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La Opera Bar

Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5512 8959
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Mexican, Bar
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Calle 5 de Mayo 10 | Col. Alameda Central, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner with five friends. Big mistake. Beautiful place and worth visiting if you're only going to order drinks but skip the food. The meal started with salads which were uniformly disappointing: the Caesar wasn't a Caesar at all but just some romaine...More

Thank brubennett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are coming to Zocalo, are you not??? (the Historic Center with the Cathedral, the National Palace, the Plaza Constitution (the largest open public space in the world), the largest flag, the Aztec ruins right there next to the Cathedral, watch out! you are stepping...More

Thank Sahit_the_savvy
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The building has a neat interior and the staff will point out a bullet hole from during the Revolution. Food is alright, but tries to be fancier than it tastes. Serving staff hover uncomfortably close to you as you eat. If you are a larger...More

1  Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

It's funny to think you go to a restaurant because it has a bullet hole in the ceiling... but it turned out to be good. Service was attentive and friendly. Prices were moderate. Portion sizes were large and food was good. Interior was Fun in...More

Thank PeterBruceG
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Historic please, a must. Great service by Pedro Merino! 👏👏 However the food was so, so. We had some escargots and they were "sandy" nor well clean. The nogada chile was good but the nut cover was extremely creamy.

Thank Mauricio B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Imagen to be in a cantina or restaurant moore than 146 old !!! And also a place weare Pancho Villa shot his gun leavin a hole in the roof and bullet is still there, the bar is all wood and the original one, the food...More

Thank luis m
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This bar right in the middle to the historic center of Mexico City has historic character. It is a really old bar and it has a period setting taking you back in time. A great way to experience a grand traditional bar in Mexico City.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

For our final night in Mexico City we wanted something special. And we got it here. Great flank steak, mash (pure) and mushrooms. Nice Argentinian red Malbec too. All yummy. My husband had a beef Fillet which came with a pepper gravy, mash potatoes and...More

Thank Dianna C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Whether the story regarding the Pancho Villa bullet hole is absolutely true of not, this is a beautiful art deco bar/restaurant in the old school tradition on a lovely street near the Palacio de Bellas Artes. We did not eat here and only had a...More

Thank perezjale
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Definitely a place to visit and have a few drinks. It is a beautiful place, very historic and the wait staff do their very best. The food was not that great. Lots of sightseeing in this area and very safe in the early evening.

Thank Chon54
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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