2040-Day-Old Mole at Pujol in Mexico City – The Best Restaurant in Mexico (CDMX Part 1)
Pujol in Mexico City is the 12th best restaurant on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 and chef Enrique Olvera was featured on the Netflix Chef’s Table series. You can choose from the “mais menu” (vegetarian) or the “mar menu” (seafood). Pujol’s signature mole madre was 2040 days old on our visit, and was served encircling the mole nuevo, a much younger sauce. This iconic dish really lived up to the hype for us – the older mole is sweet and complex with a lot of chocolate notes, while the newer one is spicier. On the side, the coolest tortilla we’ve seen – blue corn on one side with an hoja santa leaf on the other.
And save room for dessert – the cinnamon sugar churro wheel is a can’t-miss dish! Pujol serves natural wine, but we recommend opting for the creative cocktails – they were some of the best we tried in Mexico. Overall, the whole experience felt very authentically Mexican, yet elevated to a really high level. We loved the mariachi music that played throughout the meal, the super fun and relaxed vibe, and the gorgeous, zen garden-like space. It’s not often that you can eat at one of the best restaurants in the world for such a good bargain – Pujol is well worth the $100 USD price tag.
NOTE: This video was filmed in 2019, before the pandemic.
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Menu: 2300 MXN ($110 / €92)
Music from Epidemic Sound: http://www.epidemicsound.com
Alysha Sheldon – Suavemente
Arthur Benson – Mariachi Monday
Sixteen Wheelers – Head Up