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Almara Restaurant in Mexico City

We dined as a guest of the venue

View of Mexico City from Galeria Plaza Reforma

When first arriving in Mexico City, I checked into my beautiful room at the Galeria Plaza Reforma hotel, and couldn’t wait to sink my taste buds into some delicious food. Since I was tired from my travels, I didn’t want to explore the city on my first night, and had a relaxing dinner at the restaurant next door to the hotel, Almara Restaurant.

Entrance to Almara in Mexico City

The moment that I walked into the restaurant, the staff made me feel at home. They found me a table right by the window where I could see people walking along the cobblestone streets and a beautiful iron sculpture.

Dining at Almara

Inside Almara

Since I was visiting the city during the month of the countries biggest celebration, Mexico’s Independence Day, there are select cultural food offerings available at restaurants during the month of September. The minute that I saw Chiles en Nogada on the menu that is only available in September, I knew that I had to try it. When the chef heard my excitement over trying the cultural dish, he recommended making a plate with a sampling of all their different chiles available at Almara Restaurant.

Dining with Friends in Almara

The meal began with a tamarind margarita paired with an amouse bouche selected for us by the chef de cuisine, Luis Rodriguez. Together with my friends, we toasted our glasses in celebration of an adventurous trip ahead of us in Mexico City.

Tamarind Margarita

Amouse Bouche

For the second course, the chef prepared an incredibly delicious soup. It was a creama de elote con pan de maiz, huitlacoche, granos de elote y aceite de chile poblano. The soup was rich, creamy, and tantalized my taste buds. I highly recommend asking for this when dining at Almara.

Soup at Almara restaurant

Corn Soup

Corn Soup at Almara

Then we were in for such a treat as the chef brought out a plate featuring traditional chiles rellenos. We sampled Chile Ancho Relleno de Jaiba, Chile en Nogada, Chiles Guero de Migas de Pan y Chorizo, Chile Cuaresmeno de Queso Asadero, Chile Poblano Relleno de Frijol y Chile de Relleno con Camaron y Tocino. All of the different dishes had distintive flavors that left me craving more.

Dining at Almara restaurant

Chiles Rellenos in Mexico City

Chile Rellnos

Bacon Wrapped Chile Rellenos

Authentic Cuisine at Almara in Mexico City

Authentic Chill Relleno

We ended our dinner with a clasica crepa de cajeta and coffee. It was the perfect ending to our first in Mexico City.

Crepa De Cajeta at Almara in Mexico City

When staying at the Galeria Plaza Reforma in Mexico City, make plans to have an unforgettable dinner at Almara Restaurant. Almara Restaurant is located at: Varsovia esq. Hamburgo, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico.

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