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Miguel Hidalgo
0.8 km from Museo Nacional de Antropologia
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Once again featured on the San Pellegrino list of the "World's 50 Finest Restaurants"—and moving up thirteen spots to number 36—Pujol is Chef Enrique Olvera's extraordinary personal approach to Mexican cuisine, famed for reinvention and ongoing perfectionism, where tradition and contemporary gastronomy live side by side as expressed in culinary techniques both ancient and modern. Using both imagination and delicacy, Olvera recombines Mexico's nearly infinite ingredients and flavors, demonstrating an extraordinary food culture's potential in obsessive detail.
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

American & foreign tourists, please read and don’t fall for the hype of this place. Trust me when I say this is not worth the time and effort to get a table. Maybe this place was okay during its prime, but the experience, food, and...ambiance of this place are not worth your time. Let’s start with the interiors: tired. The seats and tables are very well worn and tattered. Once you’re done feeling like they need new seating and tables you will notice the paint that is splattered everywhere. The lighting, and constant badgering of staff trying to light candles and bring new ones is entirely distracting from the flow and process. Unfortunately, the prelude of the terrible attention to detail on the interiors flows through to the culinary experience. The food lacks imagination, flavor, texture, taste, and provides acceptable presentation. My entire group thought most items that came out were basic at BEST. The kitchen should stop trying and convert itself to a cocktail and wine bar as that’s what they did “best,” though our expectations were so low as a result of the terrible service and food. Let’s talk about the service for a second. The staff were rude, dismissive, and full of mistakes. A table of 4 and we were constantly brought food for 3. Our reservation was made 6 months prior for 4 and the number changed, yet it seemed as if this was news for the staff there. Worse than it being A1 above the fold news, it was an inconvenience for them to bring out food and drinks for four people. I’m not sure who is in charge of the staff here, but we could not wait to exit and leave the absolute bad vibes behind. We were also lied to by the staff that alcohol was not allowed to be served during our dinner by text the night before our reservation. All the staff in the location confirmed that was NEVER the case. In any event, they may cancel your reservation or announce no alcohol during dinner at the last minute, so be aware of what you are signing up for. Many better food experiences in CDMX. Maybe this place used to be a hit with CDMX, but I can’t imagine it continuing to capture the hearts and imaginations of those who have any set of basic expectations.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 Tasting Menus with Wine pairing. Great dining experience. Beautiful restaurant with great garden outdoor area. Overall good dining experience. Highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

My husband and I are familiar with Enrique Olvera’s cuisine as he also happens to be behind two of our favorite restaurants in NYC : Cosme and Alta. Pujol was at the top of every list when it comes to dining in Mexico City and...it certainly did not disappoint. The tasting menu was one of the most exceptional culinary experiences of our lives. The mole madre is one of the best things I have ever tasted - well over 2632 days in the pot when it was served to us. Pujol has now created a new benchmark for us and it will be very difficult to top any future fine gastronomy experiences to this one. If you fancy yourself a gourmand, lunch or dinner at Pujol is obligatory.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2021

One of the best meals we've ever had food-wise. Every course was better than the last and absolutely unique, inventive and delicious. I gave it four stars rather than five because the pace was off. It seems like they seat everyone for a seating at...roughly the same time which results in the staff trying to serve the same course to the entire restaurant at once, leading to unduly long wait times between courses. Staff is very professional and well trained, almost choreographed. But the failure to stagger seatings makes it impossible to keep things moving. I'd hope they can fix that but regardless, if you have the opportunity, don't miss it. The food is so outstanding it's worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

This was the best dinner I have ever had—and I’ve eaten at a lot of nice places. Don’t listen to the person on TripAdvisor who claimed Pujol‘s lack of a Michelin Star is some indication of quality. Michelin doesn’t rate any city in Mexico so...it’s not even possible for Pujol to be Michelin rated. And besides, who cares?? The whole point of Pujol is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. If you are hung up on Michelin stars I suppose the experience could leave you a bit lost. Case In point: There is no wine pairing because it’s annoying and expensive and Pujol would rather give you choices. The sommelier came out anytime we were ready to have another drink and presented some options. Typically a French and a Mexican option for wines and champagnes. A few cocktail options when the mood struck. It was always an excellent pairing. We didn’t have to worry about whether we were ordering a $500 glass of champagne or whatever. You just understand from the moment you walk in the door that this place is different—in the best ways possible. It’s about enjoying the food—not stroking your overactive ego and draining your bank account. Anyway, the food was insane. The first dish which they call a snack was for me one of the hightlights. Baby corn with Chicatana ants and Chile mayo. The flavor blew my mind. Truly never had anything like this. I was dabbing every last bit of the chcatana-Chile mayo with the end of the baby corn stalk. Truly a unique and magical flavor. Next was a tuna tostada with a delicate layer of tuna and house made kimchi that appeared like it was painted onto the tortilla. In the center was a disk of (I think) chopped chives and avocado that looked like a putting green. It was simple and beautiful. The texture was part of the thing with this dish. A crunchy base with the silky fish and the fresh green of the avocado and chives. So delicious! The sea bass ceviche was a work of art. A constantly evolving abstract painting of the most fresh pink sea bass, purple flowers, floating in varied hues of green cacahuazintile (a corn variety) juice and yuzu. The most beautiful dish and a total flavor explosion. The dishes were all great: + Stuffed Chile with ayocote purée and octopus + Veracruzana, rockot fish, green beans, chilpachole + Mole madra (2622 days) and mole Nuevo (if you don’t find the mole madra to be a revelation I don’t know what to tell you) + And a number of deserts including the Pujol take on a churro which is like combining a perfect French croissant with a traditional churro. No dipping needed. The churro just melts after you bite through the layers of outer shell. Oh and when you have desert, at least for the afternoon seatings, they take you to a new table in the courtyard. We ordered Carajillos (at the recommendation of the bartender out there) and just lingered until we wanted to leave. It was the most gentle touchdown. It’s true Mexico City is probably one of the best cities on the planet for food and, yes, a lot of this food can be found in some version in street carts and other restaurants. But the point here isn’t to replicate street food. It’s to honor traditional Mexican food, use incredible ingredients, and do something new. And this is all done in a way that is playful without being annoying, unpretentious, while retaining excellent service, and just about as enjoyable as a dining experience can be. And the price is a steal compared to similar restaurants. If you can get a table just do it and don’t listen to some of the bizarre reviews on here. I’ll be back!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021

My daughter-in-law planned this trip months in advance and I have to say traveling to Mexico City, and dining here (SHE GOT TO MEET THE OWNER/CHEF) and the food, ambiance, presentation was worth the travel and the wait! Exquisit attention to detail. Was def a...bit pricey BUT was so worth the dining experienceMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 September 2021

We booked our reservation at Pujol before we booked our Mexico City airfare to make sure we were able to experience this place. Our tasting menu slot was at 2:00pm on a Monday afternoon and the time suited us well. We arrived 15 minutes early...but we’re immediately seated and the adventure began. We enjoyed the entire tasting menu, but there were a few favorites being the Sea bass ceviche and the Tuna tostada. The steamed crab gordita was also very creative in presentation, format and taste. The staff was very attentive, our waters and wine glasses we always filled. Loved the mid-century architecture and ambiance. The restaurant is in a very quiet residential neighborhood and easy to Uber to. For the price it was a very good value and would highly recommend. We were there for over 3 hours and never felt rushed. Loved the details throughout including the staff uniforms, interior design, background music and windows to the green outdoors. Go with an open mind and you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Wonderful perfect experience. Even for a vegetarian. Yes prices isn’t low but worth it if this the experience you’re looking for which we were. 1/2 our party were Mexican and 1/2 American. We all enjoyed and would come again for a special feast. The chef...was so lovely and greeted us several times through dinner. Perfecto!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021

Presentation was well-matched with taste. Wonderful service. The dishes were all innovative constructions that delighted one's many secret senses. Secret because you really did not know you had them. So, the experience is truly amazing making this birthday dinner really memorable.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

Very high price for the kind of food you are getting. I like going to Michelin star restaurants. High prices are always a thing but on this ocasión I felt the food wasn’t up to the price they charge for dinning here. Not very special...flavors found here. Only one of the plates made me feel like I was meeting my expectations.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Sorry we went to the tasting menu, but all the info comes in it’s page or you can call to ask, all the staff is very kind ☺️
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Pujol is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4