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A brain-child of master pâtissier and chocolate-king José Ramón Castillo, Que Bo! doles out a decadent treat that shall be the highlight of dining for any self-respecting dessert fanatic. With more than a few outlets all over the city, Que Bo! is quite the hit with locals. Their Centro Historico store lies on Isabel la Catolica, just a few minutes from the legendary restaurant Azul Histórico. It is here you will find drool-worthy desserts that are doused with divine chocolate - expect a whole lot of bon bons, truffles and lots more here.
Los Bisquets Bisquets Obregón is a local chain of restaurants in the nation. Their branch on Calle de Tacuba is a nice spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Their menu consists of tortas, sandwiches, enchiladas, tacos, meat bisquet (meat rolls), chicken, soups, salads, breakfast specials, pastries, fruit juices and non-alcoholic beverages. Their prices are reasonable as well.
This traditional restaurant serves typical Mexican food, and has been the subject of many local legends and a song (it is said there is a ghost hanging around the place). Established in the 19th Century, it has been visited by many personalities including presidents and artists. The decor consists mainly of Talavera tiles, covering the Colonial-style building. Wooden hand-made furniture in traditional colors such as orange and royal blue add a festive touch. Music plays while you enjoy the delicious Mexican delicacies: enchiladas, tamales or freshly baked sweet bread.
Aptly named, Ca'Churro is a local cafe that is known for their delicious churros. This choux pastry snack is a deep fried till it becomes crunchy. This cafe serves both savory and sweet versions of this dish. Their menu also crepes, fritters and pancakes. Enjoy your meal with a cup of hot coffee.
Synonymous with a great dining experience, La Mansión is the place to be for bite of the classic steak. The moment you enter this restaurant, the irresistible aroma of charred makes you want to dive into your meal as soon as it arrives. Take your pick from the succulent varieties of beef and pork steaks, and be prepared to have your taste-buds break into a tingling frenzy. The food served here packs a hefty punch of flavor, and always manages to surpass your expectations, no matter how high they might be.
Artesanos del Dulce is a chef-owned fine café located in Mexico City's San Miguel Chapultepec neighborhood, with other locations around the city. Chefs Teresa Ramirez and Joan Bagur, graduates of culinary academies in Barcelona and San Francisco, provide excellent light fare: breakfasts, salads, pastas, baguettes, and savory entrees like yakisoba noodles with meat and vegetables. The kitchen shows its stuff with desserts like the Five Textures chocolate cake. The cafes have been designed as carefully as the food. Orange and chocolate walls highlight a space where communal tables make it easy for the single traveler to meet locals.
The best-known hotels in the city can be found in the Polanco area and this hotel is no exception. Guests at the Hotel Presidente Inter-continental can try this fine restaurant-café, which serves a plentiful buffet of Mexican and international food. Apart from the regular choices on the menu (Shrimp and Fish Kebabs, Meat "a la Tampiqueña"), this restaurant also offers an original spa menu, which has several low-cal choices. Even though this place tries to project a casual atmosphere, the presence of groups of businessmen gives it a slightly more formal feel.
This restaurant has enjoyed a long tradition in the area of San Angel in the south of the city. It is situated in a Colonial hacienda, and its varied menu continues to make it a choice spot for dining. It is ideal for both families and business events. House specialties include Crepas de Huitlacoche (crepes filled with corn truffle), Chiles Rellenos (poblano peppers stuffed with cheese and ground beef, Robalo a la Veracruzana (filet of sea bass with green olives, tomatoes and vegetables). Wandering musical trios add to the ambiance. This restaurant was the winner of a Dirona Award.