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Fiebre de Malta

Juárez, Mexico City, Polanco

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 80%
  • Service 80%
  • Food (Execution) 70%
  • Creativity 90%
  • Value 90%

Details for Location Reviewed
Fiebre de Malta

Locale: Juárez, Mexico City, Polanco Address: Av. Pdte. Masaryk 48

Telephone: +52 55 5264 3478

Restaurant Type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Cuisine: Eclectic Service Type: Table Service Price: $$$ Menu items offered: Ceviche - Aquachile, Coffee, Desserts, Espresso, Hamburgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Soups, Tacos, Tapas - Finger Foods - Snacks

Hours: Mon-Wed: 12pm to 12am Thu: 12pm to 1am, Sun: 12pm to 10pm Fri & Sat: 12pm to 2am

This restaurant has multiple locations. Please refer to the map for information about each location including hours of operation.

Details for Location Reviewed
Fiebre de Malta

Locale: Juárez, Mexico City, Polanco
Address: Av. Pdte. Masaryk 48
Telephone: +52 55 5264 3478

Restaurant Type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Cuisine: Eclectic
Service Type: Table Service

Price: $$$
Restaurant Features:

Hours: Mon-Wed: 12pm to 12am
Thu: 12pm to 1am, Sun: 12pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm to 2am

This restaurant has multiple locations. Please refer to the map for information about each location including hours of operation.

Summary of Review

Fiebre de Malta with locations in Polanco and Cuauhtémoc (Río Lerma), offers the widest variety of beer in Mexico City, accompanied by good food and service. A beer lover's paradise.

Summary of Review

Fiebre de Malta with locations in Polanco and Cuauhtémoc (Río Lerma), offers the widest variety of beer in Mexico City, accompanied by good food and service. A beer lover's paradise.

Restaurant Review for Fiebre de Malta

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 4.1 stars
Review Date: 09/13/2016

Although Mexico has a long history of brewing beer and exporting iconic brands such as Corona, Dos Equis, Tecate and Modelo on a massive scale, the advent of brewpubs and bars that specialize in serving a variety of craft beers in Mexico is a rather recent occurrence.

But gastropub, Fiebre de Malta, is now doing it in Mexico City, and doing it in a big way. Fiebre de Malta offers in excess of thirty draft beers and a vast assortment of both locally brewed and imported, bottled craft beer. Although the original location in Cuauhtémoc is nothing compared to the expansive new venue in Polanco, both offer the same lineup of beer and food. The recently inaugurated, expansive location in Polanco is designed and decorated beautifully.

The beer menu is clever. Very clever. They’ve created a “paint-chip” menu that fans out, like the ones you see at the big paint stores. The colors of each leaf of the fan range from light gold to dark brown based on the depth of color of the beer described on that leaf of the fan. The pilsners are shown on the light gold end of the color spectrum and the heavy, dark stouts are shown at the dark brown end of the spectrum. This isn’t just a catchy marketing ploy, it’s a brilliant way of exhibiting and explaining the phenomenally wide range of beer they offer. Each chip in the fan-style menu provides a range of technical information about each beer, from origin to alcohol content, to help the patron make an informed decision on which beer to try.

And to further aid in your beer education, FDM offers a sampler of eight beers (70 ml each) for about US$6 (120 pesos). You can see an example in the image-slider.

But what’s a beer without some good pub-food to accompany it? They have you covered there too. A wide range of finger-foods. The usual culprits. Hot wings, onion rings, and tacos. They have soups, salads and an array of main course items, some cooked with beer. There are plenty of vegetarian options with both salads and vegetarian sandwiches.

I tried the tacos. They were apparently so good I forgot to take a photo. I did get a shot of the braised rib sandwich I had in Polanco. The menu didn’t indicate whether it was pork or beef ribs. It didn’t really matter to me since I’m an equal-opportunity sandwich eater. But for the record. It’s beef. The menu said the cheese was gouda. Last time I checked, gouda was a light, creamy cheese. This was bright orange like the stuff they pour over nachos at American ballparks. The ratio of bread to meat was too high and the beef was a bit flavorless. It needed to be drenched in a little of that braising liquid. The French fries appeared to be of the frozen, bagged variety. Bottom line? What could have been a world-class sandwich was reduced to chain-restaurant quality due to lack of attention to details.

Service was good and the prices are amazingly low considering the location and décor in these restaurants.

Fiebre de Malta is a must-see for anyone that loves beer. What it lacks in soul due to its “chain-restaurant” personality, it makes up for in sheer variety. The food won’t likely win any culinary awards but it’s better than the average fare at a bar. We’ll be back soon to sample a variety of food items and update the review once we do. Sounds like a good excuse to try out a new paint chip.

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