NileGuide Expert Says:
Martha Ortiz is one of Mexico City's top chefs
Anatole France #100 (in the Hotel Las Alcobas at the corner of Ave. Presidente Masaryk)
Mexico City, Mexico
tel: +52 (553) 300-3999
Monday to Saturday, 1:30 to 11:30 pm. Sunday, 1:30 to 5:30 PM. Reservations required.
Whoever said that hotel restaurants serve mediocre food never ate at Dulce Patria, the lively, upscale cantina in Mexico City's Las Alcobas Hotel. Renowned chef Martha Elena Ortiz, formerly of the much-lamented Aguila y Sol, easily rises above her already high standards in these new Polanco digs. For Dulce Patria, which means Sweet Motherland, Mexican architect Victor Zapatero has managed to combine bright red, gleaming black, and gold leaf in a contemporary way that doesn't look at all like a…Chinese restaurant. Ortiz serves whimsically composed plates of comida Mexican nueva – new Mexican cuisine: goat cheese quesadillas, "Vampire Ceviche" – prepared with coconut and prickly pear, pork in yellow mole, and, for dessert, a a folk art bookshelf of cookies. The all-Mexico wine list and specialty cocktails garner praise, too – the house margarita is embellished with golden sugar. Also in Hotel Las Alcobas is Barocco, an elegant restaurant created by Chef Ortiz.
Prices: MX$500+/US$50+ per person including wine
Payment: cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express
How to Get There: Metro Polanco
Services: restaurant, bar, restrooms, AC, Wifi