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Estoril

Calle Alejandro Dumas, 24 (Av. Campos Eliseos) Send to Phone
One of Mexico City’s best old-guard spots for Mexican and European cuisine.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar

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Dining room at Estoril, Mexico City, mexico

Estoril Restaurant Review

: In business for nearly 40 years, Estoril is one of Mexico City’s best old-guard spots for fine dining. Located in a former mansion in the posh Polanco district, its rooms are light-filled, spacious and airy, its walls adorned with paintings, including a large canvas by the Guatemalan abstract artist Carlos Mérida. Most of the well-heeled customers are not precisely in the bloom of youth; indeed, if you are under 50, you might be the spring chicken in the group on some afternoons. In a city known for spotty service, the captains and waiters at Estoril are impeccable professionals. The menu includes both Mexican and European dishes. One of the signature appetizers is the lightly crunchy and lemony fried parsley (it is fried in bacon fat). Healthier options include a standout cold avocado soup, artichoke hearts stuffed with squash flowers, and crêpes filled with huitlacoche, a delectable corn fungus known as the “Aztec truffle.” Among the main dishes are sea bass grilled with capers, trout filet in anchovy butter and filet mignon in a creamy morel sauce. Estoril has an extensive, and pricey, wine list that includes bottles from Mexico, the U.S., South America, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, as well as the usual European suspects. However, as the restaurant tends to be much busier in the afternoon than during the dinner hour, after 8 p.m. wines are offered at cost.

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