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Casino Espanol

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Centro Historico
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Calle Isabel La Catolica 29, Mexico City 06000, Mexico (Francisco I Madero & 16 de Septiembre)
+52 5255218894
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08:00 - 18:00
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mexico city
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic Spanish food at reasonable prices. Place located inside an old palace built by Spanish inmigrants that made made good money in Mexico. The building is 100 % european and makes you feel you are in an old spanish palace in Spain. The food and tapas are excelent. Also offer a good selection of Spanish wines. Older waiters that really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very elegant and nice restaurant. We are visiting restaurants in the downtown area. The restaurant is inside a palace who has a magnificent vitral. Breakfast was very nice. A good place to come with family and friends. There is parking place three blocks from the restaurant where you can park your car by yourself. For breakfast we had chilaquiles... More 

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Mexico City
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It's very good and inexpensive. Is located in a very beautiful building downtown Mexico City. I would recommend the daily menu, usually is very good and plenty for the day, you may skip dinner!

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mexico
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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The building is beautiful, worth seeing it; particularly the lobby, with its amazing grandeur. The restaurant is OK. Long time ago it used to be a great place for good food, Spanish style. Some dishes, like the tortilla española, paella or the fideua can be disappointing. Not bad however, just lame. Tapas and appetizers are good and they have good... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The building you enter to get to the upstairs restaurant is an absolute gem, take time to have a look around. The restaurant itself is large and very busy on a weekend, get there before 2.30 especially on a Sunday, but even if you have to wait. Food is traditional Spanish fare but very well done, very reasonable prices and... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This restaurant offers the best in dining: service, presentation of food, choice in wine...a great culinary experience.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The paella was disappointing -- the seafood wasn't fresh at all. We had a fish with seafood on it -- that was a 4/5. Good service but I would not make a return.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Food was average. Heavy on the cheese and sauce lacking flavour. They missed half of the order - food never came. When the bill came I paid in cash it was for 450. Pesos so I put down 460. Counted and double counted. Left the cash on the table and as the waiter started to count it we started to... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Casino Español is a traditional restaurant located in a remarkable historic building downtown Mexico DF. It is a great choise for those who want to taste high qualitily Spanish food. I went there with friends a Sunday afternoon and had a great experience. Most customers were local families who seemed to go there often. What impressed me the most was... More 

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San juan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in the historic area. A short walk from El Zocalo, the Casino is a gorgeous building. There is a meson downstairs open only on weekdays. The restaurant upstairs serves excellent fare. The pulpo a la gallega was tender and flavorful, the garlic soup delicious as was the fabada. Service was attentive and prompt. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$40
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Isabel La Catolica 29, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
    (Francisco I Madero & 16 de Septiembre)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 5255218894

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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