My husband and I have repeatedly enjoyed dining at Los Danzantes this winter as well as previous years and it's, as of now, our favorite lunch restaurant. Los Danzantes offers a twice weekly (currently Wednesday and Friday) wonderful value menu del dia. So far, the cost has varied from 90 pesos to 120 pesos for the multi-course lunch. Appetizer is usually a choice of soup or another small dish: yesterday it was a "salmon bagel" with goat cheese. The Entree ranges from fish, to pork, to vegetarian. Desserts are lovely: we had our most striking dessert of all time before Christmas, topped by a fan of cotton candy with a delicate orchid blossom. Wow! There is usually a choice of aguas de fruta, a complimentary glass of mezcal, and coffee included. At the moment, one can add a glass of wine for a mere 25 pesos. The presentation of each dish is usually pretty dazzling.
The service is friendly and attentive. The setting, with compacted cars as the bar, a pond with water flowing over metates separates the comfortable smoking lounge; and a high architectural adobe wall, makes for a relaxing, romantic setting.
This is important: one needs to reserve ahead in the week for the menu del dia as only a certain number are prepared each time. Ask to see the written out menus for the two days to see which offerings appeal most. The clientele during the day is mixed Gringo, Mexican National, and Oaxacan. We can only afford to eat here for the menu del dia, which is just fine with us. The offerings change each time and if one dish isn't absolutley fabulous, chances are that the next one will be. The restaurant provides a nice break from the more Oaxacan menu del dia in setting and food presentation. A comment card comes with the check.
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