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“Best Service and Food in Mexico City” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Au Pied de Cochon

Au Pied de Cochon
Campos Eliseos 218 | Presidente Inter-Continental Mexico City, Mexico City 11560, Mexico (Polanco)
555-327-7700
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Ranked #39 of 2,000 Restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Polanco
Toronto ON Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best Service and Food in Mexico City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We decided to eat here rather than The Palm and were not disappointed. Our best meal in Mexico City and probably top service even with the restos we have hit in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, etc
We had the beef tartare to start. Perfect seasoning.
I had the scallops and risotto. Perfect risotto and the scallops were cooked to perfection
My husband had the suckling pig .. out of this world
We shared the sampler dessert which was perfection.
Wine selection is the best I have ever seen and the sommelier knows his stuff

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great example of French restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was one of the best meals we had in our trip to Mexico! The service was excellent, the food was excellent and the wine list, desserts, everything! I am glad we went there on our last night at the Intercontinental as we were originally looking for other restaurants outside the hotel but when we saw the really good reviews it had on Trip Advisor we decided to give it a go. And we didn't regret it. If you like French food, you should try it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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191 reviews 191 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Food is a lot better when you're not here for business!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I had previously visited here for business breakfast/ lunches/ dinners and didn't like how the place was packed and noisy. This time, we went for an early personal lunch (well, normal lunch at 12ish, but early for Mexican 2pm) and it was much more enjoyable. The wait staff was sleepy at first, probably those who were from the busy breakfast shift, but the service level and pace picked up later.

For starters, we had escargot (very tender) and soupe de poisson (delicious). We then moved on to duck confit and slow roasted lamb leg for mains, both of which were excellent. The only disappointment was dessert, strawberry gazpacho, which was too sweet for our taste.

Definitely a more enjoyable experience when you're not here for work!

Visited January 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Pardon, mais ici, on mange Frances!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

For me the most authentic French restaurant in Mexico. The place allows for Bistro kitchen and atmosphere as well for fine French haute cuisine, we enjoyed various business lunches and would return for the excellent taste and atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“THE place for French food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The only thing I can say about Au Pied de Couchon is: I LOVE IT! Their wine lsit is awesome! they were recognized by Wine Spectator for havinf one of the best wine cellars arround the world. One of the Sommeliers (Fernando) immediately gets your point while looking for a perfect wine to match your onion soup or ever better: Creme Brulee (the best I´ve ever had outside of France). Something which is really funny is that the palce has hidden pigs all arround the palce so if you´re walking arround and look at the carpet you may find a little piggy there, at the doors, everywhere! A point to highlight is that this place is open 24/7 so it becomes the ONLY place to have upscale dinner after 1:30 pm in the city. It´s located inside the Intercontinental Hotel at the Polanco district. Perfect to go on a date or to have a business dinner. Dress code is not really observed, but I would say smart casual would be the bottomline.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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