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Dinner before Bellas Artes

Famous restaurant. The ceiling has a bullet hole shot by Pancho Villa, Mexican Revolutionary... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Brenda L
Orange, California
Great atmosphere, good service.

We just dropped in the see the Villa bullet holes and decides to have a drink. Although the staff... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2014
Kabul, Afghanistan
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This old bar still has the bullet holes left by Pancho Villa on one of his visits.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible21%
10 Aug 2017
“Dinner before Bellas Artes”
25 Jul 2014
“Great atmosphere, good service.”
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Famous restaurant. The ceiling has a bullet hole shot by Pancho Villa, Mexican Revolutionary. Service was a little slow, the bus boy was very fast and efficient. Food was delicious. The cheese plate was good, my fried whole fish was delicious. Salsa and tortillas. Good...More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We just dropped in the see the Villa bullet holes and decides to have a drink. Although the staff knew we were just there to look around the bartender Fabian was so kind he brought us an appetizer on the house. A must stop.

Thank pdvasquez
Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

All I can say is that they need to be more polite cause the service ( owner, weiters, bartenders ) are owful they are rude and inpersonal and if you come with two people they wont give you a table even if the place is...More

2  Thank Vicente T
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Stopped there for a drink, we pay a 200 ticket with a 1000 bill to get the change as if we paid with a 500 bill, and there is nothing you can do. Management, waiter and cashier all colluded, a mafia gang.

7  Thank MiguelUDf
Reviewed 15 March 2011

I loved La Opera bar. Not because of particularly outstanding service, but simply for the historic value. The great architecture is a plus. I ordered, and enjoyed, the tortilla soup with a couple of beers. I do not have a whole lot to say about...More

Thank AyeEat
Reviewed 1 October 2010

Sure the place is atmospheric, but that's about it. The food is not good, the service very impersonal. And they add funny things to your bill. The best option is certainly to come and have a drink by the bar. But you should avoid the...More

6  Thank strawberita
Reviewed 11 September 2010

We stop here only because we have come downtown on a Saturday afternoon. Its old and has character. The building is owned by the government and leased to the bar owner. We never eat here, we just have a drink at the bar. This is...More

Thank airlandsee
Reviewed 26 July 2010

I was extremely disappointed with this place. We had the worst service ever when we went to la Opera last week-end. After spending 3 months in Meixco city, i have visited many bars and restaurants, but i never had such a rude service as in...More

2  Thank traveller555_1
Reviewed 1 June 2010

I went there over the weekend with a friend and the manager was rude and wouldn't give us a table even though half the place was empty because we were only 2 customers. There are far better options downtown with a much better service

1  Thank MrsMartha
A TripAdvisor Member
Notre Dame, IN
Reviewed 28 May 2005

Private booths dot the outer rim of this 19th century bar and restaurant just a few blocks from the Zocalo. Vested waiters serve a number of good mole dishes for about $5 US, and the wall of fame here is quite impressive. Photos of presidents,...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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