Restaurant Pujol is supposedly the best place in Mexico City to eat right now. There is a ordering menu as well as two tasting menu options. We opted to just pick from the menu. The service is incredible and nobody really speaks English so keep that in mind. There is not an English menu either. The restaurant is simple understated yet elegant.
We had a few drinks to start. I had just a tequila but my friend had a margarita of fresh lime juice that she declared might have been the best margarita she has ever had period. The signature dish that comes to each table from the chef is served in this wooden coconut. Inside are two pieces of small corn that are doused with a creamy coffee mixture that is off the charts.
My friend started with the mushroom tamale. Once they brought over the dish they just took a black pepper seasoning and sprinkled it over the top. Roasted in a black bean sauce and some type of cheese sauce over the top. A unique tamale.
I had the avocado. Thinly sliced avocado stuffed with small shrimps and pieces of octopus rolled up served with a cilantro sauce. Not only is the presentation beautiful it was delicious. The workmanship is obvious. Unique.
I finally went for the mole. Small round pieces of turkey, roasted plaintains and a parsnip puree coated with a rich chocolate mole sauce. The sauce was really layered in flavor but wasn't as intense as it looks.
Loved the restaurant. Absolute treat. Nothing was heavy or fancy. Everything was just simple yet had so many layers of flavors and thought put into the dish. Why can't we get Mexican food this good in NYC?