First off, this restaurant is in one of the old and very lovely houses that inhabited the then suburbs of Mexico City at the turn of the 20th century on the street of Alvaro Obregon in Colonia Roma. Once you get inside you´ll see that the décor is pretty campy to say the least but I heard some people find it charming. One thing that is not charming is the very slow and distracted service from the waiters. After a long wait I had to flag down a passing waiter who I guess was ours because he waited on us the rest of the evening. Still, service remained a sticking point because the meal started without any of our drinks arriving and our glasses of water getting there after we finished dessert. First they brought a salad with caramelized nuts, goat cheese and a red wine dressing which was pretty good, no complaints. After that came an eggplant fondant with tomato chutney and basil leaves. Also beyond reproach.
Then the mixed feelings started.
My partner ordered a flounder dish that I found rather dry and over cooked but she thought it was fine so this came down to a question of taste. What was not a question of taste was my octopus that arrived charred and oily tasting which was a shame because the beans that came with it were perfect. After that a good but generic slice of chocolate cake and again, mixed feelings because it came with an excellent chili jelly that deserved better. Prices are a little on the high side and I don´t think it warrants a second visit until they address the service issues and food quality. The owner, a well-known soap opera actress is constantly bouncing from table to table chatting up diners but I was under the impression that people were more awed by her presence than by the food. I can´t say it wasn´t good but I´d sure be hard pressed in recommending it.
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