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Franca Bistro

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Alvaro Obregon 59, Mexico City 06700, Mexico (Merida)
+52 55 5533 8754
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I went here for brunch/breakfast the other day. They have a reliable wifi connection, outlets to charge your computer (I think a few) and the wait staff was attentive (but this may have been because there was virtually no one else there). They also have a nice outdoor covered patio on Obregon. The food was rather bland and they messed... More 

Thank wesleycharles
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

18Feb 2017: We had a great night with fantastic food & service 2years ago when we dined at Franca Bistro. Visiting again from Australia we definitely made a point of scheduling in another evening at Franca Bistro. And, we weren't disappointed . We started with a Quinoa Salad to share , followed up with a delicious perfectly cooked pink tuna... More 

Thank kbneil
Naples, Italy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

great service staff. good food. not the best ever gourmet omg. but definitely very good, and great value. if I was in this neighborhood again and needed a place to go. I would come back here.

Thank vero b
northern california
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151 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Located almost at the end of the fashionable Obregón strip, just off Mérida (note that on Mérida, just around the corner Franca has a small pizzería), this small bistro caught our eye with a comfortable and unpretentious vibe, a varied and reasonably priced menu, and a menú del día. We elected the sidewalk cafe seating for a late afternoon (5:00)... More 

Thank profegringo
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I went to Franca Bistro on Jan. 30, 2016 with my best friend. We had the most amazing mango martinis beautifully presented with fresh strawberries. The escargot was fantastic! Some of the best I've ever had. The cheese platter was wonderful as well. We tried the tuna/pistachio entree and it was absolutely delicious, as well as the rack of lamb... More 

Thank urszulaw82
Mexico City, Mexico
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

French cuisine, beautiful dishes. Sober and inspiring ambiance. This are the dishes I tasted: Scargots - Too buttery, poorly executed, required more dedication, also the Snail Tongs were super old and could not hold the shell without maneuvering it a lot. Wellington Beef - Gorgeous, beautiful and delicious, it was the most perfect wellington beef I have ever tasted and... More 

Thank Raúl S
Mexico City, Mexico
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158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This a great place to enjoy fantastic food, a place with great vibe and great jazz.... Very nice for a first date! Very romantic!!

Thank Dany_Andrade
Broome, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We went to Franca around 7 pm on New Years Eve, in Mexico City this is very early. They were fully booked but no one was coming till 8:30. They offered us an amended menu and did anything they could to make our New Year's and our toddler's night special. I had amazing octopus with black ink mayonnaise, beautiful salad... More 

Thank Emilyjemima2014
Rosarito, Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We happen to stop in this location by accident, but it was a great one the food was really good only that i wish they had a larger selection of Mexican wines. This was a great stop within our trip in South of Mexico.

Thank keyri m
Halden, Norway
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

We had a great lunch on dec 24.... Very good service, good food (try the Spanish omelette) and generally nice place.

Thank blaukvik

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
European, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alvaro Obregon 59, Mexico City 06700, Mexico
  • Public Transportation: MetroBus Alvaro Obregon
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5533 8754
Small and cozy place in the heart on Colonia Roma, the epicenter of entertainment in the city.
Mainly French food with Argentinean and Italian touches that correspond to the owner’s origins. On the menu, Nocoise salads and the chicken casserole are highlighted as the typical French dishes, but it also has a variety of delicious pizzas and grilled cuts.

Pequeño y acogedor sitio en el corazón de la colonia Roma, el epicentro del entretenimiento de nuestra ciudad.
Comida principalmente francesa con toques argentinos e italianos que corresponden a los orígenes de los dueños. En la carta destacan las ensaladas Nicoise y el pollo casserole como platillos típicos franceses pero también tiene una variedad deliciosa de pizzas y unos cortes de parrilla.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?