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“Nothing to write home about”

Meson Sacristia de la Compania
Ranked #35 of 634 Restaurants in Puebla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The most authentic cuisine from Puebla.A New York Times choice.World Famous Cooking Workshops available daily.
vancouver, bc
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

While staying at this hotel and being asked repeatedly if we have eaten at the restaurant, we decided to give it a try. I had read the mixed reviews so went in "armed" with some awareness, especially regarding portion sizes. As a result, and not being overly hungry, we ordered an appetizer of chalupas and 2 soups; one sopa de sacristia (a version of sopa de azteca) and one "sick man's soup" (chicken consomme). The consomme was delicious and very well prepared. The sopa de azteca was a bit salty and really nothing special. I have had better elsewhere. The chalupas did not seem freshly cooked as they arrived lukewarm (one was actually cold) and soggy underneath. If they had just come off of the comal they would have had a warm/hot feeling to them and been dry and crispy on the bottom. I had eaten better ones at an inexpensive family restaurant near the mercado the day before, so knew what we should've been served.

I have eaten breakfast here each morning during our stay, as its included. The cafe latte is very good and the eggs are also well prepared. The huevos rancheros has a little too much salsa for my liking, but I asked for it on the side this morning and it was perfect.

  • Visited January 2014
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Freshwater, Australia
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554 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
“Not at all what is reported”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a TA highly rated restaurant in Puebla and we went there based on these recommendations. On the positive side, it is a truly funky place with plenty of space and a cute 'Confessions Bar' which could probably tell some stories. On the downside, only one waiter spoke any English at all and the food is purely Mexican. One could argue that this is fine, but we were looking for something a little less spicy (after several days of this) and there was no way this going to happen. We got the usual 'super fast' Mexican servings (which we asked to be slowed down) and had to push to get some wine after the standard 'cocktail before' anything else you do. Disappointing as I can't see what the fuss has been about! Also, we were the only two in the whole place!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank jrandsk
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barsa, Manager at Meson Sacristia de la Compania, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Jrandsk
Thank you for your feedback.
We appreciate the time you took to review your visit to the restaurant.
With due respect we would like to clarify that the title of your review does not correspond to reality.
We do not intend to mislead our customers, we offer traditional cuisine of Puebla, which is seasoned and in many cases spicy dishes. All the comments published in TA are the particular opinion of many people, we never induce our clients to write lies.
Especially on weekends we have several bilingual servers although in weekday at least one of them is present.
Our schedule is always less movement in the tuesday afternoon, at which time your visit was, but we invite you to visit us for the weekend and email at sacristia@mesones-sacristia.com prior to booking to avoid expecting a table.
Thank you again for your visit and your important comments.
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El Paso, Texas
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Authentic Pueblan cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Nice establishment with great decor and service. As for the food, the servings were huge (somewhat unnecessary) and the prices were very reasonable. We really enjoyed our dinner here but there was one plate in particular which I think should be avoided: pollo en chiltepin. The spice and heat level on this dish was simply unbearable. Overall a good dining experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank chepalma
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Simply one of the best restaurants I have been to in the world.

If you are not happy with the food and atmosphere here, you are either VERY unlucky, or not alive.

The Mole sampler is heaven. The Arrachera is perfect. The soup are amazing.

There is only one other place I would choose over this in the Puebla/Cholula area. (Maybe two...)

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank DYNAMISTO
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Sarasota, Florida
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Authentic Regional Puebla Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Meson Sacristia de la Compania is located in a beautiful colonial building in the heart of one of Puebla's oldest neighborhoods, known for its antique market. We lived in Puebla for many years and got to know its regional food. This restaurant had by far the best moles, pipians, and other regional specialties. The price was moderate considering the quality of the food. The chef accomodated the tastes of my vegetarian daughter by preparing a meatless pipian with a variety of vegetables, with no loss of flavor in the sauce. Service is good without being pretentious. We try to get there every time we return to Puebla.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank molemaven
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