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Masala y Maiz, Ciudad de México, CDMX

Masala y Maiz

4.8
4.8
303 Reviews
MXN500 and over
International

Masala y Maiz explores the migration of people, culinary techniques, ingredients, cultural food ways and political movements between South Asia, East Africa & Mexico. Chefs Norma & Saqib dreamed Masala y Maiz as a restaurant like few others. The restaurant is based on years of research by the chefs to understand the intersections of their respective cultures and the many similarities between their foodways. The food is a mestizaje- an organic blending of cultures over generations often in response to colonization & displacement. This is the culture in-between that happens when people come together. The food of Masala y Maiz is intensely personal, based on the family recipes & histories of Norma & Saqib.

The restaurant is a reflection of the chefs’ beliefs that food can be used as a powerful tool for environmental & social justice and that chefs have the responsibility to advocate and work towards bettering labor conditions for everyone in the food industry.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International, Mexican, Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    55 1313 8260

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Norma Listman y Saqib Keval

  • Private party facilities

    Para obtener información acerca de eventos privados, favor de mandarnos un correo a hola@masalaymaiz.com

  • Neighborhood

    Juárez/Cuauhtémoc

  • Cross street

    Havre

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Cerca del metro Juanacatlan

  • Entertainment

    Restaurante con una mesa comunal

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Menu

12PM-6PM

Principal

  • Encurtidos, Achaars y FermentosMX$115.00

    • SamosasMX$175.00

      de suadero y de aloo pepita (60g)

      • Esquites Makai PakkaMX$155.00

        elote, leche de coco, masala keniano, mayonesa casera y cotija

        • Ensalada de MelónMX$165.00

          con pepino de temporada, melón valenciano y levístico

          • Zanahorias RostizadasMX$185.00

            con yogurt colado, granada, cebollas encurtidas, pistaches y hierbas

            • Infladita ChaatMX$150.00

              con pera, piña, papa, betabel, mango, pepitas, raita de mango achaar, chutney de tamarindo, chutney de epazote

              • PatraMX$230.00

                con chutney de coco, hoja de curry e hinojo

                • Crudo (de Pesca del día)MX$350.00

                  con leche de tigre de coco, chilacayote, chutney de coco de Shazia y pappads (50g)

                  • Camarones Pa'PelarMX$205.00

                    con ghee de vainilla y chile morita (150g)

                    • Paratha QuesadillaMX$170.00

                      con queso Oaxaca, queso de montaña, salsa machaar, ensalada de hierbas y jitomate heirloom

                      • Uttapam GorditaMX$270.00

                        con barbacoa, calabaza "mantequilla" y salsa verde (100g)

                        • Matoke MixioteMX$295.00

                          con almejas, plátano macho, jiltomate, y paratha (500g)

                          • Kuku PoussinMX$370.00

                            pollo crujiente con ensalada de hinojo, jícama y mango verde (500g)

                            • TetelaMX$250.00

                              de jaiba suave con pachi pulusu (130g)

                              • MachherMX$575.00

                                1/2 pesca del día con adobo de tamarindo, kachumbari, y tortillas (600g)

                                • Nicuatole de TemporadaMX$95.00

                                  • Bebinca de CamoteMX$115.00

                                    • Granita de MaracuyáMX$120.00

                                      Café

                                      • CaféMX$35.00

                                        americano

                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                        What 303 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                        4.8
                                        4.8 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.8Food
                                        • 4.8Service
                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                        • 4.6Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. AA

                                          AAVO

                                          Oklahoma City

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful experience at masala y maíz. Excellent wine recs and the food was chef’s kiss

                                        2. MA

                                          MARIA

                                          Mexico City

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                          La Comida deliciosa. La mezcla de sabores le da un toque único a la comida. El servicio en general bien. La que te recibe para tomar tu reservación un poco grosera, pero fuera de ella, todos los demás muy amables.

                                        3. CI

                                          CraigI

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          A wonderful experience. The prawns were amazing!! Highly recommend. The staff was also very helpful.

                                        4. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Chicago

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing! The shrimp and crudo small Plates are to die for and the fish dish is amazing and also large. Plenty to share between two people and great natural wine choices!

                                        5. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Flavors were excellent and servers were so knowledgeable and helpful!

                                        6. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything was incredibly delicious and obviously absolutely one of a kind. The staff were great and friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.

                                        7. JG

                                          JustinG

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious food. Fantastic service. The chef personally welcomed us and recommended wine to pair with our meal. Hip atmosphere and beautiful interior design. Fantastic experience.

                                        8. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Austin

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Visiting Mex City for the first time, this is a must go! Booked before I arrived to the city and every dish we had was simply amazing. Def go if you can!!

                                        9. n

                                          neothemaster

                                          Mexico City

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Cada platillo fue preparado con esmero, siendo la frescura y alta calidad de los ingredientes las características sobresalientes de la experiencia culinaria. Limitamos el maridaje a vinos, que se distinguen por texturas y sabores poco comunes al compararlos con aquellos de producción industrial; es importante considerar que el precio de los vinos puede representar más de la mitad de la cuenta, hecho que, en nuestra opinión, no demerita el valor de la experiencia si el presupuesto es holgado. Como el espacio es reducido, cualquier mesa con comensales ruidosos puede interferir con una conversación a un nivel de voz moderado. Nuestra principal recomendación es que predomine la curiosidad y la calma, pues los meseros, que están capacitados para explicar los detalles que le dan sentido a cada platillo, merecen toda la atención.

                                        10. AP

                                          APods

                                          New England

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent mexican-indian fusion food and attentive service!

                                        11. J

                                          Johnniesworld

                                          Los Angeles

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on April 25, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          My favourite dining experience in CDMX!! I’ll be back in June!!

                                        12. AI

                                          AutumnInBrooklyn

                                          New York Area

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Truly excellent experience. Very interesting pairings of spices and flavors with meats and veggies you'd never think would go well together.

                                        13. GP

                                          GeoffreyP

                                          Nashville

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great place with very original and tasty food.

                                        14. AB

                                          AlyssaB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Los camarones con vanilla y chile. I’ll be thinking about the vanilla for a long time. So very worth your visit.

                                        15. F

                                          Foodgods

                                          New York Area

                                          16 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          16 reviews

                                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fantastic fusion cuisine of Indian and Mexican. So really great blends. A bit tight in space but lovely surroundings and great service. Well explained in English as well.

                                        16. B

                                          Becky

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This was an absolute standout meal from our trip to Mexico City. Everything was delicious, the team was so welcoming and had great recommendations for us across the menu and wine list. Highly recommend and I will definitely be back!

                                        17. H

                                          Hungry

                                          Philadelphia

                                          23 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          23 reviews

                                          Dined on April 13, 2022

                                          overall2food1service3ambience5

                                          My fella and I were very excited to try this place during our trip to CDMX. My friend had just eaten there a few weeks before and had a great experience, so maybe we were just there on an off night. There menu is apparently designed to pair with wines. Neither of us is into wine, so we each ordered the one beer on the menu. It wasn't a problem, but I was definitely surprised to not see other options. This restaurant felt like a total "emperor has no clothes" situation. Everything looked pretty and sounded interesting but ultimately it seems they choose to make their food Instagram worthy over tasty. After our appetizers my husband and I joked that if we hadn't already ordered entrees we would have just left. Everything was covered in way more garnish than necessary. The gordita uttapam was burnt on the bottom which made it difficult to cut. We each took one bite and turned them upside down so the server could see how burnt they were when he took them away. The kuku poussin was fine but the sauce was flavorless (it just added nothing) and it was served with an inedibly salty watermelon and apple slaw/ salad. The infladita was fun to cut into, but it's contents were underwhelming. I can't recall the name of our final dish but it was a crudo (or someting like it) topped with a papadam. That was the definite highlight. The ambiance is lovely, the servers were friendly, and the food is definitely IG-worthy. But I'm glad we got tacos after.

                                        18. CE

                                          CarolinaEG

                                          Mexico City

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Me encantó la comida. Fue sin duda una experiencia.

                                        19. AM

                                          AMexico

                                          Los Angeles

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Service was very attentive. Very. Explained everything well. Food was good but wasn't so great to have this desire to return. Somehow the fusion aspect of their concept was missed.

                                        20. FR

                                          FernandoR

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excelente atención y deliciosa toda la comida. Muy recomendado

                                        21. A

                                          Armando

                                          Mexico City

                                          29 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          29 reviews

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          La comida en general es muy condimentada pero le da un toque muy delicioso. El servicio es amable y bueno.

                                        22. r

                                          restaurantreviews

                                          New York Area

                                          6 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on April 8, 2022

                                          overall2food1service4ambience3

                                          Food was extremely mediocre. I specialize in Indian cooking, and the flavors in these dishes did not reflect the flavors I know of that cuisine at all. Very overpriced for poorly fried foods with subpar flavors. I’m surprised by how highly recommended this restaurant comes. The servers were kind but pushy with alcohol.

                                        23. FG

                                          FernandoGA

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Suculenta comida. Esperábamos un poco más de espacio al aire libre. Es el primer restaurante cerrado en el que comemos desde hace más de dos años. Afortunadamente nos cambiaron a una mesa cerca de la ventana y la pasamos muy bien. Gracias. Volveremos.

                                        24. MG

                                          MaxG

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything was so tasty, we love a lunch restaurant that slays! Great wine list!

                                        25. J

                                          Jain

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 31, 2022

                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                          Ok to try if you're in the area. Otherwise not really worth the trip. Location is not very good, place rather crowded. Food was good but nothing very special.

                                        26. M

                                          Monet

                                          San Francisco

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 31, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing experience through and through!

                                        27. RN

                                          RickuN

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          OUTSTANDING! A must go when in Mexico City

                                        28. HA

                                          HassanA

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This was one of the greatest culinary experiences of my life. Absolutely everything about dining at this restaurant was perfect. Every note of every dish was sublime. The wine list, the starters, the mains, the above and beyond service- sublime. When we were introduced around the neighborhood by one of the owners we were surprised and grateful. I can’t wait to come back!

                                        29. m

                                          montserratb

                                          Mexico City

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 26, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Such an amazing experience 😍 need to go back ASAP

                                        30. ZS

                                          ZinaS

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 26, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          One of the most memorable dining experiences one can have in a city full of exciting food. The service was incredible, and the meal was outstanding. The fusion element is exciting in that you get to try new versions of favorite dishes (the samosas were out of this world) and some things we'd never tried before (the patra was an unexpected delight). The chef even came around to say hello, which was such a lovely treat at the end of a beautiful meal. Would go back in a heartbeat.

                                        31. V

                                          Vlee

                                          Los Angeles

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on March 23, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          One of my best meals in Mexico City?

                                        32. r

                                          rellim73

                                          Dallas

                                          46 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          46 reviews

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Really delicious and innovative food, cool atmosphere, and LOVE the selection of natural wines!

                                        33. JG

                                          JillG

                                          San Francisco

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Was a great meal with excellent and warm service. We will definitely return!

                                        34. L

                                          Lore

                                          Mexico City

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience1

                                          La comida es muy rica, a la altura de lo esperado. El servicio perfecto, super amables. Lo malo es que el lugar es extremadamente ruidoso, es muy desagradable, rompe totalmente con la harmonia de lo demas. Uno no escucha al otro, el diseño del lugar necesita cambiar para absorber el ruido...

                                        35. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Best meal I had in Mexico City. Incredible wine list.

                                        36. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Mexico City

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Loved it! The food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

                                        37. RL

                                          RebeccaL

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 13, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Lots of creative items on the menu so you'll definitely find something new (and delicious!) on the menu

                                        38. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great creative dishes that were delicious!

                                        39. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Magic! The staff was fantastic and the food was unbelievable!! So creative and inspired!

                                        40. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 3, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          10/10 experience!! Food was incredible, staff was amazing and the wine selection was great!

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                        • Physical distancing

                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                          • Extra space between tables
                                        • Protective equipment

                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                        • Screening

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                          • Staff is vaccinated
                                          • Staff temperature check required
                                          • Contact tracing information collected

                                        FAQs

                                        Masala y Maiz is rated 4.8 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                        Booked 2 times today
                                        Google Map for Masala y Maiz

                                        Calle Marsella 72 Col. Juarez Ciudad de México, CDMX 06600

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          Havre

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Juárez/Cuauhtémoc

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          International, Mexican, Indian

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Elegant

                                        • Dress code

                                          Smart Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          None

                                        • Public transit

                                          Cerca del metro Juanacatlan

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Norma Listman y Saqib Keval

                                        • Entertainment

                                          Restaurante con una mesa comunal

                                        • Additional

                                          Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          55 1313 8260

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          Para obtener información acerca de eventos privados, favor de mandarnos un correo a hola@masalaymaiz.com

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