Just wasn’t wowed. I enjoyed the crab tostada. And the escamoles, it being my first experience with ant larvae. The oxtail was good, but again, nothing spectacular. Desserts also not that great. Everyone was very nice though!
I was profoundly disappointed with Quintonil given its stellar reputation.
We arrived at the restaurant - our table was not quite ready - but we were left standing in the cramped entrance not quite sure what to do.
The first course included am accompanying sauce which was so fiercely & unpleasantly hot our mouths were left anesthetized/scolded for some considerable time. Not good.
The meal progresses from forgettable mediocre dish to forgettable mediocre dish.
The cactus salad was fresh but fairly dull and monotonous
The shrimp dish looked beautiful but came with an unpleasant gummy texture.
The aubergine dish looked beautifully lacquered but lacked flavor.
The soft shell crab - the accompanying sauces were the interesting bits - the crab lacked flavor.
The trout barbacoa - a little flimsy on flavor
The tomato dish promised the most & the sauce certainly packed a punch - however when you started eating it the juice from the tomato diluted everything.
Apart from the searingly hot dish the meal was pretty forgettable.
By contrast the meals at Sud 77 & Loup Bar the previous two evenings were overwhelmingly wonderful and flavorsome experiences.
Las entradas maravillosas, la tostada de jaiba es sensacional, el ceviche de nopal tiene una textura excelente, la experiencia es muy buena, el servicio personalizado y muy amables, este restaurante es una joya de la ciudad
The food was good, but not spectacular.
todo esta delicioso vale la Pena el menú de degustación
Es una de las mejores opciones que tiene la ciudad de México, con un menu muy rico y variado
Me pareció muy bueno es la primera vez que íbamos y recomendamos pedir el menú de degustación , muy bien la atención y la comida no se diga , las papas en barbacoa no fueron de nuestro agrado , pero lo demás riquisimo
I had a really good experience at this place. I hope they see this and like it I follow them on Instagram as of now
The food and the service matched the excellence of your reputation, which doesn't happen too often in our experience. We don't eat large quantities any more, so the quality of the experience is very important to us. I was particularly impressed with your aesthetic of splitting our shared portions so that the tastes of one dish would not mingle with the next. That also paced the meal perfectly. Should we get to Mexico City again, Quintonil will be a definite dinner.
Amazing meal ! Decided not to do the tasting but to share 3 apps and 2 entrees . Service was impeccable
Food was mediocre
Excelente servicio de meseros (Alan )y sommelier ( Wilton ).... la comida es toda una experiencia que se debe disfrutar al menos una vez
This is a world-class restaurant without question. Our food was elegant, creative, delicious, and beautiful. The service was crisp and courteous. This was my second Tasting Menu dinner and I was happy I returned.
TIP: Plan for 2.5 hours for the tasting menu.
Did not live up to the hype. Food was mediocre at best. Could've spent 6000 pesos somewhere else.
So thrilled we had the chance to dine at Quintonil for lunch. The presentation of everything was bar-none superb. Highly recommend the oxtail. The Paloma negra drink was delicious--it tastes much better than it looks! I think my favorite part of the meal was the 3 course dessert tasting. You get to try desserts made with unique fruits native to Mexico (mamey, sapodilla) that really blew my mind. Anyone who visits Mexico City must eat here.
Loved the food and the drinks. The green mezcal drink is one of my favorites now.
It was hard to understand one of the waitresses.
We thought it was too loud and some of the music not right.
The mirror made the waiters always looking at themselves.
Quintonil was good, but I wish they could be more accommodating for people with dietary restrictions. Some of the other restaurants like Aperi in San Miguel and Pujol in Mexico City made customized vegan and gluten free dinners for me.
We enjoyed the 11 course tasting menu. Each dish is exquisite! Our servers were fantastic. I felt the restaurant ambiance could be updated to reflect the amazing food.
very overrated! i was surprised i expected more. service was below average and food was wildly expensive and every dish was lukewarm by the time it got to our table
Just terrible. Decor resembles a holiday inn. The courses were rushed out and the food was incredibly underwhelming. The entire experience ruined a milestone birthday. Being robbed for the 1000 USD (for 4) would have been a more pleasurable experience.
Sobre valorado en extremo
We don’t speak Spanish but everyone is fluent in English, a bonus for us
This restaurant is 22 on a list of the top 50 restaurants in the world. It should rank higher
Each dish is a symphony of flavors, confusing and delighting the tastebuds
It would be a mistake to miss this one
For this quality of restaurant, the price is quite reasonable. The sommelier was a delight
So much better than pujol!!
Will go back again
Lived up to the hype. Beautiful dishes that were patiently explained by the waitstaff. Wonderful new tastes and flavors. Manager walking the floor to ensure patrons were happy. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.
Amazing food! Amazing service! Better than Pujol
Just ok. I’d rate it below a one star Michelin experience in terms of food and presentation.
Service was slow, too.
While the ingredients are very exotic most dishes had a boring taste. No dish wowed us . This is from the perspective of a San Francisco resident who frequently dines in one star restaurants.
Food was much better and more innovative than Pujol! Service needs improvement though - our meal lasted almost 5 hours mostly due to long gaps between courses.
A truly exceptional meal. Amazing contrast between the Mexican flavors and modern cooking technique.
One of my best meals ever. We enjoyed the tasting menu for lunch paired with cocktails/wine. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. They spoke English perfectly. We chose to not see the menu but instead be surprised by each course. Each dish was perfect - interesting indigenous ingredients, colorful and exciting presentations, lots of different textures. PERFECT beverage pairings with wines from Spain and France, mescal cocktails, craft beer, and even a sake. By far our most pricey meal in Mexico City but well worth it. I could not imagine another trip to Mexico City without a meal at Quintonil.
Oh my! The tasting menu at lunch was outstanding. The creativity with local flavors and textures created a unique dining experience, which was beautifully paired with a new drink for each course. Four of us dined and one has a shellfish allergy and one does not eat one of the meats on the menu. The chef made amazing substitutions each delicious in its own way but staying in the theme of the rest of the plates. Delightful. Will be sure to go there again when I’m back in town.
Siempre es bueno soborear cada uno de los sabores que le ponen a cada platillo, no deja de sorprenderme, excelentes platillos y servicio
We enjoyed the tasting menu. It does take time, so if you do not have 3-4 hours for lunch, just order off the wonderful menu. If you are a tourist coming to CMDX, book a few months ahead on Open Table so you can eat at your preferred time and date...
Absolutely fabulous food, loved it.
We had the tasting menu. We were all very disappointed. Some plates were very salty or very acidic, the temperature of the food was odd in a bad way. And to top it all it is very expensive. Over priced.
We tried all of the top-rated tasting menus on this trip to Mexico City and Quintonil was — by far — our favorite. It's even better than the world-famous restaurant a few blocks way. The service was tops, the food was amazing, and the whole experience was just perfect. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Every single course was wonderful... creative and delicious. The pairings were adventurous, yet perfect with each course. I cannot recommend this place enough. Go! Now!