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“Almost incredible”
Review of Quintonil

Quintonil
Ranked #32 of 5,280 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $75
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Polanco
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Incredible staff and truly delicious innovative food.

Was really impressed with the mix of flavours and technique and the fact the good was still distinctively Mexican.

Every dish we tried (Angus steak, Pork Belly, Crab Tostada, Shrimp Cocktail, Mexican Brownie, Mango Sorbet) had huge flavours that were unique and delicious.

Biggest winners the Crab Tostada and the Mango dessert.

At the end just found it was maybe a dish away from being life changing good.

Great value and would visit again

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Each dish was a new discovery and fun surprise. The chef's talents are in both the beauty and taste of each dish. This is a pricey restaurant for Mexico City or anywhere for that matter but I found the experience worth the cost. The service was top notch and the environment casual but classy.

1  Thank frequentflier63
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

I can't begin to tell you what I ate - but I loved it. We had the 15 course tasting menu. Wonderful. All kinds of flavors. Pretty. Distinctive. Interesting. The service was a little robot-like. And the back room they sat us in wasn't pretty. But who cares? The food had my attention.

1  Thank Rick H
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I read about Quintonil having been listed as number 31 in the top 50 restaurants in Latin America. I enjoyed a really wonderful dining experience in this small Polano restaurant. They offer inside dining as well as outside dining on their small covered patio in the rear. They offer small and large plates as well as a multi-course tasting menu. I opted for a starter, a main course and a dessert, but with the bread and three other complementary small dishes served by the chefs, I had a full tasting menu!

My dinner consisted of bread with a huitlacoche butter, a light ceviche or almost a gazpacho of nopal or cactus, a smoked crab tostado with a tostado topped with herbs and radishes that you eat along with the crab in a habanero mayonnaise. The main course was a wonderful dish of turkey with a green pipian mole and baby carrots, a turnip puree topped with small plaintain chips. They then served a cactus lime sorbet topped with a salt maid with burned cornhusks. The dessert was a wonderful grilled mango, with chocolate, black Zapotec, fermented manguey syrup and a mango/pulque sorbet. The final treat was a chocolate atole served with a small pan dulce or sweet bread. The food of really wonderful and the service excellent.

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2  Thank Globalphile
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

I love this place, the food, the staff, the little surprises such as the nopal sorbet they give you to clean the taste and the "Mole madre". Amazing, please go if possible and the price it's absolutely fine for what you get.

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Thank PinoMoreno
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