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Need Good Mexican Dinner, Drinks and Lunch Recs in Polanco

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slopetoridge Feb 10, 2010 11:53 AM

Hi,
I am heading to Mexico City next week and am staying at a new hotel on Masaryk. I have gone through all the posts here and have so many ideas! However, I am traveling with someone who keeps shabbat, so Friday night and Saturday afternoon have to be devoted to places that are only within walking distance!

We are both huge foodies and would rather partake in authentic Mexican cooking than, say, a Thai place that happens to be convenient. I know the walking-only issue might be a challenge, but would love any ideas from locals familiar with the area on where to eat and get a cocktail on Friday night, and get breakfast and lunch on Saturday. A scene isn't so much important to us as quality.

Thank you!

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    gomexico Feb 11, 2010 05:47 AM

    So many suggestions have already been made on this forum for the opportunity-rich zone of Polanco, I'll not offer anything new - others can do that. I do wonder, though, about your comment' "I am traveling with someone who keeps shabbat, so Friday night and Saturday afternoon have to be devoted to places that are only within walking distance!" and if your companion is observing shabbat and not consuming Kosher meals. Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend in Mexico City (and check the weather conditions to see if you need to arrive with a canoe because of the rainfall!).

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      slopetoridge Feb 13, 2010 12:17 PM

      Hi GoMexico. Actually, she just doesn't eat meat unless its kosher, but doesn't need to eat a "kosher" restaurant per se, which makes things easy. I know there are countless good restaurants to check out in Polanco, but I just don't know the area to know if things are within walking distance or not. For example, I know Pujol is in Polanco, but the GM of my hotel (Las Alcobas) informed me it was too far to walk from the hotel. I would also like to check out Bondy and El Bajio, but again, don't know if those are close enough to walk to. Regardless, can't wait to eat in Mexico.

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        huckfinn Feb 15, 2010 02:35 PM

        Cross streets in Polanco on Masaryk are alphabetical west to east, all named for writers. From Aristotoles to at least ( Edgar Alan ) Poe is an easy and pleasant walk. Pujol is at Horacio. When I lived on Campos Eliseos I walked everywhere in Polanco. It is quite compact and has a large orthodox jewish community on its west side.

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