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Al andalus

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$$ - $$$
Centro Historico
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Mesones 171, Entre Cruces y Jesus Maria | Nueva York 91, Colonia Napoles, Mexico City 06090, Mexico
09:00 - 18:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After waiting for more than 50 minutes for a table and being constantly told "you're next", we left. Hopefully, other people will avoid this place a of abysmal service...

Thank Oscar E
Perth, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch today and it was great. Had tabulie, babaganouj, and the andelusian salad ( which was my least favorite). That was plenty for two people, the desserts looked good but we didn't have room. Wonderful service and a lovely space. So nice to have a change of flavors.

Thank Torvella
Level Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A little oasis in a chaotic part of the city. We were lucky to have a table on the veranda which was shaded from the sun. We had no idea the portion sizes would be so generous, so we definitely over ordered. Everything was delicious, from the complimentary raw vegetable plate through to the Lebanese coffee at the end. The... More 

Thank Shropshirefoodie
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Granada, Nicaragua
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128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Both my wife ordered the delicious mezza (at least that's how it's spelled in other parts of the world) plate, and there was A LOT of food. We should have split a plate. Everything was good, and we enjoyed a hint of Mexican food that included "Arab Tacos" and salsa for the crispy pita. Also, the old mansion where the... More 

Thank Tracy G
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We are long time expat explorers of Restaurants in Mexico and I have to say that this was the best lunch we have been privileged to partake. We had the vegetarian mess plate for 220 pesos.....this restaurant is located in Centro Historico and not on the gringo trail. Superb experience!

Thank Anadogroove
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the Narvarte location, as usual, first we ordered to drink the lemonade with mint that is always awesome, later, the libanese platter which was pretty good, this is the best choice if you don't know what to order or if as us, want a little bit of everything! But the star plate for us is the lamb... More 

Thank Brenda V
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187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It is a great place in the heart of downtown Mexico City. Located in an old neighborhood where old buildings are the norm. You can not separate Spanish cuisine from the influence of the Arab culture that brought their flavors and many new ingredients to Spain during 800 years. Al-Andalus perfectly merges both flavors with many choices of Both cultures.... More 

Thank pedidocTx
Mexico City, Mexico
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I truly enjoyed my lunch here. The food was delicious and the atmosphere truky relaxing after the chaos of Mesones. It is worth the trip to come and sample great hummus baba ganoush and superb youghourt drinks laced with mint. Will definitely come back .

Thank vpcanouk
Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing romantic late lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. The food was excellent, very fresh and flavorful. We shared a fattoush salad and the Mediterranean platter for one. It was more than enough for the two of us. Hot fresh pita accompanies your meal. The platter was huge and included a large sampling of dishes including hummus,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I was recommended to try this restaurant by some friends and was not disappointed at all. It is housed in an old but well kept colonial mansion which gives the impression that you are traveling back in time. Food was absolutely delicious: keppe, hummus, tabbouleh, babba ganoush, falafel, shish kebab, dolmades, everything was great. We finish off with some yummy... More 

Thank AusverGeorge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 21
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mesones 171, Entre Cruces y Jesus Maria | Nueva York 91, Colonia Napoles, Mexico City 06090, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 5255222528

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Staying in Centro Historico

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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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