Contramar

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Seafood
Restaurante de pescados y mariscos en la colonia Roma.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I'm disappointed that I am giving this place a poor review. I was so excited to surprise my partner for our anniversary. We alerted the waiter (2 of them) that my partner has a severe soy allergy. They said that we were good with what we ordered to share - scrambled eggs, patatas, and Serrano ham for an appetizer, scallops, shrimp chicharon, tacos with fried Kingfish, cabbage and pickles and spicy shrimp broth. When the appetizer came out it looked very oily and we decided to make sure that it wasn't made with soybean oil/vegetable oil. It was. They use vegetable oil in all their fried foods and I was surprised it was used for the scallops and shrimp too. We had to change his order and he got jumbo shrimp and a bland seared tuna steak with a bland side of steamed vegetables. They brought aioli with the jumbo shrimp which we asked about only to find out it had vegetable oil so he had to eat bland jumbo shrimp. His tuna steak entree came with black beans and the waiter said they had vegetable oil but still offered them to my partner in case he wanted to eat them??!!

The fish tacos were so bland I only ate one of the three.

The most troubling part of this experience is that he ate the pickled side that came with the bread, salsa Verde, and limes also had soybean (vegetable oil). We were presented with these after we alerted them about the soy allergy when we first sat down to eat. We are really hoping he doesn't get sick.

A very bland, disappointing, and poor experience.

ES
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

My friends and I were struck by Montezuma's revenge after dining here. (We had eaten separate meals earlier in the day, but shared food at Contramar.)

Overall quite tasty (esp the tuna tostada), but not worth losing a vacation day.

LL
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Superb service!

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Como siempre es un lugar que no te fallara, deliciosa comida, atencion increible. Precios altos

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OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Es un lugar para comer productos del mar, muy frescos y con gran sabor. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.

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OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal and a fun atmosphere I would recommend it if you want seafood

f
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was outstanding! La comida fue deliciosa sin comparison!

CM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always great to be at contramar...

Z
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Dining room a bit cramped and noisy. expensive and small portions.

m
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food impeccable!!!!!

f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

It's...fine. The thing is, there are so many seafood restaurants in CDMX that provide better value, or are in a more comfortable space, or have a more provocative menu that it's hard to justify shelling out for Contramar. We had the tuna tostada (good but straightforward,) the crab rollos (a bit doughy and not enough crab,) and the signature whole fish (the standout, really well cooked) with 2 drinks and it was nearly $100 US.

It's a bit of a scene, but coming from NYC that's more of a negative than a draw. Seek out smaller neighborhood restaurants and you won't be disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelente servicio de principio a fin, Ángel y Rodolfo nuestros meseros siempre atentos a cada posible necesidad. La comida y el tiempo de espera de los platillos excelentes.

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OT
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelente servicio y excelente cocina

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Contramar for my husband's birthday as a couple based on reviews online and friends.
It was everything we had hoped for. I had requested a table with a view of the street on OPEN TABLE which they had ready for us when we came in. I had also requested a candle in a dessert. Without a reminder, the wonderful staff brought that out as well. The service is quite different in that ALL waiters serve ALL tables, and thus whatever a table needs, a waiter immediately responds.
We had shrimp ceviche (picante due to peppers which can be removed) and shrimp aguachiles--perfect picante for a gringa. When said gringa ate a pepper off hubby's plate, three wait staff attended us immediately with remedies for the heat--the final offering was a plate of course sea salt which I put on my tongue that did the trick! The pasta with seafood was amazing. And all the dishes around us looked delicious. Don't fill up on the great bread!!! The margarita was the best EVER!
Our dessert was a chocolate gelato which was amazing!
Thank you all for a wonderful birthday celebration!

LC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The aguachiles were some of the best I've ever had. Also don't miss the tuna tostada. Super fresh, great atmosphere, delicious whole grilled fish. Will definitely return on next trip to Mexico City!

UR
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I liked Contramar a lot Food and service where great. Also, the place is beautiful. 2 things I'd pointed out: it felt a little too noisy (but ok, because we went at noon) but I felt the prices were too high. Quality of the food was excellent, but really felt too expensive.

L
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best seafood in town! Great derive, relaxed ambiance and full of mexican flavor

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience. Delicious seafood and first class service.

A
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quedamos muy satisfechos con nuestra experiencia en Contramar.
El servicio, la comida, el ambiente, todo fue fabuloso.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Contramar was fabulous! The food was fresh and delicious and the service was amazing—attentive but not annoying. We also dined at Pujol—eat at Contramar instead—the food is equally delicious and it’s a much better atmosphere and value. Well done!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, was very loud but we were able to sit outside. I felt the service was great but rushed. Im not sure because the waiters were being forced to turn over tables or if thats the norm.

AJ
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tuna tostada made me shed one single tear. I love you, Contramar.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We booked close to end of service and the meal felt rushed.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. As everyone says, the tuna tostada was amazing. We also had the shrimp and arugula salad and the diver scallops. Everything was delicious. Wish we’d had chance to try more.

JB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about the place.

ST
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience and amazing food!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal, excellent service, highly recommend to try at LEAST once if you are in Mexico City.

LC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

From the moment we sat down, we were pressured to order our food and not given a chance to explore the menu. While we were still eating our appetizers, they brought our entrees! Really? I asked the waiter what the rush was? My fish was over cooked, the shrimp and tuna were not exceptional. We were given, as sides, white rice and fried potatoes. I just can’t understand why people praise this restaurant. The menu is heavily in fish that is difficult to digest: shell fish, octopus , shrimp, and few choices in white flaky fish. This is not a gourmet fish restaurant.There are so many great, exceptional restaurants in Mexico I’d rather go to

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the best meal I’ve ever had

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The fish tacos with mango were delicious! I wish I had been more hungry to try more of the menu!

c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's the best seafood in Mexico City for reason. The focus is solely on bringing out the best flavors of what was caught that day.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, freshest fish and seafood. A must visit when in Mexcio City. Our servers included Jorge, who has been a part of the Contramar family over 19 years.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal and service...must try tuna tostada!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, wait staff, ambiance, and experience! Highly recommend!!

GK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

We didn't love our time at Contramar. It was extremely noisy (we went on a thursday night) and very touristy. Just wasn't a good vibe, plenty of restaurants in mexico city that's better. I've heard that it wasn't like this a few years ago. Unfortunate because the food is delicious.

VO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was wonderful.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience with awesome service and tasty food

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best dining experience I have had in Mexico

AE
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After watching the Netflix special and knowing of my upcoming business trip I took it upon myself to make reservations two weeks before our arrival. The food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter and his assistant were very attentive and made great recommendations. I will definitely eat there in my business trip in the future.

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