The décor was "cutesy" picturesque... sort of like many so-called Mexican restaurants in the U.S. But the food turned out to be truly authentic. I would classify our favorite restaurant in Mexico City, "Angelopolitano", as gourmet cuisine from the state of Puebla. This place serves old fashioned, country cookin' from the state of Hidalgo... a different style of food, but also very delicious.
Our waiter suggested that we begin with the appetizer tray. A lady prepared our appetizers on a large "comal" or griddle.
The appetizers were a meal unto themselves, and they were very tasty. When we saw the size of the tray we were glad that we had decided not to also order soup before the main course.
Alejandro ordered steak marinated in mezcal. He said it was delicious. I had a taste, and even though I do not care for mezcal, I had to agree.
The bartender came out and started joking around with us. He said that the other half of the shank was coming out when I finished my plate. He then razzed me about the "Cruz Azul" shirt (one of the Mexico City soccer teams) that I was wearing. He said that the chef was a "Cruz Azul" fan, but that he was a "Club América" man. I said that I also had a "Club América" shirt, and he said that I would have to wear that the next time we came in.
We were so full that dessert was out of the question. The bill for the two of us was 803 pesos... $44 U.S. We both thought that it was a very reasonable price for the quality and quantity of our meal. Although "Sabor del Tiempo" didn't make it to the very top of our list, it definitely is a place that we would visit again. I will have to get out my "Club América" shirt.