By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor
Mexico City’s freshest and tastiest seafood, many say. Contramar is known to be the city’s most buzzing spot for locals and foreigners alike. There’s no trip to Mexico City and no weekend well spent without lunch at Contramar.
Cramped wooden chairs and small tables with white tablecloths, woven lamps, blue painted murals, a daily inspirational quote written in large font on the wall, and fast-moving waiters that have been working at the restaurant for over a decade make up the ambiance.
Gabriela Cámara, owner and founder of Contramar, had a very clear vision from the start: honest and fresh food made from the best product, outstanding service, and a great vibe that would provoke sobremesa. Andrés Barragán, chef of Contramar, met Gabriela at the very beginning, almost 20 years ago. Andrés, originally from Puebla, developed his cooking skills with Gaby and continued to improve them on his own. Tuna tostadas, fresh clam ceviche, pescado a la talla and the tuna carnitas are some favorites.
Contramar’s tuna carnitas are made using the fatty part of the tuna, which is chopped then fried until crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. After frying, the meat is served with chunky guacamole, refried beans and fresh tortillas made with heirloom corn from Tepoztlan. For dessert, waiters will be dancing around with large trays filled with sweets ranging from fresh chocolate cake to mountains of fresh merengue with whipped cream and strawberries.
Contramar just turned 20 and things just keep getting better for everyone.
Contramar, Calle de Durango 200, Roma Norte, CDMX
Riquisimo Contramar! Iria a CDMX de nuevo solo por visitar ahi y comer tan rico como comi ahi. Y no se diga el buen trato de los meseros, una experiencia muy agradable!!
yvonne E edwards
How you you doing.? Thanks for reaching out to me in St. Kitts
I watched your fiesta show yesterday
after church, the lasagna you make can I please get the recipe
I would like to make it for my mom 97th birthday next Wednesday
I’m having a few friends over
Also I’m not sure if it’s pork where you cook it then shredded it and put in back
in the sauce, and the salad with the grill shrimp. I’ll be very happy.
Once you made the shrimp cocktail for your husband birthday, can I also get
That recipe. I’m still in St Kitts I was surprised yesterday I saw you on Create here
Love you Pati cheers. This choice will knock their socks off.
Oh I hope you had an amazing birthday for your mom, Yvonne! Here’s the lasagna recipe: https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/veggie-loaded-mexican-lasagna/
This was one of the best lunches I’ve ever had! My husband and I had so much food, we didn’t have dinner. I only wish I had a recipe for their Mexican chocolate cake that I had for dessert!!!
So happy to hear this, Steve!
looks like a great place to visit
Oh it’s amazing…I hope you get to go there soon, Margo.
Lidia Guzmán firstname.lastname@example.org
Since I’m living in Mexico, I’ll visit Contramar soon. Do you have a recipe for pescado a la talla? I’d love to make it.
Thank you for your very good recipes. Licia
Oh I don’t have a recipe for pescado a la talla yet…but I’ll try to work on one, Lidia.
Oh gosh we went there last year for lunch. It was so, so very good. We had the tuna tostadas, and the snapper a La Talla. You can’t go Mexico City without going there.
Oh I agree, Joseph!
Que delicia, se nos hace agua la boca al ver estos manjares de los cuales no podemos disfrutar en este país
I don’t do social media but I would love to know how to access your schedule for your TV cooking shows.
Oh here you go, Katherine: http://www.tracmedia.com/LOL/PatisMexicanTable2/ Enjoy the episodes.
My family and friends just love your show, it bring us new and exciting recipes some first time ideas we can try at home, you bring us the real Mexican food, we thank you and hope your with us for many years to come, Good Luck on your tv show which we never miss but we record just to make sure we don’t miss your wonderful show, and your family are just wonderful it adds a little bit more to your show. Gracias
Thank you very much, Alfred. And say hi to all of your friends and family for me.