The year 2015 marks the centennial of this cherished Zona Rosa lunch spot. The partially covered hacienda-style courtyard at the back, set off by an ivy-laden wall and fountain, is a midday magnet for executives and tourists. A veritable army of waiters scurries back and forth serving such tried-and-true favorites as filete chemita (broiled steak with mashed potatoes) and chamorro Bellinghausen (make-your-own tacos of minced lamb shank). Two slightly more luxe branches don't have the same historic charm, though the nearby relation, Casa Bell (Praga 14, Zona Rosa), a courtyard restaurant ringed by dozens of caged chirping birds, is a must on a sunny afternoon.
May 14, 2008
The location is a very old house, with a nice terrace for the sunny days and smokers. Food is old fashioned mexican, with a good quality and almost home flavor. Most of the customers are above 50 years old, since is a staple of mexican restaurants from a long time ago.