Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


Av. Nuevo Leon, 66 (Calle Laredo) Send to Phone
5211 5280
One of Mexico City’s best tapas bars, for afternoon dining.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late

* Click here for rating key

Capicua Restaurant Review

: In the afternoon, the sunlight filters into the cheerful dining room of Capicua, one of Mexico City’s best tapas bars. Attractively decorated with white tablecloths and black walls, this is a lovely place for a late lunch. Among the best tapas are revuelto de camarón y espárragos (scrambled egg with shrimp and asparagus), arroz negro (rice cooked in squid ink), and filete de atún con tapenade (a slice of grilled tuna and a smear of olive paste atop a piece of toast). The standard tapas favorites---jamón Serrano (cured ham), sausage in wine, octopus grilled with salt and paprika, fried potatoes with hot sauce or garlic mayonnaise---are all sterling. There is a decent list of mostly Spanish wines, some quite reasonably priced. Forewarned is forearmed: At night, Capicua turns into a scene for yuppies on dates (or looking to hook up). The music is cranked all the way up, the liquor flows and the kitchen has been known to become careless. Best to stick to daylight hours.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.