44 Juan Salvador Agraz
Tel: 52 55 2591 0429
Concierge.com's insider take:
The business district of Santa Fe, with its shopping malls and office buildings, can be disappointingly generic, a Mexico City version of London's Canary Wharf. The restaurant Paxia, however, puts you back into fiesta mode. The young chef, Daniel Ovadía, has brought the playful attitude that made the original Paxia in San Ángel one of the city's most popular restaurants—but cuts out the long drive (and accompanying traffic). The menu takes a nostalgic look at Mexican home cooking, a south-of-the-border answer to the American comfort-food trend. Standout dishes include quesadillas with black mole sauce, osso buco with habañero chiles, and duck enchiladas. Colorful presentations complement the orange and chocolate hues of the contemporary dining room: A tasting of tequilas comes in holders made from Mexican lottery cards; fire-engine-red chamoy margaritas are inspired by Mexican candy; and blue, gold, and green tortillas accompany your meal.
Open Mondays through Thursdays 1 pm to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays 1 pm to 1 am, and Sundays 1 to 6:30 pm.