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“An Overrated Outing”
Review of Pujol

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Ranked #19 of 4,458 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Polanco
Cross street: Horacio
Transit: Metro Polanco
Description: Once again featured on the San Pellegrino list of the "World's 50 Finest Restaurants"—and moving up thirteen spots to number 36—Pujol is Chef Enrique Olvera's extraordinary personal approach to Mexican cuisine, famed for reinvention and ongoing perfectionism, where tradition and contemporary gastronomy live side by side as expressed in culinary techniques both ancient and modern. Using both imagination and delicacy, Olvera recombines Mexico's nearly infinite ingredients and flavors, demonstrating an extraordinary food culture's potential in obsessive detail.
Fairfax, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“An Overrated Outing”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

If you like pretentious waiters, a noisy room, and mostly average offerings at premium prices, the Pujol is for you. Granted, foodies can probably find something here to write home about. But we were not so lucky. For starters, a drunk held forth, profanity and all, from an adjoining table. He must have been one of the owners; no one from the Pujol staff made any effort to reign him in. A true world class establishment would have known what to do. As for the food, we found it attractively presented but, with a couple of exceptions, lacking in culinary distinction. Of course, that may have been because we found it hard to truly tell with only two bites per course. If large portion sizes offend you, worry not here. If the cuisine is not yet ready for top billing, one could not tell by the wait staff. In the best 5-Star stereotype, all but one were impatient to the point of rudeness.

  • Visited March 2013
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Rated as one of the best restaurants in the world NOT according to me”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

This has been rated in 2013 as No. 17th of the 50 top restaurants in the world. Expect a VERY Snobby ambiance, even the waiter will patronize you! Tiny portions, maybe food is good IDK because they were so small you cannot even enjoy them. Prices are VERY HIGH.... In my book: Service: bad unless you like been patronized. Food: bad, unless you're planning for tacos before or after visiting you'll remain hungry. Taste was not that great. Price: I've been around and this is one of the most expensive restaurants I've vistited.

Visited April 2013
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5 Thank calvarius
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Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Mexico City Treasure”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stellar fine dining experience. If you're serious about food, you don't want to miss the most creative mexican food in the world. They take familiar ingredients and flip them into a new taste sensation. We tried to go again on the same trip, but they were full each night. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank BCSInsider
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“He is # 17 ¡¡ in THE world list. !!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you have a gourmet palate, this the place you don´t want to miss. All of his cooking is exceptional. He takes an ordinary ingredient (for us ) like mole, or Huitlacoche and makes something extraordinary. I really advise you if you are from out of town to plan a trip and make your reservation, some time you will have to wait 2 or 3 weeks. and every season you will find a new menu, or some new things to experiment. With your appetizer try a Mezcal they have the very finest.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Pilar18_11
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Corona del Mar, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hard to find, but worth the effort!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

No sign out front and no taxi driver knows how to find it, but Pujol promises a unique dining experience in this very cosmopolitan city! The only way to hear of this world-class restaurant is from a friend. So, I'm "frending" you - you won't regret taking my advice and spending an evening at Pujol! We took on the ten-course special offer. The menu varies by season, but the service, preparation, presentation and.. OMG the taste is sure to please. expect the unexpected - ant eggs? And expect what is expected from a fine dining establishment: impeccable service, an extraordinary wine cellar and a host of artisan cervezas from all over the Republic!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mike A
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