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“Mexico City - Feb 2013”
Review of Astrid & Gaston

Astrid & Gaston
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Ranked #246 of 5,012 Restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: US$40 - US$60
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Polanco
Cross street: Alejandro Dumas y Eugenio Sue
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Sat in the beautiful outdoor space, right next to the fireplace. Ceviche was the best I've ever had. Suckling pig entrée was amazing. Service was professional and attentive...right down to the selection of bread! Definitely one of the best spots in Mexico City for a romantic dinner!

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Thank yuxx88
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

I have eaten here 3 times and I am continuously impressed by the quality of food, service, and environment. The food speaks for itself -- flavors of Peru, fresh seafood, everything well-cooked. Best place in DF to get a pisco sour, even the breads they offer are exquisite. Definitely sample the different types of ceviche on offer. My favorite dish at A&G is "la bruja y los camarones al fuego," a beautiful plate of fish and prawns.

The waiters are top-notch, most are bilingual (English/Spanish).

If you make a reservation in advance, try to get a table on their outdoor terrace.

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Reviewed 25 January 2013

Go for suckling pig marinated for 3 weeks. Seviche etc of course. Cocktails and dessert worth attention, too.

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Reviewed 19 January 2013

Astrid y Gaston is perfect in every way, from the freshest, most flavorful tiraditos, to the amazing chocolate encrusted sorbet dessert. It was probably the best, albeit most expensive, meal we had in Mexico.

But is it authentic Peruvian? Well, what's "authentic?" Anything that costs this much isn't going to be entirely "authentic," if by that term one means "typical." In Peru you "typically" spend a fraction of what this place costs, so it better not be typical! It better be far more inventive than what's typical.

Fortunately it is. Astrid y Gaston elevate Peruvian cuisine to a high art. Who cares if it's not entirely authentic? It's awesome, and that's what matters. And it still costs half as much as you'd spend on the same meal in Europe or New York.

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1  Thank gregsf11
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

This is a truly amazing experience and one that requires reservations - not only for a seating at the restaurant but also specifically for the tasting menu --- it's a 3 to 4 hour event, so an early seating time is required. It was truly art all around - from the blend of flavors in each course, to the presentation of each dish, the theme, and drink pairing. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and will answer all your questions. You never feel rushed and each dish is individually amazing. You put it all together for a truly perfect dining experience. One of those experiences that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. And affordable (dollar for value that is) as well.

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2  Thank nittykitty
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