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A legend among serious gastronomes
Insurgentes Sur 3000, Ciudad Universitaria
New Engeneering building at UNAM
1020 Mexico City, Mexico
tel: +52 (555) 622-7135
CCU: Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Wednesday and Thursday, until 8:00 pm; Friday and Saturday until 9:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. TI: Monday and Tuesday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Wednesday to Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Normally, you wouldn't head to a college campus for one of the best meals imaginable. But, Azul y Oro is no normal restaurant and its location – Mexico City's UNAM – is no ordinary university. The Autonomous University of Mexico is a World Heritage site and Azul y Oro is the brainchild of Chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, the influential author of Dictionary Encyclopedia of Mexican Gastronomy.
The restaurant focuses on"…serving carefully researched and authentic traditional dishes made with very high quality ingredients." Signature dishes include duck in black Oaxacan mole, fish filet Tikin-Xic from Yucatan, and organic hibiscus enchiladas. Frequently held food festivals that focus on individual regions of Mexico expand the offerings. In addition to the haute cuisine menu, the restaurant also serves a comida corrida priced at 50 pesos, which allows even poor students to eat well.
Plan on eating at Azul y Oro before attending a concert at Sala Nezahualcóyotl.
Two locations: Centro Cultural Universitario (CCU), near Sala Nezahualcóyotl and Torre de Ingeniería (TI)
Prices: MX$200+/US$20+ per person. Daily fixed price menu, MX$50/US$5
Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard
Parking: Parking Garage
How to Get There: Metro Universidad, campus shuttle Route 3 Services: Reservations are not accepted, restaurant, food to go, restrooms