Omakase Tacos by Pujol

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- Omakase de Taco bar -

8 course chef's choice taco tasting menu with a selection of beverages.
This menu is just offered at our bar.

**If you do not drink alcoholic beverages we will provide you non-alcoholic drink.

**Not kids under 15 years old are allowed.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exquisite. And that is an understatement. Completely worth the money and experience. Raul, our server, was so amazing.

Thankfully we had already booked the lunch for tomorrow and we cannot wait!

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NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can be said about the most incredible dining experience I’ve ever had? Well, that, if I choose brevity. But brevity doesn’t do Pujol justice. We were welcomed with warm, kindness, and care, and in the brief wait before our seating, admired the decor and attentiveness of the staff.

As we were seated, we were asked about any food allergies, and presented with the menu. We were elated to see some dishes that were shown in the Chef’s Table episode on Chef Olvera as included in our omakase reservation. Then, we were asked if we preferred the craft beer, wine, or mezcal pairing. My wife went with wine, but they said hell yea to my inquiry of beer with a couple of mezcals sprinkled throughout.

The service is impeccable, and the staff knowledgeable about everything: sourcing of ingredients for the dishes, techniques, wine/beer/spirits, mixology, and the surrounding area. They were quick and enthusiastic with recommendations of nearby restaurants, mezcalerias, and taco stands...a sign of supreme confidence for a restaurant to value and appreciate food over competition.

The food was incredible. As I stated, best meal of my life. I won’t delve into specific dishes as the menu most likely changes daily, but the king crab sopa, pork belly gordita, enmolada, and “street food” dishes were most profound. That being said, it’d be like choosing your favorite child. Quality, preparation, plating, spacing between courses, and creativity were all top notch.

My wife and I couldn’t believe we scored a reservation, and Pujol surpassed every expectation we could possibly have (minus my fanboy-hope to meet chef Olvera in person, but I digress). 100% will return and recommend. Not to be missed, and should be saved for and savored.

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JB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

My husband and I attended the omakase taco tasting. The food was excellent. Beautiful presented. Simple ingredient combinations but complex flavors. The food was as expected if not better. The experience, however, was disappointing. The tasting is at the bar which is fine, however, for the price you pay, it is a bit odd the way the bartenders are all working the whole time - making drinks, washing glasses, etc. You can barely get their attention to ask a question. The food is brought out, you get a scripted description, and then the bartenders go back to work. My husband does not speak Spanish and at the beginning they asked which language we preferred. About a third of the way through the dinner, the English speaking server stopped coming over and explaining the dishes and only the Spanish descriptions were provided. Overall, for the significant cost of this experience, the service and setting did not live up to the price. Luckily the food was superb.

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most incredible dining experience!

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r
Guadalajara
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buena experiencia, altamente recomendable. Muy buena relación precio/calidad

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R
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinaria comida, el servicio sobresaliente, el restaurante está muy agradable y la terraza está muy a gusto. Felicidades!!

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AR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience! Every course was perfectly laid out with detailed explanations before the first bite. What a journey through corn found around the country formulated into different shapes and flavors. Some are shaped as a corn puff, in the form of tofu, and some even look like a leaf! I couldn't stop talking about it to everyone I met during the rest of my trip in CDMX and am looking forward to my next trip to for another unforgettable meal

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, taco omakase is an amazing experience. However we were not notified that the pairing menu was not optional and one of us couldn't drink alcohol. We were offered an non alcoholic pairing menu, but no one ever told us it would be charged either way.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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TJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. We wish we could afford to eat there every day of our trip.

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IS
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb from the location and service to the food. It felt like a journey to enjoy the omakase tacos menu. Absolutely loved it. I would have preferred to know that the drinks are separate from the food and costing as much.

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m
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The venue is great. Loved the overall experience. But the menu was too fishy! And did not like very much all of the fish tacos. They should include more meat o vegetables. Service is outstanding and loved the wine and sake pairings. The terrace is very cozy and great to make new friends when you go there to eat dessert.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding.

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Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El omakase de tacos es todo una experiencia de sabores. Vale la pena si estás dispuesto a pagar.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible! It was such an amazing experience from the beginning to end!

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite possibly the best meal of my life. Everything was divine.

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Z
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Pujol offered a memorable and incredibly special dining experience I’d recommend to all (those lucky enough to be able to afford it). From the design of the space to the thoughtfulness and delight provided by the service all the way and deep into the taste, composition and presentation of the menu you are transported into a sense of absolute indulgence alongside exquisite restraint. (restraint doesn’t mean you aren’t full - you should plan for a nap after dinner for sure!)

I did feel we were hurried through the 10-delicious courses with the next seating in mind and I would have enjoyed it more with greater pauses between at least a few of the courses. For the price you should be able to go at your own pace not that dictated by the business model.

All in all, however, a worthwhile, special and very memorable experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service.

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N
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of this world place!! Everything was above and beyond!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Una experiencia estupenda! Recomendable para cualquier amante de la comida mexicana.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Antes había una chica super atenta de Tijuana que te guiaba perfectamente en la experiencia. Esta vez mi host fue Raúl, un tipo desatento y descuidado con la explicación de los platillos. En ocasiones llegaron los platos y tuvimos que esperarlo para "la explicación". Pésima experiencia, este servicio devalúa por completo mi percepción de Pujol.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Pujol was overhyped for us. We did the Omakase Taco Bar (which is the way to go in my opinion) and we had 10 courses served to us. The experience was fun and the alcohol pairing (especially the mezcal) were delightful. Unfortunately, only about half of the 10 courses had any real flavor. The crab soup was too salty; confirmed by another couple we chatted with after dinner. The empanada lacked flavor in itself and was only decent because of the pico de gallo it was served with. The fish taco was also relatively salty and the only flavors I picked up were the salt and avocado. I personally think Pujol is too expensive for what they offer. Per person the Taco Omakase bar was approximately $180 USD. Perhaps it is because they are in the Polanco area? We won't be back.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such am amazing experience!

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's very good, expensive but very good. One thing which would have made it better would have been to not be facing the bar tending and having the bar tenders tell us about the dishes being served. The bar activity takes some focus away from the food, which is what we are all there for. We also would have appreciated more clarity around the pairings of drinks with the various superb tacos offerings. Being given sake, then white wine, then sake, then white wine didn't wok so well, but I did drink it all and enjoyed it all. The cost is fixed and is the same whether or not you drink alcohol, which doesn't seem fair. We had Mexican Sake and two Mexican wines which were, in my opinion, excellent. People at the far right end of the bar face the glass washing sink. I would not have liked that. Watching the hard working and creative bar tender was pleasurable even if it took focus away from the food. Overall, It lived up to it's excellent reputation, even on a Monday night! I would go again and would recommend it, but would prefer to be in the dining room.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I've been to in a long time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio. Chef Olvera muy amable
El lugar es muy bonito.
Un poco más de luz en los baños es necesaria.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazon experience!!!! Loved the food and service was superb

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AE
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

La comida no es nada espectacular, el precio es exagerado para lo que ofrecen. Muy decepcionado; la barra de tacos sólo conviene si va a tomar mucho alcohol, de lo contrario el valor por tu dinero es casi nulo.

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M
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

La calidad de la Ejecución de la comida ha bajado. Algunos platos muy salados. Algunos tacos muy pobres en su elaboración. Una inflada de maíz con Caviar de Beluga, donde el maíz no aporta nada y el sabor del Caviar se diluye en el bocado.

El Maridaje ha cambiado en su concepto, hay que escoger entre familias de bebidas. Mezcal, cerveza, y vino/sake. Se pierde el encanto del maridaje para cada platillo.

En general por el precio, la experiencia es pobre.

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LK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at Pujol for the Omakase Tacos experience. Our reservation was for 4:00pm, and we were seated a little after that; we finished up "dinner" around 6:30 - 7:00pm. The courses were incredible, and I was so appreciative at how accommodating the chef was in light of my various dietary restrictions. I won't go through everything we ate, but, needless to say, the fish, seafood, sauces, vegetables, and CORN were prepared with amazing attention to detail and skill! Every single course was eye-roll worthy for us and extremely memorable.

Drinks were included in the price and so I opted for Mexican craft beers, while my partner went for mezcal. They paired excellently with the courses and were also so fun to try.

It was also an anniversary celebration for us, and Pujol made it special with a felicidades postre. I had even forgotten that I indicated our special occasion when making the reservation, so it was a lovely surprise.

The service was fabulous as well. Our main server, Raul, was kind, thoughtful, and very knowledgeable.

And, of course, the atmosphere of Pujol is so special. You feel like you're in someone's home and we loved the ambiance and environment overall.

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KK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend going if you can afford the $200 for meal and drinks! Make sure to get the espresso carajillo ! incredible

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment immediately put me at ease, and the omakase tacos was a delight. The staff is really what sells it, our server/bartender spoke passionately about each mezcal, and Mexican sake pairing. It was such fun. Please note this is a good 3 hour + meal so plan your day/night accordingly.

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HB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite meal. 100% recommend. Words can’t express my feelings on the meal, the experience of seeing the full service at the bar, the ambiance. Thank you, Pujol. We’ll be back again!

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a
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Las botanas, los platos, los postres, las bebidas, el ambiente, el servicio - me encanto todo!

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k
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attention to detail -over-the-top.
Flavors awesome. Mezcal tasting super fun. The dessert experience a total surprise & delight

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Best dining experience I’ve ever had. Restaurant was stunning, food was incredible, and the service was outstanding. A must if you’re in Mexico City!

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PB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. The food and service were both outstanding.

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JW
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! A real Ode to Mexican creativity in the kitchen

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was absolutely top notch. We did the taco menu omakase and there was not one regret.

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RP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

4 hour feast of tacos and mescal. Enjoyable and tasty but I thought the flavor of the corn masa often overpowered the delicate flavors of the seafood and other fillings. It was quite expensive as well.

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