This genteel institution near downtown's Plaza Santo Domingo has been serving colonial dishes in a delightful town house since the late 19th century. Feast on oysters in cocktail sauce, stuffed cactus paddles, hot pepper soup, and the house specialty, chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano chili peppers bathed in creamy walnut sauce). This is a great place for a boozy lunch, with options ranging from wine to whiskies to tequilas. The place is open for breakfast and is
always full at lunch; it closes at 10 pm.