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“Tasting menu heaven”
Review of Jaso Restaurant

Jaso Restaurant
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Ranked #1,340 of 4,302 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$60 - US$130
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Polanco
Cross street: Between Lamartine & Arquimedes Streets
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tasting menu heaven”
Reviewed 18 August 2012

Had dinner here last week, the five- vs the seven-course tasting menu, tailored to our tastes and interests. Food was spectacular. Try the fois gras ravioli with the black truffle sauce. Try the 18-hour short rib of beef with turnip and mashed potato. And so on. Each course with fine wines selected and introduced by the delightful sommelier. Great service. Chic, low key, quiet. The tasting menu with wines per course was very (very) expensive, but worth it. An appetizer/entree evening would more in line with other high level places, and worth it.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Mexico City”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

I have lived here for 15 years and can finally say I found the best restaurant in Mexico City.

The decor is casually sophisticated, the service impeccable, the mere quality of the food is absolutely the best I have experienced and you get what you pay for. I am going to be a regular!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very good food but expensive”
Reviewed 2 August 2012

The food it is very good if you like very very sophisticated food the down side is that the menu is very small and no much variety, the place is ok nothing special and the best place to have a table is in the upper terrace, the place was pretty empty and I thing is because of the prices which are very high, even the wine list is expensive. Be patient with the valet it is veryyyy slow. The best part are the desserts they are exceptional and they have a beautiful bakery as well.

  • Visited August 2012
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daxter11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Ok if you just want to try since you heard about it.”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Nothing special, over priced since mostly tourist go there. Food was ok kinda interesting but nothing special. It you want to kill time and say you been there....otherwise go get some tacos.

Visited May 2012
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“Not within the top 10 for me”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

We are gourmet and very good restaurants are affordable in Mexico so we launched on a grand tour of the best restaurants (from the Chilango magazine list) of the capital.
We love Pujol and Nobu, but Biko and Jaso don't deserve a spot in the top 10 list for us.

First it is hard to find Jaso: there is no name! You have to go by street numbers (which are weird in Mexico anyway). We were seated upstairs almost in the corridor when further more quiet was available - don't know why. You would think that by being on their way we would have had good service? no! They kept forgetting us (and sometimes were too present) and at these prices I'm annoyed to even have to call the waiter once, imagine 4 to 5 times ...

The cool thing when you start is the wine list on iPad - it is not only cool, it is necessary because it is too dark to read the normal menu!

The food was good but nothing to die for (except the steep prices). They had a waiter only for breads and they present 5 or 6 very good kinds but then he forgot us. We called another waiter to call him, the bread guy arrived, served the table next to us and promptly disappeared again without serving us!

We shared several dishes with another couple so we had the main dish in the center and served ourselves in our plates. One of their best dish is the Ravioles with Foie Gras. We were not finished with this very expensive dish that a waiter took the plate so fast we could not stop - we protested! In good restaurants, one always needs to ask permission to remove plates or dishes even even they are empty (and it was not). Because of the protest they actually gave us another same dish for free which was very nice of them.

What I mean by 'too present' is when the wine waiter keeps pouring wine in already full glasses so that he can proudly claim "the bottle is empty and shall I bring a new one?"

So between all the small annoyances, the hefty bill and the food that was not as creative as in other 'similar' places, we don't need to come back.

  • Visited May 2012
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