Hosteria Santo Domingo Hosteria Santo Domingo

Hosteria Santo Domingo

Calle Belisario Dominguez, 72 (República de Brasil)
Mexico City, mexico 06010
5526 5276
Cuisine: Mexican
Mexico City’s oldest restaurant.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar

Hosteria Santo Domingo Restaurant Review:

Said to be Mexico City’s oldest restaurant, the Hostería Santo Domingo was a convent in the sixteenth century, and opened its doors as an eatery in 1860. It is a serious place, with dour middle-aged waiters and a duo playing piano and violin, but the festive decoration, complete with papel picado (paper with cut-out designs, commonly hung from the rafters on holidays), will put you in a good mood. The menu includes many traditional Mexican favorites, from carnitas (pork braised in spices and milk, then fried and cut into tiny pieces), to sábana de filete (a pounded filet steak) and chicken in dark poblano mole sauce. But the dish that made the restaurant famous is its chile en nogada, a poblano pepper stuffed with a sweetish mincemeat mixture, and covered with a creamy walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds. Many Mexico City restaurants only serve it in pomegranate season, but the Hostería offers them all year long.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

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