Modern French with Mexican influences
Deep-water prawn with chicatana ant vinaigrette, sherry and serrano peppers
Tonalá 133, Colonia Roma, Mexico City
+52 55 5264 4291
What’s the concept? With a shared passion for great food, chef Eduardo García and his wife Gabriela set up Maximo Bistrot to showcase fresh produce from in and around Mexico City. Up to two thirds of the ingredients come from local farms, including the famed floating gardens of Xochimilco in the city. Such is their commitment to local production that everything from the furniture to the serviettes is also fair trade, sustainable and local.
A few words on the chef: With an impressive CV boasting spells at Enrique Olvera’s Pujol and Le Bernardin in New York, García was well-placed to open Maximo Bistrot in 2012 and has since helped cement Mexico City’s place on the international culinary map.
Typical dishes: The daily-changing menu might include crab soup with Creole corn; carrot with asparagus purée, deep-water prawn with chicatana ant vinaigrette, sherry and serrano peppers, or confit suckling pig.
Also worth checking out: Just across the road from Maximo Bistrot is García’s second location, Lalo!, short for Eduardo in Spanish. The café has just one long bench, seating around 30 people, and serves up a simple menu of pizzas, pasta and appetizers including octopus ceviche or smoked salmon crostini. In 2016, the latest opening by the chef became Havre 77, a French brasserie housed in a once-derelict 19th-century Mexico City home.