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La Ventanita - Mexico City

Mexico City, Roma Norte

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 86%
  • Service 60%
  • Food (Execution) 66%
  • Creativity 76%
  • Value 76%

Details for Location Reviewed
La Ventanita - Mexico City

Locale: Mexico City, Roma Norte
Address: Plaza Villa Madrid 13

Telephone: +52 55 5533 6440
Restaurant Type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Cuisine: Coffee - Bread - Pastries, Salads, Sandwiches
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$ Menu items offered: Breads and Pastries, Coffee, Desserts, Egg Breakfast Dishes, Espresso, Salads, Sandwiches, Soups
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am to 6:30pm Sat: 8:30am to 6pm Sun: 8:30am to 4pm

Restaurant Details
La Ventanita - Mexico City

Locale: Mexico City, Roma Norte
Address: Plaza Villa Madrid 13

Telephone: +52 55 5533 6440
Restaurant Type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Cuisine: Coffee - Bread - Pastries, Salads, Sandwiches
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$ Menu items offered: Breads and Pastries, Coffee, Desserts, Egg Breakfast Dishes, Espresso, Salads, Sandwiches, Soups
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am to 6:30pm Sat: 8:30am to 6pm Sun: 8:30am to 4pm

Summary of Review

La Ventanita is a pleasant sidewalk café with a varied menu of breakfast items, soups, salads and sandwiches. But the sidewalk ambience was offset by barely better than average food and service.

Summary of Review

La Ventanita is a pleasant sidewalk café with a varied menu of breakfast items, soups, salads and sandwiches. But the sidewalk ambience was offset by barely better than average food and service.

Restaurant Review for La Ventanita - Mexico City

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 3.6 stars
Review Date: 08/27/2017

Having discovered (the hard way) that We Love Burgers is no longer serving breakfast, I crossed the street to sidewalk café, La Ventanita.

This little café is located along a popular stretch of sidewalk that runs in front of businesses surrounding the Fuente de Cibeles in Roma Norte.

About half the menu are breakfast items. Half of those are traditional Mexican breakfast dishes like chilaquiles and enchiladas. The other half are various egg and bread dishes with a bit of an international personality.

I had a cappuccino. Very good coffee with a frothy foam on top and a dusting of cinnamon. No complaints about the coffee.

I ordered the Croque Madame which I knew from the description, wasn’t really the real deal as it had a “melted cheese sauce” in lieu of the traditional béchamel sauce. Unlike an authentic Croque Madame in which the central distinguishing feature is the melted cheese topping the dish, this one had no cheese (other than what was in the cheese sauce). I guess what I’m trying to say is that this thing was nothing like a Croque Madame. It was ham sandwich with a fried egg and some sauce poured over the top.

|That said, it wasn’t bad. I ate the whole thing. I felt obligated. After all, it’s my job.

I would have loved to have sipped on that coffee and accomplished a little bit of work on my laptop but alas, it was not to be. The internet password wasn’t working and the waitress didn’t seem to be too concerned about it.

As the images clearly indicate, the waitresses weren’t exactly fulfilling their duties. Unless, of course, day dreaming is in their job description.

Great location. Decent menu. But sub-par execution and lackluster service make La Ventanita fall right in the middle of the rating scale, well below the majority of restaurants we elect to visit.

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