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“Seriously good food in an unpretentious neighborhood setting”

Maximo Bistrot Local
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Ranked #49 of 5,029 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$310 - US$500
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Roma
Cross street: Entre Guanajuato y Queretaro
Transit: Estamos a 2 cuadras de la estacion de Metrobus Alvaro Obregon.
Reviewed 5 April 2012

What a pleasure to eat fine food in Mexico City without an army of obsequious waiters stumbling over each other. The setting is spare and yet even with a full house the room wasn't excessively noisy.

This is a chef and market driven restaurant with a limited menu, changing daily. The chef sources much of his ingredients locally and frequently organically, including the wines. Slipping in without a reservation before the rush, I found the staff and service professional yet friendly and welcoming. I had a lovely rare duck breast, with a citrus gastric on a bright purple bed of pureed camote with a glass of Cote du Rhone. For dessert I tried a clarfouti of red fruits, which was more cake-like than the traditional French version but very good, served with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

While the stripped down decor is simply elegant, some seat cushions would be appreciated. The food invites lingering, the chairs not so much.

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Hugely popular new venue on a nondescript junction in Roma. Well worth a taxi ride to get there. The interior is simple, with bare wooden tables and a tile floor, but the menu is excellent and not too expensive. We ate huachinango as our main course and, although e portion was quite small, it was beautifully cooked (ie not overlooked) and came with a garnish of mash potato and arugula. For dessert we had rhubarb crumble since we had never seen rhubarb before in Mexico. I couldn't have done it better myself.
The menu is small and changes every day, depending on what can be bought in the local market. Wait staff were very friendly and efficient. Our waitress went away to look up the word verdolagas since its English equivalent had completely slipped my mind (it's purslane)
This is a real find. It's only been open since November 2011, so let's hope it keeps up to standard.

1  Thank Londinense
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Do yourself a huge favor and make a reservation for Maximo Bistrot Local; you will be delighted with what the kitchen produces. Everything on the menu is curated to offer you excellent choices and truly creative dishes. The food is so good it makes one seriously think about moving to Mexico City just o be able to eat here more often.

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1  Thank foodfreakSMA
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We were staying in Condesa and our B & B recommended making reservations (a must) to this wonderful bistro a 25 minute walk away. Very attentive owners. Delicious appetizers and entrees. Don't miss the ceviche. Mussels are also very tasty. Ribs with mole were delicious though a bit fatty. No room for desert.

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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Read about this restaurant, the chef had worked at Pujol, then at Le Bernadin in New York and returned to Mexico city to open his own restaurant. French based with mexican interpretation.He goes to the market each am and sets the menu based on the ingredients available. The menu was one sheet, it was hard to choose, eveything we ordered was absolutely excellent. The chef was able to come and talk to us and explain the dishes. If you want to go, you MUST phone for reserves, this is a hot restaurant. If you want to top off the evening, walk 4 blocks to Felix bar, also in Roma. Another very cool and happening spot.

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1  Thank Culinarygirl53
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