Gabriela Praget, a well-known chef, is the brilliant mind behind La Casa de Frida. This restaurant is a pillar of Mexican gastronomy, with the freshest ingredients served in new and interesting combinations. Located in the Centro Historic, Casa de Frida serves its guests in dining rooms painted with the vibrant colors of a Kahlo painting or on the smart patio. Among the appetizers, choose the Quesadillas con Huitlacoche, a delicate corn fungus. The Trotsky salad, composed of lettuce, beets, avocado, and cheese in an orange vinaigrette, honors the Russian revolutionary who sought political refuge in Kahlo's Mexico City home. Chef Gabriela's signature preparation is Chiles en Nogada, poblano peppers stuffed with ground beef, apple, pear and plantain, covered with pecan sauce, and garnished with pomegranate seeds (MX$170/US$17). The original version of this red, white and green dish was invented in the 19th century for Mexican Emperor Agustín de Iturbide.
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- Highly Recommended 2010