Restaurants & Bars

Los Almendros - DF

Mari | Feb 19, 2010 06:37 AM

I was at Los Almendros in Polanco earlier this week for dinner. It was close to the hotel and a colleague highly recommended it. The waiters wheeled a cart of tequilas and fresh sangrita immediately. I ordered the sangrita alone just to try it since it seems rare to have homemade sangrita. We started off with the sangria which my colleague thought was the best, but it tasted like fruit punch. The waiters brought 6 small taquitos with an almond-based sauce that was a little bland and lacked and defining flavor.
We shared the cochinita pibil panuchos, which were very good. I ordered the sopa de lima, which I thought was very similar to a caldo de pollo with a little more color. There wasn't a distinctive flavor to the soup and it was a tad greasy for my taste. I also had 2 tacos de cochinita and the cochinita was delicious with a few squeezed of lime and extra pickled onion. I'd definitely head back to Los Almendros to try to cochinita.
The dessert cart looked good, especially a coconut pie, but I was too full to order anything else. Definitely worth a try if only for the cochinita. I am not sure if there anything else on the menu that's worthy since I am not very familiar with Yucatecan cuisine.

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