My memorable restaurants in México !

Well this is a fun update post of a memorable country visits since 1994 and family living. I have been to many restaurants over the years in Mexico, even before blogging and surely some will be missed, forgotten; however, will put the ones that brings the most memories and remembered them .  This is my treat on the Mexican cuisine, over the latter last few years, restaurants in no particular order or place. Of course, they are, also in the individual posts on the occasions, therefore, this will be on my black and white series, no pictures. These are my memorable restaurant in Mexico! Buen provecho !!!

I had gone to the Wing’s Army bar on Insurgentes Sur to see the football/soccer match between the PSG and Bayern Munich as a French team was playing and won 3×0, the ambiance was nice and plenty of good Miller High Life beers by the liter which have been a long time not drank again, this was neat and the Army hamburger great with good company I later came back in the week and it was equally impressive, definitively will be back here. webpage: http://www.wingsarmy.com/mx/

I had another lunch at a great find: Restaurante La Bella Lula , Oaxaqueño style food (Oaxaca) and had a very nice Tasajo de Res con Enfrijoladas with another nice set of local Dos X beers, nice flan dessert to kill for as well. Ah the dish is about four slices of beef with a tortilla spread in black beans soup, delicious! webpage: https://labellalula.com/

El Bajio for my first dinner there, nice place if a bit hurry up to get rid of me lol! The lady kept giving me dishes to try and I keep saying no thank you have enough, endless, but the food panoches, chicharones, and the pork dish with black mole and sauce and drinks were good, bohemia black beers or negra bohemia. webpage: https://www.restauranteelbajio.com.mx/sucursales

After doing some walking around safe in DF! lol! I met some old friends at the Olive Garden in the Patio Universidad shopping;  here with ravioli stuff champignon and a great Trapiche malbec Argentinian wine, coffee nice, great memories. webpage: https://olivegardenmexico.com.mx/

On another night went for TGI Fridays hahaha yes very original , I remember this resto from back in USA and love them. Found them here with a nice big burger and try Victoria and Pacifico beers !! This was ,also, in the Patio Universidad shopping! webpage: http://www.fridays.mx/tufridays.php?idres=6

Hoot hoot anyone? well did stop by at another old timer joint, this one in DF; Hooters another of my old favorites ::) Great Indio beer and nachos snacks with cheese and the action was good with friendly crowd. webpage: https://hooters.com.mx/

El Paisa, a more rustic restaurant in a working class area with a nice second floor terrace, a very nice welcome with lots of Mexicans families there; nice ambiance and great conversation with many. The area is nice around a corner, and serve in the terrace in the back upper level. One of the places to go when you know the area and want to get away from tourists. Here we had more goodies of the Mexican cuisine such as the alambre with meat and cheese melted sort like a pizza but chewy and yummy, pacifico beers and coffee expresso, first we had some chicharones and all good. yelp webpage: https://www.yelp.com/biz/el-paisa-m%C3%A9xico-3

At the corner of Hamburgo and Niza streets, there is El Lugar del Mariachi, its a restaurant with live music pop and mariachis alternatively, and a dance floor !!! This is right smack in tourist central so a bit high price but very good food, secure,and a very good group of musicians playing from pop to bolero to cha cha cha and then a group of mariachi singers playing their songs as well; a very good ambiance with romantic overtones or in family. webpage: https://ellugardelmariachi.com/contacto/

The wonderful Tezka restaurant basque cuisine of Spain and next to the Royal hotel in Amberes street, Zona Rosa close to Chapultepec always good chic reliable international cuisine. The hotel has been my central for many years, and it has an indoor door directly to the restaurant. This one has closed but keep it for the memories of meeting good friends there still in touch. nostalgic reference to it here: https://www.opentable.com/tezka-zona-rosa

Los Panchos in Condesa, Tolstoi 9, Col. Anzures, open Mondays to Sundays from  9h to 22h authentic Mexican food, I try all different dishes from tacos de carnitas, chicharrones, stuffed peppers , etc etc so much food down with agua de jamaica and agua de leche delicious. webpage: Yelp on Los Panchos: https://www.yelp.com/biz/los-panchos-ciudad-de-m%C3%A9xico

The Sanborns,is a chain very popular in Mexico, my old firm used to sell to them and we of course stop there many times to eat and also to buy essentials electronics. Always had a wonderful time eating at the Peña Pobre mall, by Av. Insurgentes sur y Av. San Fernando, its a shopping center with many stores and restaurant ; clothing, electronics , music, gifts are sold here too. It is one of many all over the city, another one I ate was at the Centro Insurgentes Sanborn’s cafeteria  ,Avenida de los Insurgentes Sur 1605.  webpage: https://www.sanborns.com.mx/c/restaurante/

The Gran Leon de Oro restaurant on calle Mercaderes off Insurgentes Sur is wonderful, very business like and refine, service superb and the food delicious, great tacos con lechon (roast pig) and Victoria beer. webpage: https://www.elgranleondeoro.com.mx/

Puerto Lapice, here it was the filete tampiqueño (Tampico) real beef that was the plate with Mexican wine chateau Domecq. Located at Poniente 128 647 ,Azcapotzalco, corner of Norte 45. RestaurantGuru webpage: https://restaurantguru.com/Puerto-Lapice-Mexico-City

 Cambalache, an Argentine jewel small but all kinds of cuts beef that is, at Insurgentes Sur 1384.webpage: https://www.cambalacherestaurantes.com/#insurgentes

Taqueria Senele at Polanco great tacos alambre and taquitos al pastor,,,,calle Leibnitz, Col Anzures, 11590 just at the corner coming out of hotel Camino Real Polanco back door. webpage: http://www.taqueria-selene.com/

I had to have my Spanish even in Mexico! Wonderfully refined great food and wine service of Spain at the Centro Castellano inside the Camino Real hotel,in Polanco. Webpage: https://grupocastellano.com.mx/restaurantes-2/

I had repeated good experiences at the steakhouse Angus Butcher House, Copenhage 31 , this branch is closed but have other branches in the city. Steaks are big, beers are cold, and the ladies are all beautiful ! webpage: https://www.angus.com.mx/

 VIPS cafeteria chain, the one at Insurgentes Sur 1581 and Mercaderes st is very nice indeed. I ate there several times lunch and dinner there as it was near my hotel. webpage: https://vips.com.mx/

This one is in Mexico City at the airport terminal 1 lol! great nachos and bohemia oscura (dark) beer as well as mashed potatoes chili’s . Oh yes the chain is Chili’s of course to remind me of Miami lol! webpage: https://www.mexico-airport.com/restaurants-and-food/terminal-1/chilis-aeropuerto-t1

 Le Pain Quotidien Belgian chain at Insurgentes Sur.  The Roast Beef platter and a Bohemia oscura beer did the trick as well as tartines later on! webpage: https://www.lepainquotidien.com/mx/es/locations/insurgentes/insurgentes-sur-#1630

Another wonderful Argentinian resto with huge delicious burgers Angus beef, while looking the nice world going by is El Diego, Insurgentes Sur 1581. This has closed but keep here for the memories of always. For reference Yelp on El Diego: https://www.yelp.com/biz/el-diego-m%C3%A9xico-2

Café Paris in the Grand Hotel of Tepatitlàn de Morelos, Jalisco, there is an old world ambiance with the hotel rooms decorated with a theme from Europe like I stayed in rooms Napoléon, and Rangel, and ate at the café, upper floor chic nice refined and all made to order. webpage: https://www.grandhotelboutique.com/

I was introduce to the restaurant Don K, in Tepatitlàn de Morelos,Jalisco.  The sport TV all over, the friendly service, good food, good company was all it took; I came back always to eat here!!! It is at Dr. J. Ricardo Alcala Iñiguez 284, Alameda, 47650 Tepatitlán de Morelos. webpage: https://donkrestaurant.com/

A wonderful place for dinner Bistro 77 right in city center of Tepatitlàn de Morelos, Jalisco,near the wonderful Cathedral and kiosk in the park. Wonderful Pulpo beers and pizzas with hot chili mexican here, great tv screens and wonderful friendly service. Cannot confirm if open but keep it for the memories of always. RestaurantGuru webpage: https://restaurantguru.com/Bistro-77-Tepatitlan-de-Morelos

I had a wonderful lunch while watching a football/soccer game France vs Germany, and really this is heaven around you of natural beauty and the food and cold beers was great; a must. Cenote Azul restaurant in Bacalar , Quintana Roo. Yelp on Cenote Azul Webpage: https://www.yelp.com/biz/restaurante-cenote-azul-bacalar

The above is an incredible site of a lake cave up to 90 meters deep great for scuba diving, the resto is on site, the place webpage: https://cenoteazulbacalar.com/

I had my drinks here at Hotel La Laguna in Bacalar ,Quintana Roo gorgeous place with wonderful views of the lake and I was allowed to roam free afterward, the site picture tells it all !! webpage: https://www.lagunabacalarhotel.com/ubicacion#top

In Quintana Roo had lunch as well in Las Tortugas resto in Calderitas just next to Bacalar, along the Bay of Chetumal, wonderful fresh fried fish, fries, sweet bananas, yellow rice, and beers Modelo Especial, nice. Facebook webpage: https://www.facebook.com/LasTortugasCalderitas/

Had lunch on the road at Birreria Chololo with goat meat and beers Indio oscura. An institution in the area, they are at Carretera  Chapala Km 17, Tlajomulco de Zuñiga.Jalisco. Again, cannot confirm if open but here for the memories of always. Yelp webpage: https://www.yelp.com/biz/birrieria-chololo-tlaquepaque 

And yes, sometimes you have to eat at the airport, and my good one there is this one at Wings in the Guadalajara airport. Guadalajara airport is small and nice. airport webpage: https://www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx/en/guadalajara-3/food.html?limitstart=0

I had lunch at Los Bisquets de Obregon , Ecatepec ,Estado de México, local cuisine restaurant with a great cecina steak (salted and dried by means of air, sun or smoke) with mashed potatoes, Mexican rice, and mango/papaya juices. webpage: https://bisquetsobregon.com/restaurante

I went north into the Sonora State at Ciudad Obregon, and had my lunch here at Los Arbolitos de Cajeme . A great mero fish with butter. webpage: https://www.mariscoslosarbolitos.com/#/

There you go folks, I am sure there are others, and perhaps more famous, but these are the ones that were special for the company kept and the good friendship that endures to this day. Again, the city has a world of food and culinary delights to offer for all tastes and pockets. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health and many cheers to all !!!

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