Those in the know say it's a crime to head to Salón Corona without trying the octopus tortas. A few other "you'd be crazy to miss" dishes are the tacos al pastor, the crunchy cheese quesadillas, and the taquitos in this laid back taqueria-cantina, where jeans and a t-shirt are the most common outfits. Match any of those dishes with a cold beer, shout loudly during the soccer games that are always playing here on TV, and you have become one of the locals. While there are four locations (the others, also in the Centro, are located at Filomeno Mata 18, 16 de Septiembre 51, and Paseo de la Reforma 449), most people flock to the original location on Bolivar, on the ground floor of an eighteenth-century mansion. The building was known as the "Casa Borda," built in 1775 by Don Jose de la Borda, a mining businessman. The restaurant opened in 1928, with a simple menu and a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Except for the TV, it hasn’t changed a lick. No reservations—it's first come, first served here.
Mexico City› Restaurant
Our Rating Neighborhood Historic center Hours Daily 10am–2am Transportation Metro: Allende Phone 55/5512-5725 Prices Main courses M$130–M$250, cash only Cuisine Type Taqueria-Cantina Web site Salón Corona
MapBolivar 24 Mexico City
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