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Monte Cristo

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Insurgentes Norte 1980, Col. Lindavista, Mexico City 07300, Mexico
+52 55 5577 9262
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bogota, Colombia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

They very different mexican food. Pre-hispanic food. Tasted great and delicious!! If you want to try a very different mexican taste; this is the place.

Thank abarranco
MonteCristoR1980, Director General at Monte Cristo, responded to this review
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Agradecemos sus comentarios, esperamos poder atenderlos nuevamente. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and left amazed. The food was impeccable. The flavors and presentation absolutely world class. The service was beyond any expectation. I have travelled the world and would put this on the top of the list. A bit out of the way but definitely worth the trip. Highly recommended!

Thank A_few_Trips
MonteCristoR1980, Propietario at Monte Cristo, responded to this review
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Agradecemos sus comentarios, es muy motivante para nosotros saber que podemos brindar una experiencia de calidad para quienes nos visitan.... More 

Holladay, Utah
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407 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

You would be hard pressed to find a more pleasant restaurant anywhere in the world. The staff is clearly dedicated to providing the best in friendly, professional service. From start to finish it was so impressive. The menu in unique and fun with so many options - seafood to steak, soup to salads, Bone marrow specialties! A multitude of drinks.... More 

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MonteCristoR1980, Propietario at Monte Cristo, responded to this review
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Agradecemos mucho sus comentarios, es un gusto saber que la visita fué de su agrado. More 

Toluca, Mexico
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326 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The Monte Cristo is located right on the side of Insurgentes Norte near Indios Verdes metro in a so-so neighborhood. After driving past hundreds of times over the years, we came here for a late Sunday lunch after reading the reviews here on TA, and I have found my new Mexico City favorite spot! The building is beautiful and immaculately... More 

1 Thank johntpt
MonteCristoR1980, Propietario at Monte Cristo, responded to this review
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Nos sentimos orgullosos y motivados por sus comentarios, nosotros también los consideramos, nuestros nuevos clientes favoritos!. More 

el paso
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very close to basilica... Beautiful setting... Great service! Enjoyed arrachera, chile relleno con chicharron, tuetanos...and how about a tasty tamarindo frappe to drink! You can't go wrong

Thank mirisjz1218
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were looking for a nice restaurant close to the Basilica and had plenty of free parking. This was about a KM from the Basilica and was easy to get to. The food was well worth the above average prices. The service was one of the best.

1 Thank Drboomer
San Francisco
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is out of the center but worth the trip. Guacamole made at the table with diner's choice of papers and other additions. Fresh tortillas, delicious fish dishes and an interesting and varied menu. Very attentive and friendly service. An upscale restaurant that probably caters to local families at weekends and evenings. We sadly only had a lunch there. Highly... More 

Thank Michael120
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151 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

One of the best restaurants of the city and certainly the best in the Basilica zone, also good location for the pyramids trip. Old hacienda style with a gorgeous patio. The restaurant inside is very nice with a great fireplace, it has some small privates for large parties. Mexican haute cuisine, original and classic dishes with a gourmet approach that... More 

Thank J-L-1977
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

We have been living in Mexico for three years and I think this is the best Mexican restaurant we have been to. You can ask for a tailor made salsa by looking at the wide range of ingredients. I had the spicy mushroom soup and the fried huachinango (red snapper) which was excellent. For desert the camote (sweat potato) with... More 

1 Thank snakayam
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

The patio at Monte Cristo is not to be missed. It's springtime all year round in their beautifully appointed patio. The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. Very close to the Basilica for those visiting.

1 Thank Martin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Insurgentes Norte 1980, Col. Lindavista, Mexico City 07300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5577 9262
Faithful to the 19th century Antiguo Meson Mejicano (Old Mexican Inn) in all its unspoiled glory, we offer you the chance to partake, in a stately old-world manse, of the most delectable dished from the country's various regions and culinary institutions, from the fonda, cantina, and plaza stand to the most elaborate convent cuisine. All, served with different atmospheres as backdrops, from the coolness of the hidden courtyard, to the airy spaces of the Mexican hacienda.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?