|Chai Cafe seen across the Acueducto|
Today's restaurant is Chai Cafe
. It's conveniently situated on Avenida Acueducto, with easy access to the valet tended parking lot. Chai Cafe is designed for the hip, newer generation of young Mexicans. It's one unit of a chain with restaurants in other cities, notably in Mexico City.
There are hostesses to help guide you to a table, and soft, comfy, cushioned seats. The menu is long and detailed, with plenty of choice, although a long list of dishes is not necessarily a good sign. We did not lack for attention from at least three individual waitstaff. The decor is "casual contemporary"
|Cheerful waiters and cheerful decor|
We'd just returned from an outing to a distant suburb and were ready for breakfast. We began with a small basket of fairly good breads and tall glasses of orange and tangerine juices.
It was tough to decide what to have from the extensive menu. I finally chose Enmoladas
and Sra. Cuevas Enfrijoladas
. (Think of enchiladas
, the first dipped in mole sauce and the second in bean puree .)
|Enmoladas at Chai Café|
Pretty good, except that the tortillas for the enmoladas were somewhat tough and dry.
(The best enmoladas we have had were at El Gorgeo de Las Aves, in Ziracuaretiro. Running a distant, but still good second are those at Fonda Mamá Lupe, in Pátzcuaro.)
|Enmoladas El Gorgeo|
But we were reasonably satisfied with our breakfast, although nothing about it was especially distinctive.
Ambience: comfortable modern
Rest rooms: Very good
Parking: easy access, valet service.
Location: see map.
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