Rooftop terrace overlooking the excavation of the Templo Mayor with a limited menu of salads and sandwiches. The food and service are acceptable but the view can’t be beat. Equally good for cocktails.
Rooftop restaurant overlooking the excavation of the Templo Mayor. Excellent service. Great food. Tortillas and salsas made on the spot by Tia Maria.
Ojo de Agua mphasizes fresh ingredients, offering a variety of traditional Mexican breakfasts. Excellent chilaquiles including an egg. Good prices too.
Fontina Trattoria is not your stereotypical Italian restaurant. It’s tastefully decorated with good food and service in a family-friendly setting. All at the best prices in town. Pizza, pasta and more.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Café . Bread-Pastries . Cost: . Coffee Town specializes in coffees sourced throughout the world. House blend is from Guatemala, Brazil and Colombia. Pleasant ambiance. Friendly staff.
Cute and contemporary. Coffee from small producer in Vera Cruz. Sit down or take it to go from both Cuauhtémoc and Condesa locations. Espresso or brewed. Take your pick. Limited food items. Pan dulce and a few sandwiches. Our favorite quick-fix café in Cuauhtémoc.
Hey! Brew Bar. It’s very sleek. It’s very cool. Very high tech. An informed and informative staff. Beautiful décor. They press it. They brew it. You name it. They do it.
Spin-off of popular market/restaurant, Delirio, with an “order and take it with you” format. Good coffee and accompaniments. Even better prices.
In Juárez, adjoining a shared workplace / virtual office called Espacio Naua, is a small café with minimalist decor producing cupfuls of Buna blend coffee in a comfortable environment. We alternate our attempts at satisfying our caffeine urges between Naua and Ojo de Agua a couple of blocks away.
More appropriate to call this place Italian Coffee Company. No drip here. Only an espresso machine spewing out nothing but Italian roasted Illy. Better than Cabrales I suppose. Cool trendy, decor. Not sure why so many old ladies are in the place. They must like the Illy coffee and the alfajores.
Dosis cafe, centrally located in Roma Norte, has a pleasant ambiance in a big single-room lounge flooded with light. Good coffee, espresso or brewed.
Toscano Cafe has a pleasant ambiance and a varied menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Emphasis is on Italian, including the Illy coffee.
Astrid y Gastón in Mexico City can’t surpass the phenomenal restaurant they own in Lima. But it sure comes close. Superb in every category.
Quintonil uses indigenous ingredients in unique ways to create what we call Mexican gourmet cuisine. Great ambiance, service and execution.
Fancy enough to rank as a formal dining. Casual enough to make you feel comfortable. Flawless execution and service. Traditional gourmet technique with the slightest dash of Mexican influence utilizing local ingredients. A bit pricey but nothing to balk at. A Top-5 in CDMX.
To execute this many dishes without any significant failure is an admirable achievement. And to be able to have the full variety of the a la carte menu for the executive lunch offering is huge plus.
Ollio O’s choice for Indian cuisine in Buenos Aires. Sophisticated decor and real Indian cuisine. That’s right. Garam Masala and Basmati rice. Really!
Chila is a Top-5 restaurant in Buenos Aires for formal dining. Modern, but sophisticated and elegant decor. Near flawless execution and service.
Amaya is a more casual version of chef Jair Tellez’s Meretoro in Condesa. Ambiance is pleasant. Service was good. But unlike the flawless execution on our recent visit to Merotoro, there were multiple errors in execution on the entree course we were served at Amaya.
AvantGarten is a trendy gastropub, with a young crowd, serving up both draft and bottled artisanal beer. along with some cocktails and shots of Jägermeister. Typical gastropub food with the addition of some dishes with German sausages. And a catchy name.
Using traditional French technique, Chef Rebaudino has created gourmet dishes in the grand French style, paying attention to every detail, from meticulous plating to creating complex sauces that bring out all the potential of these fabulous, but rarely experienced, local ingredients. Service and ambiance to match. Best elegant option for lunch in Buenos Aires.
Olivetti is one of the few restaurants in Buenos Aires we recommend for Italian cuisine. It’s a bit expensive but has good food, service and ambiance.
This is a good place for breakfast. Eggs. Waffles. It’s in a nice neighborhood. Weather permitting, I prefer to sit on the sidewalk out front. A top spot for breakfast but has good sandwiches too.
Sleek. Trendy. Upscale. Uptempo. Restaurant. Bar. Take your pick. Great food. Unique menu. A bit loud. If you’re looking for a traditional restaurant try one of many in La Recova four blocks away.
Gourmet market with restaurant serving unique breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, finger foods, entrees, pastries and desserts, all at reasonable prices. Unique gourmet menu in a casual setting. Highly recommended any time of the day.
Debbie & Peponne’s waffle was good but I’d have been more happy with a standard waffle, topped with creamy butter and syrup. The way mom used to do it. Slightly crisp on the outside, steaming and soft inside.
This is easily the nicest restaurant in San Telmo. Professionally designed. Excellent service. This is the best Basque cuisine in town and one of the best of restaurants in the entire city. Great for tapas, sharing a glass of wine or a cocktail with friends.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Casual Dining . Italian . Cost: . True, the prices are pretty low. And the service was adequate. But bad food, even if free, is not a value.
Beautifully designed and decorated. Outstanding service. Japanese cuisine elevated to gourmet status by famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Sea Bass in Dry Miso was outstanding. Sashima was less impressive.
A menu developed by famed Spanish chef José Andrés. A unique and quirky, but sophisticated, decor. J by José Andrés has it all. Try the faux Spanish olives or the deconstructed Spanish omelet. Or any of the more traditional Spanish dishes raised to gourmet status by this talented kitchen.
Garden setting. Very unique. Fabulous food and very reasonable prices. Can’t say enough good about this place. This is a hidden gem. Do not miss it. Great for lunch or dinner.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Casual Dining . Italian . Cost: . The restaurant was pleasant enough and the food sufficiently good to warrant a return visit for those living in the neighborhood, but not sufficiently.
A lip-smacking, mouth-watering delicious, sandwich. Hands down, our favorite in all of Mexico City.
Beautiful decor. Flawless service. The terrace overlooks the Fountain of Diana. Great view and a fabulous breakfast buffet or a la carte menu. Reasonably priced. They have one of the best breakfasts in town.
A first-rate little restaurant with heart, soul, and good food specializing in food accompanied by raclette, a melted Swiss cheese. Chilaquiles with eggs and molletes for breakfast, sandwiches and salads.
I’m not sure I can even say I’ve really ever had great Italian food. Perhaps until tonight. I wasn’t in Brooklyn, New York. Nor in Milan. Oddly enough, the best Italian food I’ve had in my rather storied life is in Mexico City.
The decor is not quite right, but not as gaudy as Dulce Patria. Service staff seemed a bit confused and flustered. That didn’t really affect service after the first course however. The food was surprisingly good.
Despite the very average meal and the gaudy décor, the service was very good. The prices were reasonable. As harsh as this review sounds, the restaurant is not sub-par. It’s just nothing special, despite what you would read online, in newspapers, and magazines.
It’s as cute as a button inside. Has a few tables out on the sidewalk to enjoy that beautiful Mexico City weather. They do the coffee right. 100% Oaxocan beans, with a mild roast but plenty of rich of flavor.
Not as trendy and hip as nearby Hey! Brew Bar. Variety of coffee blends. Informative staff. Good venue for coffee aficionados and coffee novices alike. They provide extensive information about the coffee you’re ordering and a handy little chart to help those that are neither baristas nor coffee aficionados figure out what the difference is between a macchiato, a cappuccino and a latte.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Café . Bread-Pastries . Cost: . The place has a great ambiance and pleasant music filling the restaurant. They serve breakfast with eggs so it peaked our interest.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Casual Dining . Italian . Cost: . Service was top-notch with an army of waiters scurrying about on the terrace attending to every request. The WIFI worked flawlessly.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Fast Casual . Italian . Cost: . I know a few folks that eat waffles and eggs at every meal. If you’re like those guys, they’ve got you covered at Bravo.
Maison Kayser, the international French Bakery and Restaurant chain, serves a wide variety of menu items including many breakfast items, sandwiches, crepes and French classics for lunch and dinner like Coq au Vin and Beef Bourguignon. Wanting something other than chilaquiles or huevos Rancheros for breakfast. It’s your lucky day.
Cáfe that only sells coffee in paper cups. But they have 12 varieties of coffee using beans from all over the world. Ambiance and service are lacking.
Highly praised restaurant in Polanco offering eclectic gourmet cuisine with Basque influence. A la carte menu or seven course tasting menu for about US$60. A disappointment. One dish was nearly inedible. Monotonous decor and overpriced. We added this one to our list of most overrated restaurants in Mexico City.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Café, Fast Casual . Italian . Cost: . Pretty darn good breakfast. The coffee is good, although coffee aficionadas will be saying it just doesn’t compare to Chiquitito Café.
Fonda Fina is comfy and cool. Nice enough for a special occasion. Casual enough for just any old time. A gourmet touch to traditional Mexican cuisine.
Elegant décor and near flawless execution of a sophisticated menu utilizing unique locale ingredients. Raíz earns one of the highest overall scores yet in our assessment of Latin American restaurants, exceeding nearby notorious restaurant, Pujol, in our assessement.
A comfortable ambiance, good service, and a creative menu put Carlota at the top of the list for upscale casual dining.
Gourmet quality food in a casual setting. Always busy and buzzing. Almost as good for people watching as it is for dining.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Formal Dining . French . Cost: . Celebrated French restaurant in the city's grand old Alvear Hotel. Perfect execution. Starched but accommodating service.
Until recently, Gran Dabbang was just a low-budget Bollywood film. Now its a low budget Indian restaurant in Buenos Aires. Not worth a trip in our opinion.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Formal Dining . Bread-Pastries . Cost: . Comfortable ambiance, friendly staff, and a great cup of coffee make The Shelter is a great place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in Retiro.
Sterling service, a superior steak, all the fixins in a bustling and pleasant atmosphere make La Cabrera one of your best, if not the best, option for a steak in Buenos Aires.
Gourmet Peruvian-Asian Fusion in a casual, contemporary setting. Outstanding execution. Unique variations on Peruvian classics. Excellent Service. Olaya is not cheap. One of the more expensive restaurants in this part of the city. But they have a mid-day three course menu that is heavily discounted. Don’t let the fact that there are no lines to get in deceive you.
If we had to choose one place to go for food and drinks in Santiago it would surely be Chipe Libre. Great decor. Very good service. Unique experience. Sample several shots of the huge variety of pisco and a variety from the menu of the restaurant’s takes on Peruvian and Chilean classics. It is a “must-go” in Santiago.
This is no gourmet restaurant. It’s just really good food at a descent price. That shouldn’t be something to brag about … but in Buenos Aires, it’s pretty rare. Beware a visit on weekends based on consumer reviews we’ve read. On a weeknight, I think it’s a definite “GO”.
All and all … a formidable showing in our lunch menu faceoff. I’d recommend this meal to anyone seeking a pleasant and affordable lunch in the upscale El Golf / El Bosque area of Las Condes.
Hurrah for L’Adesso. Were it not for the very average décor this restaurant would likely be in our list of Top 5 in the city. The service was only second to one other restaurant we’ve visited in Buenos Aires, La Pecora Nera. And the execution was as good as any we’ve visited. For Italian cuisine, it’s a shoe-in for the top spot in the city.