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splurging for hip, eccletic dining in Mexico City for the first time

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splurging for hip, eccletic dining in Mexico City for the first time

racheljana | Dec 25, 2008 09:25 AM

I'm new to this site, but not new to eating in Mexico. I lived in Mexico City and Puebla for 1.5 years total. I ate wonderfully and upon my return to visit my friends and former coworkers this year, I would like to go to a hip, chic, cocina NUEVA mexicana place in Mexico City (not traditional Mexican food, please). When I lived there I was doing non-profit work and making less than 5000 pesos a month, so I could barely afford comida corrida.

However, I ate plenty of wonderful, traditional Mexican food (mainly at people's homes, street food and comida corrida). Now, I'd like to try eating the way the fresas (wealthy, snobby people) for just ONE NIGHT! Keep in mind even though I've crossed back over the border, my budget is still "non-profit on a splurge", so I'd like to keep it no more than $100 USD for two (including a drink or two each). I'm looking for new and exciting flavor combinations, not something I can find on the street or at comida corrida. I want to be blown away. :)

I've researched and the ones I'm looking more closely at are: Pujol, Jaso, La Tecla and maybe Contramar.

Could folks please give me SPECIFIC ideas of what would be on the menus, and, of course, an idea of price? I see lots of recommendations on here, but little specifics about menu (even it it changes I want to be inspired but what was eaten at one point).

(PS The rest of the time I will be eating like my old Mexican life- tlacoyos, tamales, tacos en el mercado, pozole, arroz, frijoles, etc. So, I really want a unique flavor combination)

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