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La Opera Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Centro Historico
Mexican, Bar
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Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5512 8959
13:00 - 00:00
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful bar and restaurant. The staff is friendly and the drinks are good. We did not eat here, but we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Kristine D
Mexico city
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with the family, from 10 year old son to 90 year old mom. Super quick service at 3pm on New Year's Eve! Got seated in just 5 minutes. Got a special booth area in the back. Beautiful surroundings. Food was good. Boys a bit reluctant at first, but found something to suit their palatte. Great trio too! Serenaded mom... More 

Thank Alicia M
Seattle, Washington
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just looking in the door drew us in. Beautiful, historic restaurant with very good service and reasonable prices. Food was just OK, nothing special and margaritas were good but tiny. They seem to specialize in meats, which tended to be over-salted, as were the mashed potatoes. One of our party had beef tongue and liked it. So, go for the... More 

Thank Rorinho
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful bar/restaurant in the historic centre with incredible atmosphere. Menu included numerous traditional Mexican items, the standout dishes for us was the angulas (baby eels) and tortilla soup. Busy enough on a Friday night without being too hectic or noisy. A wonderful experience.

Thank Hheart_142
Queretaro City, Mexico
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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