If you feel completely uncomfortable with Spanish, you can get a menu at La Manifestation in English. Located right by the Monument to the Revolution, staff are quite accustomed to tourists. Typically, cantinas are dark and insulated, tucked away from the outside world; La Manifestation breaks from that tradition by having a large area of sidewalk tables (If you want to sit outside, ask for the terraza). Despite the modern touches, this cantina still offers the traditional comida gratis with the purchase of several drinks, or a full menu, which even offers the option of a steak cooked tableside.
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