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Cafe La Gloria

Calle Vicente Suárez, 41-D (Calle Amatlán) Send to Phone
5211 4185
One of the restaurants that define the Colonia Condesa.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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Cafe La Gloria Restaurant Review

: Designed like a European café, with red and white tiled floors and whitewashed walls, La Gloria has a youthful waitstaff (some of whom are more beautiful than they are professional). Decorating those walls is a changing exhibition of local artists’ paintings. There are picture windows that open onto the street, and sidewalk tables for al fresco dining. The kitchen tries to please everyone, or at least offend no one, turning out creditable if forgettable versions of mostly continental-Mediterranean fare. For example, among the appetizers, there is quiche Lorraine, pâté de campagne, Spanish-style lentil soup or ceviche made with mahi mahi. There are various pastas, including a pleasantly meaty lasagna, or fettuccine with tasty tomato and fresh basil. Perennially popular main courses are Atún Shelley, a fresh tuna steak served in a ginger butter (the owners claim to be the first in Mexico City to serve fresh tuna, now a staple in nearly every restaurant in town), and arrachera Ramos, a juicy flank steak in a piquant sauce of balsamic vinegar and honey. The wine list is one of the least expensive in town, and includes decent options from Europe and South America. It’s a winning formula, particularly if you are among friends and don’t have overwhelming expectations.

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