Contramar

4.8
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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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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c
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, outstanding service

f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not sure about recommending this place.
The food was fresh and good— the service was so rushed that by 6:30PM, with a reservation at 6:oops we were, basically finished with our meal. There last reservation for a Tuesday is 6:30pm, guess the staff wanted to go home.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Extremely efficient and friendly service, but it’s intense and you feel a bit like you’re on an assembly line—like they’re just trying to turn over tables.

SB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly attentive energetic service, spectacular and exciting food. A must do experience in Mexico City

TG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far one of my favorite restaurants in CDMX! My husband and I went for lunch and it was packed but not annoying. The food was so fresh and everything we ordered was very tasty. Loved the Tuna Tostadas and the house salsa that is served right when you arrive. The contramar ceviche was also amazing and the house speciality fish with adobo rub and parsley. I would totally recommend!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Edwin created an amazing experience for us. On point recommendations, humor and of course great service. Contramar is one of my favorite restaurants in the world!

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Mexico City! In fact, we had to come back twice before we left! The service is impeccable, there is not a single complaint I could make regarding the staff. Everybody is so helpful, informed, and accommodating in every way possible. You feel as though you're a personal guest in their home. And the food is the best I've ever had. Between the two of us, we probably ordered between 5-7 dishes each time we went because everything on the menu is so amazing. There's not a single thing that I did not like or would not order again. Each experience was one-in-a-million and we will definitely return each time we visit Mexico City.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Al final despues de cobrar, siento que ya les urgia que desocupara la mesa, fue incomodo

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G
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Pues malo que acepten reservas de 6pm y cierren cocina a las 6:30

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amo el lugar, para mí es uno de los mejores restaurantes de México!

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P
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard rave reviews so stopped for a quick lunch.
It was sublime! The fish was extremely fresh. The tuna tostadas tasted as if the tuna was sashimi quality. The sea scallops were equally as good. Probably would have ordered more for dinner.
Sat outside so it was not noisy. The whole restaurant was bustling and the service was excellent! Bravo!

OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good, but the environment was so loud and fast paced that it was almost stressful. It was crazy how fast they wanted your order, brought your food and cleared everything! Everyone who worked there was sweating and just running around. The food however, was quite good.

R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience! Everyone needs to give it a try!

u
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, happening spot. The trout tostada are over the top delicious.

p
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Greatest Seafood in the World!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and delicious! Great service!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El servicio de Jorge y Mario espectacular!!!! Siempre pendientes y súper profesionales. El lugar súper lleno y la comida y bebidas salen súper rápido y todo muy bien presentado y excelente sabor!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extremely tasty and the staff was super friendly and attentive.

LL
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

For all the hype as a Mexico City destination restaurant, this was sadly disappointing. We thought the Stone Crab dish used frozen fish, when it was represented as otherwise even though they brought samples to the table. The giant prawns and crab were served with a bland mayonnaise, and nothing else. The ahi tostada was tasty. Desserts were good. Other diner comments about rushed service were unfortunately true--you can be in and out well within an hour. That would be a good thing if it was a business lunch where food was not the focus. We followed the recommendations from our waiter. The upside is that we had more time to explore other venues.

T
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fastest dinner ever. But taste was perfect.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Carnitas de pescado and tuna tostada were amaze. Not so much the ceviche and octopus galleda

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Súper !! Excelente servicio.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

They serve the food far too quickly, and force you out of there as soon as they can. We had about 4 waiters try to take our plates away at the end, because they didn’t seem to want to let us stay to savour and enjoy. Food was good, but the experience was lacking, and quite frankly, we all felt a bit sick afterwards from being forced to eat so quickly.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing food. I recommend getting a reservation if you're going Thursday-Sunday.
We ordered the tuna tostadas, the contramar fish, and dessert. The fish came with extremely soft and delicious corn tortillas, which REALLY complimented the fish. I was really sad that they ran out of the fig tart, but I tried the lemon brulee tart and that blew my mind too. I wish I had more time in CDMX to go back. Highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A CDMX must!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excelente comida. Un gran ambiente y buen servicio.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love super love

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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 September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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 September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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M
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I loved the desserts

LI
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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 September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday!

JR
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida, actitud y servicio! El mejor lugar.

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