- Cuisines: Spanish
NileGuide Expert Says:
This is probably the best restaurant in the city.
NileGuide Expert tip:
This restaurant's menu changes daily, so you can go as many times as you want, and you'll always find new dishes to try. La Conjura is well known for being a "slow meals house", so make sure you have enough time if you want to eat there.
It seems strange to eat Spanish food in this city known for its Mexican cuisine, but this restaurant is special. It plays with combinations of old- and new-world ingredients, such as tapas of chistorra (Spanish sausage) cooked with a small amount of guajillo peppers, or a shrimp dish with locally made goat cheese and passion-fruit sauce. The ambitious menu changes daily, with offerings of seafood, lamb, and beef. On my last visit, I was especially impressed by the arroz negro con calamares (rice with squid cooked in the squid's ink), the huachinango en alberino (snapper in a scented wine sauce topped with mussels, clams, and shrimp), and a cream soup of sweet peppers and clams. The small, attractive dining room with its low, vaulted ceiling was formerly a bodega.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010