Need a break from Mexican food? One of the half-dozen outposts of the famed Peruvian restaurant (created by celeb chef Gaston Acurio and his wife Astrid Gutsche) brings so-called Nuevo Andean food to the Distrito Federal. That means Peruvian classics done with a bit of flair and a dash of fusion (you'll find a number of Asian influences, in the preparations). Thought there are many tempting items on the menu, ceviche is the star here, to such a degree I would recommend you get a tasting menu. My favorites are those topped with Leche de tigre , literally "tiger's milk", a citrus-based marinade of lime juice, onions, chile, salt and pepper and a bit of fish juice. But don’t just stop with the ceviche. Try the noble robado fish, served in miso sauce with crunchy oysters. Or, go for causa , a potato dish—a staple in Peru—served mashed with a slight hint of a chile spice and topped with tuna, crab, and avocado cream. The restaurant itself is open, airy, clean, and modern with touches of dark wood, ample space between tables, and an outdoor terrace with a fireplace.
Mexico City› Restaurant
Astrid y Gastón
Tennyson 117, just off Presidente Masaryk
Our Rating Neighborhood Col. Polanco Hours Mon–Sat 1:30–11pm; Sun 1:30–6pm Transportation Metro: Polanco Phone 55/5282-2666 Prices Main courses M$465–M$660 Cuisine Type Peruvian Web site Astrid y Gastón
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