House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos), Mexico City

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Visit House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos) to see the famous exterior of this 18th-century palace. Outside, take time to appreciate the famous facade, where blue and white tiles encompass three sides of the building. Note the carved stone frames of the windows, balconies, and doors, and head to the main courtyard to view a fountain surrounded by highly decorated columns. Built by the Count del Valle de Orizaba family, today the castle operates as a restaurant. Enjoy Mexican cuisine in the grand dining room, featuring a large peacock mural painted in 1919 by Romanian artist Pacologue. To visit House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos) on your trip to Mexico City, use our Mexico City vacation trip planner.
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  • We observed only from the outside. It seemed lovely, unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to explore better.
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  • Nice atmosphere, we imagine how history happened between those walls, to the sound of violin had lunch several typical Mexican dishes.
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  • on the tour of the turisbus went through this House of tiles and it really is very nice. very rare.
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  • Is a very clean and nice restaurant to try some of the Mexican fares. The restaurant t is a staple in Mexico and not a bad place to drop by after or before a trip to the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The service is courteous and the food is clean and prices are bit more that street food but the restaurant is well managed by staff. The only thing I noticed which I could not understand is why the actual dish served was not like it appears in the picture of their menu. When asked, I was assured it was the same dish when I know the main ingredient, cow's tongue, was the only thing that came with the dish but anything else was not. So don't be shock that the plate being served does not resemble the dish in display in the menu. Some ingredients may be substituted by something else.
  • This beautiful and historic building is amazing. It was a private 'palace' built by a wealthy family in the 18th century. So different to what you see in modern cities. The façade of Puebla tiles is simple gorgeous and the interior is lovely also. Enjoy the view, people-watch and eat very well in the Sanborns Cafe.
  • The most outstanding feature this building has is its history and architecture. Its beauty is exotic and interesting enough to keep you captivated. As for the store inside, the food and service is OK and as any other Sanborns. You might be able to find someone playing the piano so you can enjoy your food.
  • La Casa de los Azulejos (The Blue Tile House)/Sanborn´s store and restaurant is a must-see destination when you visit Mexico´s City downtown, because it keeps the atmosphere of this city at the start of the 20th century. It is like a trip back in time, when politicians and artists visited this building, then managed by the founders of the well-known Sanborn´s franchise. Today you can still go shopping for souvenirs, music, books, toys and much more in this store, as well as eat in its traditional Mexican style restaurant. This is the most beautiful of all the Sanborn´s restaurants, because it is placed in an indoor patio, with high celings and a fountain. One of its many specialties is its enchiladas suizas Sanborn´s (green swiss enchiladas, mildly hot).
  • Leave the busy and noisy street behind you and enjoy a good meal in the internal patio of "Casa de los azulejos", with a three story building you can always find a place to eat stylished Mexican Food. "Casa de los Azulejos" or House of Tiles is an iconic building form the 18th century with a facade of blue and white tiles.
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