Tips for enjoying Pujol - Mexico City's top restaurant!

A highlight of any visit to Mexico City is dining and one of the undisputed top dining experiences to have is a visit to world-famous restaurant Pujol! The Mexican haute cuisine of celebrity chef/owner –– and Netflix darling –– Enrique Olvera is consistently rated as among the world's best. We couldn't wait to get there after booking months in advance.



As expected, the food, service and ambience were amazing! As soon as we stepped through the door we were welcomed by the friendly staff and super cool vibe. It was like being at a hip friend's house with top notch drinks and snacks!



We went for lunch and ordered the tasting menu –– 6 courses, two were fixed and the others had multiple options ( we recommend checking the restaurant's website for the most up to date menu information). Going at lunch worked great for us - it was extra relaxed and when we were finished the rest of the day was ahead of us.


We can't stress enough how much fun we had at Pujol. Leading up to our meal however, there were a few things we wondered about. In the video and info below we answer some of the key questions first-time diners may have for visiting Pujol, including dress code, when to book, how long the meal lasts, and price.



First thing's first, what did we eat? Here's a summary of the dishes we chose


Lindsay's choices:

  • Street Snacks (fixed)

  • Rice, scallop, mulato

  • Softshell crab, cucumber, daikon, shiso

  • Duck, black recado, nance, Ixil onions

  • Mole madre, mole nuevo (fixed)

  • Anise infladita, chocolate, praline


Michael's choices:

  • Street Snacks (fixed)

  • Chayote squash slices, pico de callo

  • Cauliflower, almond salsa macha, chile de arbol

  • Grilled fish, peas, avocado, squash blossom

  • Mole madre, mole nuevo (fixed)

  • Roasted pineapple, cilantro, lemon


Booking and Dress Code

Book your reservation for Pujol at least six weeks in advance! You can book online by visiting the restaurant's website which makes it super easy! There's no strict dress code, but smart casual is a good choice. At lunch we saw people in jeans, so don't be afraid to dress in a way that you are comfortable.


Service

The service is incredible! You feel welcomed as soon as you walk in. Many of the servers speak English, so don't worry if your Spanish is a little rusty.


Before you arrive

Don't eat too much! Six courses is a lot and you want to be hungry enough to really savour your food, not feel overwhelmed by it. We noticed ourselves slowing down by the time we got to the fifth course.


Time

Give yourself about 2.5 to 3 hours for the entire meal. A little more if you're enjoying drinks.


Total Price

The tasting menu for two people with drinks, taxes and tip was $4,486 MXN ($234 USD). That's a lot of money, but you can't match the experience of eating in one of the world's best restaurants!


We highly recommend a visit to this unbelievable restaurant and we hope these tips help you have the best experience possible!