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Centro Historico
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Madero #4 col. centro, Mexico City, Mexico
07:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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New York City, New York
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114 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you are in Centro Historico...make sure to visit this Cafe...the building is fantastic and the menu is very good. You can also have big dishes. Lovely !!

Thank Tony M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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279 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

While the quality (and portions) of food in Sanborn's restaurants has steadily declined, making me foreswear to eat there any more (one too many tummy upsets afterwards, among other things), I still like to enter this particular Sanborn's and marvel at the incredible tiles. Check it out when you're in the area.

Thank VagabundoDeCorazon
Kansas City, MO
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Sanborns is like the Mexican food equivalent of Steak N Shake. Perfectly adequate, large menu, standard fare at standard prices. The service is fine (although keep in mind most of the wait staff does NOT speak English). I give them three stars for convenience and conformity but I would always prefer Mexican street food. That said, this Sanborns is in... More 

Thank dmiller64116
Mackenzie, B. C.
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

These guys are everywhere in Mexico City. My friends had heard of them so we picked one to try. Not great. It was later in the evening, we just wanted something light. I ordered a bbq birria sandwich. Very poor choice, not much pork, blessed little sauce and dry bunwich. And the beer was expensive, at least compared to our... More 

Thank JackMackenzie
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Sanborn's is a Mexico City institution located in the beautiful House of Tiles. If you go be sure to eat in the enclosed inner courtyard - a large, gorgeous room. The fun is the building, the food is the price to pay for the experience. Service was poor and bored.

Thank gmac500018
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

They had a special advertised in the window. Second item free, stated, hamburgers, sandwiches, wraps. So I ordered a hamburger, wife a sandwich and they claimed since it wasnt two of the same, the charged us for both. Asked to see the manager, claimed he was out. Never will eat there again

Thank stewmexico2002
Queretaro City, Mexico
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The building is beautiful, plan to walk around the whole building, it is worth it. Food is good as well.

Thank Nesterix1
Squamish, Canada
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went in on the suggestion of our private tour guide, who took us to his favourite part of the store- the bar!! The bar was not open, but it did look nice; we were able to walk around. Big staircase and a little elevator. The central court eating area was lovely, but I can't comment on the food. The rest... More 

Thank traveltoes
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The building and ambience is great, very regal. The history of the building is interesting. Ordered soup from the starter menu. Bean soup. It arrived along with the main courses, which we duly sent back, whilst starters were eaten. The soup was cold. As in Gazpacho cold. It took AGES to get a waitress's attention, and they shrugged when I... More 

Thank RobandKateTravel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner there because it was close to the theater. Dinner was just okay. Somebody wrote that Sanborns was the Dennys of Mexico City. Frankly, Dennys could be better. The space is beautiful but take a peak and go elsewhere.

Thank mikins55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madero #4 col. centro, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 55216058
"Located in the House of Tiles, very famous building".

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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