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

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. Put House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mexico City trip planner.
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  • We ate here on Christmas night. The building is cool. The food was subpar. I think they keep the salsa on the table in between guests.  more »
  • Definitely if you are in the historic centre, you have to go to the Casa de los Azulejos, is a Sanborns, but architecture is unparalleled, as in the restaurant, for breakfast is the best.
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  • This house is located in the downtown historical part of the city. The blue tile exterior gives the building much presence and is very attractive. The interior is also very interesting with a shopping...  more »
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  • Beautiful building that is also one of the many in Mexico City that is sinking. The entire place is on a lean but is well maintained and impressive. We were there for lunch and pleased to find they have English menus. Had the Swiss enchiladas and chicken tacos. Both were delicious and price was very reasonable. Highly recommended!
  • Beautiful, both inside and out! The walls are decorated with tiny tiles called azulejos, while inside it has a large restaurant and something like a department store. The restaurant is really nice, food is great, prices are decent and service is excellent. Highly recommend, if you're in the area!
  • We had a good dinner. The food was acceptable, the main restaurant is beautiful and worth the visit, and the prices are very good. I had a good tortilla soup (need a little more spice), a good fresh fruit bowl, and a pastuer torta which was like a sub sandwich. The accompanying grilled pineapple and jalapeno mix was interesting. Our dessert of a banana split was quite good. My vegan daughter had a hard time communicating her order even though she speaks pretty good spanish .... maybe it just wasn't a concept that computed. There are better restaurants for food, but I feel this is a restaurant where tourists and locals mix in a beautiful environment.
  • Great decoration inside this colonial building, go there with lots of time to enjoy the ambiance, the service tends to be slow because it is very popular with tourists. It is situated in the heart of downtown Mexico City, go there for coffee and dessert after a play at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. $
  • The food was terrible! My wife asked a chicken breast roasted and the taste was horrible and bad cooked. She changed to another dish. However my son and I ate some chicken and afterwards we had some stomach ache. It seems they dont care about food quality!

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