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“Want a good piece of steak?? AVOID THIS PLACE!!!”

La Taberna del Leon
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Ranked #261 of 4,661 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: San Angel
Cross street: Revolucion & Rio Magdalena
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Before I criticize the food, I'll have to say that the ambiance is fairly nice and the service overall was very good...waiters and personnel were very attentive and always serving patrons with a smile...now, to the food...
This has got to be the worst cooked and served ribeye I have ever been served...poor presentation was the first giveaway that this was going to be a poor meal...dish was cold and even though I requested medium rare, this piece of meat was so dry you could've sworn it was over cooked. I returned it after a couple of bites and I was told that medium rare is not the best way to prepare a rib eye...never heard that before...they were kind enough to offer a different cut, to which I said no twice, but after insisting I decided to give them another try...second try was no improvement...could not cut the "USDA" prime steak easily like other actual USDA steaks I've had in the past...and to top it off, it was salty and cold. Whoever taught the chef how to cook steaks should be slapped over the head...to do it twice in a row, you have to be completely incompetent and clueless!!
The rest of my party seemed happy with their dishes though. They were kind enough not to charge for either disgrace but that doesn't make up for a bad experience and the fact that I left hungry and dissatisfied. Needless to say, will not be back...

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Thank Julio2674
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Went there for lunch with a family member. It is clearly
a business lunch favorite. It is located in a renovated home
that provides a warm environment for a meal. From appetizers, main
course through dessert the dishes are carefully planed to provide
good taste with visual comfort. The style of food is international,
with some Mexican fusion, depending what you order.
Not cheap but a good value. Great service.

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Thank awtonio
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

The restaurant is in San Angel Inn, a very charming part of town and the interior is warm yet formal & proper, kind of your grandma's house. Service is good, although that is almost a constant on high end restaurants in Mexico City.
The food offers old world/new world Classic/New Cuisine and both the seafood and the meat that I tried were well presented and delicious. It had a few wines by the glass, which is welcome to those that have to drive after the meal. It is expensive for the city standards, but not outrageous for a special occasion.

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Thank Carlos H
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

Very classy place. Menu features Mexican classics, some dishes with an Asian-fusion twist. The appetizers tended to be Spanish. We had several appetizers including Spanish style toasted bread with tomato, Asian-style duck and scallion stuffed tortillas, and the freshest paper thin jamon serrano, which they sliced in front of the guests in the center of the restaurant. I had duck in mango sauce for entree. Others had sesame crusted robalo, shrimp in tamarind sauce, and roasted chicken. For dessert we had a Mexican soft cheese served with marmelades, a chocolate souffle, and a bunhuelo de aire--all of which were a hit.

Thank chantiwa
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Reviewed 5 March 2010

I love this Restaurant. Own by one of the best Chefs in Town. You will run into ice people every time.

Thank NewportCoastMounstro
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