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Centro Castellano

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$$ - $$$
Centro Historico
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Calle Republica de Uruguay 16 | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55 5521 3516
13:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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169 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

very famous and historic place, a typical Mexican colonial building and decoration, will take you back a in time .. the staff is very friendly , the menu is diverse to entertain every hungry stomach, they serve the best paella (Valencia Style), and they can customize special dish as per your choice.. you can remove/add what you like/dislike from any... More 

Thank FaridaGK
Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It's a tradition to come just to try the clericot, which they claim to have a great version and I can say it's the best one I've ever had. Don't get me wrong, food is amazing and you'll find a lot of traditional Spanish options, but if you go with friends, I recommend the "surtido castellano", which is not in... More 

Thank Salzinni
Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Crowded place, tables are too close among them. Looks like they wanted to place as many people as possible. No wheelchair access even they said they had it when we called by phone to verify. And they don't take reservations, so it's a matter of luck to be promptly seated. Food is passable, don't expect anything great. Overall, low value... More 

Thank jcaste2001
Claremont, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

In my way to el Moro, I passed by this classic Spanish Restaurant. I must admit I was intrige and decided to visit it later on the evening for dinner. I order a paella and was a mistake. They do not use bomba rice and that is a big no no in my book. However, after viewing their horno I... More 

Thank George S
Gerardo A, Public Relations Manager at Centro Castellano, responded to this review
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Buen día, muchas gracias por escribirnos y nos alegra mucho que nos elijas. Agradecemos tu visita al RestauranteCentro Castellano, así... More 

South Worcester County, MA
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

First time I visited was close to closing time and the place was fairly empty. Service was passable and the food was acceptable. More recently (November, 2015) I went with a group of friends and it was an entirely different experience. The food seemed better, the service was prompt and attentive, and everyone agreed that it was a great choice... More 

Thank HockeyDad95
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Food was not that great for the price. Server kept up selling so we ended up spending a lot more than food was worth. Worst part was when we were done and it was raining real hard. We asked if they'd call a taxi and they said NO!!! I've been traveling to Mexico for years and every restaurant goes out... More 

Thank CapitanPescado
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This place was very overpriced, particularly for the low-quality food that they are serving. My tortilla española was runny and the chicken breast that I ordered was clearly a cheap cut- it still had veins/ligaments in it. On the bright side, the wait staff was very attentive.

Thank mjfore
Hampton Bays, New York, United States
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Sad to say one of my worse experiences at a restaurant....i had the paella which was plain awful, very dry and flavorless, not impressed at all. My wife had the shrimp wich was so so...i ordered a sangria thinking i could not go wrong since I was at a Spanish restaurant, wrong!!!!! It was terrible, i had to send it... More 

Thank Jorge O
Gerardo A, Public Relations Manager at Centro Castellano, responded to this review
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Jorge buen día, te agradecemos que hayas dedicado tiempo para proporcionarnos una valoración de tu estancia. Sentimos mucho por escuchar... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I wanted to eat a good Paella and, in the end, I found a great quiet place (not so quite so I couldn't have a normal family dinner with a 4 m.o. and a 2 y.o.), great food and, above all: great service along with very good Spanish food. Definitely recommendable.

Thank Bruno_Martinez
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

great spanish food.they also have a 4 course menu ,very good food,very good deal.service great. visiting the building alone is a joy!

Thank emma c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Republica de Uruguay 16 | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5521 3516

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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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