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Chen MaPo DouFu Restaurant

Jiefang Lu, Wenshu Temple Area, Chengdu, China
+86 28 8335 5615
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
25 Jul 2017
“Delicious, but unpretentious meal at Chen MaPo DouFu”
22 Jun 2016
“Filthy place, terrible service”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
Jiefang Lu, Wenshu Temple Area, Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Knowing the story of Chen Ma Po, I arrived in Chengdu eager to eat in the birthplace of mapo doufu. I wandered around the Wenshu Temple area and finally found the restaurant, in the early afternoon. I found a table, and ordered mapo doufu, mi...More

Thank Albany_Wayfarer
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Maybe I went there with high expectation but this place was the worst restaurant in our two-weeks trip in China. 1) the food was served in dirty dishes. 2) the waiters was annoyed that we do not speak Chinese and was constantly busy with her...More

Thank Diman K
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Went there twice and both times was blown away by the flavors. Every fish excellent. This is an easy choice when looking for somewhere to eat in Chengdu. Centrally located near the luomashi subway station.

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Reviewed 9 November 2014

We had grilled smoked ribs and cucumber with bean paste, along with the tofu. They were beautifully presented and delicious and the tofu was magnificent, quite unlike any I've ever had: quite hot, very strong with Sichuan pepper, and with layers of flavour. RMB116 with...More

Thank Bill_from_Sydney
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I went to eat their famous Mapo Doufu yesterday evening, and in respect to the quality of the food, I was not disappointed. The spicy flavor of the soup combined with the richness of the tofus made it quite savory. It was one of the...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were staying at the Sheraton around the corner and I hate to admit it, but in a city with hundreds of excellent choices we actually went both nights that we were in Chengdu. Soooo yummy! I am a Mapo Dofu convert - it was...More

Thank lurasf
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We followed Google Maps and accidentally ended up at the kitchen entrance (in the alleyway). We peeked in and saw a disgusting kitchen; caked over in grease and mold. The alleyway itself seemed to be slicked over in whatever they chuck out late at night,...More

Thank Sylvia L
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Our tour guide was a regular here. He reassured us that the food would be good. He was right. It was a busy day at lunch but the wait was not too long. Service was a bit slow due to shortage of staff but it...More

Thank TRAVELdglobenow
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Nobody spoke English,so I was very happy I'd memorised 'Mapo Tofu' and 'Kung Pao Chicken' in Chinese so was able to order. The food did not disappoint, but don't expect gourmet food - it is hearty fare for a good price.

Thank Bram B
Reviewed 19 February 2013

I am not sure about the address but the one we went to was the original. It takes time to get accustomed to Sichuan pepper. We can take a lot of spice but this was unique. The other dishes were also good, the service was...More

Thank Emem2
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Jiefang Lu, Wenshu Temple Area, Chengdu, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Sichuan  >  Chengdu
  • Phone Number: +86 28 8335 5615
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