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El Discreto Encanto de Comer
Boasting a tight repertoire of classic French cuisine French cuisine is considered to be one of the world's most refined and elegant styles of cooking. The national cuisine known today has evolved from centuries of social and political change. , the restaurant's style actually fills out its content quite nicely. At the end of the night, my only remaining complaint was the overly discreet and staid staid
1. Characterized by sedate dignity and often a strait-laced sense of propriety; sober. See Synonyms at serious.
2. air of the place.
Alfonso Reyes For the professional basketball player, see Alfonso Reyes (basketball)
Alfonso Reyes (17 May 1889, Monterrey, Mexico – 27 December 1959, Mexico City) was a Mexican writer, philosopher, and diplomat, known for his superb Spanish style. 96
Detailed with arches, vases and wall paintings that smack of ancient Greece The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. 750 BC (the archaic period) to 146 BC (the Roman conquest). It is generally considered to be the seminal culture which provided the foundation of Western Civilization. , Agapi Mu's decor is the perfect backdrop for its authentic Hellenic cuisine.
Col. Hipodromo Condesa
Intimate without being stuffy, classy rather than pretentious pre·ten·tious
1. Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified.
2. Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious. See Synonyms at showy. , Specia is a distinguished place where businesspeople, couples and friends will feel comfortable.
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Thai Gardens is a place where the discerning palate will rejoice, while those hooked on exaggerated portions of blander eats might feel disappointed.
Lope de Vega Noun 1. Lope de Vega - prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
Lope Felix de Vega Carpio, Vega 334
Be sure to arrive at Gruta Edhen's with an appetite and a group of friends. The restaurant lends itself to worry-free feasting--and it's a good thing, because this is an eating experience you don't want to rush.
Paseo de la Reforma Paseo de la Reforma (a Spanish-language name that roughly translates as "Promenade of the Reform") is a 12 km long grand avenue in Mexico City, Mexico. The name commemorates the liberal reforms of 19th century president Benito Juárez. 2210
Col. Lomas Virreyes
Hunan does serve up very good food, but nothing so extraordinary or so exotically unknown to the palate that a plate of food should cost four times as much as one in a Chinese cafe.
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Quilmes' authenticity is based on its homey appeal, and the overwhelming conclusion that this really is what your typical, run-of-the-mill restaurant in Argentina would feature.
Avenida Coyoacan 1119
Col. Del Valle
The Japanese emphasis on presentation is not forgotten at Harumi. Every dish arrives to the table too pretty to eat--until you've taken the first bite. While Harumi drives a hard traditional line, it doesn't alienate To voluntarily convey or transfer title to real property by gift, disposition by will or the laws of Descent and Distribution, or by sale.
For example, a seller may alienate property by transferring to a buyer a parcel of the seller's land containing a house, in those who are less Japanese savvy and more curious to try interesting eats.
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Looking out on a pleasant fountain and garden oasis that separates your dining experience from the chaos of Reforms, Bice is for hearty eaters--those who value density over flavor variation have found their roost.
Litoral is a gastronomic gas·tro·nom·ic also gas·tro·nom·i·cal
Of or relating to gastronomy.
gastro·nom mixed bag, with a varied yet familiar menu featuring something for everyone. Appropriate for both power lunches and first dates, Litoral should launch an advertising campaign that stresses their delicatessen side, encouraging future clientele to drop in for lunch.
Between Presidente Masaryk and Dickens
It's great Indian food for Mexico City Mexico City
Spanish Ciudad de México
City (pop., 2000: city, 8,605,239; 2003 metro. area est., 18,660,000), capital of Mexico. Located at an elevation of 7,350 ft (2,240 m), it is officially coterminous with the Federal District, which occupies 571 sq mi , but perhaps those accustomed to something closer to the source might be disappointed by how toned down some of the dishes are. The extensive menu (71 listed options Listed option
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Avenida Revolucion 1465
It's both homey and gourmet, laid back and tasteful taste·ful
1. Having, showing, or being in keeping with good taste.
2. Pleasing in flavor; tasty.
taste , with hearty European and nouveau Mexican comfort food. The huitlacoche huit·la·co·che
Variant of cuitlacoche. pizza and pan noruego were the favorites of the evening.
Circulo Vasco Espanol
16 de Septiembre 51
Tel.: (5)518-3051, (5)518-2908
A last bastion of the dying tradition of the three-hour weekday comida, the restaurant fills up at 2 p.m. with hungry office workers ready to refuel re·fu·el
v. re·fu·eled also re·fu·elled, re·fu·el·ing also re·fu·el·ling, re·fu·els also re·fu·els
To supply again with fuel.
v.intr. on tequilas and paella. The food is hearty and excellent, and there is something comforting in the well-worn, non-threatening dignity of the place.
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5-6 poor to fair
7 fair to good
8 good to very good
9 very good to excellent
10 extraordinary to perfection Adv. 1. to perfection - in every detail; "the new house suited them to a T"
just right, to a T, to the letter