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Cafe El Popular

5 de mayo esq Palmas | Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5518 6081
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pan dulce” (17 reviews)
“enchiladas” (15 reviews)
“garlic soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
5 de mayo esq Palmas | Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is open 24 hours a day and is full of character from the decor to the waitresses. The food is good and very reasonable. We ended up going there 3 times! The custard pastry is superb.

Thank PersianboyLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I visit Mexico City I frequent this restaurant for Breakfast, late night snacks or coffee and pastries. It has great coffee and pastries. It is very convenient because I stay in a hotel across the street and it is ALWAYS open all year...More

Thank Sirena_Austriaca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to this place over the years, Inexpensive but not worth it, lines are long and once inside they either take a long time to even give you a menu or they try to get you out of there as fast as they can....More

Thank Irene G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic breakfast Huevas Mexicana Sweetbread Fresh orange juice Spanish chocolate One of my all time favourite breakfasts

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They're open 24 hours, and a great breakfast option. Cheap, good service and good coffee and dishes. Lots of food for the price, but be prepared for a different type of breakfast!

Thank PandaBandit
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We landed at Mexico City airport at 3:30am. By the time we were in the centre it was close to 5 and there was nothing going on. We happened across El Popular and we're glad we did. The pan dulce were nice and options plentiful....More

Thank Dom123672
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a tradicional "café de chinos" close to the central square of Mexico City. It is an inexpensive, simple, not fancy place at all. It is worth more for the anthropological experience. Don't expect high cuisine. I used to go there a lot when...More

Thank Zeiter
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were sent here by our hotel's concierge, because we arrived close to midnight and everything else was closed, this is a 24 hour restaurant. More than a restaurant it is an eatery, called "fondas" in Mexico, which is closer to a diner in the...More

Thank SanDiegoFito
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This is a good place near the Zocalo with a lot of locals. I would not say that the food nor the service is of the highest quality but it was ok. The one thing that I really liked though, was the liver and onions....More

1  Thank JP_y_LP
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I had the Chile en Nogada - their signature dish. It is a big chili stuffed with meat, fruit, nuts, and spices. They top it off with a cold cream sauce. It's also served at room temperature with some rice. It was tasty, but not...More

Thank YetiStuff
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 de mayo esq Palmas | Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5518 6081
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