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One Night in Mexico City--Suggestions??

Good! I´m glad you had a good time.

May 14, 2010
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One Night in Mexico City--Suggestions??

#46 in The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
http://www.biko.com.mx

Aguila y Sol
Av. Moliere 42 -Colonia Polanco
Tel.: 5281 - 835

May 08, 2010
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Toluca. Cacho Cavallo Cheese.

...so that´s the way it is spelled! Cocina - Las Mañanas en el Once, once tv IPN, Thelma Morgan was talking about cheeses.

Apr 21, 2010
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Toluca. Cacho Cavallo Cheese.

Does anyone know about a cacho cavallo -type- cheese made in Toluca? i´d like to know what´s the brand name and where can i buy it in Mexico City or Toluca.

Apr 20, 2010
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Bazaar del Sabado in San Angel - Any good food?

http://www.saks.com.mx/
Sopa de hongos con epazote, timbal de nopales, chile cuatitlán, pastel de manzana- yogurt y amaranto, capuccino con rompope....mmm

Mar 06, 2010
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Mexico City vs Guadalajara

The place looks very nice.

Dec 28, 2009
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Guadalajara during the Holidays

I liked very much La Chata (both locations), Sacramonte and Goa, i´ve been to indian restaurants in the US and in Mexico City, i´ve enjoyed the food every time...I didn´t like Camino Real in Guadalajara, they served me a terrible seafood salad.

Dec 27, 2009
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Where to eat in Mexico City

In Condesa: Specia (German), Mosaico (French? Spanish?), and sandwiches with pressed bread and great fresh exotic fruit juices at Los Frutos Prohibidos. Across Insurgentes, Colonia Roma, there´s the Spanish Covadonga, the place is old but the food is good. The "cubierto" is a 6 course meal, 3 dishes on each course, consomé al jeréz, ensalada rusa, morcilla, paella, fabada, caracoles (my fab, these are garden snails, i wouldn´t kinow if your husband might be allergic), omellete, filete capeado, brazo gitano, leche frita....that kind of dishes. On Insurgentes there´s La Buena Tierra and China Bistro, i like both.

Dec 09, 2009
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Great new Indian restaurant in Guadalajara

Thank´s for recommending Goa. We had lunch there yesterday, it was a great and relaxed meal, the ingredients are authentic, (first time a see a green cardamon pod) and the prices are o.k.

Dec 07, 2009
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Yucatan Eats - requests and a belated report

Los Almendros! mmm Queso relleno, papatzules, cotzitos, mucbipollo, sopa de lima, sopa de frijos con fideo, cochinita, venado.....why would anyone want some BBQ or nachos? whatever...

Nov 21, 2009
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Pan de Muertos (Day of the Dead Bread)

*The dough in this recipe is always very sticky and it gets more managable when you keep kneeding, it takes some time.
* Pan de Muerto is used to decorate de "altar de muertos" and then we eat it, with hot Mexican chocolate, we have it for brekfast, dessert, merienda or dinner, because dinner in Mexico is a light meal.
* The ball of dough that is supposed to represent a skull, goes in the center of the bread.

Oct 30, 2009
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In Praise of the Taqueros

Good info....i´m sad for people how go there on Christmas, taqueros have an excuse, but costumers...

Oct 27, 2009
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Chilaquiles

Dear Fast..., where should i start?..1).I do not live in DC or DF, right now i live 2 hours away from Guadalajara. 2) I am very open, I eat everything good from everywhere...i think i have traveled a lot and i have always tried every new dish and then cook it when i am back home 3) I like british cheddar cheese, gruyere, cabrales, manchego (Mexican manchego sometimes is good but try manchego from La Mancha, Spain), parmagianao reggiano, bola chiapaneco, etc...but if i had only one cheese to choose, i´d keep my Mexican panela 4) jocoque, is like yoghurt but salty and thicker. 5) "national identity"..it was only a joke. 6) i don´t call anyone gringo.

Oct 13, 2009
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Chilaquiles

Radishes! Is this pozole? I am Mexican, ive lived in Mexico for more than 40 years, north, south, D.F... everywhere....i have never seen chilaquiles like this, no radishes, no lime and cilantro only in the sauce of green chilaquiles. In the North of Mexico there´s a breakfast dish called "migas", different from the Spanish migas made with bread. In Mexican migas you fried the tortillas strips until they get really crunchy, like tostadas, add some sliced onion, salt, then beaten eggs and cook only until they get set, don´t overcook the eggs. Serve, sauce on the side. red or green, you can add some cheese, panela would be good, cream or much better: jocoque, mmmmm I have seen some "Mexican" recipes from US, Canada, UK,....i don´t know why they change it to the worst, why change something that has been tried for so long and for so many Mexicans? I ve read many "tortilla soup" recipes from outside Mexico that makes me want to call my Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores and demand an appology from countries that are playing with our national identitiy. Said that, it would be nice that people learn the traditional recipe and do whatever they want after that....but it should not be called a Mexican recipe then.

Oct 02, 2009
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Mexico City Recommendations Needed

maybe the screens are to watch soccer games....remember the radio commercial during the world soccer cup, the Sanborn´s waitress: "señor, le recomiendo las enchiladas suizas" "Nooo!!" "Bueno, entonces quiere ver la carta?" "Si, si, si, déjala, déjala" "Aqui está" "Llévatela! llévatela!" "Bueno señor, entonces, qué quiere?" .....the guy was watching a soccer game...

Sep 29, 2009
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Mexico City Recommendations Needed

Pozole at Higuera market in Coyoacan is good...next to La Coyoacana Cantina which used to be La Guadalupana......Don´t miss the Interactive Economy Museum, the only one in the world, my kids loved it, they made their own money, credit cards...3 blocks away from El Cardenal Sheraton.

Sep 17, 2009
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Mexico City Recommendations Needed

....my dad took to a bull fight when i was 6 or 7...6 bulls, it was too long for me. I have never tried it again, not even in Spain. Plaza de Coyoacán would be fun, there´s Museo de Culturas Populares, the market, El Mercado, cajeta ice cream, elotes, algodón de azúcar, mimes, Museo de Frida Khalo, Casa de Trosky, San Francisco church, small restaurants, cantinas, art galleries, there´s also a little acuarium..

Sep 10, 2009
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Mexico City Recommendations Needed

Cena de Navidad is the most important, formal meal of the year for most Mexicans. I would make a reservation in advance. Ex-Hacienda de Tlalpan, San Angel Inn, Hotel Presidente Chapultepec, Hotel Camino Real, Restaurante del Lago, all those would be great, and i´m sure there are much more choices.... But even if you are not able to make reservations, all Sanborn´s nationwide are open during x-mas and new year´s, some would have live music, and for both days they have a special x-mas menu, we go there every Jan 1st, since everything else is closed, besides we love their pecan cream soup that is part of this x-mas menu, we wait the rest of the year to taste it..... In a Mexican traditional Cena de Navidad you would find turkey with meat stuffing, romeritos, pierna de cerdo, bacalao, ponche. If you speak some Spanish i would highly recomend going to a pastorela, Pastorela de Tepotzotlán is huge, most of it is in old Spanish so no one understands what the actors are saying, but it is much more a visual show, like in opera, if you know the plot you can pretty much understand what´s going on, a big banquet is offered at the end, pozole, pambazos, tamales, ponche, there are many other pastorelas, Casa de la Cultura Coyoacán, Ex-Convento de Churubusco, etc... they´d usually have at the end tamales and atole........Mexico City is not Cancun or Acapulco, most of the year is too cold to wear shorts. During the summer it rains every day and that lowers the temperature a lot, during Eastern it gets hot enough to wear shorts, but for the rest of the year....bring a light sweater....It´s going to be great !! you´re going to have a wonderful time, i´m happy for you.

Sep 10, 2009
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Manzanillo, Colima.

I´m back and this is my report: we stayed at Brisa del Mar, a Best Western, very nice and quiet, and the beach was perfect for swimming. Breakfast was included, which was super good compered to other breakfast buffets at other 4star hotels. We got a "villa" with a kitchenette, so we only had lunch outside the hotel. We went twice to Doña Concha...the 1st time we went to a very simple location next to a school, we had snail and gorra (this is a local yellow scalop) cocktail and shrimp aguachile, the shrimps were so fresh and clean, but this was more like a carpaccio, it was not an aguachile at all, very thinly sliced shrimp, cooked with lime juice, and slices of cucumber, that´s it, no Valentina sauce, no cilantro. Next day we went to a different location of Doña Concha, nicer, and order pescado sarandeado, again, what we got was good but it was not pescado sarandeado, it was pescado a la talla. To my knowledge, pescado sarandeado Nayarit style has a sauce made with soy sauce, lime juice, butter, minced garlic, slices of lime, onion and tomato are place over the skin so it doesn´t stick. It is cooked barbecue style using mangle wood. Sinaloa style is the same but they add mayo to the sauce. For a la talla a sauce made with garlic, chile ancho and guajillo is spread on the fish and is also grilled with mangle wood, and this is what we got at Doña Concha. The red snapper was very fresh, i asked the waiter why the skin wasn´t cleaned, and she told us that otherwise the skin would stick to the rack, slices of lime, tomato and onion would prevent this....anyway.........On our way back, we had lunch at Los Naranjos in Colima, Colima. The waiter was from Mexico City and told us that molletes in Colima are bolillos with butter and sugar and our molletes are called something else. We had pollo a los naranjos, very nice chicken with orange sauce, and being in Colima, the lime capital, we had lime pie. It was soooo gooood, the crust was in fact a cheese cake, the lime filling not too tart and broiled merengue on top.... We spend the afternoon in the beautiful town of Comala, there were many tourists shops that sell fruit "ponche"....which was really a fruit liquor. So, if you go to Colima always ask first because they name food different.

Aug 04, 2009
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Manzanillo, Colima.

Muchas gracias a todos! I am going to print this info and take it with me.

Jul 26, 2009
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Manzanillo, Colima.

Any recomendations, in Manzanillo. It doesn´t matter if it is expensive or cheap, mariscos or steak, Mexican or French....as long as the food is good. I really need some advice because i haven´t been able to find anything about Manzanillo. Should i bring gorceries and a stove?

Jul 24, 2009
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Best French Restaurant in Mexico City.

I have heard good comments from close friends about two restaurants 1- Au Pied de Cochon, Hotel Presidente Intercontinental, Polanco. 2- Le Petit Resto, Ave. San Antonio 100, Colonia Nápoles, this one is samll and casual.... Does anyone has been to Les Moustaches lately? It´s has a long tradition...I´ve been to Le Bistrot Littéraire at La Librería Francesa, Colonia San Angel, and I had a very good time. I´ve been also to Mosaico in Condesa, close to Especia...maybe it has to do with my order, but it seems to me like if i had been to a Spanish restaurant....my memories of Mosaico are lot´s of olive oil, garlic, toast, red wine...

Jun 28, 2009
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restaurants in Cozumel

Does anyone know about a little place that serves fresh baked bread in every table and wondeful black beans with every entree? I went to this place 30 years ago and i still remember the flavor....maybe this sumer i´d go back if the restaurant is still there....

Jun 05, 2009
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Charco de las Ranas - Mexico City

this is for el pastor....there are many adobos.

Jun 04, 2009
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Charco de las Ranas - Mexico City

I go to the Charco de las Ranas on Periferico Sur, San Jerónimo (where Paco Stanley was killed...), it´s very big, fast service, super clean. I like the tacos al pastor, not greasy as the ones in El Tizoncito or El Gallito. And the pozole rojo de maciza, just 1/2 order to make room for my al pastor tacos. The ingredients for the adobo for the pork in tacos al pastor are: pasilla, guajillo, garlic, vinegar, cumin, cloves, salt....no achiote. It has to be cooked before and i strange thing is that it strarts to smell like tamarind while it is been cooked. Of course, the tacos al pastor´ toppings are important: cilantro, lime juice, salsa verde and pineapple. It´s nice to finsh with their café de olla, and flan napolitano or pastel de elote.

Jun 01, 2009
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Artisanal Cheeses

Panela is not salty, most of the time similar to farmer´s cheese. If you haven´t try Mexican cheeses, look for Chiapas, it comes in a ball, it´s not cheap and it´s covered with wax, strong flavor, salty. Oaxaca is not that salty, similar to string cheese. Menonita and Chihuahua, they melt beautiful, good for quesadillas. There´s canasta, añejo, tipo manchego (the real manchego is in La Mancha, Spain) cotija, doblecrema, fresco. botanero enchilado.... If you find a "cremería" look also for jocoque and queso de cabra (ceniza, finas hierbas, chipotle, nuez). I like panela a lot, i buy 2 big ones, one for home and the other i usually eat it during the ride home, it´s so good and light.

May 26, 2009
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Sweet gorditas?

Gorditas de Azúcar. 3.1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 200gr shortening, 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt, 1 egg and enough warm water to make the dough manageable. Don´t expect a dough like the one use to make pies, it should have more liquid otherwise the gorditas would turn stiff. Some señoras omit egg and baking powder.

Apr 18, 2009
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MONTERREY El Regio & bad custumers

I was on a buisness trip in Monterrey and I was shocked to view what has become of a good regional family restaurant as El Regio. We went to the one on Avenida Universidad, on the North side of town. The place was empty, my first impression was that this was due to the economy but why then Martin´s, just a few blocks away, has doubled in size? The waiters told us that El Regio used to be a good buisness, a family restaurant but that all changed about 2 years ago when strange looking people with lots of money to spend became part of the clientele. They usually arrive very late driving their big trucks with no licence plates, they order the most expensive dishes and want the mariachi to play for them. It so sad to see what criminality and impunity can do to the restaurant industry.

Apr 18, 2009
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Food (breakfast mostly) in Mexico City near Sheraton Santa Fe

There´s a Gorditas place at the shopping center, right in the fast food area, and very close to the gorditas there´s a place with great FRESH fruit juices. I once had a gordita (o.k., 3) and my mandarin&zapote juice and I was in heaven. There´s also a juice place on the 3rd floor close to the Cinemax. La Barraca Orraca, also in the shopping center is a very nice Mexican restaurant, sometimes while you wait they´d give customers a caballito of shrimp chilpachole or a lime ice popsicle. If you take a taxi and cross the Puentes de los Poetas you´ll be on another very different area of the city. Breakfast at the Club Hípico Rancho San Francisco (cross the breaches of the Poetas and take Calzada Las Aguilas downhill, pass HSBC, at the corner you´ll see a Pizza Benedetti, turn right, then right again, continue on that road, it would turn into a stone pavement, on Calzada Desierto de los Leones, turn right uphill, pass Academia de Policia, Edron, and at about 3 or 4 blocks you´ll see the sign for the Hípico on the right side) is great, try Huevos Veracruz or anything, the service is also good. On that side of town there´s also the Club Libanés, on Avenida Toluca, they have good Mexican breakfast dishes, and it is no expensive unless you go for their Sunday buffet. On the other side, in Lomas which is next to Santa Fe, if you take Reforma going downtown, there´s El Bajío.

Apr 15, 2009
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Tostada Restaurant in Monterrey

Thanks! What a great story, I am going to be in Monterrey this Friday and i hope to get a chance to go to any of the new Siberias. I went as a kid to the original one and so did my dad. It´d be great to take my kids to taste Siberia´s huge tostadas some day....There was also another good old little restaurant on La Calzada....one with comida corrida....the last thing i learned was that it had become a coperativa...but i don´t remember the name.

Apr 15, 2009
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