We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pasteleria Ideal

Calle 16 de Septiembre 18 | Col. Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
5130 2970
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (18 reviews)
“pastry” (10 reviews)
“pan dulce” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Calle 16 de Septiembre 18 | Col. Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Write a Review
Reviews (159)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty pastries, cookies, and cakes. Products with chocolate are very tasty eg chocolate conchas and galettas. Cashier can be unfriendly and unwilling to take big notes even though they have change.

Thank Hayley F
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This was a surprise delight and should be on everyone's list to visit in Mexico City. Hundreds of cakes, pastries, cookies, etc everywhere! Wedding cakes as tall as you are on the second floor. Grab a platter and tongs and pick a bunch of pastries...More

Thank Sanfranciscotown
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

From the outside it looks like they just sell big wedding cakes and such - but oh, walk inside and a huge pastry heaven opens up. Not many tourists there, mostly the locals and lots of them in and out to get cakes and pastries....More

Thank MaHin80
Reviewed 13 April 2017

They have a system for paying for and picking up pastries, which is pretty efficient if you know it. Had I known it beforehand, it would've saved me a lot of discomfort. I speak limited Spanish and the employee and customers around me spoke no...More

Thank sunnee-usa
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This place is HUGE, almost like the Walmart of bakeries. You walk in, grab a tray, pick out what you want. Then you proceed to the clerk who bags your items and gives you a ticket, which you pay as you leave. My eyes were...More

Thank dmiller64116
Reviewed 26 February 2017

They've been around for 80 years and it's easy to see why. Huge selection of pastries and cookies. Be sure to go upstairs and see the cake rooms. So many options to tempt your tummy. Yummy Yummy!

Thank Dean92802
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a legend within the capital itself, and rightfully so. The quality, precision, variety, colors and flavors. You just have to visit, several times! It's the kind of amazing, that you buy a box-full, the night before you fly back home.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Walking into this patisserie I was blown away. So much choice and all great quality. Also amazingly cheap by European standards. A must visit when in Mexico City. If you aren't hungry you can get boxes to go. Checkout my Instagram @jamesdimitri for photos.

Thank jamesdimitrifletcher
Reviewed 1 December 2016

It is the largest pasteleria I've ever been to. Seems like everyone is coming here to buy pastries! The provide cakes also. cheap pastries but a good taste of various kinds of pastries here!

Thank Minnie P
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I'm no connoisseur of bakeries but this has to be one of the world's best. An unbelievable selection of pastries, cakes, cookies, gelatins, etc. in a 2-story 19th century building. Grab a tray and tongs to collect your pastries, or order at the various counters...More

Thank Bridget K
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
Nearby Restaurants
El Moro
919 reviews
.21 km away
470 reviews
.21 km away
Sanborns de los Azulejos
2,341 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Palacio de Bellas Artes
7,369 reviews
.28 km away
Palacio Postal
1,615 reviews
.36 km away
Historic Center (Centro Historico)
2,774 reviews
.22 km away
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
905 reviews
.30 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Terese S
how many square feet or meters is this bakery?
3 December 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Bridget K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how many square feet but it's very large and two stories. Also there may be two locations -- Google maps shows a different location based on whether you search "ideal bakery" or "pasteleria ideal." We went to... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 16 de Septiembre 18 | Col. Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 5130 2970
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing