Quintonil

4.8
505 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Contemporary Mexican
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in Mexico City’s Polanco district, under leadership from Jorge Vallejo in the kitchen and Alejandra Flores in the dining room, Quintonil proposes clarity of flavor alongside contemporary Mexican technique, from the platform of a restaurant that perfectly integrates the cuisine/service dynamic. It is Mexico’s gastronomic tradition, updated, and coupled with a special insistence on sustainability.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 6:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
01 55 5280 2680
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Jorge Vallejo
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Bar Dining
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Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinario

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SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Did not live up to the hype. Food was mediocre at best. Could've spent 6000 pesos somewhere else.

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NB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So thrilled we had the chance to dine at Quintonil for lunch. The presentation of everything was bar-none superb. Highly recommend the oxtail. The Paloma negra drink was delicious--it tastes much better than it looks! I think my favorite part of the meal was the 3 course dessert tasting. You get to try desserts made with unique fruits native to Mexico (mamey, sapodilla) that really blew my mind. Anyone who visits Mexico City must eat here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the drinks. The green mezcal drink is one of my favorites now.
It was hard to understand one of the waitresses.
We thought it was too loud and some of the music not right.
The mirror made the waiters always looking at themselves.

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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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KP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quintonil was good, but I wish they could be more accommodating for people with dietary restrictions. Some of the other restaurants like Aperi in San Miguel and Pujol in Mexico City made customized vegan and gluten free dinners for me.

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P
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the 11 course tasting menu. Each dish is exquisite! Our servers were fantastic. I felt the restaurant ambiance could be updated to reflect the amazing food.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

very overrated! i was surprised i expected more. service was below average and food was wildly expensive and every dish was lukewarm by the time it got to our table

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GZ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement dinner!

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Just terrible. Decor resembles a holiday inn. The courses were rushed out and the food was incredibly underwhelming. The entire experience ruined a milestone birthday. Being robbed for the 1000 USD (for 4) would have been a more pleasurable experience.

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Sobre valorado en extremo

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j
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We don’t speak Spanish but everyone is fluent in English, a bonus for us

This restaurant is 22 on a list of the top 50 restaurants in the world. It should rank higher

Each dish is a symphony of flavors, confusing and delighting the tastebuds

It would be a mistake to miss this one

For this quality of restaurant, the price is quite reasonable. The sommelier was a delight

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Y
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic
So much better than pujol!!
Will go back again

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HP
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lived up to the hype. Beautiful dishes that were patiently explained by the waitstaff. Wonderful new tastes and flavors. Manager walking the floor to ensure patrons were happy. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing service! Better than Pujol

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Everything!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Just ok. I’d rate it below a one star Michelin experience in terms of food and presentation.
Service was slow, too.
While the ingredients are very exotic most dishes had a boring taste. No dish wowed us . This is from the perspective of a San Francisco resident who frequently dines in one star restaurants.

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was much better and more innovative than Pujol! Service needs improvement though - our meal lasted almost 5 hours mostly due to long gaps between courses.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly exceptional meal. Amazing contrast between the Mexican flavors and modern cooking technique.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my best meals ever. We enjoyed the tasting menu for lunch paired with cocktails/wine. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. They spoke English perfectly. We chose to not see the menu but instead be surprised by each course. Each dish was perfect - interesting indigenous ingredients, colorful and exciting presentations, lots of different textures. PERFECT beverage pairings with wines from Spain and France, mescal cocktails, craft beer, and even a sake. By far our most pricey meal in Mexico City but well worth it. I could not imagine another trip to Mexico City without a meal at Quintonil.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my! The tasting menu at lunch was outstanding. The creativity with local flavors and textures created a unique dining experience, which was beautifully paired with a new drink for each course. Four of us dined and one has a shellfish allergy and one does not eat one of the meats on the menu. The chef made amazing substitutions each delicious in its own way but staying in the theme of the rest of the plates. Delightful. Will be sure to go there again when I’m back in town.

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M
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Siempre es bueno soborear cada uno de los sabores que le ponen a cada platillo, no deja de sorprenderme, excelentes platillos y servicio

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the tasting menu. It does take time, so if you do not have 3-4 hours for lunch, just order off the wonderful menu. If you are a tourist coming to CMDX, book a few months ahead on Open Table so you can eat at your preferred time and date...

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London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food, loved it.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

We had the tasting menu. We were all very disappointed. Some plates were very salty or very acidic, the temperature of the food was odd in a bad way. And to top it all it is very expensive. Over priced.

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo

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R
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried all of the top-rated tasting menus on this trip to Mexico City and Quintonil was — by far — our favorite. It's even better than the world-famous restaurant a few blocks way. The service was tops, the food was amazing, and the whole experience was just perfect. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Every single course was wonderful... creative and delicious. The pairings were adventurous, yet perfect with each course. I cannot recommend this place enough. Go! Now!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday celebrations!

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JG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience. Had the best coffee ive ever had! Food was terrific. Good size portions.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Best meal of my life

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DG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfection. Come for an experience of a lifetime. The Som is amazing; half the genius is in the pairings.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. Am recommending friends and family to dine here if they go to Mexico City

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MK
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as we decided to travel to Mexico City we looked into booking at Quintonil. Using Open Table, we were able to get a reservation. It was fantastic. The food was creative, delicious, and beautifully presented- actually works of art. The use of local and novel ingredients made the meal an adventure. We did the tasting menu with pairing and, for anyone going to Quintonil for the first time, I would say that is a must. They use some very interesting ingredients that, if ordering off of the al a carte menu, I would have avoided (escamoles, corn smut), but I am glad that I was able to enjoy the dishes that the chef put together using these items. The beverage pairing was top notch--not just wine, but cocktails, sherry, wine and even beer with one course. Well thought out and perfectly paired.

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, splendid meal, lovely pairings. My partner and I left wowed.

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HL
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quintil is now on my top of the lists. The sample menu worth every penny. The wine selection to pair the menu from the sommelier was also outstanding. Congratulations to all the team

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only does it garner a #22 on the top 50 restaurants of the world, it does so with soul. The meal was both delicious and emotional. Completely unforgettable.

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LH
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente gourmet mexicana food.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic. Totally worth being #6 in Latinamerica and #24 in the world. Well done!

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MC
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excelente experiencia gourmet, con un menú que realza la cocina mexicana, ya que contiene diferentes sabores, aromas y texturas en cada platillo

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida! Excelente servicio! vale la pena el precio!

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