I can't say enough good about this great little restaurant. Honestly.
I always eat out when the general public isn't out in force, and I love going to La Condesa in the middle of the afternoon on weekdays. Many good restaurants have the afternoon restaurant "limbo" period where they close until dinner, but it's great that this place doesn't.
Every single thing I've tried there is so good I wind up benchmarking most other Mexican-style restaurants against La Condesa. Starting with their tortilla chips and salsa, the chips are always super fresh, and their salsa bar is the best I've ever seen; all home/hand-made gourmet salsas, TWELVE in all, obviously all made fresh. Each one by itself is incredibly great, while I have about 5 favorites I always focus on.
I got addicted to their mole sauce. That's surprising for me because I'm not a big chocolate fan at all, and the first time I saw mole sauce, just the idea sickened me! Plus the first time I tried it, the person who made it really didn't know what they were doing -- but that all did a serious about-face once I tried La Condesa's. It's hard to not order their mole chicken, but if you want to try another truly interesting and great gourmet taco, burro, or bowl, try their Pork al Pastor, it'll blow you away too. I recently tried it burro style, and with some fresh tortilla chips and a half dozen cups of various salsas, it was almost too much to eat -- I chose to just have ice water with the meal, and the whole tab came to about $9-bucks. Even when you just want water they bring you a glass filled with ice and lime wedges, and a stopper-type liter sized bottle of ice cold water.
Service is always fantastic too. There isn't a whole lot of room in the place, maybe 15 tables and bar seating as well, which is why I also like going there when the crowds aren't around. They're open for breakfast on Saturday's and Sunday's, I haven't been there during those times but I'd bet my bottom dollar they make a killer Huevos Rancheros!
This is certainly a must visit restaurant if you haven't eaten there before -- I almost don't want to write such a great review because they do enough business as it is, and I don't want to ruin one of my favorite places to go! I'm picky, but not unrealistically so -- it's not often I'll write a 1-star review, and the same goes for 5-stars. This place is absolutely a solid FIVE STAR restaurant, hands down IMHO.
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