Fodor's Expert Review Restaurante Bar Chon

$$ Mexico City Mexican Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

This unpretentious family-style restaurant, deep in a working-class corner of the Centro not far from La Merced, is known for its menu of pre-Hispanic dishes. A knowledge of zoology, Spanish, and Nahuatl helps in making sense of a menu that includes ingredients from throughout the republic that have been used by indigenous people for centuries. Escamoles de hormiga (red-ant roe) is known as the "caviar of Mexico" for its texture and costliness; other exotic dishes may include armadillo, crocodile, and the frightening-looking gar fish—all sourced responsibly and sustainably.

Mexican Lunch $$ Family Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Regina 160
Mexico City, Mexico City  06010, Mexico


Known For:
  • Rare indigenous dishes, including red-ant roe (the caviar of Mexico)
  • Charming, kitschy atmosphere
  • An oasis on a particularly hectic street
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner

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