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“It's Chile en Nogada Time: Nothing Better Than at Azul Historico”
Review of Azul Historico

Azul Historico
Ranked #67 of 5,449 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro Historico
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Chef Ricardo Muñoz has out done himself and Azul Historico has now moved to the top of my Mexico City favorites. So good, I went back for the same meal, Chile en Nogada, two days in a row, choosing a different Poblano stuffing on Day Two. Thank you to great wait staff -- Joel and Alberto -- whose attentiveness was impeccable. The REAL Chile en Nogada is ONLY available fresh in July, August and September when the walnuts (nogada) are fresh. The green chile poblano at Azul Historico is huge, and it is stuffed with your choice of either ground Angus beef or Iberian pork offered with different seasonings and two different nogadas, either a savory or a sweet. The stuffing mixture is seasoned with fresh fruit, apricots, raisins, pine nuts, peaches and North African spices. I've had this dish in Puebla and the way it is prepared and presented here is THE BEST. On a recent visit to Mexico City, I ate at both Pujol and Quintonil. Pricey and much more pretentious with the fixed price meals. At Azul Historico, the atmosphere is like a fiesta and much more relaxed. It is excellent, fun and well worth the money.

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Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed in the hotel affixed to Azul Historico and enjoyed a few meals at the restaurant. Both the regular menu and visiting chefs featured regional cuisine and everything from presentation to freshness of ingredients was top notch. A lovely place to eat very well and relax.

Thank Terri S
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

After having heard lots of favorable comments about this restaurant, I decided to go with 3 other friends. In general the experience was enjoyable. However some basic points that irritated all of use are worth mentioning. Firstly the table we were given was too close to our neighbors - to the point of being uncomfortable. The food was very well presented with a great deal of ceremony but as so often now with the nouvelle cuisine in Mexico, over emphasis on presentation and little attention to he actual quality of ingredients. My salpicon with venison was absolutely tasteless, pretty on the plate but no flavor. My main course of duck was the same - I may as well have been eating minced beef! One friend ordered fish that was covered with a strong sauce that killed off all flavour of the fish. The mole was excellent, so it should be. The chile en nogada was very disappointing with a sauce of walnut made with cream of vegetable fat....awful! One of the waiters was not that helpful. The bill was expensive and for my money would prefer to spend the same amount for example at Dulce Patria and have real attention to detail as well as the flavor and service.

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Thank Robert K
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

As you explore Mexico City downtown be sure to explore the Azul Historico, Ricardo Zurita is one of the leading chefs of traditional Mexican Cusine. He creates traditional dishes with the highest quality. A wonderful place to eat in the middle of Mexico City

Thank MtcSpoor
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a very pretty restaurant, an oasis of calm in the middle of the Centro Histórico. We were already familiar with Azul Condesa so were curious to try another restaurant owned by the same concern. The food was well-presented and we enjoyed the few dishes we ordered. We had several waiters serving us in a friendly but rather haphazard and disorganized fashion. We were amused to note, however, how the Head waiter never once approached our table to see if we were happy - he was far more interested in fawning over his Mexican clients. We have been to many restaurants in Mexico City and will return to the ones who make all of their customers feel welcome without discrimination. This restaurant is not a good advertisement for Mexico!

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