It’s that time of year! Mexico’s national dish, chiles en nogada have always been coveted for their seasonality. Below, we take a tour in search of some of the best representatives of these stuffed poblano peppers bathed in creamy walnut sauce and topped with pomegranate seeds. Come along!
Hosteria de Santo Domingo
At Hostería de Santo Domingo, the chiles en nogada are culinary masterpieces. Beef and pork are mixed with fresh fruits and aromatic herbs. The colorful presentation highlights the chef’s meticulous attention to detail, making each bite an exquisite experience.
Belisario Domínguez 72, Centro, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5130 3078
Barrita de Mar
At Barrita de Mar, the chiles en nogada are known for their flavor. A combination of beef and pork with secret spices create an exceptional filling.
Boulevard Interlomas 5, Bosque de las Palmas, Huixquilucan
T. 55 4737 4658
Carmela y Sal
Carmela y Sal‘s chiles en nogada fuse flavors and tradition. The exquisite filling and classic sauce creates a memorable sensory experience.
Torre Virreyes, Pedregal 24, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 2077 7107
Balcón del Zócalo
Next to the grand cathedral in the historic main square of Mexico City, Balcón del Zócalo is known for its chiles en nogada recipe. Filled with minced meat and topped with a creamy sauce, pomegranate seeds, and pine nuts, each pepper is delightfully served with its own number and a tricolor ribbon.
5 de Mayo 61, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5130 5134
Hacienda de los Morales
The chiles en nogada at Hacienda de los Morales will captivate all the senses with their succulent filling, subtle blend of flavors, and seductive sauce.
Juan Vásquez de Mella 525, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5283 3055
El Bajío offers its traditional chiles en nogada recipe each year. Specializing in authentic Mexican food, this chain promises exquisite flavors for the season. Explore the menu and locations on their website.
Insurgentes Sur 800, Colonia del Valle, Benito Juárez
T. 55 5543 1037
Treat yourself to breakfast at El Cardenal in the historic center with their vanilla and cream concha. And if you want a recommendation on their chiles en nogada, the answer is a resounding yes. Available from July through October, served naked or battered depending on your preference.
Calle de la Palma 23, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5521 3080