This Mexican chef, perhaps the most popular in the world, revealed his list of the best restaurants on the planet and two of them are Mexican.
Perhaps the greatest quality of Mexican chef Enrique Olvera is not his spectacular cuisine. Probably his great virtue is the ability to integrate his love for Mexico to each of the things he does. It was he who said that “When you realize the richness of your culture, you become stronger.”
And he definitely understands and practices in a deep sense his own mantra. It is very clear that for this creative, Mexico is a whole that will never be interpreted and, apparently, he enjoys playing with that possibility; Retaking some of our most beautiful and mystical culinary traditions and mixing them with all kinds of influences.
On the other hand, beyond all their creativity and undeniable ingenuity, anyone would like Enrique Olvera to recommend a good place to eat because if someone has a refined palate (never refined, because this is not the case here) it should be the most popular Mexican chef in the world.
Fortunately, Olvera decided to reveal his top 4 of the best restaurants in the world to the magazine Status and the first 2 places are Mexican. Then we tell you a little about them.
Manzanilla in Ensenada
Benito Molina and Solange Muris are in charge of the restaurant Manzanilla that for 18 years has been proposing an exquisite fusion between Mediterranean and Mexican food. But, in addition, they have a particular affiliation for cooking with ingredients from the region, fresh and sustainable. Their techniques combine the contemporary with more traditional proposals , such as the kitchen with wood oven.
Do you want to go?
The restaurant is located at Av. Teniente José Azueta 139, Zona Centro, 22800, Ensenada, Baja California. Book at 01 646 175 7073. More information on its website.
La Teca in Oaxaca
Honoring the culinary tradition that has inspired him the most, Olvera assigned him second place on his international list to a small and delicious corner in Oaxaca. La Teca is a restaurant adored by locals and celebrates the Oaxacan cuisine, serving delicacies such as mole, tamales, tortillas, queso fresco, sauces, and mezcal.
The space and the attention are especially intimate, a bit like eating in a restaurant, those that throughout Mexico are similar and always make you feel at home. Although the special thing about La Teca is that the dishes they serve could easily and, with all their humility, compete with any famous restaurant on the planet.
Did you feel like it?
It is located at Calle Violetas 200, Reforma, 68050 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca. For more information call 01 951 515 0563.
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