Los Danzantes Coyoacán
The restaurant Los Danzantes Coyoacán seeks to engender emotions and ideas in every guest, stimulating the five senses through a truly Mexican culinary experience. Located in the heart of the historical center of Coyoacán in Mexico City, Danzantes Coyoacán offers a modern Mexican gastronomy, but using the same ingredients as the traditional recipes. They are simply presented in new forms and combinations. Now the basic drink of the house is mescal (properly spelled “mescal” in Spanish), and it is strongly recommended that you give it a try. Mescal is not for everyone, but Los Danzantes has concocted so many different ways to taste it that almost everyone will be happy. For those who turn up their noses at mescal, Los Danzantes also has an extensive cellar of fine wines.
Pastas include ravioli of huilacoche or quelites in salsa poblana or chile guajillo. There is also a fusilli with mushrooms, cream and espazote and mussels fetuccini al diavolo. Fish and seafood plates include a couple of fresh tuna choices, red snapper, a rice with crab, shrimp, clams and octopus, a squid dish with beets and ginger, or the popular stuffed shrimp with cheese and chile morrón. Examples of meat choices are a rib-eye steak with a morita chile sauce over a blue-cheese-stuffed Portobello mushroom; roast kid de la maison in its own juice and with a browned potato pastry; and marinated arrachera with chiles and French fried potatoes. This should provide an idea of what modern Mexican cuisine is all about.
Plan to take a stroll around the neighborhood either before or after your meal. Coyoacán creates the idea of a provincial pueblo in the middle of the city, but outfitted with fascinating museums, galleries, churches, cafés, ice cream parlors, and small plazas – a genuine version of what many cities in the US have tried to contrive artificially with big urban renewal budgets.