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Pujol

Francisco Petrarca 254 | Polanco, Mexico City 11570, Mexico (Polanco)
(55)55453507
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Ranked #20 of 1,659 restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Polanco
Cross street: Horacio
Transit: Metro Polanco
Description: Once again featured on the San Pellegrino list of the "World's 50 Finest Restaurants"—and moving up thirteen spots to number 36—Pujol is Chef Enrique Olvera's extraordinary personal approach to Mexican cuisine, famed for reinvention and ongoing perfectionism, where tradition and contemporary gastronomy live side by side as expressed in culinary techniques both ancient and modern. Using both imagination and delicacy, Olvera recombines Mexico's nearly infinite ingredients and flavors, demonstrating an extraordinary food culture's potential in obsessive detail.
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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Let me open my comments by complimenting Cristina and staff for outstanding service. Let me close my comments by expressing disappointment in the dining experience.I missed visiting Pujol in December and was determined to dine there on this recent trip. I do not regard a spoonful to be adequate to rate anything; I was served a number of times,each a... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

You're going to read and hear from people that this is one of the best restaurants for mexican food in Mexico city, keep looking this is deffinetely not what you're looking for, thats only marketing and people that have fallen for it. I took this definiton or pretentious from Wikipedia "attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc.,... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Oh dear! Pujol no longer offers a menu but a set nine course tasting. This comprises a sequence of barely constructed and minimal tastes ranging from corn in coffee with ants eggs (better than it sounds) to a smear of mole (a thick savoury sauce) on a plate to thick chewy smoked marlin. Altogether a great disappointment for anyone who... More

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Calabasas, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Certainly one of the best meals I've ever eaten, and I've been lucky enough to dine in a lot of great places. If you're expecting white glove service and caviar and luxury, this is not the place for you. It's stupendous food and service but not stuffy or pretentious. The food is delicious, thoughtful, and often clever; grounded in solid... More

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London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Saturday lunch and at 1:30 the place was very quiet. Service was nice very attentive without being intrusive. They were a bit eager to upsell. When I asked for the menu of drinks to pick a Mezcal they just brought one of their more expensive ones, as I later found out, without consulting first. Other than that the meal was... More

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Enrique O, Propietario at Pujol, responded to this review

Dear jvgf, Thanks for reviewing us. Indeed - Saturday 1:30pm lunch is a great time to come visit us to enjoy a quiet meal as Mexicans usually eat past 3:00pm. I will look into the Mezcal bit with our staff, thank you for mentioning this. Glad your meal was lovely, please come back again soon. Cheers, EO. More

Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Given its SP 50 ranking, I had high hopes for Pujol. Unfortunately it comes up a few tamales short. It was good, but not memorable. To start, a full bowl of juniper shaved ice--not a palate cleanser, but a bowl a 12 year old couldn't finish on a hot Oxacan afternoon. Then there was the plate of mole. No, I... More

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Enrique O, Propietario at Pujol, responded to this review

Hola inthemoment_TBD, Glad you gave yourself the opportunity to give us a try. We hope you can come back & try our constantly-evolving menu again soon. Please let me know if you do as I would love to personally attend you. Cheers, EO. More

New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We've tried to book this restaurant many times, and it always " fully Booked", but finally we made a reservation for 4 last Saturday evening, for my surprise the restaurant was empty 6 or 7 tables were available, so i really do not know if it always fully booked or is marketing to keep saying they do not have availability.... More

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Enrique O, Propietario at Pujol, responded to this review

Dear Emilio N, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. I hope you will give us the opportunity to come back & change your mind. Cheers, EO. More

Cologne, Germany
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The place has the reputation of the best in Mexico City. With that reputation, I went in there with business clients having very high expectations. It was a nine course "menu de dégustation" that I found pretty average. I found only 2 extremely good and the others were pretty average. The atmosphere is strange, black walls and ceiling, only the... More

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Enrique O, Propietario at Pujol, responded to this review

Dear HugoD33, Thank you for visiting Pujol and for your feedback. We hope you will come back next season when our menu changes in hopes of an experience that is more to your liking. Cheers, EO. More

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a very good and different restaurant, the flavors always gonna be a new experience. Enrique Olvera (The Chef) knows every little thing about his kitchen to give you another way to taste mexican food. I am mexican and I really like this new concept and the new ideas for presenting the food. If you have the money I... More

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Enrique O, Propietario at Pujol, responded to this review
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Hola GerardMojorisin, Gracias por tu visita y retroalimentacion. Saludos, EO. More

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

When I was in my early 20s I lived in London. I tried to be into the “art” scene as much as I could. More like a spectator than anything else. Being shy relegated me to try to understand everything from a distance. Never truly feeling like “in” more like “out looking in”. In that time there was this famous... More

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Enrique O, Propietario at Pujol, responded to this review

Dear HaroldCA, I am appreciative of the art reference - hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Cheers, EO. More

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