La Unica

4.6
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431 reviews
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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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.5
Ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

No nos respetaron la reserva por 1 min

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Buen lugar, atención fue tardado no tuvimos la respuesta del mesero como esperábamos, la comida es buena, es buen lugar de reunión pero puede mejorar la atención

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Didn’t respect my request for a table in the smoking area

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MaryM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent. We had grilled artichokes which were so good and the fish was prepared to perfection. The staff was attentive but overly so.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Nos estaban atendiendo pésimo y una cucaracha apareció en nuestra comida y desde ahi trataron de regalarnos platos para que no nos quejemos. La comida regular.

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MagaliC
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Buena comida. La coliflor a las brasas es deliciosa.
La terraza es un muy agradable para los días de calor.

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BrianR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I decided to have dinner here our last night in town (a Sunday). We were seated promptly in the upstairs area, which was nicely decorated and relatively quiet at the start of our meal (7:45pm; early by local standards). Throughout the evening, the dining room filled up and gradually became noisier. Also, turns out smoking was allowed upstairs. Only a few patrons indulged, so the smoke was noticeable but not terrible. (I think that may be common in cdmx restaurants, but I'm no expert.)

Service was good and consistent. There could be a bit of a wait between courses and rounds, but not too bad. Service could possibly improve upon timing of courses, but again nothing came at truly inopportune times, and the meal was not at all rushed.

Food wise, I liked everything I tried, especially the shrimp with mango and habanero cold starter, the roasted cauliflower, and the pulled pork BBQ. I was slightly disappointed that, despite arriving and ordering early, the kitchen was out of several of our first choices, including the artichoke starter and the pork shank main. Additionally, we ordered but never received (and were not charged for) the ibérico ham. Just as well, as the portions were much larger than expected and we filled up well before dessert.

I enjoyed the cocktail menu a lot, especially the mezcal (duh) and bourbon (surprise) offerings. I appreciated the inclusion of some Mexican wines on the wine list, but it still offered a wide selection of wines from other regions (heavy on southern Europe and South America).

I would definitely eat here again and recommend it as a sound option for travelers. I cannot speak to whether the cuisine is authentically Mexican, but it was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Comida deliciosa, atención muy buena, ambiente bueno

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, great DJ an

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gailr
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great fun restaurant. Very friendly vibe. We got the grilled artichoke which was delicious. We also got the grilled cauliflower but I found it a bit greasy but still very good. My husband ordered the rib eye which he loved. I ordered the grilled fish which was great. And they have great cocktails. Overall I would recommend this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, ambiance, service, cocktails, and atmosphere all top tier; would recommend and will be back

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Wallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

No es la primera vez que voy a cenar a este restaurante y su comida es excelente.
Pero si es la primera vez que porque llego una mesa llena de turistas (aclaro que soy extranjero viviendo en México) me dejaron de atender, pasaron 5 meseros a atender esta mesa en la que había 8 comensales. Pedí una cerveza (la segunda de la noche) y no me la trajeron hasta 20 minutos después, y fue porque tuve que llamar la atención de uno de los 5 meseros que estaban atendiendo la otra mesa para reclamar que no me habían traído la cerveza y de una vez ordenar una segunda copa de vino a mi esposa.
Una vez terminado de cenar (resalto que la calidad de la comida es espectacular, ordenamos el ceviche, chicharrones de Rib Eye y el Pescado a la sal) pedí la cuenta me trajeron la cuenta le dije al mesero que me trajera la terminal para pagar y no fue hasta que le cobro a dos mesas después que la mía (quienes ordenaron la cuenta después que yo) que se acerco con la terminal a cobrarme
Al final le reclame al mesero, le dije que había abandonado nuestra mesa por completo, su respuesta: le pido una disculpa señor. La cual acepte.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Es mi tercera vez en La Unica y nunca me decepciona! Todo muy rico.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cumpleaños de una amiga la cena estuvo deli y el ambiente solo le falta como que los cocteles estén mejores

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vipJohannaA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Siempre es un placer volver a la Única, todo excelente.

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AndyW
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good straightforward food , steaks , Mexican favourites . Nice buzzy place in a good spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food. The grilled bone marrow is a must.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Lugar bien decorado, comida aceptable y precio también. Nos pidieron cambiarnos de mesa porque llegó un grupo más grande.

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Dicapo
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nunca falla. Buen ambiente y comida muy buena; el servicio atento en todo momento

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Estupendo ambiente y tuve una mesa en una súper ubicación.
Muchas gracias

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OmarD
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Gente fumando y muy ruidoso
La comida y el servicio muy bien

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I would consider reducing or eliminating the upstairs smoking area to allow for non-smokers to take advantage of the view on the second floor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Un completo desastre

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MillyD
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Me encanta este restaurante y voy muy seguido. Buen ambiente, buena comida y bebidas. El único pero que yo le pondría es que al piso de arriba le llaman terraza y allí se puede fumar, solo que no está abierto por ningún lado y sales apestando a cigarro.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Todo bien , buen servicio , mejor es terraza

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nicd
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipPalmBeachSailor1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive and polite staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 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

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vipWillB
Seattle
72 reviews
Dined on December 29, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Buena comida y atención

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Zach
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MajoS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 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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RocioL
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 13, 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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Miabuelo
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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vipTaylor
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Me hubiese gustado terraza

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