Calle Parras 15 (between Av. Amsterdam and Nuevo Leon) Col. Condesa
Mexico City, Mexico
tel: +52 (554) 754-3908
: Monday to Saturday, Lunch from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Tapas from 6:00 pm till late
Catalonia-born chef Quim Jardí used to run a well-liked Condesa restaurant call La Rauxa, which means caprice in Catalan. Jardí's new restaurant, El Hijo de la Rauxa, (son of the caprice) is reasonably priced and "capricious" in only the best sense of the word. A tiny restaurant located on a tiny street connecting Parque Mexico and Parque Espana, El Hijo serves a set price lunch with a few daily specials thrown in – the chef's caprice. For only 69 pesos, you get soup, salad, main course – plato fuerte in Mexico – dessert, and coffee (add 30 pesos for a glass of wine). One day's menu might include creamy carrot soup, garnished with pepper and parsley; garbanzo bean hummus combined with yellow Queretaro mole and green grapes; and a fish filet spiced with the dry rub normally used on pork al pastor. El Hijo is particularly convenient for guests at Hotel Condesa DF.
Parking: Limited Street Parking
How to Get There: Metro Chapultepec, Chilpancingo
Services: Restaurant, wine bar, restaurants