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Cantina La Imperial

€€ - €€€Mexican, Latin
Calle Lago Zurich 245 | 2nd Floor, Plaza Carso, Col. Ampliación Granada, Mexico City 11529, Mexico
+52 55 4976 0336
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (4 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
€€ - €€€
Calle Lago Zurich 245 | 2nd Floor, Plaza Carso, Col. Ampliación Granada, Mexico City 11529, Mexico
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

I loved the decor and ambiance. The food is pretty normal. Not over expensive but for mexican food... you can find better.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Great Mexican dishes. Recommend the enchiladas with mole or verde salsa or molcajete. The torta was good but a little too much bread. But still a good try.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jamie S
Cecilia G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cantina La Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank You Jaime, hope to see you soon

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This place is not pretentious at all but has everything. Good food, excellent service. They are very fast bringing you the food. Mexican food on the background is nice and a good volume. Not annoying at all. Always a nice place to come and visit....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank pakorod
Cecilia G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cantina La Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you Pako, hope to see you soon. You should try our new "Cantina La Imperial" at Reforma :)

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

First time here in a beautifully appointed restaurant for a mall. Service was attentive and professional. Guacamole was chunky and tasty but lacked tomato. Main courses were disappointing, both the chamorro and the meatballs with Chipotle.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank RegD1945
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Nice typical food from Mexico. Try the different tacos in the menu, pretty good. Service was good too! Location is great, inside a mall, but still the environment is pretty typical from an Mexican cantina.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Cszepak
Reviewed 1 March 2017

With a limited menu of so called "Mexican" food, the place never nails it. Food is flavorless, supplies are old (today I had chicken that tasted like it had been frozen for several years). I was almost done when they brought the sauce I had...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Jorge_sainzmx
Reviewed 11 January 2017

They have a great variety of Mexican food options, great drinks and excellent service. The only missing thing would be the view, since it is an interior restaurant there is no view outside.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank victorp274
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I really like La Imperial. It has a very nice atmosphere of "Old Mexico" and the food is very good. The music is also good. Sometimes they have a trio, sometimes it is background music, but it is always adoc to the theme of an...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank etoussier
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We like to go to have almost real Mexican food, but the place is to noise and that makes difficult the chatting with your friends.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank enrique81
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great option to eat "antojitos mexicanos". The good thing is that you can ask for small portions as tapas in order to try a little bit of everything. The place is really nice decorated with antique mexican motifs. And is not really expensive.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank giuqT
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with the latest fashion trends in luxury boutiques
around every corner. Top it off with beautiful cafés
and restaurants that surround Lincoln Park, a treat to
the senses thanks to the art decó architecture and
high quality gourmet cuisine found here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$150 - US$500
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lago Zurich 245 | 2nd Floor, Plaza Carso, Col. Ampliación Granada, Mexico City 11529, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Polanco
  • Neighbourhood: Polanco
  • Phone Number: +52 55 4976 0336
With the objective of mantling alive the food and culture of 1900s Mexican canteens, since 2011 offers traditional Mexican food and live music in a timeless atmosphere that serves as a melting pot for all walks of people to share food, play dominos, and have an after office drink.
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