Eating in Mexico City

Every time we come to Mexico, which we try to do twice a year once the cold sets in at home, we spend some time in Mexico City on the way in and out. So much to see and do in this beautiful, crazy and inspiring place.

A few of our favourite places to eat while here are:

Con Sabor a Tixtla – Roma Norte – 206 Col. Roma – near Manzanillo & Medellin
This is typical food of the region of Tixtla – state of Guerrera
On our latest visit there we realized they are starting to sell some products brought from home also, tea, chocolate, and moles.

Con Sabor de Tixtla I keep trying to get photos of their amazing food, but we dive into it as soon as it arrives!!

Con Sabor de Tixtla
I keep trying to get photos of their amazing food, but we dive into it as soon as it arrives!!

Con Sabor a Tixtla The first thing that greets you once seated is a delicious array of sauces, and pumpkin seeds that are crazy good - soaked in lime then grilled on a wood oven

Con Sabor a Tixtla
The first thing that greets you once seated is a delicious array of sauces, and pumpkin seeds that are crazy good – soaked in lime then grilled on a wood oven

Maximo Bistro – Tonala 133, Colonia Roma

We first ate here a few years ago, and it has been a struggle to get back here, but we were determined, and a bit of luck helped out.

We enjoyed two types of ceviche, one of clams, and one of octopus – both absolutely delicious and had me wanting to lick the bowl. Just not done in one of the fancier establishments!

Just a sampling of our feast, scallops on a langosta foam chicken on a bed of papas cream short ribs octopus ceviche

Just a sampling of our feast, scallops on a langosta foam
chicken on a bed of papas cream
short ribs
octopus ceviche

We followed that with:
organic chicken that was perfectly done – chicken moist and tender and the absolute crispiest skin you will find anywhere served with potato puree and a medeira reduction
seared scallops on a bed of mini cauliflower florets and draped with langosta foam
slow braised short ribs on a potato puree with rich gravy

Unfortunately, that left us too full for dessert – another excuse to get back there.

De Mar a Mar – Niza No 13 Esquina – Oslo
Another brilliant restaurant by the chef at Maximo – Eduardo Garcia of Maximo Bistrot
This time his focus is seafood.

We were greeted cheerfully by the staff and treated well – service was good without being intrusive.

Eric - one of the great servers at de Mar a Mar

Eric – one of the great servers at de Mar a Mar

Shrimp Tacos  I'm afraid my photography skills are far surpassed by my eating skills (in this photo at least!)

Shrimp Tacos
I’m afraid my photography skills are far surpassed by my eating skills (in this photo at least!)

The simplest of the dishes did not photograph very well – but fish of the day was had in 3 ways at our table:
– the simplest of those was nothing more than grilled with a bit of butter – sublime
– pan grilled with a topping of garlic and shredded guajillo chiles was slightly more complicated but flavour out of this world
– lastly we had the Mexicana style, grilled with a typical in ingredient style Salsa, but so much more complex in flavour

Each eater thought theirs was the best – hard to argue.

We have also loved:

Luminaire – President Masaryk 493 – Polanco – 11560 Ciudad de Mexico
Yuban – Colona 268 Roma Norte – 06700

Sorry – no photos available until I get back there!

Some of the best food is on the street or in the mercado though … don’t be afraid to try it.

How can you ever pass up one of these stalls, brimming with fresh ceviche, or equally appealing with tacos and tort as??

How can you ever pass up one of these stalls, brimming with fresh ceviche, or equally appealing with tacos and tort as??

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