I have been living in Mexico as a European expat for about four months and do not enjoy Mexican food generally. I knew this restaurant would be different and was very much looking forward to going. I was hoping the dishes would be presented in a more European way - elegant with subtle flavours. Indeed they were and I was very pleased. The dishes are all Mexican and the flavours all Mexican but they are of a sophisticated style. Flavours not conventionally put together seemed to complement so well. Everything was delicious! The menu is not extensive but that is just the way it is. You choose what you want - there was the tasting menu or meat choices of starter and main or fish choices. I went for the fish choices and my partner went for the meat. Before your starter is brought to the table, various snacks are given to you. We had this incredible mini corn on the cob which had a really woody flavour and also a delicious mini salad. The portions are tiny and after my main course I was worried because I thought I wouldn't be full up but an amuse bouche is brought to you - we had parsnip ice cream which was sublime! We then had a pre-dessert bought to us and then we had our chosen dessert. My partner had a mezcal afterwards and by the end we were very full and satisfied. The waiting staff are very friendly and explain everything about each dish. I do not speak Spanish and almost all the staff spoke perfect English. After reading a review from another diner, I have to disagree that this restaurant is snobby or pretentious. My partner and I felt very comfortable and well looked after. I would recommend Pujol and definitely go back if I return to Mexico City. The only downside to Pujol is the lack choice for a vegetarian/vegan. I do not know what is offered in that situation. With regard to value for money at Pujol - in the UK where I am from, one would pay twice as much for the same food and service and that is why I rate the value as excellent.
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