Photo Aníbal Barco
What began with Azul y Oro—Chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita’s high-end university “refectory”—is now a four-restaurant group famed for an almost museum-like reverence for traditional Mexican cooking in all its infinite variety. The downtown iteration, called Azul Histórico, is a gorgeous space in the courtyard of an 18th-century palace (once inhabited by descendants of the Emperor Moctezuma) and is now one of the Centro’s most sought-after tables, terribly romantic beneath its tree- and candlelight canopy. Menus are seasonal and themed—often focusing on cuisine from Mexico’s regions and states—and are sure to present some delicacies even most Mexicans never knew before. Ask questions and swing just beyond the comfort zone. Out-of-towners and locals alike love the flair with which dishes emerge from the kitchen, in extravagant, eye-catching Mexican pottery.
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Calle Isabel la Católica #30, Centro, 06000 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 5510 1316
Sun - Sat 9am - 11pm