Above: Contemporary mole de olla at Dulce Patria, before the mole has been poured over it

Mexico City Restaurant Discoveries

During my stay in Mexico City, the celebrated Pujol restaurant was closed temporarily as it relocated to the Polanco district. Fortunately, there is no shortage of appealing alternatives. Here are the three restaurants that I most enjoyed.

Dulce Patria

A complimentary dessert at Dulce Patria - Photo by Hideaway Report editor

Even if you’re not staying at Las Alcobas, this colorful spot serving upscale cuisine inspired by recipes from various regions of Mexico is a noteworthy stop. The spicy mole enchiladas with squash blossom filling and grilled plantains were delectable, as was the cornmeal-crusted salmon served with clams marinated in a chile pepper sauce. At the end, complimentary sweets came on an eye-catching rotating plate. Chef Martha Ortiz’s buzzy restaurant draws in locals and tourists alike with its high-quality fare, convenient location and lively atmosphere.

Dulce Patria
Anatole France 100. Tel. (52) 55-3300-3999

Join Andrew Harper today to continue reading our exclusive content.