Dining at Chef Enrique Olvera’s award-winning Pujol was an absolute must on our Mexico City weekender. As The Astronomer was booking our airline flights a few months back, I was concurrently reserving a table for dinner on Open Table. I have my priorities straight.
The restaurant moved from its original space on Calle Francisco Petrarca to brand new digs in Polanco earlier this year. While I can’t speak to the original location, the new building, complete with an herb garden and mid-century furnishings, is absolutely splendid. We strolled around the grounds in between courses when we were feeling overly stuffed.
For $1835 pesos per person (approximately $100 USD), The Astronomer and I were treated to a six-course tasting menu of the Chef’s greatest hits and latest modern Mexican riffs. To start, a duo of “Street Snacks” that landed with a smoky flourish on the table.