We came here straight from the airport - so glad we did! Food, service, decor, atmosphere are all marvelous. Its not open for dinner, so we walked in at 2 pm hoping they were still serving lunch (ha! In this town, people start lunch at 3 pm, especially on a beautiful sunny friday) and even though we didn't have reservations they found us a table for two (and would have seated us at the bar otherwise). Meal began with complimentary pickled vegetables and a spicy but delicious endive salad. For starters, we ordered the octopus tostadas and the house ceviche. Both were fantastic - fresh, full of flavor, very generous portions of seafood and lovely crisp chips to eat them with. Then came the main course, which was grilled fish "contramar" - that is, one side topped with rioja and the other with a kind of salsa verde. Oh my. Fish was falling off the bone tender, topping was delicious and it all came with warm tortillas and amazingly delicious black beans to eat it with. Finish with plantain tart (filled with dulce de leche), topped with two glasses of wine, and you couldn't ask for a better welcome to Mexico City.
I want to add that the service is top notch. Friendly and professional, these guys know what they're doing. They even helped us track down our taxi after the meal. And the setting - well. The valet parking stand is your first sign that this isn't your average restaurant. It's a huge sunny and bustling room with high ceilings, lots of light, big modern paintings. And the crowd is a very lively mix of well-heeled and beautiful types having business lunches, catching up with friends, people-watching, and enjoying a fantastic meal! A must-go. I would recommend to everyone.
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