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“Exceptional” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pujol

Pujol
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Ranked #18 of 3,596 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
DF
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had high expectations for Pujol especially after making the reservations one month in advance, we were not disappointed, in fact Pujol exceeded our expectations. We had a mezcal margarita, highly recommended and selected from the choices of the 10 course meal. Each course topped the next with blends of amazingly combined ingredients. With each dish, we declared it was our favorite until the next arrived.
We were expecting it to be pricey so were also surprised it wasn't too bad for one of the top 20 restaurants in the world. For 3 cocktails and the set menu (plus tip) for two people we paid around $200 usd. It was well worth it and we are already planning a return visit when the menu changes in a few months. The service was remarkable especially from Alberto T. Gracias Pujol!

  • Visited November 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Definitely one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. Made a reservation for three about a month and a half in advance and on the day of the reservation we arrived twenty minutes late and almost lost our reservation; you must arrive on time. Staff was very knowledgeable and the sommelier was very helpful in selecting a wine for the evening. Service was perfect and the food was superb in every way (presentation, flavors, execution, etc.). Definitely a must for high end Mexican cuisine.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank chepalma
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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“Absolutely amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I seldom leave comments on trip advisor, but when something is truly outstanding, I really feel like I should. Our dinner was absolutely fantastic: impeccable service (kind, friendly, bilingual servers; no rush), delicious and unique food, and perfect ambiance. If you are interested in food, you will not regret coming here. Almost everything we tried was something different (ie romerito salad with fava beans), or something perfectly executed (ie mole cooked - literally - for over 200 days!). We'll worth the expense, and truly unforgettable.

  • Visited October 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
“Incredible. Words can not explain. Your palate will do all the talking.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

One of the best dining experiences ever. A highly trained, educated, and sophisticated staff. The presentation, attention to detail, and the ability to awaken your curiosity was at its best. Is the food expensive? Not really in comparison to other Polanco restaurants. Once dining here, its as if you're wasting your money and time at restaurants like Quintonil or Dulce Patria for that matter.
This is the "it" place. Well deserved awards and all the positive reviews. Food was outstanding and incredibly creative. You leave dancing on your toes.

  • Visited November 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This was my first tasting menu experience and I was not dissappointed! The food was amazing, although when I dined I did not get any bread or a complimentary take-away gift that others did, so that was a little strange. Get the Mixiote you will not regret it!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Shell A
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