Where to eat
Top 12 Mexico City Restaurants – as Ranked by the French!
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A French website ranked the top 1,000 restaurants in the world. Mexico City Restaurants showed up no less than 12 times.
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In the most recent UK rankings of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants – an annual UK list of the most popular eateries worldwide — no less than three were Mexico City restaurants. Not to be outdone, the French website, LaLisite.com, published their own rankings – of a full 1,000 restaurants worldwide.

12 of these are Mexican and to the surprise of some (though not everyone), they’re all in Mexico City. Criteria considered for the rankings were simple. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared a list of 200 online restaurant guides from 92 countries and websites like TripAdvisor and OpenTable. These were ranked for reliability, and then all of the reviews from satisfied – and dissatisfied customers were ranked, weighted toward the more reliable sites. The top three restaurants in the world are places like Kyo Aji in Tokyo, the Per Se in New York and the number one in the world is the restaurant l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier in Switzerland. Funny enough, none of these restaurants had been listed in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Mexico City is often teeming with new and exciting places to eat. And though it’s still not positioned quite at the very top of world lists like LaListe, the twelve establishments that made the are well worth a considering for a night out tonight.

 Here are the Mexico City restaurants who made the cut, and their respective positions. Click each image to visit the website – or to book a reservation.

 

Quintonil, Jorge Vallejo & Alejandra Flores / Ranking #650

Address: Calle Newton No. 55, Polanco

 

 

Quintonil

 

Maximo Bistrot, Eduardo García / Ranking #656

Address: Calle Tonalá No. 133, Roma Norte

Maximo-Bistrot

 

Pujol, Enrique Olvera / Ranking #846

Address: Calle Francisco Petrarca 254, Colonia Chapultepec Morales

Pujol

 

Rosetta, Elena Reygadas / Ranking #850

Address:  Calle Colima 166, Col. Roma Norte

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Merotoro, Jair Tellez / Ranking #890

Address: Amsterdam 204,  Hipódromo Condesa

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Biko, Mikel Alonso & Gerard Berlver / Ranking #899

Address:  Presidente Masaryk 407, Polanco

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Contramar / Ranking #934

Address: Calle Durango 200, Colonia Roma

Contramar

 

Nicos, Gerardo Vazquez Lugo / Ranking #936

Address: Av. Cuitlauac No. 3102,  Claveria

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Au Pied de Cochon / Ranking #947

Address: Calle Campos Elíseos 218, Polanco

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Bakea / Ranking #958

Address: Calle Sierra Ventana 700-5, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc

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Dulce Patria, Martha Ortiz / Ranking #975

Address: Anatole France 100, Polanco

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Sud 777, Edgar Núñez / Ranking #985

Address: Blvd. de la Luz 777, Jardines del Pedregal

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Mexico City’s Ten Best New Restaurants for 2017
Mariana Gaxiola
Among all the talk about innovative and great new food last year, some of the best new restaurants may have been overlooked. These are the ones to watch in 2017.
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Among the Best New Restaurants for 2017, you may just find the meal you’d been dreaming of!

2016 was a banner year, not just for good eats and good coffee, but for seeing some of our old favorites really come into their own. Hopefully not lost in all of the rave reviews were these ten top-notch new restaurants – perhaps the best New Restaurants of the past year. As we see it, these are the ones who are just getting going. 

Photo above: Mia Domenicca

Mia Domenicca

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A Mediterranean corner in Colonia Roma, Mia Domenicca always feels like cooking for friends. Priding themselves on a kitchen that turns out truly memorable dishes, the place is casual and friendly, but the menu should leave no doubt that you’ve got some pretty sophisticated friends.

Address: Durango 279, col. Roma Norte
Phone: 9130 8456
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Soul La Roma

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Taking the concept of “comfort food” to some considerable extreme, La Roma is not just good for the soul. With considerable attitude, it’s not really a biker kind of place (though it looks like it). Specializing in burgers, plenty of their sandwiches will meet the expectations of higher-browed clientele, and deeply satisfying, some of their heavier dishes will beg to be revisited.

Address: Tabasco 101, col. Roma Norte
Telephone: 7155 1299
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Amaya

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Chef Jair Téllez’s next evolutionary step after winning acclaim for Merotoro and Laja (in the Valley of Guadalupe), Amaya’s menu is still more sophisticated. A fusion of Spanish and Mexican cuisine, the wine (raro or not) is also carefully selected for outstanding results.

Address: General Prim 95, col. Juarez
Phone: 5592 5571
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Zanaya

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The new place at the Four Seasons, Zenaya is seafood to write home about. Starting with traditional recipes from Nayarit, Chef Tonatiuh Cuevas traveled to the coast to soak up the seasoning of the beach. Quality and freshness have been well noted by some of the city’s most vocal citics.

Address: Paseo de la Reforma 500, col. Juárez
Phone: 5230 1806
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Zoku

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Mexico City’s most beloved Japanese chef brings a much-needed update to the concept of Mexican-Japanese food. With an extremely traditional menu, you get the hyper-simple technique and the full blown Hiroshi treatment for every dish. This is not one to miss.

Address: Durango 359, col. Roma Norte
Phone: 5211 9855
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Vegan Inc.

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A pure vegetable-based cuisine for everyone, every dish is created with organic and artisanal ingredients. Soups, salads, and hamburgers all attest to the fact that vegan can be not just edible, but even really good, and without mammoth portions.

Address: Ejército Nacional 774, col. Granada
Phone: 5203 8383
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Lucas Local

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Innovative, high-quality dishes, in an unpretentious environment, Lucas focuses on seasonal everything, and so everything is fresh. With a nice mix of cocktails, for Roma Norte this is a decidedly sophisticated corner of the night.

Address: Colima 65, col. Roma Norte
Phone: 6812 1073
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Bastardo

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Bastardo, like the child of none-too-respectable parents, is nothing if not creative. Chef Jorge Avedaño latest venture brings always unusual ingredients to the table and the results are something like a mix of down-home and high society. Among the best new restaurants, this is not one to underestimate. 

Address: Jalapa 124, col. Roma Norte
Phone: 5564 0492
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Canalla Bistro

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Granada’s not just a bunch of overpriced condos for girls from Toluca. The second Granada entry in this year’s list, is a fusion of Mediterranean, Asian, American and Spanish food all from Valencian chef Ricard Camarena. Eclectic is a ood first word to describe it, but the flavors and technique somehow all make sense here – if nowhere else.

Address: Ejército Nacional 769, col. Granada
Phone: 5325 7601
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Aromas – Delicias Cotidianas 

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For daily delights inspired by a traditional bakery, you shouldn’t have to climb Mount Everest.  But that’s where you’ll find this new and rather exclusive bakery and coffee shop with a pretty good menu tacked on to keep it innovative. Contemporary Mexican food comes in ample servings to make it one of the best new restaurants of the past year. And the terrace, for lunch is one reward for venturing out to Lomas.

Address: Monte Everest 770, col. Lomas de Chapultepec
Telephone: 7313 9100
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The Best Moles in Mexico City, and Where to Eat Them
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Finding the best moles in Mexico City is one terrific way to eat your way through some of the most complex and flavorful foods in the city. Let's eat!
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Some of the Best Moles in Mexico City are also Some of the Easiest to Find! 

Mole, the word comes from the Nahuatl, molli, is always among the most emblematic of Mexican dishes. There are multiple varieties of moles, each prepared with different chiles and spices. This mixture is then thickened with corn, vegetables and sometimes with a meat stock. And then it’s set to stew.

The interesting thing about mole is that over the decades it’s continued to evolve. More and more chefs and restaurants strive to include a mole on their menus, with original dishes inspired by nothing but that original dark sauce. Dishes today range from the most traditional to the most modern and extravagent. And they always bear something of the original identity in their complex characters and flavors.

Among the most popular is “mole poblano.” But as there are so many versions of moles in the city, the best moles in Mexico City are often far and away from those concocted originally in Puebla, or Oaxaca or Guerrero. From the pot, they come red, black or sometimes green, but for all the best moles in Mexico City start with the list below.

 

 
Azul Histórico – Centro Histórico

Best Moles in Mexico City

One of the city’s true classics, Azul is at home in an impressive old building and prides itself on a rather high Mexican gastronomy. The house mole is rather on the traditional side, but for the adventurous, there’s also a sweet version served with duck.

Address: Isabel La Católica 30, col. Centro Histórico
Phone: 5510 1316.
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La Poblanita de Tacubaya – San Miguel Chapultepec

Best Moles in Mexico City

With very fair prices, La Poblanita’s portions are very generous, and the mole enchiladas, are not to be forgotten. Overall, a traditional and rather “poblano” style menu should fill up even the most finicky of guests.

Address: Gobernador Luis G. Vieyra 12, col. San Miguel Chapultepec
Telephone: 2614 3314
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Los Panchos – Col Anzures

Best Moles in Mexico City

A favorite since the 1940s, Los Panchos has been recommended by world-renowned chef, Enrique Olvera. One of the city’s most varied menus, the house mole is one of the star dishes, and always comes out not just sweet, but exotic, multi-layered and complicated.

Address: Tolstoi 9, col. Anzures
Telephone: 5254 5430
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El Cardenal – Centro Histórico

Best Moles in Mexico City

Always esoteric, El Cardenal has been one of the best Centro restaurants for as long as anyone can remember. Most famous for the breakfasts, at lunchtime all the niceties go away and the real guns come out. A chicken breast stuffed goat cheese ought to get you going but the red mole is easily among the best moles in Mexico City.

Address: Calle de la Palma 23, col. Centro Histórico
Telephone: 5521 8817
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Pujol – Polanco

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Easily one of the most recognized eateries in the city, Pujol usually makes lists of the best in all Latin America. Cuisine is distinctly Mexican while the atmosphere is sophisticated and minimalist. Among the most popular of dishes is the “mole madre/mole nuevo,” made through a fusion of ancestral and modern techniques.

Address: Calle Francisco Petrarca 254, col. Polanco
Phone: 5545 4111
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Angelopolitano – Roma Nte

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Priding itself on traditional and contemporary Poblano recipes, many of the moles are from carefully secreted recipes, each with a unique flavor. Order the chilaquiles with mole or the guava mole, both of which are exceptional.

Address: Puebla 371, col. Roma Norte
Phone: 6391 2121
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El Familiar – Milpa Alta

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San Pedro Actopan may be practically the world capital of mole and the majority of inhabitants dedicate themselves in one or another to the production of the sauce. El Familiar offers one particular mole with walnuts (mole de nuez), which goes spectacularly with almost anything. But the three-mole enchiladas offer an amazing sampler for those unwilling to commit.

Address: Cuitláhuac 7, San Pedro Actopan
Telephone: 5844 2226.
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