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La Pause

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Francisco Sosa 287, Col. Santa Catarina, Delegacion Coyoacan | Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were staying in an abnb casita two blocks away and found this wonderful place while walking to the zócalo one day. e ate breakfast/lunch here about five times in seven days. The atmosphere was just lovely. We ate in the patio area each time as the weather was coolish and sunny. We loved the pancakes, eggs, huevos rancheros, pan... More 

Thank LindaMartinez_10
Mexico City, Mexico
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A friend suggested this place, so went there with the family. The food was good, service was good too. We sat in the terrace, it was little chilly so we were given red blankets...

Thank billetdoux_pp
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Lovefuly, peaceful,romantic and quiet garden. Great personnel, well trained, pleasant, extremely helpful and willing to share stories and tips regarding the area, history, sightseeing, traditional food and even other good places to eat in the neighborhood. The food was absolutely fantastic. We'll return for sure. :)

Thank Elena T
Frederick, Maryland
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This restaurant is on a quiet, flower-filled street in beautiful Coyoacan. Tables are set in a small shaded courtyard that seems like a Mexican dream. The wait staff didn't seem to speak english so go with someone who can interpret for you. Despite the language barrier, they were incredibly welcoming and eager to explain the unique ingredients and cooking techniques.

Thank Bets1212
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Such a peaceful place to have any meal or coffee. Embedded in an old house, the patio remains quiet and peaceful making your meals even more enjoyable

Thank Gustavo L
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

We stumbled on this restaurant just wandering around this area of Coyoacan on Sundsay. Nice quiet backstreet, lovely librería/gelería/restaurant, with a nice menu. We did not have time to eat a full meal there this visit, but it is on our list for this coming Enero.

Thank George-and-Paul
Panama City, Panama
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Located on the quaint street Francisco Sosa, near the Convento de Santa Catalina, in Villa Coyoacan, Restaurante La Pause offers a Sunday brunch with authentic Mexican specialties in a charming location. As I maintain that it is rare to find both authentic and reasonably priced Mexican food outside of Mexico, I generally hold out until I am in Mexico to... More 

Thank marcodelbarco
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Mexican food with it´s own touch,feels like a house, full of art,the terrace is beautiful with lots of flowers food is excellent, we were 8 people and all of us loved our dish,I ordered The tong in tomatoe and caper sauce it was delicious, I order tong in other restaurants and I was always disappointed, but this time it was... More 

Thank Beatriz G
New Paltz, New York
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

Beautiful courtyard, great food, but check you bill. My waiter paid himself a 40% tip by altering my credit card slip.

Thank Tivolicat
Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

We went there for Lunch and ordered tacos de pato and the molcajete with arrachera. Both dishes were delicious and the service excellent. The place is very cosy and romantic, ideal for couples but also families seemed to be very welcome. Very detail oriented decoration. We enjoyed the place a lot!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, International, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Francisco Sosa 287, Col. Santa Catarina, Delegacion Coyoacan | Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Coyoacan
  • Neighbourhood: Coyoacan
  • Phone Number: 56586780

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Coyoacan

Neighbourhood Profile
Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.
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