This was my third trip back to Barro Negro, the first since last summer. I was so pleased to see it doing so well. Anyone who has never eaten Oaxacan food needs to try it ASAP. I decided to veer away from the mole negro since I've had it twice before and know it's delicious. I decided on an appetizer sampling of three Oaxacan treat, and lucky me: one of them came with mole negro on it! a win/win for me. I cannot describe how good the appetizer filled with Oaxacan cheese was - the crispy grill charred tortilla on the outside and the rich, moist cheese on the inside was too much to bear. I had to stop after each bite and savor it. Dinner was a gamble that paid off big time. I ordered a dish of pork marinated in chiles and spices and grilled then topped with pickled onions; it came accompanied with huitlacoche (one of my all-time favorite things to eat in Mexico), Oaxacan cheese, and guacamole - a basket of warm, freshly made tortillas made this a terrific way to end my stay in DF. I love that it has an open kitchen in such a formal dining room and that you can watch the chefs prepare each course. At the end of the meal, the host poured my a complimentary glass of mescal to enjoy with my espresso. All this cost just $26.00 US (and I had two (non alcoholic) drinks as well). Barro Negro is officially a stop for me on every trip I take to Mexico City.
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