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Xel-Ha Bar

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Calle Parral 78 Bis | corner with Avenida Michoacan, Mexico City 06140, Mexico
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Burlington, Vermont
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the cochinita pibil, guacamole, and flan and it was one of the best meals we had while in Mexico City. The waiter we had, Elio, was extremely kind, attentive, and was able to help us understand the menu. The restaurant was full of locals and had a good vibe with a lively buzz. The cheese flan was fantastic,... More 

Thank Liz M
Denver, CO
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with 3 friends. Very friendly, fun atmosphere. Good drinks. Our waiter was very helpful with our poor Spanish skills. 2 of us had chicken with mushrooms special, which was amazing. The only negative was that the portion size was so big we couldn't finish.

Thank Dincy
Frankfurt, Germany
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first restaurant we visited during our stay in Mexico City and we really liked it. Unfortunately, no waiter speaks any English but they still try their best to recommend the best dishes. We had Tacos with Cochinita and it was delicious! We consider coming back again!

Thank yahnah
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This place has old-school waiters, very dedicated. It might not be the cheapest option, but it's worth it to try some of the more traditional Mexican food. Sopa de lima is great here, as well as panuchos de cazón, two of my favourites.

Thank David M
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156 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a classic cantina in the heart of La Condesa. It has excellent cantina food, including, but no limited to specialties from the Yucatan like tacos de cochinita pibli, papdzules, and panuchos. The service is excellent. The ambience is relaxed unless there is a popular sporting event on TV. This is exactly the kind of place to which you... More 

Thank MinnesotaTim
Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you like Yucateca food, this is the place for you. It includes Cochinita Pibil. The "sopa de lima" is great. They also serve excellent steaks. I generally have a t-bone steak when we go there. Put this place on your list of places in La Condesa to eat.

Thank Edward M
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

We had dinner here one stormy night, and it was great. We had the best service we had anywhere in Mexico City. Our waiter even bought us out a taste of something he thought we would like (which we then went on to order). The tacos with cochinita pibil were delicious, as was the pollo pibil Would recommend for a... More 

Thank Grace_Kinza
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

If you want to try some good from the Yucatan peninsula, this is the place to go. Very nice atmosphere, excellent service. It is pricy but I reckon it is worth every single peso. I highly recommend a jag of horchata for drinks, a main dish called Mero( traditional fish from Yucatan), palmitos salad with camarones ( prawns), cochinita pibil... More 

Thank Maritza R
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

This is a cantina-style diner. The staff didn't speak much English, but were able to recommend some very nice dishes. We dined here twice to explore the menu. Good value for money. We were there on Valentines Day, and even got given a rose! The Lime Soup was delicious, as was the fish.

Thank CatOng-er
Rosarito, Mexico
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Since discovering champiñones con ajo en Mexico, when I saw something similar on the menu in this Spanish restaurant I knew that was what I was going to have to try. The mushrooms were not your usual crimini shroom dish... I think they were chanterelle. (You can put the Google action on that if you don't know the difference.) It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Parral 78 Bis | corner with Avenida Michoacan, Mexico City 06140, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighbourhood: Condesa
  • Phone Number: 5552868853

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Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.
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