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“Top-end, really exotic, quite delicious”
Review of Pujol

Pujol
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Ranked #22 of 4,603 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican, Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 July 10, 2013

We took our small children here (probably a faux paux) but they actually ate ant eggs, ants, and frog legs so for them it was a success. I thought the room was small but charming and the food was truly unique and extraordinary. This is no taco joint, however, bring your wallet and an appetite for unexpected. I would highly recommend have the sommelier put together a beverage tasting menu to go with your degustation menu (we had a sampling of beer, mezcal, several juices, some interesting wines, all in portions appropriate for a multi-course meal.)

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

I had the chance to visit with a couple of friends this restaurant. Even though we did not have a reservation, they look for a table for us in a very proactive way. The food is a hall experience. Marvelous taste and well served. The place is small, nice and quiet. The service is excellent. The price is high but it worth it.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

I am a pretty fussy eater, don't eat meat or shellfish or broth flavoured with ants (Mexicans eat insects) but they made an effort to accommodate me and the flavours were extraordinary, in a good sense. It was a memorable meal and the price, while at the higher end for Mexico, was a bargain for one of the best restaurants in the world. Located in a modest building in Polanco (in Mexico City traffic that can be 30 or 40 minutes from the centre of the city), the restaurant is understated but comfortable. The staff are attentive without being too intrusive and are eager to explain the dishes to you. You are left in no doubt that you are involved in a gourmet experience.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Just go here -- provided you can get a table, of course!

I first dined at Pujol when in Mexico City on business in May 2011. I made sure to return when in D.F. again in November 2012 (I'd spent almost 18 months dreaming of a second visit). I love everything about Pujol. The food, the service, the perfectly-matched beer tasting menu. Be prepared to eat things you wouldn't ordinarily - bugs included! - but don't worry, it's all scrumptious. This place is a treat, but it's also an adventure. Enjoy!

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Thank aferdeline
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very nice restaurant in the trendiest part of Mexico city. The food is good and exotic... be prepared to eat things you had never eaten. Don't worry: it will all be delicious.
However... the menu is very limited and does not change often. And the prices are not very competitive. Make sure to make reservations in advance!

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Thank AlbatrosSF
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