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Dulce Patria

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#3 of 78946 places to eat in Mexico City
ClosedOpens at 13:30
Mexican, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: MXN 596
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Anatole France 100
Mexico City, Mexico
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You can go to this restaurant if you happen to be near Lincoln Park. Dulce Patria offers Mexican food. Visit this place for a break and try mouthwatering duck, fillet steaks and tenderloin. You will like its food, particularly tasty churros, coconut flans and gelato. This place is known for good Rose margarita, wine or tequila. It's time to degustate delicious cafe de olla, white tea or tomato juice.

This spot is famous for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. You will appreciate attractive prices. The divine decor and nice ambiance let clients feel relaxed here. Frommer's experts recommend this restaurant, since they granted it 3 stars.

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Dulce Patria takes presentation and style into the loud and obnoxious. Out of all my culinary experiences in Mexico, this was perhaps one of the most overwhelming and confusing. The service we received was not that of a high-end restaurant. I never thought I would have a problem with beautiful food, but it turns out I do have a problem with food that is beautiful for the sake of beautiful. The restaurant itself is flamboyant, with a bright pink door that draws attention even in the already upscale Polanco neighborhood. Upon entering, you'll see white tableclothes, pink chairs with shiny bows, and bow-tie attired waiters. Our waiter took forever to bring us our drinks and did not understand when we were ordering one item versus two of the same thing. While I indicated I could speak Spanish if needed (and that it was easier communicating in Spanish than English), our waiter continued speaking to us in English. The best part of the restaurant is that for the aesthetic and quality of dishes, the prices are very fair. We ordered two glasses of tequila, two cocktails, two appetizers, two entrees, and a dessert, and ended up paying around $100 total (after tip). We ordered: Two shots of 7 Leguas - apparently this isn't that easy to find at bars in the US, so my boyfriend was very excited about it. The tequila was great, but they also gave us three small glasses of salsa that you apparently use to chase the tequila. I was not a fan of any of them, so I stuck to just the shot, no chase (can't believe I'm saying this). Two cocktails - the cocktails are very pretty. Mine came with a flower, and my boyfriend's came with some bamboo stick that sadly had no purpose. They tasted the same, which is why I'm not going to bother trying to remember the names.   Ceviche (3/5) - the waiters kindly split this into two giant goblets, since it would've been difficult to share from one dish. I was excited upon seeing it, but then grew confused as I found out I couldn't eat all the stuff in the goblet, and that there were just random sugar strands decorating the ceviche. Beet bread (4/5) - this was delicious and buttery. It doesn't taste like beet but has a delightful bloodred center. Salmon (4/5) - This was good, but not a substantial portion. The sauce is very rich. Duck mole (5/5) - I didn't receive any direction around how to eat this, so I was dabbing the mole on the little cylinder of duck until the waiter told me that there were tortillas. The mole was delicious and lick-the-spoon worthy, but the random dollops of sauce on my plate were just extra, unnecessary elements. Cornbread with huitlacoche (5/5) - Buttery and fluffy. I was apprehensive of eating huitlacoche, which is basically moldy corn, but was pleasantly surprised by the flavor. There was also a complimentary dessert of candies circling a wooden bird. The meal overall was satisfactory, but I was a bit uncomfortable with how many waiters were lurking around our table, especially in the beginning of the meal when there was barely anyone in the restaurant. They also kept refilling my mole and tortillas even when I had barely eaten any, which I view as a tragic waste of food. This is a delight for the eyes, but not necessarily a must-do.
We were told this is one of the best Mexican restaurants in town but honestly we were underwhelmed. The food was high quality but I'd say the flavors were overall bland. Service was excellent though.
This statement restaurant - hot pink- sits in between muted colors of the posh neighborhood of Polanco. It's owned by unapologetically feminist, Martha Ortiz, who was walking around while we were there personally checking on tables! She chatted with us about for 5 minutes, I told her what a fan I was of Top Chef Mexico, she was amazing she walked me through what inspired her on the menu we were eating. It was very romantic, many dishes named after Mexican famous couples. The three highlights of my meal (which was lunch as we were unable to get a dinner reservation) were: definitely the cocktail - jalapeño, cucumber and mezcal cocktail, garnished with an edible flower and a dried jalapeño! The main which was INCREDIBLE was the pate mole (duck mole) and the mole was so incredibly rich and velvety, absolutely no steering from the traditional Oaxacan mole; just a more elevated presentation. It also came with a deep smoky sauce. This dish is served with handmade blue corn and flour tortillas - get this, during the meal, the servers come and refresh your sides with warm tortillas and a fresh mole served in a gravy dish, I mean who doesn't love a hot tortilla! The final touch was our dessert "El Beso" which Martha told me was actually inspired by the lips of Frida Kahlo. Check out the photo because it is such a beautiful place. A marshmallow and vanilla mousse, coated in thin white chocolate, a guava glass and pistachio foam. Perfect ending to the perfect lunch. Price was $80 for two (including drinks)
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Address
Anatole France 100, Mexico City, Mexico
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Wi-Fi Booking No takeaway Parking No TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 13:30-17:30
MondayMon 13:30-23:30
TuesdayTue 13:30-23:30
WednesdayWed 13:30-23:30
ThursdayThu 13:30-23:30
FridayFri 13:30-23:30
SaturdaySat 13:30-23:30

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