Contramar

4.8
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261 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Seafood
Restaurante de pescados y mariscos en la colonia Roma.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was outstanding! 10/10

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great staff!

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic experience at Contramar. The tuna tostada is a must, the ceviche is very good, grilled octopus is fantastic (order less than you think), and always end lunch with a carajillo

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I highly recommend the tuna tostada, fish two ways, and there El pastor tacos. for dessert go with the fig cheesecake.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional meal and service

GR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Memorable meal, outstanding food and really good service. I highly recommend it.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal!

LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always! Service is impeccable!

p
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Eating lunch outside was very pleasant. Would not have wanted to be inside where it was crowded, warm, and noisy. Our service was perfunctory.

FS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Too keen to take plates away - even when one if us was still eating.

g
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I ordered 3 different appetizers and split an entrée. We had tuna tostadas, crab tostadas, soft-shell crab tacos, and the restaurant specialty whole fish with half adobo / half parsley seasoning. Everything was delicious, but the tuna tostadas were HEAVENLY. They were without a doubt the best tuna we have ever eaten, and we have had some good tuna. The service of our waiter Juan Luis was exceptional, as was the rest of the wait staff. I asked him how he could sleep at night knowing he had ruined people for ever settling for less again. He said he could. We will definitely be back on future trips to Mexico City.

RW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I had heard that Contramar was THE place to go in CMDX. Disappointed to say that it was actually the worst meal we had! Not to say that it was bad, but the other meals we had were so amazing. Contramar was okay, but wouldn't necessarily recommend as a place you have to check out

D
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food at Contramar was excellent. We had very good tuna tostados, the shrimp salad, and the whole fish. All was very good, particularly for a restaurant of the size and volume of this one. It is large, noisy and not the most relaxing environment. It is worth going to and experiencing.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a highlight of our trip to Mexico City. Everything was delicious and fresh and our waiter Edwin was fantastic. Everything he recommended was great.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Sat us beside the open door on the coldest day of winter. Asked to move tables multiple times, including immediately after sitting down, but was ignored and rushed through dinner instead. All of our food was stone cold within a few minutes. Wind was literally blowing through my hair. After they cleared our (half-finished) plates our waiter came back to offer us a new table, I guess wanting us to order more even though we didn’t even finish what we ordered to begin with. Total tourist trap, they just want to flip tables as fast as possible. Bill came out to about $100CAD for two dishes and water. Save your money and go somewhere else.

US
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining at Contramar but it won't be the last. We enjoyed the atmosphere and loved the food, particularly the tuna tostadas, fish tacos "al pastor," Verde salad and whole fish. The shrimp tacos were good but not Wow! like the fish ones. The servers were attentive and helpful. And the price was more than reasonable. We'll definitely be back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!!

MC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious. The staff was super friendly and I loved that the ambiance wasn't stuffy. I would definitely come back here.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food we had in CDMX

MA
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delightful and delicious experience! Contramar is not a restaurant that disappoints in the face of its high profile. The food was amazing--incredibly fresh, flavorful and not fussy. The service was outstanding. It was our last meal in Mexico and the best! I wish I lived close so I could return again and again and try everything on the menu. If you are going to CDMX, don't miss the chance to eat here.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The servers and other associates at Contramar are the key to their appeal. Our server, Ramone, who has worked there for years, brings so much spirit and enthusiasm to the table that you can’t help follow along. The food, of course, is wonderfully prepared — both simple and sophisticated.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place in Mexico City

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nunca falla en contramar. De los mejores de mariscos

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Tuna tostados and red snapper were excellent. Everything else was ordinary.

D
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lively, friendly, delicious experience. Of 3 restaurants I ate in, in Mexico City, this was my favorite.

SQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Contramar exceeds all expectations. We are pescatarian and all recommendations led us here in Mexico City.
Such a great relaxed vibe. Impeccable attentive service and attention to our dietary restrictions and were still able to accommodate.
Happy we didn’t sit outside, it was a little chaotic.
The food, the flavors, the aromas. Outstanding. Mezcal options were great, and plenty of desserts.
English menus & English speaking waiters that can explain the menu.
We will definitely return on our next visit to CDMX.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great seafood

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La comida deliciosa, todos los ingredientes frescos y cocinados a la perfección, el servicio excelente

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E
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere is great but food is just ok. Very expensive for what you get. Did not meet the expectations set by previous reviews.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very disappointing. For such a nice restaurant, the quality was terrible — the food made us extremely sick.

We ordered the oysters and immediately noticed that they were bad/ too old (did not taste fresh, and it was very noticeable from the taste that were rancid). We did not finish them and sent them back because of the taste.We got extremely sick 8-12 hours later.

I am extremely cautious in blaming a restaurant, especially one as nice as this, because it is hard to prove. However, the rancid taste of the oysters was unmistakable. And the timing perfectly coincided.

Contramar has such high ratings, but I would avoid. There are plenty of other nice restaurants In CDMX that do not make you sick.

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! From the food, service, and ambiance. This is the kind of place you wanna take your time enjoying your meal. Tuna tostadas (Tostada de Atun) is the bomb! The only thing I found a bit weird, maybe coming from the US was, I ordered the oysters and they didn’t cut the adductor muscle. I thought it was bizarre cause it made it a bit harder to eat and not how it was usually served in the US, but when in Mexico!

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great space and delicious food. Staff was on it and very helpful! Enjoy!

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible seafood, vibe and experience. The tuna tostada and grilled fish with green and red sauces lived up to the hype. Super fun and yummy.

UM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was fairly uninspired, and overrated. We chose this venue based on the reviews, but were fairly disappointed with the food.
Service, however was excellent.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. As always.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mi amore and I spent the day walking CDMX and finished off with a wonderful dinner and experience at Contramar. Would recommend and most definitely come back.

SS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was good but definitely overhyped. Pickled octopus was bland and tacos were okay. Expensive for the taste experience. Service was lovely and the restaurant is a nice location to dine in. Overall wouldn't return, but not impressed.

SG
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ahora entiendo porque siempre esta lleno el lugar. La comida me gusto mucho, muy bien preparada.
Los meseros siempre están al pendiente del servicio. Y lo mejor el postre, Merengue con Fresas.
Sin lugar a dudas un lugar para regresar.

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KC
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was great, the drinks and wine were awesome. We felt a bit rushed because the kitchen was closing, but once we got our food ordered, our experience was lovely

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Mucho ruido y la comida desabrida El servicio del mesero Sergio es espectacular Los precios altísimos respecto a la cantidad servida

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