A couple of years ago we'd lunched at the original El Bajío in Delegacíon Azcapotzalco. Recently we read that several new restaurants had opened, including one at Plaza Delta (which used to be a baseball field many years past.) There were a few doubts that it might not come up to the standards of the original.
Today we went with friends tto a late breakfast at the Plaza Delta restaurant. I was amazed at its prominent location at the main entrance. It's a startlingly modern glass box. Other than the slightly irritating large screen televisions hung on the walls, which seemed very out of place to me, it's really quite delightful, as what counts most are the service and food. Both were excelent
We started with a selection of special tamales; one with a frijol negro filling redolent of anise or hoja santa; another with chicken in a delicious, garlicky red salsa; aand another filled with greens and pepitas, among other flavors.
Two of our party of four had nopales filled with cheese and grilled, accompanied by frijoles negros refritos; the other two had a specialty egg dish, "Huevos El Bajío", on small masa cakes, I think called "picadas", with flor de calabaza. On top of these were two perfectly cooked huevos estrellados (sunny side up), bathed in a pale green sauce of "acuyo" and chiles, and enriched with a bit of chorizo down the center. It was mildly picante and most delicious, as well as rich.
Various beverages had were freshly squeezed orange juice, carrot juice, café de olla, café lechero (a bit too much hot milk for my taste)
We all would definitely eat at this location again, even though the original restaurant has a better traditional ambiance.