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Miguel Hidalgo
0.5 miles from Museo Nacional de Antropologia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice ambience, great service, terrific 10-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Simply perfect is what I would say. All the dishes were nicely presented too. Portion is a little small. Highly recommended for visitors.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just dined here tonight as a special thanksgiving dinner, thinking that being worlds best #24 it would absolutely be a treat and with the description of the chef as being gastronomically inventive I was very excited. I chose the chefs tasting menu of course...and order still bottle of water and a cocktail to start. First off with drinks he asked me if I wanted water and I said yes still bottle please, knowing at fine dining I would have to pay for water, no problem. However once he brought me the bottle of water (it was Evian in the glass bottle) I looked around everyone else tables and they had a different type. So I pulled up the drink menu and realized he gave me the most expensive option out of the 3 still bottled waters. Which at the end of the day no big deal only like a $2 difference but it was the act that was kind of like “oh you’re trying to scam me on water?!” Then the food started coming and trust me this isn’t my first tasting menu at fine dining restaurants, I’m a huge foodie and have been to many 2-3 Michelin stars restaurants or James Beard Award restaurants all around the world. But the overall impression of the dishes were all kind of bland. Flavors were good but nothing really blew my mind and made me think HOLY CRAP THAT WAS THE BEST TASTING THING IVE EVER HAD, or want to ask for more. Talking about asking for more, here is the 2nd thing that was only mediocre is the portion size. Again I’ve had many tasting menu and understand the portion sizes isn’t suppose to be huuuuge. But certain entrees I know should be slightly heftier than bite size, especially for only having like 9 courses all together (3 were desserts) I left probably still decently hungry and could use a few street tacos! I noticed how other tables that order ala carte got some fresh bread and this cool green butter, but I didn’t get that at all. At least that could of filled me up a little bit. The entrees were soooooo SMALL, (I’ll include pictures) the chicken with scallop for example had 1 piece of quarter sized chicken and I don’t even know where the scallop was maybe it was scalloped onions? Also the fish of the day, wasn’t even half a filet, it was the size of maybe my index finger. Overall the ingredients they used wasn’t that inventive and none of it was really high end to justify the small portions and the price point. Service was great, ambience was great, drinks were great. Food was kind of boring and disappointing, I definitely would not come back again. Last thing is many times tasting menus would have random or little surprise course in between or at the beginning like a amuse bouche to surprise you and that’s not included in the menu. Here what you see on the menu is what you get again, not to innovative or exciting experience. I went to Rosetta the night before and would highly recommend that instead and you’ll walk out full and also happy because the flavors at Rosetta was amazing and satisfying. Also you’d save $100More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here in October 2020. Tried the tasting menu with wine. Also had a few of their drinks. Drinks: Incredible! Some of the best I´ve had Wine: Well adapted to the food, stand alone some of them are not ideal. You get to taste them...first, afterwards with the dish. There is a world of difference, so don´t be disappointed if some taste strange at first. Food: Very good. One dish out of 10 disappointed, as the crawfish wasn´t cooked. I compared to the one my company had, and hers was perfect. The rest is great, worthy of a Bib Gourmand at least, fix a couple of hiccups and they could get a star.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 26, 2020

We travel to Mexico City a few times each year, and we always make it a point to visit Quintonil, Pujol and any other restaurants that look interesting. After this visit (in Covid days)....my spouse and I both agree that Quintonil is the best of...all.... after years of being considered to be equal to, or second best to Pujol....there is no longer any contest. Quintonil is hands down the best...because of it's service, food, menu variety, just everything etc. I think that the reason that Quintonil as surpassed the rest is due to the simple fact that the owner / chef is actually at the restaurant...either in the kitchen or out on the floor. We don't know him...but we always see him, by himself or with his family. I think that you might find that Pujol (employees) have a bit of an "attitude"....you won't find that at Quintonil...from the reception desk to every server...the entire staff is wonderful... and the food is simply the best. If you can only have one meal while in Mexico City make sure that it is the tasting menu at Quintonil.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

I have been to several restaurants in the list of the world's 50 best and by far this was the biggest disappointment. The personnel were rushing us to make decisions quickly and to leave quickly as well. I understand they are trying to maximize the...utilization of the space especially now given the covid restrictions but this should never be transparent to the clients. It was not a pleasant situation at all. The food was tasty but we were not impressed. Nothing as special as what you read in the menu.The presentation was beautiful but the temperature was wrong. We all received our plates when it was no longer hot, which was really disappointing. We were planning on buying the book and were quite excited about visiting the restaurant and at the end we don't even plan to come back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

The restaurant is tiny and simple, but the service es extraordinary: polite, efficient, non-intrusive. This is one of the world's best restaurants, so prepare yourself for new flavours and textures, and smart variations on Mexican traditional cuisine. There's an emphasis in experimentation with herbs and...contrasting pairings of seeds and vegetables. Not particularly expensive, even for Mexican standards. I would return any time.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020

My wife and I were very pleased with our experience at Quintonil last night. The food, service, wine list, and location were perfect. You have to understand that Quintonil is really about the food and the service versus a super fancy decor. The decor is...minimalist in nature and the restaurant probably has about fifteen tables. We opted for the Summer Tasting menu and there really was not a bad course. Our favorites were the Stone Crab, Grilled Wild mushrooms, and the roasted heirloom tomato salad. The wine list was extensive and affordable so we got a favorite bottle versus the wine pairing. I can honestly say that each course was very creative and you just have to appreciate the imagination of the chef to pull each dish off with so many integrated ingredients. The service was perfect and the pace of the dinner was not rushed, but we never felt like we were really waiting long for the next course. I highly recommend Quintonil for the foodie who loves and appreciates tasting new and different styles of cuisine.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

Everything we ate here was unbelievably excellent! So fresh, so unusual. I am a professor who studies insects. I ate ant larvae and they were delicious! Everything was delicious. Do not miss this restaurant! The neighborhood is charming.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

Another highly rated Mexico City restaurant that routinely makes the world’s best list. Went for dinner recently – the service is efficient – the room is rather stark and lacks character – the food is good – our main dish (pork) was beautifully plated, however...overdone and chewy. The tasting menu with is roughly $2,500 pesos, but jumps to $4,600 pesos with wine pairings. The table adjacent to us did the tasting menu and the courses came in rapid fire – not enough time to breathe in between – I suspect you could be in and out in ninety minutes. Better value for money at a few of the other high-end restaurants in Polanco like Pujol or Dulce de Patria.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Quintonil is a special place that is certainly deserving of its ranking on the list of best restaurants in the world. As a food lover and world traveler, I have patronized many of the eateries on that prized list and found Quintonil to be very...refreshing to the palette and pocketbook. I would guess that it must be among the least expensive “top ranked” restaurants around. The food was fantastic, the service unmatched and the ambiance was perfect... not too “over the top”. The tasting menu and a few drinks for my wife and I ran about $350 US, we’ll worth the experience. Keep up the good work chef and staff, I’ll be back next time I visit Mexico City!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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We really enjoyed Quintonil. Pujol we did nit like at all. We actually by mistake went the day after our reservation but they found a table for us and credited our no show charge. They were wonderful and the food and service... More
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Again sorry for the late reply, I would say 2-3 hours depending if you have cocktails etc, I loved Quintonil, the staff definitely made it worth it. I can't remember her name but they have a female server who worked in SF... More
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