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“Defintevly one of the best contemporRy mexican food restaurant. Memorable food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pujol

Pujol
Francisco Petrarca 254 | Polanco, Mexico City 11570, Mexico (Polanco)
(55)55453507
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Ranked #33 of 2,267 Restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican, Fusion
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Restaurant details
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.
Chihuahua
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181 reviews 181 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Defintevly one of the best contemporRy mexican food restaurant. Memorable food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

With two options for food menu, the chef selection of each step takes you through a combination of textures and flavors of the mexican food. Combining traditional mexican plates with international ingredients, each plate it's a rediscovery of the mexican cousine. The wine list is impressive and you will not be disappointed if you foloow the sommelier's advice. It is worth the waiting to find a reservation through your stay in Mexico City.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomington, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Seafood tasting menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Ate at Pujol in the afternoon on a business day. Although I was solo, I was given a table on the wall so that my view included the whole room. The experience is amazing, everything about the restaurant seems to be "just right". I opted for the seafood tasting menu which I accompanied with a very nice and not too pricey sauvignon blanc (nice touch--the server recorked the remaining wine and put it in a nice shopping bag when I left). The food, presentation, and service were all perfect. I want to return with family and friends. Although expensive, one receives very good value.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 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
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
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“A unique approach to mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

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.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“AMAZING!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, fantastic chef!! Will visit again soon!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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jejita
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best food in Mexico City!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Enrique Olvera has managed to make his restaurant become better and better every year. He has a way of making traditional Mexican dishes seem modern and new without losing the integrity of the ingredients nor the flavour you expect. Service is fantastic. It is a must visit if you enjoy eating and want to go to one of the best restaurants in the world

Visited June 2012
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