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Churros, Finally

We walked about 12 blocks in pouring rain to get there. It was the last thing we did before we left and we didn’t even have time for it. I pictured us running for the plane, sugar and cinnamon still on our chins, bellies full of hot chocolate, still slipping around in my rain-soaked flip […]

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Zefiro, Restaurant in Training

When I originally reached out via email to Oscar, a brother of a friend of a friend, I had heard that he used to run a culinary school in Mexico City and I asked if he would mind giving us a tour sometime during our trip. Instead, he insisted on meeting us for coffee on […]

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A Night at the 49th Best Restaurant in the World, Pujol

Imagine for a minute, Pujol without the food. White linen tablecloths, dark walls, gleaming wine glasses, men in suits with gray hair, men in suits with their wives, mirrors, leather booths. I’m a serious and refined place, in case you dared to think differently, says the serif font on the awning. In all senses of […]

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Classic Mexico City Restaurants

Halfway through our trip someone in Oaxaca asked me if I had any recommendations for restaurants in Mexico. “Like, nice restaurants?” I asked. It was only then that I realized we hadn’t been to any formal restaurants in Mexico City. So consumed with hitting market stalls, filling our late night taco cravings, and enjoying cheap […]

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Slow Food in Mexico: Los Danzantes

“People are starting to get it here, ” says chef Miguel Jimenez. “Sometimes they think slow food means their food is going to come out slowly, but they’re starting to understand that it’s about appreciating the diversity around us.” He’s come over to chat with us at our table after we told our waiter that […]

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Eat like a local at El Milenario

While most people go to Santa Maria del Tule, a town just outside of Oaxaca city, to see El Tule, a giant cypress tree described by Wikipedia as the “stoutest tree trunk in the world”, we go to eat at El Milenario. This is a restaurant that’s full of families on market day, where blue […]

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