Don’t be surprised if you arrive at Humbertos and find a long line of diners (seating is first come, first served). The wait, however, is worth it at this simple, but popular restaurant that serves up a menu focused on Yucatecan food that includes dishes like the legendary lime soup and cochinita pibil (slow roasted and pulled pork shoulder marinated and braised in achiote paste, orange juice, and lime). The restaurant is not known for its elegance nor ambiance, but this is a culinary gem, hidden in Del Valle and owned by one of two brothers who inherited their mother's love for cooking and her talent in the kitchen. (The other brother owns Fonda 99.99, located right behind Humbertos and offering a simpler version of Humbertos' fare.) Humbertos has been around for more than 25 years, and we think a large part of its appeal may be its generous portion sizes. The servings are hefty so you can share one if you want to save room for dessert: the pastel de elote con rompope is delicious—a sweet, moist cake made of corn and served with a rum sauce.
Mexico City› Restaurant
Patricio Sanz 1440, enter from Calle Mora
Our Rating Neighborhood Col. del Valle Hours Open daily except Tues 1–6pm Transportation Metro: Insurgentes Sur Phone 55/5559-8769 Prices Main courses M$100–M$250, cash only Cuisine Type Mexican/Yucatecan Web site Humbertos
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