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Input sought for good "traditional" dinner spot within walking distance to DF Zocalo

One of my favs is Puro Corazon...perfect view of the zocalo, great mezcal margaritas (and tequila too!) and cochinita pibil that is out of this world. The staff is very friendly and everything I've tried there has been excellent.

May 17, 2010
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Recos for Monterrey - lunch?

@xacinta...My flight leaves later that night, sorry should have been clearer on that. Traffic doesn't scare me - I live in DF! I'm going to be around Col. Cumbres.

@streetgourmetla...love your enthusiasm with the "ufff" I'll have to try it!

Thanks!!!

May 17, 2010
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Recos for Monterrey - lunch?

Hi,

I'm flying to Monterrey this week on business and I'll only have time to grab lunch somewhere. Any recommendations on where would be a good choice? I like all types of food.

Thanks!!
Elizaeth

May 16, 2010
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Bazaar del Sabado in San Angel - Any good food?

Hi! You should definitely try one of the made to order quesadillas inside the little plaza by the Bazaar if you are looking for a snack. They are soooo good!

Feb 12, 2010
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High Altitude Baking

Hi,
Does anyone know of any good high altitude baking sites?

My pies turn out ok in Mexico City, but I'm struggling with brownies and cookies. I have tried adjusting the recipe, but just can't seem to get it. If anyone can point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Elizabeth

Dec 07, 2009
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pls. help me find meyer lemons in DF or toluca!

Hi,
Was just in the Costco in Polanco today and saw bags of them. I saw them a few months ago too, so its pretty much a sure bet.

Nov 22, 2009
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any good food all-inclusives in playa del carmen or around?

I stayed at Royal Hideaway and the food was so good you would never guess it was an all inclusive. No buffet style - these are real sit down meals with menus and delicious food! Plus the beach is amazing.

Nov 03, 2009
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Romantic Dining For Anniversary in Cabos.............

I second El Chilar. Very cute place and wonderful service.

Also, I don't know if it is still around but Voila in SJD is also great. I had a wonderful Christmas dinner there. One of those dinners where you keep saying "oh my god this is good".

Oct 28, 2009
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Canned pumpkin anyone?

Hi,
I want to make a pumpkin pie...anyone know where I can get the canned pumpkin here in DF? any maybe some ready made pie crust (feeling kinda lazy)?

Thanks!

Oct 28, 2009
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Can't find heavy cream (whipping cream) in Mexico City

Hi SocksManly,
I don't know where in Mexico City you are located, but you might try the Wal Mart in Interlomas. I usually have good luck there and I'm sure I've seen whipping cream there. If not, there is a high end speciality market right down the street called "City Market" and they would probably have it too.

Dec 20, 2008
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Where to get the following food items in Mexico?

UPDATE!!

I was walking through the Superama the other day and low and behold, I found Italian sausage in the casings!!! I couldn't believe my eyes. This was at the Superama in Lomas de Chapultepec (Barrilaco) if anyone is interested.

Dec 15, 2008
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French and Italian Restaurant in Mexico City.

Here are mine...

FRENCH
Le Bouchon - everything -$$$

ITALIAN
Prego - Penne a la arrabiata - $$

Dec 15, 2008
lizzers in Mexico

Where to get the following food items in Mexico?

Cristina,
Thanks! I'll have to try making my own!

Ruth,
I thought I remembered Costco selling Russet potatoes years ago when I lived in DF, but this time around I hadn't seen them. Maybe they are seasonal. I was very happy to find lemons there. :)

MazDee,
I thought long lasagna noodles would be easy to find here too, but I'll I have seen is the short, square noodles! I may have to sneak some back in my suitcase.

Nov 23, 2008
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Where to get the following food items in Mexico?

Hi,
I've been living in DF for a few months and I haven't been able to find the following:

-Italian sausage
-Russet potatoes (for baked potatoes)
-long lasagna noodles

Anybody know where I can find this stuff?

Thanks!

Nov 15, 2008
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Dim Sum in DF

Hi there,
Zhen Shanghai in the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental has Dim sum and so does Chez Wok in Polanco (not sure if it's still open). Also, try Mai Pei. Mmmmm...I'm getting hungry for Chinese food just writing this.

Oct 12, 2008
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Eating in Polanco, staying at the W

Hi Cleveland,
I'm an expat working in Polanco (down the street from the W) so maybe I can help you out.

If its people watching and atmosphere you are after, hit up the restaurants near Parque de Lincoln (on Emilio Castelar). 50 Friends has great wood fired pizzas that aren't two pricey. Spuntino (on the corner) is an Argentinean place with everything from steak to pizza to empanadas. I've also heard great things about Casa Portuguesa on the same street although I've never been.

I really like Prego, which is right across the street from the hotels. The service is great and the food is consistently good.

Try El Bajio for some good Mexican food and eno if you're looking for a gourmet deli.

Hope this helps.

Oct 12, 2008
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Sao Paulo Recommendations?

Great suggestions streetgourmetla! I am headed down to SP just like woojink--for business this week--and was glad to see your list. Im hoping my clients will know where to take me, but if I get some time on my own, I'll check out the places listed above.

Wow, you even brought back a wife. Maybe I can find a nice Brazilian husband on my trip :)

Oct 12, 2008
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Lunch near the 56/Ted Williams Parkway?

My vote is for Bread Bites & Moore...much better than Pat and Oscars. Also, if you get off on Carroll Canyon (a bit further down the 15) there is a deli called Chez Nous. Incredible sandwiches and salads!

Aug 29, 2007
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best italian food in san diego

I'm a big fan of The Godfather on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. It's in a run down strip mall, but the inside will surprise you.

Pasquales on Prospect and Sante are also very good.

Aug 29, 2007
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Restaurant in Santa Fe area of Mexico City

Hi there,
If you like Indian food they have a GREAT place called Kohinoor (sp?). Also, for seafood, Fisher's is great. As I remember, it's back by the Novotel.

Jul 03, 2007
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