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Portada Balcón Del Zocalo - El Balcon del Zocalo, Mexico City, CDMX

El Balcon del Zocalo

4.6
4.6
1667 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Restaurante de cocina mexicana contemporánea, ambiente casual y una franca y creativa propuesta gastronómica que aplica siempre una depurada técnica al mejor producto de temporada.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 72 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    MXN500 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 07:00–12:00 Lunch Daily 13:00–18:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    55 5130 5134
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    José Antonio Salinas (Pepe Salinas)

What 1,667 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mexico City

    Great for scenic views

  • Mexico City

    Most Booked

  • Mexico City

    Best Ambience

  • Mexico City

    Great for scenic views

  • Mexico City

    Most Booked

1,667 Reviews
  1. OmarF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were pleasantly surprised of the level of service. We had great seats with a view of the plaza. The specialty drinks were delicious. The food did not disappoint. All three of us were very happy with our tacos and desert. I would highly recommend El Balcon del Zocalo.

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  2. KaytD

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was wonderful. My husband asked to have the blaring music turned down and they did. The downside is the wine list…no red wine under $100/bottle.

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  3. BlancaG

    Baja California

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Excellent customer service. Highly recommended.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulosa atención, comida deliciosa, quiero volver.

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  5. RobertJ

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We were expecting a very positive experience at Balcon, but they fell far short. We had to ask for menus after a long wait and our drinks (including water, which we really needed)came extremely slowly. We ordered one appetizer to share and two main courses. They brought the appetizer and one of the main courses at the same time (after a long wait), and the second main course did not arrive until about 20 minutes later. Appetizers should be served before the main courses - that would seem to be a pretty basic concept. The staff was polite and friendly enough, but any request that we made was acknowledged and then, apparently, ignored. It was truly amazing. We have been in Mexico for six weeks and have eaten out almost every day. This was the most expensive meal of this trip so far. We don’t at all mind spending the kind of money that this meal cost, but we expect at least reasonably good service for a high end meal. The food was good to very good, but was spoiled by terrible service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was the worst. The wait staff completely ignored us and provided service to the two tables on each side of us. Without apology or acknowledgment. This is beyond unacceptable and should be addressed. We expect an apology as well as a refund.

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  7. Rodd

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente experiencia gastronómica, altamente recomendado. Buen ambiente, la atención un poco lenta, pero muy buena después de todo.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is very good, the downfall is that it's pretty expensive compared to other places.

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  9. AleOso

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    El lugar es muy lindo, la comida es extraordinaria, la antención de los chicos es linda, pero tuvimos un inconveniente, pedimos nos describieran los tacos gobernador y se les olvidó mencionar el aderezo de mayonesa, y pedimos que lo cambiaran, todo sin ningún problema, pero considero que se pudieron evitar ese rechazo. También al final pedí un té chai, y se tardaron mucho. No me agrada mucho que falta luz, muchos comensales usaban su celular para iluminar el menú.

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  10. SamS

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious food and a brilliant view of the Zocalo, Catedral and Palacio Nacional. Definitely will be back.

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  11. AlexandrinaV

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location. Spectacular views. Although their biggest table accommodates 6 only, there was room to join a smaller table to have our group of nine together.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, ambience was also great! Service was not as good as we thought

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Rico y delicioso. Gran vista. Gran calidad en los alimentos. Se siente el orgullo de ser mexicano.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing breakfast/brunch, great service and fantastic view :)

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  15. elfaaaamuuu

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente servicio, comida y ambiente. La vista es espectacular. Los precios sí creo que están súper elevados, pero finalmente cobran por la calidad del servicio, de la comida y creo que por la zona. Pero está muy bien para una ocasión súper especial.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Despite being a cold and rainy day, this was a great location to celebrate a birthday brunch.

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  17. torte

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tasting menu experience. Worth every penny!

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  18. PDXdiner

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a very nice, high-end restaurant with a gorgeous view of the city. The staff in all the various roles are professional and personable. We appreciated when we were asked if we would like to move to a table near the balcony and the view. We had a drink in the bar area before moving to the dining room and watched the bartender work his magic mixing drinks, including ours. Our meal was excellent and the service impressive.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelentes platos y servicio de atención, una vista desde el balcón extraordinaria, fue una muy linda velada con mi esposa

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  20. 1Motti

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an incredible meal. Very special. Everything was delicious on the tasting menu. The wine pairing was great too. A special moment was when they brought us into the kitchen too meet the chefs and watch them prepare a sorbet palate cleanser and we had the 2 bites there in the kitchen before desert. Calling it an"Experience" was not an exaggeration

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  21. JanT

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely rooftop restaurant with open air section overlooking Constitution Square. Some inventive dishes artistically presented. I would definitely recommend making reservations as it is very busy.

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  22. More

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muyyy lindo el sitio . La atención excelente y muy buen ambiente

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  23. AlvaroV

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Si existe reservación , te hacen esperar , mencionó q de todos modos con reservación.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida increíble pero no se prepararon para el evento, los platillos tardaron en llegar hasta 30 min, estuvimos 3 horas en el restaurante entre todas las entradas que hubo, es demasiado!! Muchos meseros y la cocina lenta.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience something we don’t get to experience in the U.S food was average maybe because it was all new to us . The only thing we weren’t happy and pleased about was the service they didn’t give us the flame opening show everyone else got it but us , they skipped one dish I had to tell them about and then other people nearby got salsa and other things offered but not us , also the other tourist got chairs pulled out but not me nor my wife idk if it was because we didn’t look touristy when we were so not to happy about that payed 200.00$ (u.s currency) and didn’t get the whole experience like others did kind of made me feel like left out . But the experience and terraza was beautiful

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  26. JosePimentel

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    El restaurante es muy lindo y la comida muy buena. Se tardaron en servirnos y tuvimos absolutamente nada de comer en la mesa por los primeros 20 minutos. Había una mesa desocupada y preguntamos si podían cambiarnos an ella. Después de decir que si, dijeron que no. Eso fue muy desagradable.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Valentines Day dinner and it was a tasting menu. Great food and great service with a view.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente lugar, muy recomendable. La atención fue extraordinaria, los alimentos de buen sabor. Lugar hermoso.

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  29. Ana1990

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hermosa vista muy rica la comida y todo muy bien la atención

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was great. I love how the appetizers were served to share. The tacos de suadero de picahna were a 9.9. The Cesar salad and tortilla soup were amazing and filling. We ordered traditional old fashioned and they were perfect. To top it off the dessert yolk bread with whiskey was a perfect end to the dinner.

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  31. AndreeaCobzaru

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous view, splendid decor and vibe, attentive staff, good desserts, excellent cocktails

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  32. BerckAl

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    ¡La comida esta deliciosa, de lujo! Y la proporción adecuada para no llenarte de más. Te dan muy buena atención, en especial si festejas algo importante. Me gustaría que fuera un poco más privado, las mesas están muy pegadas con los demás comensales. Pero todo lo demás muy bien.

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  33. SANTIAGOR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Una experiencia única. Nos hicieron sentir como que solo nos atendían a nosotros. El tasting menu, sin igual. La atención, superlative. Cuando vengan los Michelines, ¡definitívamente se les otorgará!

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  34. JensO

    Denmark

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great modern and innovative mexican food. The view and general ambience was superb

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Todos los platillos y cocteles pueden mejorar bastante, es muy mediocre el sazón.

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  36. MarciaM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every meal I have had here has been outstanding. You cannot beat the food or the view.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un lugar muy bonito y la comida muy rica, súper recomendable

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  38. Akmv1998

    Zacatecas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida deliciosa, el servicio espectacular y la vista estupenda

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Vista espectacular, comida de buen nivel con grandes combinaciones

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  40. Fergut

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Es un lugar muy agradable, y la vista es única, increíble. Todo el personal es muy amable, cordial y atento. Los alimentos son muy ricos. Sólo el postre como que se podría mejorar, pero estuvo bueno. Muchas gracias, fue una experiencia inolvidable. Sí lo recomendaré.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

El Balcon del Zocalo is rated 4.6 stars by 1667 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 72 times today
Google Map for El Balcon del Zocalo

Avenida 5 de Mayo No. 61, sexto piso., Col. Centro, Del. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, CDMX 06000

Additional information

  • Area
    Centro
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 07:00–12:00 Lunch Daily 13:00–18:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–22:00
  • Price
    MXN500 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    José Antonio Salinas (Pepe Salinas)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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