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“Good but always poor in somethings”

La Taberna del Leon
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Ranked #260 of 4,665 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: San Angel
Cross street: Revolucion & Rio Magdalena
Reviewed 28 August 2013

The food, atmosphere and service are good. Fish dishes better than others. The chocolate cake portion is so small that it almost seems a sample. The spoons for dessert you can't believe the poor quality it feels horrible while taking them.

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Thank Irma M
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

It was a family dinner on Tuesday night. Most tables were booked but we've got a reservation. All the food was fantastic. Red wine at descent price. The place is an old house beside a shopping center. The service as in most Mexican restaurants is very good.

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Reviewed 17 April 2013

The salmon is very good and the fresh bread selection is delicious as well as the pastas and the deserts

Thank LeColoniale
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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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