Discover the best restaurant in Santiago, Mexico including El Mexikanissimo, El Traspatio, Restaurante Terrazas, Las Palomas de Santiago, California Prime Rib, La Fabrica de Chocolate, Mia Italia, La chalupa, El Zaguan, El Perro Caliente, La Piazzetta
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4 based on 29 reviews
It's hard to say what we like best about this family-run restaurant: the food, the attractive surroundings, or the wonderful proprietor. But, to be perfectly frank, it's the food that keeps us coming back.
Most often my wife and I order the Mexikanissimo special huevos rancheros, which are smothered in the best huevos sauce we've encountered after years of taste-testing in both the southwestern U.S. and in Mexico. This dish has that Chile heat necessary to make it truly Mexican, but the spices don't overwhelm our Gringo tastebuds. We order our eggs ciego (blind) -- that is, with a white surface covering the yolks. Otherwise the eggs are more runny than we like.
We have experimented with other menu items, but so far we haven't strayed too far from the ranch(eros). My wife found her divorced eggs to be quite good despite their marital troubles. Our friends tell us Mexikanissimo has the best chilaquiles they've tasted after two years living in Mexico. We've heard the menudo is outstanding.
This restaurant closes at 6pm daily, so it is a good place for breakfast, for lunch and maybe for an early dinner. Be aware that Sunday mornings can be crowded, so we usually visit on Saturday mornings, which are less busy. As you can see from the attached photos, the restaurant is attractive both inside and in the outdoor Seating area. There is even a play area for the kids.
Without a doubt, one of the big attractions of this place is jovial owner C.P. Jose de Jesus Jaubert Davila. We like to call him Jose de Jesus Jaubert Davilla for short. His warm smile and welcoming ways never fail to brighten our day. He speaks pretty good English too, which helps make us feel at home. We really like the waiters here; they're personable, professional and helpful.
Some driving tips. Mexikanissimo is located on the right side of the Caretera Nacional (highway) as you drive south from Monterrey toward Santiago. Despite it's big sign, the restaurant is easy to miss because it is hidden from view by the neighboring Nubes event center. So, as you're driving down the highway, look for the Nubes sign. When you see it, slow down, and make a right turn just past the Nubes sign into the Mexikanissimo parking lot. There will probably be a handsome young man there to flag you in.
When you see C.P. Jose de Jesus Jaubert Davila, tell him the Gringos sent you.
5 based on 179 reviews
Also known as El Traspatio, Restaurante Terrazas
I was delighted to visit this restaurant yesterday. Went with all the familiy and it was a great experience. Love the house-restaurant atmosphere, where you are greeted and served by the owner. The kitchen is 100% open, so you see how clean, and how fresh the ingredients are. They service a lot of different options. From pasta, seafood, to an awesome steak I had. Perfect medium-rare, great taste, just wonderful. They do have an full bar as well so that never hurts! You will not go wrong with visiting this place. Its small, maybe 5 tables, so make sure to book a table in advance!
4 based on 142 reviews
I went in with a local friend who recommended this place. I was accompanied by my service dog Toyo, properly identified and with papers on hand. Manager refused service alongside the "dog" tried to educate him about service animals but he still denied. To bad they have such manager under such beautiful venue.
5 based on 4 reviews
The service was excellent, the salads are prepared at your table (pictures attached), and the meat is delicious. I do, however, think that it may be a bit overpriced. I definitely recommend it, though.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
The place is quaint, the food offering is somewhat limited, but expected due to the nature of the place. "Chocolate Factory" they focus in different chocolates from different regions of the world, and prepared in different ways.
I had the churros with 2 different sauces, the traditional hot dipping chocolate and the Moka 85%... one thing I didn't get is why they only offer the Mexican sauce hot, while the rest are cold, like gelato or ice cream... anyway, both were really really good...
the churros were delicious thin crispy on outside, soft mushy on the inside... I also had the chocolate water, which is an ancient Mexican beverage with a spin, using corn "pinole" and Mexican chocolate on a base of water, it was very refreshing for a really hot day.
my only complaint would be the service, you have a bunch of young kids running a business, I don't know if the manager was on vacation or what, but service really sucked... I would just give very good since the churros were magnificent...
4 based on 29 reviews
Great pizzas, great pastas. Nice atmosphere but avoid the meat dishes. Meat is too dry. Also avoid visiting in very busy days, the service suffers a lot. For the rest is a good place to visit and enjoy good Italian food for a good price.
4 based on 24 reviews
Unfortunately we had an extreme slow service. Tables around us received their food earlier an that is pretty frustrating. Flavor on both dishes could be improved a lot. Our experience: pozole was flavorless and enchiladas were so so. We went there because it looked nice.
4.5 based on 17 reviews
Delicious traditional restaurant, simple but tasty. Tipical regional food, enchiladas, flautas, tacos, and traditional asado de puerco (pork stew) and the best chiles rellenos. You can order to go.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
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