NileGuide Expert Says:
Quite possibly the best culinary experience in the city
Francisco Petrarca 254, Miguel Hidalgo, Chapultepec Morales, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
01 55 5545 3507
In Mexico City's up-to-the-minute Polanco district, fine restaurants are de rigeur; at the top of everyone's list is Pujol. Serving an ever-changing menu that can be safely called contemporary Mexican, Pujol's head chef Enrique Olvera specializes in taking traditional foodstuffs and preparing them in unexpected ways. To get the best sense of his wide-ranging style, select the seven-course tasting menu, which can also be paired with seven complementary Mexican beverages. The selection might include chilyacote, a squash, cured in lemon and salt; purée of cacahuatzintle, the large corn kernels used in pozole; and avocado flautas with crystallized shrimp, chipotle mayonnaise and cilantro emulsion. In 2011, Pujol received a World's 50 Best Restaurants Award, sponsored by the San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. A first time recipient, Pujol debuted at #49 and joined Biko as the only two Mexican restaurants on the list. Pujol is within walking distance of Hotel Condesa DF.
Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Amex
How to Get There: Metro Polanco
Services: restaurant, bar