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Restaurant/foodie recommendations for Mexico City?

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Restaurant/foodie recommendations for Mexico City?

My partner and I are heading to Mexico City for five days in January and I would love to hear from anyone who has recommendations for top end restaurants or unique foodie experiences.

Budget is not an issue, and ideally I'd like to experience cuisine unique to Mexico - not really interested in Mexico City's best Japanese restaurant, for example!

We're staying at the Four Seasons, but naturally, will travel for great food!

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1. Re: Restaurant/foodie recommendations for Mexico City?

www.queremoscomer.com is a good site for addresses and phones, as is the Four Seasons concierge.

Good places for Mexican food:

- El Bajio - Polanco on Alejandro Dumas opposite the Hard Rock Cafe and inside Reforma 222 shopping Center.

- Izote - Patricia Quintana's food - on Masaryk, Polanco

- NAOS - that other woman chef's place - on Palmas, Lomas de Chapultepec.

- Fonda el Refugio - on Londres, Zona Rosa - classic - good mix of tourists and locals

- El Cardenal - inside HIlton Alameda and on Paseo de las Palmas just under the bridge from Polanco.

More touristy places - Hacienda de los Morales (second rate in my mind), San Angel Inn (pretty) and Ex Hacienda de Tlalpan (under-rated but out of the way).

Best fish - with a Mexican twist - Puntarena

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2. Re: Restaurant/foodie recommendations for Mexico City?

Also these:

Pujol

Francisco Petrarca 254 (Polanco)

(reservations necessary)

Azul y Oro

on the campus of the UNAM

(certainly open for lunch/late comida, but I think they are closed for dinner)

I've also been wanting to try Martha Ortiz's new restaurants at Las Alcobas hotel in Polanco, but they only opened at the end of the summer. (She was the chef at Aguila y Sol before it closed.) One is Dulce Patria, and I forget the name of the other one. If you go, please do post a review here!

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3. Re: Restaurant/foodie recommendations for Mexico City?

--El Lago

restaurantesdemexico.com.mx/749/Restaurante_…

--Hostería de Santo Domingo

http://www.hosteriadesantodomingo.com.mx

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4. Re: Restaurant/foodie recommendations for Mexico City?

Some good suggestions above.There wasa thread on this subject about 6 months ago, with lots of comments, so use the search function to find it.

Nicholas Gilman wrote a book on eating in DF a couple of years ago, and it covers everything from alta cocina mexicana to taco stands. He has an excellent blog too, which he keeps up to date.

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5. Re: Restaurant/foodie recommendations for Mexico City?

Casa de Pavo

Motolinia #40

All things turkey. Family style seating.

Great pickled spicy carrots.

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6. Re: Restaurant/foodie recommendations for Mexico City?

Thank you everyone for the excellent advice - the more I read, the more I'm looking forward to it!

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7. Re: Restaurant/foodie recommendations for Mexico City?

I echo the recommendations of San Angel Inn and El Cardenal.

I have had exquisite meals at the Ex-Hacienda de los Morales.

Las Mercedes (just behind the Camino Real in Polanco)

For a uniquely Mexican seafood experience, I love Fisher's in Polanco

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