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Restaurante Bar Montejo

Av. Benjamin Franklin, 261-A (Av. Nuevo León) Send to Phone
5516 2637, 5516 5851
Yucatecan food in a cantina-and-restaurant complex.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late (cantina)
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy (restaurant), Casual (cantina)
  • Full bar

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Restaurante Bar Montejo Restaurant Review

: A cantina inhabits the ground floor and a white tablecloth restaurant is on the second and third stories of this three-level establishment. In the restaurant, you can get grilled quail and pompano with drawn butter, as well as breaded, sautéed brains. But much of the menu, and by far the best offerings, are made up of traditional dishes from the Yucatán. The version of sopa de lima---a chicken soup with fried tortilla strips and flavored with lime---is first-rate. You can also get panuchos---tortillas stuffed with refried beans, and topped with cochinita pibil (shredded pork seasoned with spices in a sour orange sauce) or pavo en escabèche (turkey braised with onions). Still another specialty is papadzules, hard-boiled egg rolled in tortillas and topped with two sauces. If all this sounds heavy, it is---Yucatecan food is perhaps the crown jewel of Mexican cuisine but there are no light dishes. At the traditional Mexican lunch hour, say, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., in the cantina they serve botanas (food served free of charge, so long as you keep ordering alcoholic drinks).


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