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Roberto Santibañez’s 5 Favorite Restaurants in Mexico City

March 2, 2010 1 comment
Chef Roberto Santibañez

Fonda

An award-winning chef and Mexico City native, Roberto Santibañez knows a thing or two about the best cuisine in Mexico’s capital. Now based in New York City, Santibañez trained at Paris’s renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary school and opened several restaurants in Mexico City before spending four years as executive chef at Fonda San Miguel in Austin, Texas. In 2002, he became culinary director for Rosa Mexicano restaurants. Today, Santibañez is the culinary mastermind behind Fonda, a stylish restaurant in Brooklyn, New York that specializes in contemporary Mexican urban cuisine.
Santibañez still visits Mexico City, of course. So where does he go in the D.F. when he wants a truly satisfying meal? Here are his top five choices (and for even more about Santibañez and his creations, you can also visit his own site).

1. El Bajio

“I like the original located in Azcapotzalco. If you want real and traditional flavors that leave you with an impression, this is the place to go.”
Avenida Cuitlahuac #2709, Azcapotzalco; tel. +52-55-5234-3763

El Cardenal

2. El Cardenal
“I like the original one located in Palma Street in the Centro Histórico, but the other two locations are equally good too. This is the best place in the city for breakfast in a sit-down, full-service setting. Try the freshly baked sweet rolls with clotted cream.”
Calle de la Palma #23 and Avenida Juárez #70; tel. +52-55-5521-8815 and +52-55-5518-6632

Casa Merlos

3. Casa Merlos

“I like it for its traditional moles and other dishes from central Mexico.”
Victoriano Zepeda #80, Col. Observatorio; tel. +52-55-5277-4360

Café Azul y Oro

“Located at the Centro Cultural Universitario. I like this restaurant because is one of the most trustworthy and authentic Mexican flavors in Mexico City.”
Avenida Insurgentes Sur 3000; tel. +52-55-5622-7135
Pujol

“Located in the posh Polanco district, this place is owned by one of the most creative and young chefs in Mexico. I like this restaurant for dinner and special occasions.”
Francisco Petrarca 254, Col. Polanco; tel. +52-55-5545-3507
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Readers’ Picks for Mexico City

February 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Readers’ Picks for Mexico City

Janet Jarman for The New York Times
Selected reader (of the New York Times) suggestions for visiting Mexico City, compiled from user comments on the Travel section’s Web site.

WHERE TO EAT

Mexico city is an amazing place to eat. From its street food to the fine dining. Try Azul y Oro for a casual meal and Pujol (pujol.com.mx) for a fine dining experience.

Posted by Caseywilliams

Markets, street food and small tacquerias are highly recommended. Usually the tacos/tortas are made fresh and excellent quality. My favorite restaurant was La Toma de Tequila at Centro Médico Metro station. Chihuahua cuisine. The owner and staff went out of their way to please.

Posted by JJbradley3

If you like seafood and shellfish, I would recommend Danubio near the Zócalo (danubio.com). We had a great lunch and the restaurant has a lot of history.

Posted by Rwiggins

I just returned from DF and ate excellent everywhere, but I must say the best was Jaso (jaso.com.mx) in Polanco. Order the tasting menu and don’t miss dessert!

Posted by Avr

For breakfast before touring downtown Mexico go to El Moro, a churrería at Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas 42 . They have four different kinds of hot chocolate and churros. This place has been around for over 70 years.

Posted by Ji

Bar La Opera (Avenida 5 de Mayo, corner of Filomeno Mata, Metro Allende or Bellas Artes) really is delightful, not just for the lovely dark wood, brass and mirrors, but for a generally comfortable atmosphere. I had probably the best margarita there (45 pesos?) and a very nice flan, an excellent piña colada another night.

Posted by Anonymous

Article taken from the New York Times