[Mexico City] La Capital (Cantina)

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La Capital

Mexico City

Categories: Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Cantina
Address: Nuevo León No.137, Cuauhtémoc, Hipódromo Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Date Visited: May 2017
Price: $$/$$$ 
Hours: Mon-Wed 1:30pm-midnight, Thurs-Sat 1:30pm-1:00am, Sun 1:30pm-7:00pm

Summary: 

Old school Mexican fare re-invented with a modern twist, or what they call here as a "cantina chic" - trendy, cosy, with '70s-80s decor, serving classics with a creative flair. Spacious and with an open kitchen, La Capital even has separate outdoor terraces for smokers and non-smokers (woohoo!). Excellent service and semi-romantic-casual vibes; dim lighting and light background music. 

Presentation and flavors were all impeccable. Every dish and drink we ordered was great. But definitely order the hearts of palm salad and their signature fideo seco (dry pasta cooked in three chiles sauce with chipotle, avocado and sour cream). Their fideo seco was awarded best in town!

Our party of five could not have been more pleased. Will definitely visit again when I'm back in town!

http://lacapitalrestaurante.com/
Instagram: CapitalCondesa

Main dining area

Main dining area

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Fideo Seco -  dry pasta cooked in three chiles sauce with chipotle, avocado and sour cream. And wrapped in avocado. Not sure why this is considered to be part of the "soup" section but amazing nonetheless!

Fideo Seco - dry pasta cooked in three chiles sauce with chipotle, avocado and sour cream. And wrapped in avocado. Not sure why this is considered to be part of the "soup" section but amazing nonetheless!

Fideo Seco  - dry noodles with chipotle, avocado and sour cream

Fideo Seco - dry noodles with chipotle, avocado and sour cream

Palmitos salad  (hearts of palm) - super refreshing, chewy and mindblowing. Never had anything like this before. Perfectly paired with jicama, Mexican corn and avocado. 

Palmitos salad (hearts of palm) - super refreshing, chewy and mindblowing. Never had anything like this before. Perfectly paired with jicama, Mexican corn and avocado. 

Caldo de Piedra  (Seafood stone soup)

Caldo de Piedra (Seafood stone soup)

Grilled octopus

Grilled octopus