Subject: Dining in Mexico City
Hello Travelziners,

We have one of our members leaving for Mexico City in a few days and I'm sure others will be passing through eventually. So, I'd like to post some dining recommendations.

A wonderful spot for breakfast is the Cafe Tacuba in the Centro Historico on Calle Tacuba 28, of course.. The walls of this venerable restaurant echo with the turbulent history of 20th Century Mexico. Tel 5-518-4950.

Also in the Centro Historico you'll find the Hostería de Santo Domingo for good traditional Mexican cuisine. Chiles en nogada are a definite if they are available. At Belisario Dominguez 72 Tel 5-510-1434.

For ambience from a more distant past try dining at the Hacienda de los Morales in the Polanco District. This 16th-century colonial structure offers beautiful gardens, detailed service, and outstanding cuisine. At Calle Vázquez de Mella 525, Col. Polanco. Tel. 540-3225. Try the filet mignon with huitlacoche.

A wonderful discovery was the Restaurante Centro Gallego. This restaurant is the central point of a Galician social club. Ex-patriate Galicians gather here for excellent cuisine, dominoes, and reminiscing about home. You'll find it at Colima 194, Colonia Roma. Tel. 511-83-56, 207-60-13, 533-52-26.

Recent inquiries of clients from Mexico City have resulted in their recommending a restaurant called Champs Elysée on the Paseo de la Reforma #316. Can't speak about this one personally but it's been mentioned a number of times. And, hey, there's no reason why you can't enjoy French food while in Mexico. Tel. 5-514-0450

¡Buen provecho!

John in San Diego