El Bajio

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El Bajio

El Bajio near Chapultapec park in Mexico City has been serving fresh authentic Mexico food for over 40 years.  It is widely regarded as one of the top restaurants in Mexico City, which is saying something because Mexico City has a LOT of great restaurants.  The building has vaulted ceilings and decorated with Mexican colors and the Virgin of Guadalupe.  Had a great feel and flair.

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Chicharon

I have never been a huge fan of pork rinds, but they are quite popular in Mexico.  These came with an assortment of salsas which really came in handy for taco eating later one.

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Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil is pork marinated in achiote chilis.  Here it comes on a hard tortilla with pickled cabbage on top.

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Tamal

The above is just one of the tamals that El Bajio serves up.  Here it come served on a banana leaf, and smothered in a delicious red sauce.

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Nopales

I’ve never had so much cactus in my life.  Nopales are huge in Mexico, and here they come marianted and served with cheese and tomato.  You will be surprised, they are quite good.

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For lunch we did a trio of tacos with different sauces and meats.  The protein from the carnitas to the chicken came in cast iron bowls like the ones shown above.  You can then create your own taco.  Delicious!

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El Bajio was delicious!  Love the food and atmosphere.

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