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“QUITE GOOD”
Review of Fonda el Refugio - CLOSED

Fonda el Refugio
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Reforma / Zona Rosa
Description: Traditional Mexican Cuisine since 1954. Everything is made artisanally. We cook all our dishes in clay pots. We prepare our moles from scratch. Cook our own tortilla dough using the ancient nixtamalization process and then grinding the corn in our own volcanic rock mill. We grind & stuff our own sausage, hanging it & letting it cure for a whole week before it can be used. All our desserts are made also in either copper or clay pots. Be sure to ask for a tour of the kitchen so you can witness this first hand and also take a lesson on how to make tortillas and our world famous margaritas.
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

This was pleasant surprise. They actually have guisano (worms - I know, right?!?) tacos which we've wanted to try; not pretty but damn tasty! I had the fish veracruzano (?) and my other half had the chicken mole. The fish was very good. The mole was excellent. Definitely worth a visit. They have ant tacos too BTW!

Thank TB5of6
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

my 18 year old son who is a real foodie ordered 2 different dishes... and loved each one... Service was good but not fussy... the 'picante' salsa was fire hot!! traditional food served well... cute touches in the restaurant!!

Thank Bidanda
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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

We traveled around México and ate in so many good places but this is by far the best. We had the best food, service, and maybe the best margarita we have ever had. We throughly recommend this restaurant.
Una joya perdida en el tiempo y en esta gran ciudad, la mejor comida que tuve en México, la CECINA y las margaritas son primordiales. Totalmente lo recomiendo.

Thank Pol G
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Really great for authentic Mexican food. Staff was very nice and an overall great experience. I recommend!

Thank MJayT85
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Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is a small, quaint Mexican restaurant which used to serve great mexican food and was our favorite for typical mexican food in Mexico City. We went to dinner on our first night in Mexico City recently and were anticpating another great experience. It got off to a good start with great margaritas, guacamole, salsa and chips. I also ordered Tortilla Soup which was very good. My wife and I both ordered Carne Asada for our main course and it was inedible. The meat was a pale white in color and looked more like veal or pork than a skirt steak. It had no flavor so we could not tell what it was. Very disappointing and a real letdown.

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Thank Rob12375
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