La Excéntrica

3rdarm mexico city frontera grill staff trip chicago xoco arthur mullen La Excéntrica

La Excéntrica was the last meal I had on a recent summer staff trip to DF and one of the very best.

3rdarm mexico city frontera grill staff trip chicago xoco arthur mullen La Excéntrica

The tables in the spacious and clean courtyard behind the restaurant are a beautiful spot for lunch. On the day we visited, they had ladies making tortillas by hand.

3rdarm mexico city frontera grill staff trip chicago xoco arthur mullen La Excéntrica

We drank tamarind agua fresca and stuck to a menu of Mexican classics, with a focus on the Yucatan. The cochinita pibil and wood-grilled octopus were amazing, enhanced by the many bright house salsas and smoky slow-roasted black beans.

3rdarm mexico city frontera grill staff trip chicago xoco arthur mullen La Excéntrica

The platter of warm corn cakes in berries and fried dough drizzled in cajeta are a warm last memory of DF.

Tagged , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: