The City Hall
Our destination was the elegant Gran Hotel, located at one corner of the Zócalo. The building, constructed in 1899 in Art Nouveau style, was originally a fashionable French-owned department store. Today it is one of the city's most beautiful hotels, with gilded open elevators, and a gorgeous stained glass ceiling.
On the top floor of the hotel is a terrace restaurant with superb views of the Zócalo.
The restaurant's evening menu is limited grilled meats and fish. I don't eat a lot of beef... and I have found that the quality of steaks in Mexico is often not that good. However, the beef tenderloin that I had was excellent... probably the best steak that I have ever had in Mexico.
We all enjoyed our meals. The service was great, and, of course, the view was wonderful.
The meal included soup, salad bar, and a dessert bar. The bill for the three of us, including drinks and tip, came to $80 US... or about $27 per person. A true bargain!
Another great evening in Mexico City!