Housed in a 400 year old historic former farmhouse, the Hacienda de los Morales is an oasis of calm in the bustling metropolis of Mexico City. This sophisticated restaurant and bar expertly prepares sumptuous Mexican and Spanish classics for patrons to enjoy against the backdrop of Spanish colonial decor. Request a table by the windows where the tinkling of the garden fountains mixes pleasantly with the pianist. Whether visiting for a power lunch with the associates or a romantic evening, Hacienda de los Morales will make it an experience to remember.
Given the quality of its cuisine, the incomparable service and the sumptuous decor of the place, this restaurant can be classed as one of the best places to dine on Japanese haute cuisine. Set within a large house with an obvious Asian theme, the restaurant immediately transports the visitor to Japan. The interior gardens are remarkable; as well as being beautiful, they make for a relaxed zen-like atmosphere. Some of the most popular items are the teppanyaki with various types of meat, and the shabu shabu. From Monday to Friday, you can listen to the excellent pianist.
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.
This restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation and serves a select range of English cuisine. As one would expect, the house specialties represent a sampling of Britain's best. A glance at its menu will reveal delicious dishes such as beef wellington, prime rib, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. As far as the decor is concerned, the restaurant features an Anglo-Saxon feel, creating a rather serious and formal atmosphere. The high prices here are justified by the quality of the cuisine as well as the pleasant piano music that can be heard from Monday to Saturday between 1p and 5p. Jackets are required on weekdays.
Although situated just south of the city, the Old Hacienda is well worth visiting to admire its 17th Century colonial architecture surrounded by beautiful gardens. The menu offers Mexican and international cuisine accompanied by an excellent selection of wines. The lobster bisque, grilled beef a la Tlalpeña or the Hacienda breast of chicken is recommended. At dinner time, delight in the pleasant background music and the garden views while enjoying a serene and pleasant atmosphere.
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.