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majmaj4 Oct 26, 2006 12:39 AM

I have done some searches and picked out some restaurants, but unfortunately I have too many.
Any recommendations on which to eliminate? I like the idea of traditional & new mexican restaurants with some great food.
Any great one of these that I missed?

Also a bakery in Zona Rosa would be nice?

Historic area
•Fonda Don Chon - Regina 160 (@Jesus Maria) Aztec food
•Panaderia Ideal – N side of Republic de Uruguay W of Eje Central ? or some other bakery
•El Cardenal / Sherton Centro Historico, 9a-7p Palma 23
•Café de Tacuba - Tacuba 28 at Allende [Col Centro/Historic area]

Coyoacan
•Restaurante Los Danzantes Plaza Jardín Centenario No. 12, Col. Villa Coyoacán

Zona rosa
•Tezka, Amberes 78 @Liverpool,
•Fonda El Refugio Liverpool 166 @ Amberes, Zona Rosa
•Cicero-Centenario Londres 195
Are there any bakeries or good breakfast spots.

Polonco
•Aguila y Sol Molière 42 and Masaryk Col.
•Fonda del Claustro (was Fonda del Santa Clara) Homero 1910
•Hacienda los Morales - Vazquez de Mella 525
•Pujol - Francisco Petrarca 254.

San Angel
La Fonda del Recuerdo

Other:
El Bajio: address is Av. Cuitlahuac 2709

Any help would be appreciated.

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    bronwen Feb 27, 2007 12:53 PM

    I second Los Girasoles in the Historic District as they have very interesting pre-Aztec dishes. I do not like Cafe Tecuba, however.
    San Angel Inn is a beautiful experience.
    Las Sirenas behind the Catedral has nice food - tableside guac!

    1. Sam Fujisaka Nov 7, 2006 07:58 PM

      Street and market food?!

      1. Anonimo Oct 29, 2006 11:10 AM

        Pastelería/Panadería Ideal is one of my favorites. But El Molino is good, also.
        Good tacos and other antojitos at Taquería Tlaquepaque, Independencia # 4, Centro.
        IMO, Cafe de Tacuba is overrated, although the atmosphere and the musicians make for a pleasant evening.
        El Danubio for Basque seafood, on Uruguay near San Juan de Letrán, and Centro Castellano for central Spanish cuisine, almost across the street from each other, are excellent, although it's best to stick with the specialties from the overly long menus.

        1. Eat_Nopal Oct 27, 2006 10:37 PM

          Historic area
          •Fonda Don Chon - Regina 160 (@Jesus Maria) Aztec food
          •Panaderia Ideal – N side of Republic de Uruguay W of Eje Central ? or some other bakery
          •El Cardenal / Sherton Centro Historico, 9a-7p Palma 23
          •Café de Tacuba - Tacuba 28 at Allende [Col Centro/Historic area]

          I would highly recommend Los Girasoles (Aztec Food) & Sanborn's (Pan-Mexican Casual) as your Historic Center choices.

          Coyoacan
          •Restaurante Los Danzantes Plaza Jardín Centenario No. 12, Col. Villa Coyoacán

          Perfect... you couldn't have chosen a better spot.

          Zona rosa
          •Tezka, Amberes 78 @Liverpool,
          •Fonda El Refugio Liverpool 166 @ Amberes, Zona Rosa
          •Cicero-Centenario Londres 195
          Are there any bakeries or good breakfast spots.

          Tezka because you rarely get Spanish food that good in the U.S.

          Polonco
          •Aguila y Sol Molière 42 and Masaryk Col.
          •Fonda del Claustro (was Fonda del Santa Clara) Homero 1910
          •Hacienda los Morales - Vazquez de Mella 525
          •Pujol - Francisco Petrarca 254.

          Hacienda de Los Morales for the sheer site (17th Century Hacienda) & because it is a classic landmark... has been doing Classic Franco-Mexican cuisine for a very long time.

          San Angel
          La Fonda del Recuerdo

          You might want to try San Angel Inn... because its right across the street from Diego & Frida's homes... which are worth a visit. Ask about the dishes made from Frida's recipes.

          Other:
          El Bajio: address is Av. Cuitlahuac 2709

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