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La Opera Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Centro Historico
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5512 8959
13:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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Queretaro, Mexico
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Mexico City Downtown during the "Dia de Muertos" (deaths' day) festivities, and the place is really colourful and festive. We had lunch at La Ópera, the place is still decorated with the early 20th century furniture and ornaments. Food is great, very good service and it has a charming family ambiance. Highly recommended if you visit Mexico City... More 

Thank Nesterix1
Indio, California
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Was in CDMX for the Formula 1 race with my wife, brother and nephew. After dinner, my nephew said that he had read about La Opera and that we should go tequila tasting. I'm always down to hang out with them with some drinks, so we went. What a beautiful bar with some serious character and history! We were greeted... More 

Thank Travelnica
Houston, TX
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After a tiring day of sightseeing, we dined at this restaurant. It is very popular with both locals and tourists. We were there on a Saturday and were very lucky to get a table. The waiter could not speak English, but we were still able to communicate with him. He proudly showed us the bullet hole made by Pancho Villa.... More 

Thank JCarrabba
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It was my first day in Mexico, and, determined not to contract Salmonella, I sought out a good quality restaurant. I arrived alone at La Opera, and took in the lovely surroundings. The staff were extremely friendly and I sat in a corner so I could see the whole place. I watched as a three piece band set up and... More 

Thank Ben Y
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great good and atmosphere. Legend has it that General Pancho Villa tide in in horseback and fired his pistilo in the air; home is marked in the ceiling.

Thank drv1952
Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

After spending the day traveling, which started with a 2am wake-up to head to the airport, food was at the top of my list once settled in at our hotel. Someone had told me of the history and tequila selection of La Opera Bar. It was very nice inside and the service was top notch. I wasn't impressed with the... More 

Thank TravlinDiver
Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It's part of these old restaurants where you get everything needed (deco, FOOD AND MARIACCHIS) to have a real mexican ambiance

Thank martin g
Sao Paulo, SP
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The environmental is outstanding with nice waiters and great food. It's a great experience and every one that like a little historical places that keeps its glamour cannot miss that opportunity.

Thank Marcos_Basso
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Nice and cozy restaurant bar. Legend has it that Mexican revolution leader Pancho Villa once entered horseback riding during the revolution war and shoot a gun shot and you can see the hole in the ceiling. Food is good and reasonable prices

Thank xavierbustamante
Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico, Mexico
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

While the food was ordinary the style and decor of this traditional cantina type of restaurant made it worth the visit. Not disappointing because the attention, music, retro look and atmosphere gave it a certain edge and added to the flavour of the dishes from the rather limited traditional menu. Walking in from the street you are taken back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 18:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5512 8959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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