Contramar

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Seafood
Restaurante de pescados y mariscos en la colonia Roma.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A CDMX must!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excelente comida. Un gran ambiente y buen servicio.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love super love

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Unfortunately I think this is one of the places where the hype is better than the experience. While an incredibly lively and fun environment, we thought the food was just okay, particularly for the pricing. The tuna tostada was excellent, but wasn't totally impressed by the pastas or shrimp soup that we had. I think perhaps if we had gone for a more seafood-based dish (i.e. whole fish) we might have been more wowed, but overall was more meh.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food. Staff pressure to eat and leave quickly combine with tight quarters and HIGH noise level reduce from 5 to 4 stars

D
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Comida en ocasión de celebrar el cumpleaños de mi esposa, la atención extraordinaria desde que nos indican la mesa, la explicación del menú y de los especiales de la casa, servicio atento y rápido , y nos hace sentir sin presión y contentos, la comida exquisita, los precios razonables . Lo recomiendo para ir más veces aprovechando cualquier ocasión

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KB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best overall dining experience in Mexico City so far. The staff is friendly, accommodating for those like myself with limited Spanish language. Every item we had was delicious. We immediately made another reservation after our first meal. It’s a very busy establishment. Reservations are highly recommended as the wait can be 3 or more hours. Despite how busy it always is, Contramar operates as a well oiled abs very efficient machine.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

A lot of hype, so I had high expectations, but unfortunately not met. Tuna tostadas - good, fish ceviche special - passable, aguachile - bland (didn’t taste the seafood sweetness), whole grilled fish - executed well with flavourful sauces, fig tart - good, mezcal margarita - good. Our waiter was pretty transactional. Lots of staff running around made it a slightly stressful meal. Bill with a couple bottles of water came to $109 w/o tax or tip.

l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our meal, dessert and wine. Cannot wait to go back.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelente! La comida lo mejor y el servicio siempre de 10

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M
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service. I loved the desserts

LI
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

I guess overrated is the best way to describe Contramar? We went at 6PM on a Tuesday, it wasn't busy. We tried a couple of sharing plates, the tuna tostadas that people rave about and some fish sopes. The tostadas were fine, nice fresh tuna with a little oil and parsley (if I remember right). Nothing mind blowing, very simple. The sopes were under seasoned, which for me is always a problem at normal run-of-the-mill restaurants with masa based dishes here in Mexico.

They rushed us through our meal, claiming the kitchen was closing at 7 (which it looked like it did). Our plan was to try the two plates and see if we were hungry and order more, but they were pushing us to order more before finishing the other plates, so we passed.

$62 for two small plates and two drinks. Definitely not worth it in experience or taste.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this place is great. Order the tostadas. Order the whole fish. Order the fig tart. Regret nothing!

SC
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My birthday!

F
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Top 5 meals in my travels, ever. Cocktails were not inspiring - go for the beer and wine.

EP
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place for the food and vibe. Everyone eating and enjoying themselves

TP
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Jorge our waiter was the best!

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service live up to the hype! Bravo, what a fantastic experience 👌🏽

KK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a huge fan of Contramar! It was my second visit in two weeks, and I could eat there every day! If you like fish, this is the spot in México City. It’s in the Roma neighborhood. The fish is super-fresh and delicious, and the service is first-rate. The whole fish served at the table is always delicious, and the Scallop Aguachile is amazing.
And save room for dessert, because you have to have some! It is a comfortable and welcome restaurant with the freshest fish in Mexico City!!
GO!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible

H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Muy buen ambiente

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding

E
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect lunch! Food was amazing and service was fantastic!

K
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We were really looking forward to our dinner at Contramar, but unfortunately, were very disappointed. While the food was tasty, we felt rushed by staff looking to turn over tables as quickly as possible. The noise level made it very difficult to have any conversation. Overall, far too expensive for the quality and atmosphere - you can get much better food at a lower price point at one of the other great restaurants in CDMX.

RL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Si, lo recomendamos, pero con advertencias...

Llegamos a Contramar a las seis de la tarde, y por eso, nos sentimos apresurados (no sabiamos que el restauran cierra a las seis y media). Los camareros no nos ayudaron mucho en entender el menu ni en explicar las especialidades del sitio. En cuanto a la comida, nos gusto mucho las tostadas del pulpo pero los dos platos de pescado que comimos no eran nada especial, a la comida en general no valio los $1600 que pagamos. Ahora que sabemos mas, creo que podriamos gozar mas una visita a Contramar, pero tenemos que decir que nuestra experiencia no era tan satisfecha.

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KK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mexico City is full of great restaurants, but Contramar is a stand-out! It’s tremendous! Everything was so fresh and delicious! It was hard to figure out what to order because we wanted to try everything!! With wonderful service. Loved loved LOVED it!!

v
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant in Mexico City. Great fresh food (rounds of aguachiles, sopes and tostadas), soft shell crabs, - do not pass on the fig tart, great drinks, friendly and comfortable, fast (sometimes almost too fast) service. A little expensive but worth it.

NF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love it there. the food never fails. Pure yum. Leonilo was our server and was wonderful. 1st time for my family. They loved it. Excellent food and people that work there.

M
Washington DC
257 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Good, not great -however will give it another try!

LT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Contramar never disappoints. The Tuna tostadas and the aguachile are just amazing. The tacos the pescado al pastor were also good but not quite on the same level.
It’s a place that always feels a bit special yet very relaxed.
Only issue is that they pack it too full. You can barely squeeze through all the tables.
Despite the amount of people though the service is still very good.

K
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were phenomenal! Tuna tostadas on the house, margaritas, chili relleno with cream and pomegranate, and ceviche were stellar. Even the kids fish sticks, fries, and tartar sauce was unreal good! But the desserts! THE DESSERTS!! Try everything! Buen Prevecho!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
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.

LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life! Contramar has it all.

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
4 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...

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