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Dulce Patria

Mexico City, Polanco

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 70%
  • Service 90%
  • Food (Execution) 70%
  • Creativity 70%
  • Value 70%

Details for Location Reviewed
Dulce Patria

Locale: Mexico City, Polanco
Address: Anatole France 100

Telephone: +52 55 3300 3999
Restaurant Type: Upscale Casual
Cuisine: Gourmet Mexican, Mexican
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$$$ Menu items offered: Desserts, Espresso, Salads, Seafood, Soups
Hours: Mon-Sat: 1:30pm to 11:30pm Sun: 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Restaurant Details
Dulce Patria

Locale: Mexico City, Polanco
Address: Anatole France 100

Telephone: +52 55 3300 3999
Restaurant Type: Upscale Casual
Cuisine: Gourmet Mexican, Mexican
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$$$ Menu items offered: Desserts, Espresso, Salads, Seafood, Soups
Hours: Mon-Sat: 1:30pm to 11:30pm Sun: 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Summary of Review

Despite the very average meal and the gaudy décor, the service was very good. The prices were reasonable. As harsh as this review sounds, the restaurant is not sub-par. It’s just nothing special, despite what you would read online, in newspapers, and magazines.

Summary of Review

Despite the very average meal and the gaudy décor, the service was very good. The prices were reasonable. As harsh as this review sounds, the restaurant is not sub-par. It’s just nothing special, despite what you would read online, in newspapers, and magazines.

Restaurant Review for Dulce Patria

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 3.7 stars
Review Date: 09/09/2016

Imagine the decorations at a Valentine’s Day party for a bunch of 14 year olds at the country club anyone can join. Tufted red velvet benches. Red vases with a red gladiola stem. Red, red and more red. White bare walls in a room that was brighter than the stadium lighting at the local soccer field. This throwback to the 80’s décor was so contrived and dated it was making me dizzy.

I elected to have an arugula salad. It came, not in a bowl or on a plate, but oddly, on a donut shaped plate. A logistic nightmare trying to the east the salad. As I would attempt to get a bit, greens would keep sliding off the plate into the center of the donut. The salad was a bit boring, the arugula was as much stems as it was leaves, and I wasn’t a big fan of the vinaigrette.

I’ve had much better salads at TGI Fridays.

The main course was the best of the lot. A lobster and shrimp pazole (which is a traditional Latin American stew, usually made with pork, but subject to variations throughout the Americas). Although the shrimp were just slightly overcooked, on whole, this was a delicious dish. The broth was flavorful. The little blue corn tortilla was delicious. This dish was a good one.

Next up was the dessert. The dessert menu is full of clever little names like “Maria drops her rosary in the toilet” or “Jorge buys a battery at Sears” (Just kidding. The real names were “Maria goes to the flower shop” and “The rain that douses the fire”.) The clever little names were cute, but they weren’t much help is ascertaining what the dessert actually was. And they didn’t make the dessert any more appetizing. I’d been more pleased with a dessert with a normal name that really tasted special.

I ordered the “Warm cacao and maize cake with classic natilla pudding, and the aroma of old time’s sake”. What I was served was a dark chocolate molten cake with a quenelle of ice cream (not natilla, which is more like a custard or flan) and a collection of sticks and flower petals (which I presume had some connection to the “aroma of old time’s sake”). At any rate, the chocolate cake wasn’t very good and the ice cream was two bites. The rest of the stuff on the plate was inedible as far as I could tell. Again. I’ve had better desserts at TGI Fridays.

Now. Despite the very average meal and the gaudy décor, the service was very good. The prices were reasonable. As harsh as this review sounds, the restaurant is not sub-par. It’s just nothing special, despite what you would read online, in newspapers, and in magazines.

Martha Ortiz doesn’t need my approval. Her red and white circus show was packed on the Thursday night I was there. She’s laughing at me all the way to the bank. Nevertheless, we now have our second entry to our most overrated restaurants in Mexico City.

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