Pujol – national cuisine
It is truly amazing how many variations there are of cuisine, national cuisine that strengthens a country’s identity and is a footprint of its culture. Mexican cuisine is so much more than Taco Bell. In recent years The Mexican cuisine and restaurants located in Mexico have been more and more recognised all over the world. One of the brightest shining stars on the Mexican gastronomy heaven is Enrique Olvera who is a restaurateur and chef with both the knowledge and drive to make Mexican cuisine a force to be reckoned with.
Enrique Olvera was born in Mexico City in 1976, but spent several years in the USA, finishing his studies at New York’s Culinary Institute of America and worked in Chicago at restaurant Everest, before he returned to his hometown and founded Pujol. The Chef Patron is using mainly Mexican ingredients and all his dishes come with a clear national signature. The courses can be both traditional, using recipes more than 100 years old, as well as contemporary. All food served at Pujol will have Enrique Olvera’s style and it can sometimes be a bit radical, with cooking in clay pots and toasted bugs on your plate, but the final result is great. The chef’s inventive cooking style of doing traditional Mexican dishes with new techniques and personal touches works perfect. Chef de Cuisine Eduardo Garcia and Sous Chef Alejandro Villagomez make excellent contribution and support to one of the best kitchen teams in Mexico.
Only 15 tables and 55 seats in the dining room with white cloths, a more exclusive style and one of the most expensive restaurants in Mexico City, but still not too expensive compared to many restaurants outside Mexico. The menu is constantly changing, but you will probably have dishes like tortilla soup with pork rind, tomato seeds and traditional garnishes to a Mexican styled ceviche with guajillo chile and sea bass or marathon cooked short ribs with meat that almost melts in your mouth.
Pujol has been around for over a decade now, but still just gets better and better. The restaurant is one of the most essential reservations for food lovers nearby and offers a rather unique experience combined with great service and some delicious food. If you have never tried the Mexican cuisine except for tacos, Pujol is probably the best alternative to have some great genuine Mexican cuisine.
Pujol scored 79 points of 100 points in our rating system. View our Top 60 of the world. Back to the reviews.
Francisco Petrarca 254
Mexico City 11570
Phone: +52 555 545 3507