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Hosteria Santo Domingo Restaurant

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Exterior Hosteria Santo Domingo

Hosteria Santo Domingo

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The Bottom Line

The oldest restaurant in Mexico City serves up great food with excellent service and period ambience.


  • A Mexico City institution
  • Traditional Mexican decor
  • Live music
  • Great food


  • Crowded on weekends


  • 72 Belisario Dominguez, Col. Centro, Mexico City
  • Tel: (55) 5526 5276
  • Credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard and American Express)
  • Website: www.hosteriadesantodomingo.com.mx

Guide Review - Hosteria Santo Domingo Restaurant

The Hosteria Santo Domingo in Mexico City's historical center was founded in 1860, in part of what was the 16th Century Santo Domingo Convent. Located near the Plaza Santo Domingo, just 3 blocks from the Zocalo, the restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike. The papel picado, historical photos, period furniture and paintings all combine to create a festive historical Mexican atmosphere. There is live bass, violin and piano music every day from 3 pm.

Traditional colonial period dishes are served on Pueblan talavera and drinks in blown glass from Guadalajara. The house specialty is Chiles En Nogada, stuffed chile peppers in walnut sauce with pomegranate seeds. Another dish to try is Quesadillas con Flor de Calabaza (Quesadillas with squash blossoms). The desserts are delicious, the Jericaya, which is a type of flan, and the Arroz con leche (rice pudding) are highly recommended.

Main dishes range in price from 50 to 80 pesos. If going on a weekend, arrive before 1 pm, otherwise you may have to wait to be seated.

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