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Roaming Around the World is at Restaurante Alcalde.
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For our weekly #FoodieFriday segments, we often highlight street food, casual eats, and local cuisine. But Mexico also has a finer side. Come take a look at the culinary offerings at one of Mexico's best restaurants!
Here in Guadalajara, Alcalde has made its way onto the coveted “50 Best Restaurants” list (#31 in Latin America). This is the type of place that could command a two-month waitlist in NYC, LA, or London. Yet we were able to get a seat at one of the 11 tables in the intimate restaurant with just a few days notice.
The chef of Alcalde got his start as a cook on cruise ships to then put himself through a prestigious culinary school in Spain. That led to opportunities at one of Spain's most critically praised restaurants, El Celler de Can Roca, and then Copenhagen's Michelin-starred Noma. But he's now brought his skills back home to Mexico, opening up this outstanding restaurant.
And while the tasting menu at Noma starts at about $300 USD, we were able to enjoy Chef Ruano's 5-course tasting menu for 500 pesos (~$26 USD) here in Guadalajara as part of restaurant week. It was a gastronomic journey full of bold flavors that creatively played with traditional Mexican cuisine. Each course featured local ingredients but added an upscale European flair and presentation. (Click on the pic for full menu description.)
This meal at Alcalde was such an incredible treat to indulge in at an affordable price. It has only whet our whistle for a return trip and to also explore more of Guadalajara's array of excellent restaurants. This is truly foodie city with so much to offer! ... See MoreSee Less
Looks delicious! Great timing on your part to hit it during restaurant week!
Wow, my kind of dinner!!!
It all looks delicious but I'd pass on the raw trout (I don't eat raw meat or fish)!
What a lots of treats, bet you’ll be going back
What an amazing story of what must have been an incredible culinary journey! The life this chef has lived is nothing short of epic! To have worked and learned at a place like Noma just shows how truly special he must be! You have highlighted what must be one of the best restaurants in Mexico! It may be #31 right now but I’m just throwing it out there that that number could go much higher in the years to come!! And deservedly so!
Great review....I would be in hog-heaven #Foodiesdelight