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Lovely experience with thought through design: Restaurant Pitiona Cocina de Autor (23. August 2018)

| January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Pitiona Cocina de Autor was another recommendation from the book ‘Where Chefs Eat‘. And yet another really good one. I went for the “Quico” (110 MXN) – a mezcal drink – as an aperitivo and I must say, I will never be a big fan of mezcal. It has its own particular taste which isn’t bad but it is also not entirely my cup of tea.

As a little greeting from the kitchen, they served an “salad of pumpkin with carrots, ailoi, habanero and crouton” which was interesting and refreshing at the same time.

And, as always, there were “tostadas con salsas”.

As a starter, I went for the “croquetas de chapulin con mayonesa de cilantro” (120 MXN) which were quite okay but frankly, you didn’t taste much of the chapulin but it was really just a croqueta (could have been of anything).

The “ceviche de pescado con tasajo oreado, cremoso de aguacate y fermento de chile” (130 MXN) on the other hand was delicious. Refreshing. Light. And again – with the chili – with a nice spiciness.

The “tacos de lechón, cremoso de aguacate, láminas de cebolla, chile y rábano” (310 MXN) were truly delicious. The only problem was that I had eaten that much that I could only finish half of it but they were absolutely amazing! Definitely worth trying! The pork meat basically fell apart when you would just press on it with a fork. Lovely!

What I like about the place is the attention to detail. There is a little salt pot …

… a nicely engraved table cloth …

… the fork which is placed on a little piece of wood with an engraving of the restaurant …

… and the lamps which look like napkins hanging from the ceiling.

The service is generally very good, they are swift, attentive, serving the dishes from the correct side and making sure you have what you need. However, when it comes to re-ordering “San Pellegrino, 0,5l” (60 MXN) it takes them way too much time to bring a new bottle. When the “double espresso” (56 MXN) was served, they were rather quick. What kind of got on my nerves though was the moment when I had paid the bill, left them my credit card and it took them more than 10 minutes to bring it back. Doesn’t feel so good. Else, absolutely worth visiting!


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Restaurant Pitiona Cocina de Autor

Calle Ignacio Allende #114

Col. Centro

68000 Oaxaca de Juárez (MX)

Tel.: +52 951 514 0690

E-Mail: contacto@pitiona.com

Homepage: http://www.pitiona.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
1'600 MXN (incl. tip) Filed in: Oaxaca (MX), Restaurants

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