Azul y Oro

  based on 1 review   write a review

3000, Mexico City, Mexico
Azul y Oro - mole negro
Azul y Oro - view from the restaurant
Azul y Oro - silki pak
Azul y Oro - the cochinita pibil
Azul y Oro - the hot corn tortillas - they give you three
Azul y Oro - inside the restaurant

Azul y Oro Mexico City Reviews

sybil sybil
115 reviews
Feb 16, 2008
i had high expectations in trying out this restaurant in the outskirts of town. first, it came highly recommended by a dear friend who is traveling around the world eating his way through. second, the chowhounds at chowhound.com gave glowing praises. third, the chef is well-respected and authored the gastronomy dictionary.

so, i was willing to trek all the way to the end of the line 3 subway line to universidad, then take a shuttle around the sprawling campus to get to the restaurant.

we had 3 things:

1. silki pak (or something like that) - it tasted like pate with lots of cilantro and onions. it tasted better with the bread than with the chips. this was ok. i did not hate it but did not love it either.

2. mole negro - this was too smokey and too sweet for my taste. this dish disappointed me the most because it came so highly recommended.

3. cochinita pibil - i loved this dish. it is basically pork cooked in banana leaves with tomatoes and i think an orange rind. the pork was tender and so full of flavor. plus, it came with this white rice that was so sweet and soft and fluffy i could eat it all by itself. the black beans that came on the side was also very delicious.

the corn tortillas were served hot and were pretty good and fresh and also came wrapped in banana leaves.

i did enjoy my horchata (drink made of rice). it was the right sweetness without being overwhelming.

overall, i give this a 3 star because i only enjoyed the cohinita pibil.

there are 2 restaurants at UNAM (the university). we went to the original restaurant:

Centro Cultural Universtario

Circuito Exterior sin/nombre

Tel. (55) 5622-7135

Sunday through Tuesday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday through Saturday 10:00am – 8:00 pm

the other restaurant on campus is at:

Torre de Ingeniería

Circuito Interior sin/nombre

Frente a la Facultad de Ingeniería

Tel. (55) 5623-3500, ext. 1065

Hours

Monday and Tuesday 8:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday through Friday 8:00am – 8:00 pm

to get to the original restaurant:

take the line 3 metro to "universidad." when you exit the metro station, turn right, and go down the stairs and enter the campus. then, take the ruta 3 campus shuttle (towards centro cultural) and stop at the "sala nezahualcoyotl."
silki pak
mole negro
the cochinita pibil
the hot corn tortillas - they give…
Link
mellemel8 says:
"gastronomy dictionary" i love it when you talk dirty...HAHAHAHA
Posted on: Feb 20, 2008
vulindlela says:
That all sounds yummy!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2008
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!

Check Mexico City Hotel Deals

Check-in:
Check-out:
Guests:
Rooms:
Azul y Oro Map
1 review
1 review
3 reviews
2 reviews
1 review