Looking for comida Azteca in DF: Los Girasoles best option?
I am looking to try some classic Aztec foods while in Mexico City, and I'm wondering if Los Girasoles, in el Centro, is my best bet. (I see they have escamoles, maguey, and sabana on their online menu, for a start.) I've read some feedback on these boards that it's overpriced and touristy, though--I don't necessarily need a "fancy" place, but preferably one that's relatively easy to reach from Roma, where I'm staying. Has anyone been to Los Girasoles lately, or can anyone recommend another good restaurant that serves these foods?
You want to go to Don Chon!
Fonda Don Chon
Calle Regina 160
Centro de La Ciudad de Mexico Area 9
Código Postal: 06090
Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal
Don Chon is a Mexico City institution, specializing in pre-Hispanic foods such as tender wild boar or venison meatballs accompanied by a rich huitlacoche (corn fungus) sauce. The menu includes deep-fried maguey cactus worms and other oddities. The restaurant is not far from Mercado La Merced, just a few blocks southeast of the Zócalo.