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“nice food and a lot of theatre”
Review of Paxia - CLOSED

Paxia
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: San Angel
Cross street: Revolucion & Insurgentes
Description: Con una vision contemporanea, cuidada y orgullosa buscamos enaltecer la cocina mexicana, esforzandonos por lograr experiencias integrales de alto nivel y plenamente gustosas. Creemos en la cocina mexicana y queremos representar lo mejor de ella en el mundo, siempre pensando en dar algo mas y en estar en un nivel superior a lo comun, con arrojo, respeto y rebasando expectativas. Gozamos trabajar cada dia con la idea de ser diferentes y mejores, de llevar a nuestro comensal a relajarse y convivir con sus platillos, de honorar la cultura gastronomica de Mexico ofreciendo tacos y aguas frescas en un restaurante de manteles largos. Nos atrevemos a romper paradigmas, nos adelantamos, nos copian, queremos establecer parametros, imponer gustos y tendencias. Esta es Nuestra Cocina Mexicana.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Not all dishes are equally successful - a partridge with rasberry coulis was too dry and the raspberry too overpowering. But there is a big fun element in the dishes which somewhat compensates, and quite a bit of theather in the presentation of many dishes - like the mole coming with a jumil walking over it (if you don't know what it is, it is one of the various insects that are eaten over here: this one must be executed by the diner). But is it not just that, as many dishes also deliver powerful flavours (the said mole is a case in point). I'd steer away from the desserts, which seem to be all excessively sweet, even for someone with a very sweet tooth.

Thank show_me_the_dosh
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

It's a nice place but our service wasn't good. It was really expensive. My family and friends food was served after an hour. They don't serve you enough food on your plate. After the experience we won't be coming back.

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Thank ericaminjarez
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

The chef here has a taste for theater, so relax and enjoy. At some point, if you take the tasting menu, you'll see a chumil (stink bug) happily walking on your meat, unaware that it's supposed to be soon eaten by you...(it tastes of green apple and cinnamon, the dish is also available a la carte). But the important thing is that, beside the theater, the cuisine is solid - e.g. their mole was great, with fantastic depth of flavour, the produce is first class, there is a great variety of ideas and produce, and the complex flavours hold together harmoniously.

Only negative notes, the cooking of some meats (too dry, especially the birds), and the desserts, with lots of technique but -in our opinion- very little sense of balance, the main sensation that of overwhelming sweetness.

The room is pleasant, the tables are comfortable, service is very kind, prices are in line with those of a top end restaurant in Mexico city.

Thank thoughtfuldiner
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

There is a very lively nightlife scene on Av. de la Paz, across the blvd. from the famous and popular San Angel area. Our experience was similar to Alexander D. The place had been written up well, so we just walked in at 7:00 PM, and it was empty. That and the seriously high prices (at the level of the top places in Polanco) made us wonder. The decor is beautiful, at a level with any high-end place in the world, but seemed to us much more suited to an evening place than the main comida meal. Service very good.

This is nouvelle Mexican in the style of the former French movement: re-interpreted or deconstructed dishes with a Mexican base and international sensibility. We ordered from the menu and found very small portions of dishes with very interesting arrangements and very intense and unique flavor profiles. Obviously a very talented presence in the kitchen.

If you understand what you are in for (which we didn't) and accept the proposition, you can have a unique and memorable meal.

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Thank Dan B
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Great atmosphere and very good nouvelle cuisine dishes and great wine cellar. Try to make a reservation because it is always almost full.

Thank LeColoniale
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