So my dinner today was my last time out at a restaurant for this trip. I was at the "Reforma 222" shopping mall, and I ate at "El Bajío", a chain of restaurants specializing in traditional Mexican cuisine. It is usually a dependable chain, and my meal today was excellent. I ordered a pitcher of melon water to drink, and I started with a plate of "fideo seco"... slightly spicy noodles garnished with cheese, cilantro, sour cream and avocado. For my main course I had pork loin in "mole de Xico". Since there is a town in the state of Veracruz called Xico, and since the supervising chef of "El Bajío" hails from Veracruz, I am assuming that this "mole" is from that state.
The pork was very tender, and the dark, rich "mole" was exceptionally good. Hot, homemade tortillas were served in a basket. (Tortillas are a must for sopping up the remaining "mole"!) For dessert I had "cajeta" (Mexican caramel) cake.
An excellent meal for bringing this stay in Mexico to a close!