Right across the street from the apartment where I stay when I am in Mexico City, there is a restaurant called "La Bodega". In spite of its proximity, I had never eaten there until last November. The day after Election Day, I was like a zombie, and I did not want to go far for supper. So Alejandro and I crossed the street to "La Bodega". It turned out to be a very good restaurant, and I smothered my sorrows in excellent Mexican food.
Last night, Alejandro and I went back there, and we had another great meal.
Alejandro started with "sopa campesina", a soup with a chicken stock base, squash blossoms, tortilla strips, cream, and poblano peppers.
I had "fideo seco", a type of noodle similar to vermicelli. It was served with cream and a tasty chipotle sauce, and garnished with avocado and cilantro.
As a main course, Alejandro had salmon served with a honey sauce.
I had the chicken breast covered with an excellent "mole poblano".
We shared a decadently rich chocolate mousse dessert. We got a chuckle over the fact that the menu listed it as "mouse de chocolate".
It was a great meal. The bill for the two of us, including two glasses of "sangrIa", was around $35 U.S.