Beautiful and cozy environment, service is the best, so friendly, you call tell, everybody loves to work around. Dish presentation is very profesional.
We had a wonderful time at PEHÜA. The service was fantastic, and the food and wine were delicious. The only problem was it was just too much! We did the tasting menu, and it was way more food than I’ve experienced on a tasting menu. We were so full by about 3/4 of the way through, we were having a hard time enjoying the last of the main dishes and desserts. I would definitely go back, but I wouldn’t do the tasting menu again until it’s a bit smaller.
The tasting menu was a transformative experience. Each meal was so well presented by the waitstaff, even as they spoke to us in English. We were impressed with the attentiveness of the waitstaff and how much joy and excitement they expressed over each dish. The enthusiasm was infectious, and the meals were innovative recreations of traditional dishes. With the exception of the esquites — a bland attempt to rethink the perfect street food — every dish was perfect. The food engaged the senses, and each of the other dishes were so balanced and brought out so many different flavors without becoming confused. The fourteen courses came over the span of about three hours. This dining experience will likely be our favorite for the decades to come.
Muy rica la comida, re invención de clásicos, como gorditas de langosta o esquites.
Este restaurante fue una desepcion....lei una publicación y me dio curiosidad de conocerlo, realice la reservación a través de Open Table y primera vez que me solicitan una tarjeta de crédito en garantía en Mexico para una reservación, sin embargo di mis datos. Cuando llegamos, el restaurante casi vacio, el menu bastante reducido y difícil, la mesera que nos atendio no tenia idea de los ingredientes o preparación de los platos y a nuestras preguntas, se inventaba respuestas que después eran contradecidas por otro mesero.
Platos chicos de buen sabor a excepción del postre que de 3 opciones solo había dos, una de ellas bastante fea.
Al final al pago de la cuenta, un valor superior al promedio de restaurantes de cierto nivel en Mexico.
En definitiva, nada especial y nada recomendable.
La calidad de la comida excelente! Buena comida tradicional llevada a otro nivel por un buen Chef.
El Sevicio fue superior, sería porque éramos la única mesa?, no creo, el personal se ve bien capacitado y atento, ojalá sea igual con el restaurant cuando esté por lo menos al 50%.
La ventilación del comedor o mesas interiores no es buena y la pequeña terraza exterior es incómoda, sobretodo por los eventuales y desagradable olores a alcantarilla.
Excellent restaurant taking chances with adventurous food in the center of Mexico City. We got the beverage pairings and they didn’t manage to get the beverages paired in time for the food, but other than that the experience was amazing. We definitely recommend this as the best restaurant we had in the D.F. on our March trip. Delicious!
Tasting menu was great but it took nearly 3 hours. There was far too much time in between each dish, could've been an hour shorter. Nonetheless it was very enjoyable cuisine, just make sure to block out a lot of time to eat there if you do the tasting menu.
This place was fantastic. We loved our meal (did not do tasting menu). We also felt so warmly welcomed by the staff. Highlights include the special house bread with salsa, the duck and the lamb.
If I could change anything it would be the lighting and general atmosphere inside. It’s too bright and does not feel intimate or warm or special. Otherwise, I love this place and highly recommend it.
Interesting food. Well meaning but confused service
Muy buen servicio. Buena la comida, salvo que el Chef debe cuidar la temperatura en la que salen de sus platillos. Tanto la entrada como el principal salieron menos que tibios. Otro mal punto es el cabello en el pan. Pensamos que el Chef debe cuidar su tono de voz y lenguaje al llamarles la atención a su personal. Sus gritos de enojo se oyeron en todo el salón.
Food was generally good but nothing spectacular especially given the prices. Nice but not very efficient waitstaff.
Excelent food but terrible service, it was so bad that we had to leave without ordering coffee or dessert as not only they served us the wrong food and had to flag servers but had to basically beg for wine list as well as for cocktails, they served drinks to half of table but had to wait for another 10 -15 min for the rest of our drink order to be delivered, forgot to set silverware for main course, cleared half of table leaving the empty and dirty plates behind right next to the one forgotten from the appetizers course, we waited and waited and finally had to request to finish clearing the table, no one poured wine or check if we needed a second bottle or if we were ok, etc, etc, and of course I had to request the check several times too. Is a shame as food is good and staff is polite but that don’t make up for the constant frustration, never before had I experienced such a poor service and lack of awareness in a restaurant is as if no one in staff has ever before wait tables or provided hospitality.
La comida es excelente pero el servicio es inexistente, tienes que pedir la carta de vinos 3 veces lo mismo con las bebidas, te preesionan para que ordenes la comida aun cuando los aperitivos no han sido ordenados y una vez más ( o tres) aun cuando no han sido servidos, trajeron las órdenes equivocadas a la mesa, tuvimos que pedir la cuenta más de dos veces nunca estuvo claro quien nos estaba sirviendo, hacer la lista de todo lo que estuvo mal me tomaría muchísimo tiempo, básicamente la falta de atención y servicio convirtió la cena completa en un chiste enorme, hubo tantos errores que pareciera que era una broma, una broma cara y frustrante. Nunca he estado tan avergonzado de sugerir un restaurante como lo estuve con Pehua
It's a fantastic and ambitious proposition that nevertheless fails to deliver consistently; there are fantastic dishes, followed by mediocre ones and then by some dishes that would've been great were it not for some missed detail. All would be forgiven were the price tag not so steep.
Loved my final meal in Mexico City at Pehua. This is a smaller restaurant but with bigger ambitions. Don't expect Pujol perfection (we went there, too), but the staff is exceptionally nice and the food is inventive and delicious. Tired that day, we opted out of the tasting menu and just had 1st and 2nd courses with a couple drinks, and everything that was served was great.
La comida deja mucho que desear,. El Chef toma riesgos con combinaciones en extremo absurdo y de un pésimos resultado, de 10 platillo se rescatan 3 cuando decide ir a la básico. El servicio es bueno pero no hay una buena relación precio calidad. No lo recomiendo.
Muy buena experiencia, la creatividad del chef excelente
This was my first time to Mexico City and Pehüa was by far the best meal we had. We had the chef’s tasting menu with pairings and I could not stop raving about how perfectly everything was paired and presented. I can’t wait to come back to CDMX and eat here again!
Maravilloso! Nos gustaba nuestra experiencia mucho.
Great food served with passion
For the first time in my life I had to leave a nice restaurant without eating. The restaurant was 30 minutes late on our reservation. They had to do an unusual seating arrangement to get us seated at that time. After taking our food order (not drinks) we waited another 30 minutes and still nothing other than water. At that point I had no interest in paying for a multi course dinner. We got up to leave and the server and one host said “ok” when we explained why we were leaving. No apology.
As we exited the restaurant our server came up and sincerely apologized. She was very nice but we had already called our Uber and had no faith in the establishment. Maybe just a really bad night?
Footnote - Today a bottle of wine came to our hotel from Pehua which was a very nice gesture. I’ve upped my overall rating. The menu looked good and the restaurant patio was nice.
The food and service at Pehua were both top-notch and memorable. The staff was warm, accommodating, and made me feel both welcomed (as a guest) but also part of a wonderful extended family. From start to finish, I was impressed by the attention to detail, smooth service, and creative food inspired by local fresh ingredients. The chef and kitchen staff smoothly integrated cultural inspiration and traditions with modern culinary techniques to create a delicious and unexpected degustation menu (with interesting mostly local wine, beer, mezcal, and cocktail pairings). Highly recommended! As a visitor to Mexico City, this meal was a great introduction to the local upscale culinary scene. Thank you for the care and gracious warmth you showed me! I will definitely be back!
Amazing pre fixe menu. The service was great, and all of the dishes were very creative. As with any creative interpretation, some of the dishes weren't my favorite, however I did love the overall experience. Compared to the US, very good value for the 10 course meal.
Excellent. Will return.
Amazing restaurant! Wonderful wine list with natural wines!! We recommend!
Leí algunos comentarios sobre lo variable del servicio y creo que tengo la respuetsa: llegamos a las 6:45PM y casi no había nadie, tuvimos atención completa de 3-4 personas. Después de las 7:30PM comenzó a llenarse y la atención se diluyó. Recomiendo llegar en horas de bajo volumen. Fueron como 8 o 9 platillos los que degustamos y sí hay una separación de tiempo entre uno y el que sigue, pero es parte de la experiencia de mantener los sabores en la boca y poder platicar de ellos con tus acompañantes. La cocina simplemente expectacular, así como la presentación de los platillos. No me extrañan los tiempos que toman, pues se van sirviendo al momento y cada plato es una obra de arte. Definitivamente no es para ir de prisa ni con gente a quien falte plática, la comida puede durar hasta hora y media. Es caro pero no hay trucos o jugarretas con los precios como que te cobren el pan o se pasen de listos con las bebidas, todo es muy derecho y estuve de acuerdo con los precios de las cosas. Lo recomiendo para ocasiones especiales.
Great mix of elevated traditional and modern Mexican techniques - attentive staff, great food in a nice part of town (Condesa) overlooking the park. Upscale and interesting, really shows off how sophisticated the cuisine is.
The food was good. Although they didn’t have three items on the menu.
Even if I had a reservation, left a credit card to hold it (party of 4), and I called the restaurant that we were a bit late because of traffic (they said it was fine), they gave our table away and we had to wait about an hour in the outside area, and it was chilly (no heaters).
The service was ok, a bit slow, but for the price you would expect something much better.
Una joya en la Ciudad de México un ejemplo notable de el buen hacer. Inigualable en originalidad, atención, dedicación y buens sazón . Si tienen la posibilidad de degustar su cocina no les defraudara.
Food is really good to eat - flavors are interesting and complex and food is skillfully and carefully cooked. Service cheerful, knowledgeable and attentive. Recommend!
Such gorgeous and healthy dishes,lots of green.So fresh and tasty!
Very nice service.Thank you!
We had the tasting menu with beverage pairings. It was a good meal, marred a bit by disappointing service. One memorable course included several distinct types of corn/maize; it was wonderful! Other courses were tasty, but presentation wasn't impressive. The beverage pairings were good, and included excellent mezcal and beer, as well as a few nice wines. The space is nice. But we were often left waiting too long for food and/or explanations of what we had been served (as is standard, and important, with a tasting menu). It was probably the worst service we have ever had for a tasting menu, and we have done quite a few (including two others in Mexico City that same weekend.) I'm not saying it was horrible or upsetting, it was just well below the industry standard for this type of meal, and below what we expected for the price. It was a Saturday night and tables were filled. Service might be better on a slower night.
Had higher expectations after reading about the restaurant and chef. Totally underwhelmed with the food, some menu items fairly tasteless.
We greatly enjoyed the experience at Pehua-fantastic food and a fun way to try different dishes with the tasting menu. Recommend highly (but don’t do the drink accompaniments-better to buy a bottle of wine). Fantastic service.
I made and confirmed an addition to the reservation an hour before reaching the restaurant. Upon arrival I had to wait 30 min to get seated. Once seated I was told that I had to order the tasting menu because the chef wanted us to. Chef agreed to serve us of the a la cart menu. Understandably some items were no longer available. But nonetheless the food was delicious, scrumptious, and true to the ingredients used to cook. Thank you chef!
Excellent Mexican gourmet food. Tasteful dishes. Maybe a little bit more of training is required for their novice employees.
Food was enjoyable, but service was really slow and sloppy. Overall, it is a nice and creative sample of Mexican contemporary, with a great selection of local drinks.
Good food shame service
This is the 2nd best restaurant in Mexico City, just behind Quintonil. It is lightyears better than Pujol, and a fraction of the price.
I cannot even express how utterly gorgeous and flavorful the cuisine is here, and yet hardly anyone knows about it yet. This is probably one of the world's best restaurants right now; go before it is discovered and it becomes impossible to get in!