It’s difficult to imagine a more picturesque dinner setting than that of Azul Histórico. The restaurant’s dining area, a beautifully preserved 17th-century stone courtyard dotted with massive aged trees, creates a mesmerizing and intimate environment for its few dozen wooden tables. As dusk falls, lighted decorations only increase the magic of the space. Located in the Downtown Mexico hotel complex in the Centro Histórico neighborhood, Azul Histórico is the best of Chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita’s several Mexico City restaurants. Traditional dishes like cochinita pibil (Yucatán-style pit-roasted pig) and signature moles like manchamanteles (literally, “tablecloth stainers”) pair with creative and delicious vegetarian options like organic hibiscus enchiladas, all served with warm tortillas made tableside. Reservations recommended.
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