It’s not often to get a chance to try one of the world’s best restaurant. And not only that, a restaurant redefining Mexican fine dining. Yes. Leave the images of street vendors and late night taquerias at the door. Replace it with a posh yet quaint environment with refined flavors and then you’ll get Pujol. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll get some of your familiar dishes and even some street food classics. What may surprise you though, would be how amazing they are in the hands of a chef like Enrique Olvera. We were about to find out.
Just arriving there was incredible. The place was like a mid century modern dream house with it’s own herb garden in the back and an entertainers patio equipped with a full bar. You could almost forget you’re at a restaurant. Well, that is once you stop roaming around outside and actually check in.
Inside there were plenty of seats. Being the first group in, the place kinda felt empty. I also thought there were way to may wait staff standing around doing nothing. Boy was I naive. Within thirty minutes, the place filled up and everything came to life.
At our table, we each had the day’s tasting menu, complete the how many days the mole had been aged. Pretty neat that they do this every day. Even sealing each one with wax. That made for quite a user experience eating here. Our prix fixe menu included a six course meal at $1957 MXD (around $99 USD). Four of the courses had options to choose from and drinks were extra. For wine lovers, they have a pretty good selection and for those needing a harder punch, they also have a good selection of mezcal’s and tequila.
The food comes out at a good pace and the whole meal took over an hour to complete. Probably because we were sharing food, taking pictures, and being seated outside for dessert. If you see their herb garden and patio you would want to as well. I think going here for lunch made it possible. I can’t imagine how crowded it would get in the evening. So glad we were able to land a reservation here and experience this food.
Polanco IV Sección
11570 Ciudad de México
+52 55 5545 4111
Verdict: Definitely worth a visit if you don’t mind the price tag and make sure to reserve a table.