Mariscos del Patio – Mexico City, MexicoJuly 10, 2023
Azul Histórico – Mexico City
One of the best things about our marvelous Mexico City trip included the number of fantastic dining experiences we encountered, and we had many. After our first full day of exploring Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, it was time for our first Centro Histórico meal. Azul Histórico (Isabel La Católica 30) is one of three Azul restaurants in Mexico City, and the dining room is stunning. It’s located on the ground floor of the Plaza Down Town, which is known as the Palace of the Counts of Miravalle. We heard this place was once the home of the descendants of Montezuma. With a retractable roof making you feel like you’re outside and candle-lit trees spreading over the dining room, I was glad we were eating at this branch with dishes incorporating its traditional Mexican roots.
Azul Histórico features a monthly festival menu. This month mangos were highlighted. Our chips with a mango pico de gallo was a terrific start. We did not have the special mango-inspired meal, but that fruit played an important part on our trip when we tasted a magnificent margarita at Mariscos del Patio in Coyoacan.
Tim ordered the Tikin Xic Fish Yucatán, a dish from the North Coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The sea bass prepared with achiote, accompanied with plantain, avocado, tortilla strips and X-ni-pek sauce was great. Sheila went for the grilled shrimp with chipotle accompanied by rice and wrapped in seaweed. She said the sauce was “super yummy.”
Someone at the table was yearning for dessert (he shall remain nameless, but’ he’s a sucker for desserts), and he coerced the group into sharing a Sevilla Orange Cheesecake with fresh berries. It’s how I get my 5 A Day. It was pretty small to share.
All the dishes hit the mark, and this was a great start to our Centro Histórico restaurants.
If you want a wonderful experience and taste the delicious flavors of Mexico in a spectacular environment, I highly recommend Azul Histórico.
Isabel La Católica 30
Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro
Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Breakfast 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. daily
Meal & Dinners 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. daily