What is it? A high-end reference point for contemporary Mexican food for almost 20 years. Chef Enrique Olvera’s signature restaurant is currently 12th on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. After opening in 2000, it moved from Petrarca Street over to Tennyson in Polanco in 2017. This place gets high marks for its ever-changing menu.
Why to go? Mexico’s best restaurant plays with seasonings, textures, and heritage in Mexican cuisine with the help of an on-site organic garden. One of Pujol’s strong suits is the availability and freshness of its products.
What should you try? The Mole Madre with hoja santa (a slightly peppery endemic Mexican herb) tortillas is the one and only permanent staple on the menu; Oaxacan black mole made with nuts, dried fruit, and herbs. There’s also the omakase taco bar, an eight-to-10 course tasting with cocktail pairings.
Welcome to Time Out Mexico City EAT List, a definitive list of the 25 best restaurants in Mexico City. There are unmissable food spots seemingly on every corner of this metropolis and we’re sure one of the best ways to enjoy a city is through its food.
The gastronomy of Mexico City reflects the history of Mexican cooking and it’s considered to be some of the best food in the world; but more specifically, it’s a collection of the most irreverent and exquisite follies of the genuines that call the shots with the stove. Here are the 25 most delicious spots for food that are at once fresh, innovative, and memorable. All the restaurants are reviewed anonymously by local experts, giving you a snapshot of the everyday experience.
What’s on offer at these eateries varies widely, from kitchens with unparalleled upmarket dishes to straight-forward bar bites, not to mention the best in comfort food from cafés and restaurants alike. We sampled the best restaurants in town for you. Now go out there, grab a table, and follow your instincts to some delicious eats. Bon appetit!
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