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Newton 55, Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico | +52 55 5280 2680
Courtesy of Quintonil
Price Range
$$ ($251 to $350/night)
Cuisine
Haute cuisine or molecular gastronomy, Mexican
Features
Foodie magnet, Notable chef, Tasting menu, Great value, Perfect for a special occasion
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Though chef Jorge Vallejo's first restaurant, Quintonil, opened 12 years after Pujol launched, it quickly achieved parity with its older peer. Quintonil joined his former boss, Enrique Olvera, on a number of "best of" lists, garnering praise for the same kind of "modern Mexican" cuisine perfected at Pujol. Though the menu changes regularly (and is influenced, in large part, by local ingredients currently in season), expect artful dishes such as turkey in black sauce perfumed with cacao and served with fermented vegetables and pickled onions. Some items, such as Vallejo's cactus nieve (a sort of shaved ice), are too popular to ever go off the menu. Reservations are essential—keep in mind that Quintonil is always closed on Sunday.

Restaurant
Quintonil

Though chef Jorge Vallejo's first restaurant, Quintonil, opened 12 years after Pujol launched, it quickly achieved parity with its older peer. Quintonil joined his former boss, Enrique Olvera, on a number of "best of" lists, garnering praise for the same kind of "modern Mexican" cuisine perfected at Pujol. Though the menu changes regularly (and is influenced, in large part, by local ingredients currently in season), expect artful dishes such as turkey in black sauce perfumed with cacao and served with fermented vegetables and pickled onions. Some items, such as Vallejo's cactus nieve (a sort of shaved ice), are too popular to ever go off the menu. Reservations are essential—keep in mind that Quintonil is always closed on Sunday.