La Unica

4.6
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407 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Mexican

Expect the unexpected at La Unica. This popular eatery, nestled in the heart of Mexico City's trendy Polanco neighborhood, showcases Northern Mexico's diverse cusine and brings flavors from Nuevo Le�n to Baja Calfornia. The menu at La Unica reflects the country's bounty, from its unique flavors to its fresh, flavorful seafood and decadent desserts.

La Unica's menu is matched only by its exquisite decor, including four separate dining areas, with indoor and outdoor dining options. Each space features full service; the outdoor dining area boasts a spectacular full bar, including cocktails, beer and wine.

What 407 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Un completo desastre

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Todo bien , buen servicio , mejor es terraza

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n
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service. One of my favorite restaurants in Polanco. Only complaint is the noise level.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner. Portions are good. We loved everything we ordered.

PB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive and polite staff

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Beautiful decor and quality food. The staff thou is disorganized and most of them can’t speak English well although the menus are in English. The food wait is long and disappointing for this level of reaurant in a posh area. For a party of 7, there was a lot of confusion, timing of entries were way off, ingredients ran out they had to substitute a lot of things. Over all, high rating on quality of food, meat, very low rating on waiting staff

WB
Seattle
72 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

We had an overall terrible experience, mostly because of the service. It was atrocious. Everything took forever to happen. Even getting water. Our server was clearly overwhelmed, but also dismissive and not very efficient in getting things done. We had to repeat requests many times. Dinner took 2hr 45min for 2courses of food. Our first drink order took over 30min from the bar. The were out of several fish dishes, which we had ordered, then was reported back 15min later. They were out of several wines we tried to order, causing us to wait 30 minutes for a wine on 2 occasions. If we hadn’t been celebrating a birthday with friends I would have walked out. Inexcusable. Food was ok to pretty good. Cocktails were the high point of the meal. Like the ceviche. Octopus was forgettable, bone marrow under seasoned, shrimp were way over cooked and cold at the same time. I wouldn’t recommend this place for any reason. I’m shocked the ratings are as high as they are.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Three people at our table became very sick from what must have been undercooked chicken—the common item they all ate.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Buena comida y atención

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Z
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding at every level. The food was of course delicious and the portions were huge!

MS
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La recepcionista q nos recibió al llegar casi nos estropea la noche pero al final todo se recondujo y como siempre, la experiencia en La Única fue maravillosa. Volveremos siempre

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Desafortunadamente pésima atención por parte de la hostess, no hubo manera de negociar que las reservaciones que hicimos nos las pusieran juntas y estuvo cerrada a revisar opciones para lograr que nuestras mesas quedaran juntas, nos ofrecía mesas separadas sin manera alguna de poderlas juntar porque las mesas no se podían mover. En el camino vimos movimiento de mesas para lograr mesas de más comensales, cosa que la hostess me indicó que era imposible. Tome una de las reservaciones para no estar parado sin lugar, reserve en otro lugar, pedí la cuenta y uno de los capitanes me ofreció solucionarlo, como debió hacerlo la hostess al principio o en todo caso pedir ayuda si no era capaz de resolverlo, pero ya habíamos hecho reservación en otro lugar y nos tuvimos que retirar. Muy mala experiencia. Martes 17 dic 6pm.

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RL
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

La unica observacion es que las solicitudes tanto de alimentos como de bebidas, eran atendidas con un poco de lentitud y en repetidas ocasiones tuvimos que solicitar lo mismo para que fueramos complacidos.

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M
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Solo éramos 5 mesas y aun así el servicio no fue muy atento

La comida muy rica

Eran las 4:30pm y pedimos movernos a la terraza ( una hora al postre y fumar). Nos dijeron que no porque tenían todo reservado desde las 7.

Increíble no poder dar una mesa que no está ocupada...

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Muy buenajsjdkdkkdkdkdkdkdkskdkdkd

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T
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you, David. Always a pleasure.
Vic & Tay (Orlando)

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Me hubiese gustado terraza

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OT
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

La verdad fue una experiencia bastante MALA. Primero no nos tomaron la orden de las bebidas, teníamos que buscar a los meseros. Luego pedimos 3 entradas de las cuales dos no tenían. Se acercó el gerente a disculparse y le dijimos que no importaba pero luego nada más no nos atendían, tuvimos que pedir las cartas 3 veces. Cuando nos quejamos El mesero decía una cosa el gerente otra. Fue tan malo el servicio que después de las entradas decidimos irnos a otro restaurante del área. Estuvo Pésimo!!!

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S
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Servicio regular, precios muy altos para lo que consumimos

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MG
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an incredible experience from the minute we walked through the doors. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, with upstairs, downstairs, and outdoor seating to make space for many people without feeling like you are in a tight space. Service was excellent and all recommendations were enjoyed by all. Drinks and wine list were great and the ambiance was so cool, you could have an intimate corner or a group of rowdy talkers and everyone had the space to enjoy what ever mood you felt like experiencing. Cant wait to come back! Love the chicharrones de rib-eye and the agua chile did not disappoint. Get both versions, both equally good and totally different.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

We were seated in an area that we did not want. We were looking for an upstairs table but at the time of booking there was no option to choose in which area to be seated. So we ended up in a smokers area with incredibly loud clubbing music. Conversation was hardly possible at the table. The cocktails were good.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We didn’t plan for CDMX traffic being so brutal so we had to cancel our reservation at Rosetta and were very close to La Unica so we popped in because it looked like there was available seating. We were told we needed a reservation, but could eat at the bar upstairs. Smoking was allowed (not a fan) so I got on the Open Table app and found one reservation 7 minutes from then. Maybe a cancellation? Either way, thanks Open Table!! It was the same hostess and she was a bit surprised, but very nice. We were seated at a quiet 2 top and ordered some wine since we already had drinks from the bar. For starters she had the grilled artichoke, which was 2 large artichokes and delicious. I got the escamoles (ant larvae) over roasted bone marrow and it was delicious. The waiter could see the confusion on my face when it was delivered so he made a taco for me as that’s the way it must be eaten. That was one example of the truly amazing service we received. For dinner I had the Northern BBQ, which was delicious, but I was basically full from the appetizer - that was too much for one person. She had the filet and it was cooked to perfection. Great meal and even better service.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tidal la comida deliciosa . Los tacos norteños deliciosos . Excelente servicio

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MA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Todo muy rico y muy buen servicio. La comida espectacular.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

La primera vez que asistí a La Única la comida muy buena, la segunda ocasión, la comida dejó mucho que desear

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Mucho ruido, pero el resto estuvo genial

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GM
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always! Service, food and ambiance!
It’s one of my favorite go to restaurants.

LV
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Aun y cuando la ambientación y el servicio son buenos, el objetivo real de un restaurante es la comida, y desgraciadamente no es el fuerte de La Unica. Como ejemplo, pedí un caldo de camarón que más que caldo era un potaje de grasa. El aguachile rojo, conceptualmente me parece una buena idea, pero la ejecución fue bastante pobre, realmente no tenía mucho sabor. Lo que si es destacado son los postres, bastante buenos.

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CV
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicioso y excelente servicio como siempre. Lugar muy recomendable si se quiere ir a tomar un trago con amigos/ pareja

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JS
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

TODO MUY BIEN, HUBO QUE DECIRLES A LOS MESEROS NOS ATENDIERAN MEJOR, EL NIVEL DE LA MUSICA ES DEMASIADO ALTO, SE PIDIO QUE SE BAJARA YA QUE ERA UNA CITA DE NEGOCIOS Y QUERIAMOS PLATICAR MAS, SE ESCOGIO ESE LUGAR POR SER COMIDA MEXICANA.
FUERA DEL EXAGERADO RUIDO LO DEMAS ESTUVO MUY BIEN.

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OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, excellent food..

OT
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Buena comida, la atencion muy bien . Recomiendable

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the vibes at La Unica. Great food and value. Big portion.

J
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Steaks with poor quality

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Great place. The service is slow though. But other than that is a great place.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente lugar para probar comida innovadora en un buen ambiente. La música genial

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l
Guadalajara
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fui a una comida de negocios y todo estaba delicioso, el servicio fue excelente. Mis clientas quedaron encantadas.

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JR
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Pienso que podrían tener un ambiente un poco mas activo abajo, los fines de semana. Aunque despues me enteré que el segundo piso se vuelve una especie de bar de copas

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OT
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Increíble el haber reservado en poco tiempo y recibir la gran atención de todo el team de La Única!

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C
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Ultima mesa del piso de arriba con los altavoces a todo volumen encima de nuestras cabezas

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