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“Did not meet expectations”
Review of Pujol

Pujol
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Ranked #22 of 4,606 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed May 26, 2013

A much anticipated experience though good did not meet the hype. The chefs tasting menu was OK and nothing that really stood out except the fact that I ate ant larvae, frog legs, and rotten banana for desert. Mescal selection was good.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I went the for my husband's birthday. Some foodie friends recommended me to go there. It's expensive but it totally worth it. Best Mexican food I have ever try. The combination with the food is just outstanding.
The chef really goes to the origins of Mexican food. With ingredients that just some people really appreciate and know how to play with them.
For me as a Mexican I was really impress and very proud the way they presented the dishes, the flavors, the service.
If you are into food, but really into a good food. Please go there!
The service was incredible.

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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.

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3  Thank Fairfax16
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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.

5  Thank calvarius
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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.

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