The first time I went to Pujol was for a business lunch, I didn’t know anything about Enrique Olvera or Pujol then. The restaurant is small, the ambience is simple and elegant at the same time. I ordered pork from the menu, the dish had good flavor and I was surprised by the great and friendly service. Then I went to celebrate my birthday. They offered me the tasting menu so that “I could get to know the chef” and I went for it. The experience was great. I still remember the “flor de calabaza capuchino” (golden squash blossom cappuccino). It was just amazing. The service was very attentive, however, it was not as friendly as the first time. This was five years ago.
Last month I went back to celebrate my sister’s birthday. The interior decoration has changed although it keeps the mininimalist approach. The menu has changed too, this time there were only two options, the land or sea tasting menu.
I ordered the land menu and it was very good. The lamb taco was excellent, the flavor and the meat was so, so tender… it almost melted in my mouth. The tuétano tamal was very good too, the queso cotija provided a great touch. The portions on the tasting menu, as usual, were very small. I wished I could have more! The service was as great and friendly as I remembered from the first time.
I think going to Pujol it’s about the flavor of the food sure, but the presentation and originality of the dishes are also a big part. It’s very helpful to have tried mexican food before to better understand what the chef is doing, but the whole experience is enjoyable anyhow.
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