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Arroyo

Av. Insurgentes, 4003 Send to Phone
5573 4344
Ultra-fresh Mexican comfort food, writ large.
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Arroyo Restaurant Review

: Set in a sprawling compound that’s more roadhouse than hacienda (note the on-site bull ring), Arroyo Tlalpan serves satisfying family-style Mexican food, with a special emphasis on barbecue and roast meats. Quesadilla appetizers are rather skimpy in size and somewhat under-seasoned (though the good fresh salsas do a lot to temper disappointment). However, the roast pork carnitas is a standout dish, and the mixiote (steamed meats and vegetables in a papelote-like banana-leaf wrapper) is delicate, tasty, and generous enough for four. Less substantial undertakings---like chicken enchiladas in tomatillo sauce and steak tampiqueño-style---are also available. A meal will include high-decibel mariachis (or other traditional live Mexican music). What’s not so traditional are the prices, which we find rather steep, in spite of the quality of the food. But judging by all the families, friends and couples that frequent this restaurant, Arroyo is for celebrating, not penny-pinching.

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