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El Gran Leon de Oro

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$$ - $$$
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Mercaderes 21 | San José Insurgentes, Mexico City 03900, Mexico
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

A really nice restaurant for traditional mexican food. The restaurant is not seen from the street go into the backyard. Big place with separate dinning space for smokers. The portions are Big. We shared grilled cheese for starter and had fish for main course. There was live Music. They have menu card in english, but don't speak og understand english.

Thank jeannepoulsen
Prague, Czech Republic
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A wolf in lamb skin! :-) Great high quality food. Any pork dish (roasted, particularly) is excellent. The service is tip-tip and the tacos, oustanding. And they broadcast european football in the dozen or so TV screens! :-)

Thank Zarzilla
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This place is somewhat of a tradition for my co-workers. The mexican team members have been coming here for years. I was pleaseantly surprise by the service and the food/drinks. We went three times during our week long stay. Mr. Neto will take great care of you. Try a Tamarindo Margarita. So delicious.

Thank GabbyFrey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This a large Mexican food restaurant (cantina) with 150 tables. Within a walking distance of the Insurgentes Theatre. Their menu includes a wide variety of Mexican cuisine, from entrees to cantina-type dishes. Buffet service is weekends only. Food quality is above avearage. Coffee is superb. On the other hand, the service has fallen into a confort zone relying on its... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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540 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Of course there are so many good restaurants in México that this one may be your 289 choice in the list... It doesn't have a very nice atmosphere, it is large and impersonal, however service is good and the buffet on Sundays is just enormous and rich. Many fine Mexican dishes but also Spanish cuisine. If you are staying at... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Went with my office mates The food is Spanish wannabe and kind of crapy If you have a family avoid going during weekdays otherwise you will find a Godinez with his movida

Thank leoncioreyes
Mexico City
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280 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

The place is old, good service, most of the time you´ll find a table; they try to be courteous and prompt with the service, drinks are fair enough,period. The environment is kind of wanabe office employees, the boss with its assistant escort, and other areas family place. Food, that supppose to be the key element it is not, the "salsas"... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

We came here a Sunday afternoon by accident and we were pleased with tasty food and very attentive service. Nice atmosphere, Mexican/Spanish influenced food, and friendly service. A must!

Thank Viajeromundial007
San Diego, CA
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196 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

This place is on the side street next to the City Express Insurgentes Sur hotel, and across from the Fiesta Inn hotel. We had drinks only so can't report on the food. The service was excellent and very attentive. There is valet parking. There is live entertainment at certain times.

Thank Lakeside31

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Restaurant Details

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Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking
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  • Address: Mercaderes 21 | San José Insurgentes, Mexico City 03900, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5598-9265

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?