Izote, last dinner in Mexico City

This was our last meal in Mexico City.   The restaurant is on the main street in Poblano in a little strip mall.  That is exactly what the restaurant feels like inside too.  The lighting is terrible, there is zero ambiance and there is just something cold and sterile about the place.  That kind of set the tone.  The chef, Patricia Quintana, is I believe an owner in the restaurant too because her name is on the door. 

The menu is vast, too vast.  In a small place with 19 tables I am not so sure you can really be consistent with each dish when there is a main large menu and then a secondary menu which is pretty big too with their specials.  Makes no sense to me. 

As always the sauces adorn each table.

The basket of bread and chips is was nice touch.  The blue corn chips were really nice…crispy, dense and flavorful.

We split the first round of appetizers.  A guacamole which was super spicy and had a seasoning in there I couldn't pinpoint.  Not a fan.

These small tacos were good.  A corn truffle mixture that had the consistency of a black bean paste.  Although heavy in texture the flavor was mild and light. 

My friend went with the shrimp.  This was quite good.  Sweet, spicy and caramelized. 

I had the chicken.  The menu said steamed and roasted chicken.  I truly had no idea what to expect.  This is how the dish came.  Really beautiful.

This is what is looked like inside.  It just was not that good.  The chicken was overcooked and tasted old.  The sauce was way to heavy handed.  I picked my way through it but really did not eat that much.

It was time to leave the next day.  We basically had amazing food at every turn and this is the only place that I would not return too.  Pretty good stats for a short trip if you ask me. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Tracey Jackson

    That dinner looks amazing!

    1. Gotham Gal

      might look better than it actually was. lol

      1. Tracey Jackson

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