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“Average food in pleasant setting” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Azul Historico

Azul Historico
Ranked #27 of 4,170 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
santa barbara
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Average food in pleasant setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

A posey restaurant in a pleasant courtyard in a historic building. The menu has a long insert explaining "chile en nogada" this month. Would benefit from more attention to consistently careful food preparation and less to flashy display. Mole negro tasted scorched, pork center was raw in mole blanco entree, overpowering mint made sangria blanco taste like mouthwash. Doesn't live up to the hype.

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mexican cuisine at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Azul is one of those places were you can sit and eat and be there forever talking over drinks. Food was very good with authentic mexican flavors. We order many dishes since we were 10 people and it was a fantastic experience. very welcoming and cozy. Prices are good for the high quality food. Normal portions, not big.

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Graham, North Carolina
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“It's Chile en Nogada Time: Nothing Better Than at Azul Historico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Chef Ricardo Muñoz has out done himself and Azul Historico has now moved to the top of my Mexico City favorites. So good, I went back for the same meal, Chile en Nogada, two days in a row, choosing a different Poblano stuffing on Day Two. Thank you to great wait staff -- Joel and Alberto -- whose attentiveness was impeccable. The REAL Chile en Nogada is ONLY available fresh in July, August and September when the walnuts (nogada) are fresh. The green chile poblano at Azul Historico is huge, and it is stuffed with your choice of either ground Angus beef or Iberian pork offered with different seasonings and two different nogadas, either a savory or a sweet. The stuffing mixture is seasoned with fresh fruit, apricots, raisins, pine nuts, peaches and North African spices. I've had this dish in Puebla and the way it is prepared and presented here is THE BEST. On a recent visit to Mexico City, I ate at both Pujol and Quintonil. Pricey and much more pretentious with the fixed price meals. At Azul Historico, the atmosphere is like a fiesta and much more relaxed. It is excellent, fun and well worth the money.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Damn good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stayed in the hotel affixed to Azul Historico and enjoyed a few meals at the restaurant. Both the regular menu and visiting chefs featured regional cuisine and everything from presentation to freshness of ingredients was top notch. A lovely place to eat very well and relax.

Visited July 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Lunchtime at Azul Histórico”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

After having heard lots of favorable comments about this restaurant, I decided to go with 3 other friends. In general the experience was enjoyable. However some basic points that irritated all of use are worth mentioning. Firstly the table we were given was too close to our neighbors - to the point of being uncomfortable. The food was very well presented with a great deal of ceremony but as so often now with the nouvelle cuisine in Mexico, over emphasis on presentation and little attention to he actual quality of ingredients. My salpicon with venison was absolutely tasteless, pretty on the plate but no flavor. My main course of duck was the same - I may as well have been eating minced beef! One friend ordered fish that was covered with a strong sauce that killed off all flavour of the fish. The mole was excellent, so it should be. The chile en nogada was very disappointing with a sauce of walnut made with cream of vegetable fat....awful! One of the waiters was not that helpful. The bill was expensive and for my money would prefer to spend the same amount for example at Dulce Patria and have real attention to detail as well as the flavor and service.

  • Visited August 2014
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