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Mexico City Restaurants

Fonda El Refugio

  • Liverpool 166 Map It
  • Zona Rosa
  • Mexican

Updated 01/23/2015

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When Judith van Beuren opened Fonda El Refugio in 1954, it was the first upscale restaurant in the city to celebrate humble Mexican culinary traditions, and it remains a true refuge amid the bustle of the Zona Rosa. Along with a varied regular menu of regional Mexican classics, there are both daily and seasonal specials; you might find huachinango a la veracruzana (red snapper bathed in a tomato sauce with capers and olives) or a rich manchamantel,

one of Oaxaca's famed seven moles. Enjoy a café de olla (gently spiced coffee cooked in a clay pot and sweetened with brown sugar) after your meal.

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Liverpool 166, at Florencia, Mexico City, 06600, Mexico

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Updated 01/23/2015


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Feb 1, 2015

Thank you, Great find

In Zona Rosa, tired from a day at the Anthropological Museum. We did not want to go for a long walk or taxi ride. Fodor's list included FONDA EL REFUGIO, just 3 minutes away. Wonderful staff, clean restaurant and great mexican food. We have 7 more days and we will return.

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Apr 16, 2007

great comida tipica

The food reminds me of what you would find if a fonda at a local market. Great chicharon con salsa verde. The agua de limon is wonderful. I go there everytime I am in el D.F.

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