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La Escondida

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Carretera Mexico-Toluca Km 38.8, Toluca, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This restaurant is really amazing. When I was child use to visit with my family and after some years, with pleasure see that owner and this family continue attending restaurant with a big smile and spirit of service. One of their specialities is "ossobuco", and is my favorite too, but in general whatever you choose is a nice option.

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Thank 1ST-MEXICAN-GIRL
Mexico City
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It may have been good at some time , too noisy , too big and very average food . A weird and poorly done theme park gardens have no charm .

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Thank vagabondMexicoCity
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The food is nothing extraordinary, but the place is very funny to visit. It has a lot of land with artificial falls, playgrounds for kids, birds singing and families enjoying. My recommendation is: spend more time on the gardens than in the restaurant!

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Thank David M
Mexico City, Mexico
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Me and my colleagues came all the way from polanco to celebrate my birthday over a breakfast. It is said this restaurant serves breakfast but NO. what a waste of time! Don't be fooled.

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Thank Yune
Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Although the service and the food was not bad, it is not what I would recommend about this restaurant. It's the location what I most liked about it and I think it is the main reason for its fame. It is not the cheapest but it's not crazy expensive either. I had a nice time there.

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Thank Omi_Wan
Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

This place is a Mexican Hiden Jewel, fantastic place kind of german, nice for nature fans, there is a fantastic river and beautiful gardens and pines all over the place, is kind of germany in Mexico, while is a fantastic place to walk and enjoy the nature of the place, is a terrible place to eat and enjoy food, I... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

the prices are over priced for the service and abandon of the place , but the great forest leads you to a tiny smell of babarian germany side,, which architecture and cosine are based ,. like so much the place is sad that cannot offer better price to increase people attending ,, .

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Mexico DF
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158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

The place is very nice, it has a river and everything is green. It also has a play ground so kids can enjoy been there. On the other hand, the food is a little expensive. Taste is OK (nothing special), the amounts are pretty regular but the prices are high, I would say that you will pay around $350-$500 MXP... More 

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Here, There & Everywhere
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85 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

Hate to say it but, it's a tourist trap, nice scenery, kind of like a disneyland miniature playset, swiss type chalet, decent service. It get's crowded pretty quick, honestly I don't know why, because the food is subpar, tasteless, greasy and expensive! Not coming back, not even for the view!

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Thank DrBLC
Guayaquil
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

We ordered rabbit that was cold for $170 pesos and goat (cabrito) that was so thin for a similar price. It included a salad and a shrimp soup that was forgotten, after we told them they still did not bring them. There were only 4 tables and the service was so slow, we had to wait even more for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Mexico-Toluca Km 38.8, Toluca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Estado de Mexico  >  Toluca

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?