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“Traditional restaurant with a few surprises in the menu.”
Review of Los Placeres

Los Placeres
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Malinalco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$35
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Situated in the main plaza with a magnificent view of the archeological site this is a relaxed easy going (dogs welcomed, kids menu) restaurant. The menu celebrates Mexican flavors with international flair e.g Nopales (edible cacti) with hibiscus fand zuccini flower. Don't miss the seasonal "chiles en nogada". Decor persues to preserve it's old house setting creatively. Great music, attentive service. Los Placeres also has a gallery with art exhibitions, and cineclub every thursday.Opened from thursday to sunday. We offer catering service for weddings and special events.
Mexico City, Mexico
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828 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Traditional restaurant with a few surprises in the menu.”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Try to get a table in the back patio and order a margarita. The menu has a great variety of traditional dishes from different regions of Mexico. Some traditional soups, like the "sopa Conde" a very good bean soup with tortilla chips. Also try the "trucha", a traditional river fish prepared in different ways. Beware of spicy food as some dishes are really hot.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank MTorre
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pezielo, Owner at Los Placeres, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Google Translation
Gracias por tu reseña.
Esperamos poder volver a servirte pronto
Saludos
Los Placeres, Malinalco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious slow food experience!”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

A must stop in Malinalco.
Pick the table by the balcony to the downtown park!!
The waiting time could improve...but once the food arrived I forgot that part of the story.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Descartes1
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Istanbul, Turkey
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Worth the money!”
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Wonderful food in a quirky little restaurant. The best waiter service I have ever encountered in mexico

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank HTH_12
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pezielo, Owner at Los Placeres, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
Thank you for your review of Los Placeres. We hope to have many opportunities to serve you
Cheers
Los Placeres, Malinalco
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Los Angeles, California
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“The restaurant of Paradise”
Reviewed 21 November 2012

When I first came to Malinalco a couple years back, I started looking for restaurants (as my inner foodie desired). A few were passable to my palette, but I really didn't look forward to coming back until I was informed about this wonderful restaurant. The atmosphere is fresh, beautiful, and unique. It is situated in the plaza of the town, so it is accessible from anywhere. The food has NO COMPARE. I say this, me, a person who has traveled to various places of the world, trying restaurant after restaurant. After all of my worldwide travels, this is still in my top restaurants of all time. The service is incredible. The décor, simply mystifying. With its amazing location, food, and service, sometimes when I go to Mexico City, I have to take a trip to Malinalco to go to los Placeres and experience another vote of Paradise.
PS, The date of my visit was from my latest visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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4 Thank Ruthie S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Dined there during a family trip to Malinalco; our first. Great food! Atmosphere a bit rustic, but nice.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank James R
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