The focus of this Polanco restaurant, which earned a place on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, is contemporary Mexican cuisine informed by local greens and sustainable practices. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. We liked our table and the chairs were comfortable. Pujol has beautiful architecture and the work there has set many precedents for many chefs in Mexico City. The restaurant itself looked small from the outside but once inside it was a good size and the workers were very nice and helpful. Quintonil is more experimental, perhaps less cozy than Pujol but ultimately the textures and the flavors are usually very unique. Lunch. And it ended up being a nice amount of wine! Today it is ranked twenty four worldwide and ninth on the 50 Best Latin American Restaurants list. To book a table, be sure to reserve early. Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast. Quintonil, Mexico City: See 1,103 unbiased reviews of Quintonil, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #93 of 6,593 restaurants in Mexico City. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Even though the restaurant was busy, we were promptly escorted to our table. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. It was nothing like a lamb dish that we might have expected. And the price is awesome too! If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Course five was a Nixtamalized vaquita beans in a plantain “pico de gallo”. We were getting really full so the nopal cactus sorbet that came next was a relief. This dish was exquisitely delicious. Enrique Olvera opened Pujol in Mexico City in 2000. FYI: We dined on a cool evening. Dimitri didn’t like this dish. Home; Places; North America; Mexico; The Federal District; Mexico City; Things To Do In Mexico City; Quintonil; Quintonil 4.5 6 Votes Currently Closed. 235 reviews of Quintonil "Far and away our favorite restaurant in DF. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The spinach dust around the dish was delicious. The restaurant was great. Quintonil has the most Mexican flare in their tasting menu. So if it's a cool evening and if your table is on the high-ceiling side of the restaurant (in the back) then you may want to bring an extra layer. The food was mostly indescribable. Eater's Guide to Baller Mexico City Where to go all out in the DF — and still spend a fraction of what you would for fine dining back in the States by Daniela Galarza Mar 21, 2016, 9:30am EDT For our weekend trip to Mexico City, we decided to visit the 3 restaurants that made the Top 100 Restaurants of the World list by Pellegrino. The presentation of each dish is a master piece as well as the food. Book. The service was good but that alone does not justify the top ratings. Quintonil is the family-driven effort of chef Jorge Vallejo and his wife, Alejandra Flores, who runs the leaf-covered dining room. I thought the food was extremely DELICIOUS! Zoom in to see updated info. My fiancée and I ate at Mexico City’s Quintonil restaurant on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The cost of ordering the tasting menu with the wine pairing was about $175 USD, and the cost of the tasting menu alone was just over $100 USD (October, 2017). Named after the Mexican herb, Quintonil is the family-driven effort of chef Jorge Vallejo, who earned his stripes under Pujol’s Enrique Olvera, and his wife, Alejandra Flores, who runs the leaf-covered dining room. Regarding cost, the meal was a good value relative to other fine meals of similar quality. And the price is awesome too!”. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. The charred taste and smell of the corn husk surrounding the fish, infused the fish and, even though the fish was overcooked, the dish was excellent—the pepita sauce was intensely delicious. Chef Jorge Vallejo has created a restaurant in which the meal is a dramatic adventure; almost like theater. And the price is awesome too! We noticed as the evening progressed that different cooks from the kitchen served and described dishes throughout the evening. 14:00 - 17:30. Quintonil: Wonderful meal - See 1,103 traveler reviews, 1,096 candid photos, and great deals for Mexico City, Mexico, at Tripadvisor. The only thing decent was the butter for the bread. I had the fish which was recognizable but very dry. The oxtail and the crab tostadas were standouts and the warm chocolate and mamey pannacotta were two of the best deserts we’ve ever had. After dinner, we were invited to visit the kitchen and we were astounded how small it was (we think that the prep area was upstairs). The room is minimalistically pleasant with an open ceiling early in the evening (but thankfully no smoking). The beetroot and cactus salad is presented beautifully and come with a drink. 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We spent $2806 MXP plus tip and think that this was the best and most fun restaurant experience of our three-week CDMX eating extravaganza. With exception to the lamb and mole course that was before the cactus sorbet palate cleanser, everything was delicious and novel, which left us eager for each next course. If you have any allergies or restrictions, please let us know. All 3 restaurants made good impressions. Quintonil: Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Mexico City. We wished that it contained more candied zucchini blossoms—most unusual. Each glass was an impressive complement to its platted counterpart. We felt that Quintonil offered more intimate setting than some of its competitors (e.g., Pujol). Quintonil is rated as one of the top restaurants in the world. I suggest the tasting menu its well worth it ! 18:00 - 21:30. Service was super. Most importantly, the food was outstanding. Obviously, I will not return. Quintonil is the emblem for the gastronomical project headed by Alejandra Flores and Jorge Vallejo. - See 1,102 traveler reviews, 1,096 candid photos, and great deals for Mexico City, Mexico, at Tripadvisor. I live in Mexico City and San Francisco and I have to say I always look forward to being back in Mexico City for its amazing food. TASTING MENU. Course two was a seafood “vuelve a la vida”-thinly sliced clam, tiny cubes of tongue and “noisette” spices. Map updates are paused. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Quintonil: Nice place hidden away - See 1,099 traveler reviews, 1,087 candid photos, and great deals for Mexico City, Mexico, at Tripadvisor. Anticipate dishes like chilacayotes (squash) in mole, suckling-pig tacos with a dried-chile-and-coffee reduction, and, for dessert, Mexican chocolate with corn ice cream. For the record, I am not a weak-stomached “gringo” tourist who ate and/or drank something he shouldn’t have. Our eighth course was Cordero de Malinalco, hoja santa, chapulines, hojas estafadas y mole estilo Atocpan. My fiancée and I decided to order à la carte. Map updates are paused. Steer clear of the tasting menu and go a la carte to get the full experience. 44K likes. This made the evening even more fun. Do you want to know the entry ticket price for Quintonil? They use local ingredients for soup and salad . Restaurante de cocina mexicana contemporánea operado por el Chef Jorge Vallejo y Alejandra Flores Book. QUINTONIL, Mexico City, Mexico. Quintonil, Biko & Pujol. The food is excellent, the only dish we don’t look so much is abalone rice. Address: Av. By way of background, I have been visiting México regularly for 30+ years and am currently a permanent legal resident of the county. Hours of service: Monday to Saturday 13:00 to 22:00. I don't get it. 14:00 - 17:30. It was fun. The first dessert was a frozen “cuitlacoche” (or huitlacoche) cake with farmers’ cream from Queretaro and pink “nicuatole”. Taco Bar. Zoom in to see updated info. Own or manage this property? His cooking is always changing; it draws ideas from everywhere, always reinterpreting and evolving, but with the roots in Mexican ingredients and techniques of all times. It’s difficult to book this restaurant, we got in at 3:45pm and it’s still full. Audre thought this was the most innovative dish because the avocado kept its texture but tasted decidedly smoky.