La Barraca La Barraca

La Barraca

Av. Insurgentes, 905 (Calle Nueva York)
Mexico City, mexico 03810
5523 9348
Cuisine: International / Mexican
Decent international-Mexican fare, but maybe in need of a good editor.
Openings: Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.


La Barraca Restaurant Review:

What does this place want to be when it grows up? One may find an experience of highs and lows here: a friendly hostess but an inattentive waiter; a fine Roquefort and apple salad yet a Caesar, which while perfectly fresh, is somehow ho-hum, and definitely overdressed. We can recommend the beef medallions in lime sauce, yet find the sopes de tuétano (thick, small corn tortillas topped with fried bone marrow, considered a delicacy in Mexico) to be overcooked and somewhat short on flavor. Go for the tortilla soup and the strudel for dessert, but avoid the octopus carpaccio (what’s up with all the mayo?). As the selections suggest, the menu seems a wee bit all over the map. All that said, the place gets packed with office groups and birthday parties.