The latest dining room by star chef Jair Téllez (of MeroToro fame), Amaya reflects its proprietor’s belief that quality ingredients speak for themselves, with little need for overdramatic presentations or reliance on technological gimmickry. This translates to scrumptious bistro classics, skewing Mediterranean perhaps, that are by no means afraid to go rich. Regulars order grilled seafood like grouper from the ever-changing menu, or heartier indulgences like slow-cooked lamb or a mammoth pork chop. The attractive dining room features huge casement windows that open to the street; inside, gorgeous tile floors and a bold, colorful mural warm the otherwise stark, industrial decor.
By Michael Parker Stainback, AFAR Local Expert
Baja California-born chef Jair Telléz is the force behind Amaya, a restaurant and wine bar that has helped stimulate capital residents' interest in wine, especially domestic labels. All of the bottles at Amaya are organic or biodynamic, and those that aren't from Mexico (Baja is the country's principal wine-producing area) are likely to come from other Latin American countries. Try a bottle from the family's own winery, Bichi.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
Calle Gral. Prim 95, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 5592 5571
Sun 1pm - 6pm
Mon - Sat 1:30pm - 11:30pm