 30 mins downstairs. The waiter explained that they were from the breakfast group, and that they were cleaning up. He immediately apologized for us waiting (which is unusual because you have no idea how many waiters in Mexico behave as if you owe them a living).

The attentive service, good steak (we tried the Angus Rib Eye and the national Filet Mignon) and salads did make up somewhat for the bad start. The Rib Eye was more flavorful than the Filet Mignon. Portions were generous, and it very rare to find a restaurant in Mexico that understands "medium rare" (they tend to overcook).

I'm a sucker for desserts, so I jumped at the "Lindt Chocolate Cake" option, which turned out to be a little better than Devil's Food Cake. My partner ordered Hagen Daaz ice cream, which came in an individual cup (we thought it would be 2 scoops with at least some fancy decorations).

Overall, one of the better choices in Mexico for steak, but I just wished they were clearer on their lunch service time/ booking.

Visited June 2012
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Steak”
Reviewed 8 June 2012

On a recent business trip to Mexico a collegue recommended I try Loma Linda and I was not dissapointed. The service was great and the steaks were honestly the best I have had in a very long time. The creamed spinach was a delight and they have an excellent range of wines to choose from. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for.
A must if you are in Mexico City

Visited May 2012
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Miami, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Steakhouse at a Mall”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Arriving to the Mall was a little strange, but the food was spectacular.

Visited April 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Expensive”
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Bad Service, Expensive. The Meat is not so good as other places...

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Reno, Nv
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A favorite of locals”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Great food, drink and people watching. Loved by the locals because the food is excellent!

Visited February 2012
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