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“Best Mexican Food in My Life”
Review of Fonda el Refugio - CLOSED

Fonda el Refugio
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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 April 16, 2017

I cannot imagine why this place is not #1 in Mexico City. Our group of 20 had to scramble to find a place to eat since the place we reserved messed up. We heard of Fonda and walked in. With no reservation they seated us and started the best food ever. Our group had about everything on the menu.

They had menus in English, which was a huge help, but many in our group spoke Spanish, so all was well. Everything was freshly prepared and exceeded expectations. The decor was classic and the staff had a level of service that showed they were serious about their business. Wonderful and tasty. What more can I say.

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Thank Profguy
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent Mexican restaurant with dishes for the adventurous palate. They have all kinds of food. Traditional plates like tacos, enchiladas, mole, chiles rellenos, etc., but also various kinds of fish, meat dishes, even gusanos (worms)! Super margaritas too! Appetizers are also great. The service was excellent, especially for our large table. I would love to go back some day with the fam.

Thank DBM58
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

The food was awesome and plentiful. The margaritas (which I really never like elsewhere) were excellent and I had to have another! We had three kids with us and they were very happy. The chips and tortillas and salsa were delicious. Thank you for the memories!

Thank Darasl
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

We had a great dinner here. We're a bit adventurous, so we ordered the gusamos de maguey (caterpillars) and the escamoles (ant pupae) and they were both delicious. We also got a tasting of four mezcals, which were also great. The service was very pleasant too.

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Thank Michael B
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

This little place was just around the corner from our hotel. It was really charming. A small room with maybe 10 tables or so. Very attentive staff. The menu had several vegetarian items to choose from which made it get extra points from us as it is not always easy to find vegetarian food in Mexico.
Our meal was very good. They serve only Mexican wine. We took the waiter's recommendation and had a very nice bottle of wine to go with the food. I was sorry we went there so late in our trip, as we definitely would have gone there more than once.

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Thank Eatsoutoften
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