Martha Ortiz (pictured) with Ivonne Martínez
Rodrigo Cabello and Georgina Pérez
Anatole France, 100 Col. Polanco, Mexico City 11560
+52 55 3300 3999
What’s the vibe? Chef Martha Ortiz's restaurant at the Las Alcobas hotel channels the spirit of artist Frida Kahlo with an avant-garde interior design that is as colourful and creative as the modern Mexican food she serves. Feminine, exuberant and wonderfully idiosyncratic, Dulce Patria is packed full of character.
Dining space: Set over two floors, both with terraces, the restaurant is a riot of pinks and reds with rightly embroidered chairs and fish bowls of flowers on each table.
On the menu: The food is equally vibrant with bold hues and flavours to the fore in contemporary Mexican dishes, playfully served on a variety of boards, plates and glassware, from quesadillas and ceviches to tostadas and salads. The miniature children's carousel loaded with Mexican sweets and chocolates should not be missed.
Chef's background: Ortiz studied the history of gastronomy and wrote books on Mexican regional cuisine before opening the fine dining restaurant Aguila y Sol in Mexico City in 2001 to huge critical acclaim.
What else? Ortiz is the daughter of famous Mexican artist Martha Chapa.
Images: Dishes: Guillermo Kahlo, Christian Martínez y Karla Farjeat / Martha Ortiz portrait: Cuahutémoc Sánchez / Dulce Patria: Ceci Sket