Today we want to share a diverse cuisine that is full of history – it’s Greek food! Part of the knowledge spread by Greek culture came through their ways of cooking and eating, and the shared contact among neighboring Mediterranean Sea cultures also informed and nurtured Greece’s own recipes.
Gastronomy of Greece
Within Greece itself, we can find nuances and variants in its cuisine that correspond to its geography. It is distinguished by two major regions, continental and islands. While the continental region commonly relies on the inclusion of lamb, on the islands we observe, unsurprisingly, dishes prepared with a variety of fish.
Greek cuisine shares several base ingredients with its Mediterranean neighbors, three key ones being olive, wheat, and wine. We also find many of its derivatives such as oil, pasta, bread, and wine. Other ingredients more deeply rooted and used in Greece are black olives, laurel, cucumber, eggplant, pepper, and oregano.
Where to find Greek food in CDMX:
This beautiful restaurant makes us feel like we’ve stepped into the old country from the moment we enter. The aromas, architectural elements, and tones are all typical of the Greek islands. With three decades of experience sharing their family recipes, we recommend you try the Jrisúla soup!
Fun fact, Agapi-Mu means “my love.”
Alfonso Reyes 96, Condesa, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5286 1384
If red meat is not your thing, this is a perfect place for you. The menu is based on the Greek cuisine of the islands. Carefully crafted, both in the location and the menu, this place uses a mix of local ingredients and those imported directly from Greece. Be sure to try the baklava!
Isaac Newton 7, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo y Medellín 57, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 5282 1323
An excellent opportunity to try Greek “tacos”, gyros, or Greek kebabs, are made with pita bread and assorted ingredients that usually include lamb. Our recommendation is the special leg of lamb gyro with cheese.
La Morena 1112, Narvarte, Benito Juárez
T. 55 5019 1913