• Quintonil

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant offering a 10-course tasting menu in either vegetarian or vegan formats. Open Mon-Sat 12:30pm-12:00am. Closed Sun.

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2 Reviews

First Review by jay.callores


Points +2751

06 Jul 2022

Spectacularly good

Quintonil is not regarded as one of the top restaurants in Mexico for nothing. The food here is spectacular and at a surprisingly reasonable price for what it is (if you order a la carte).
Staff is very familiar with vegan and vegetarian diets and can adapt the tasting menu to be vegan friendly.
I preferred the a la carte options, which were more vegetarian than vegan friendly, but I was willing to eat dairy for the sake of this special meal--and it was so worth it. Every dish we had was delicious (including ones that contained insects--up for debate is that is vegan friendly or not), but the true starts were the mole dish (fully vegan) and their desserts.
We tried every dessert in the a la carte menu, but the guava mousse and ocosingo cheese flan deserve a shout out as some of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. They were so good that even fully stuffed we ordered seconds.
I can't say enough good things about Quintonil. It is more than worth the price. Everything from the cocktails to the desserts was amazing!

Pros: Delicious food, Great service, Desserts

Cons: Not very vegan friendly (more for vegetarians)



Points +3120

21 Sep 2021

One of the best meals I've had

Holy moly, Quintonil is probably one of the best meals I’ve had. And probably the most number of courses (at 12), so before I forget, here’s a quick rundown (wine pairings not pictured):

1. Cactus ceviche with beetroot
2. Corn chileatole, tubers, chayote squash with drumstick tree oil (whoa!)
3. Green “pipián” made with Thai Basil, sunflower seeds with blue corn tostadas
4. Quintonil (not an official course, we asked what the restaurant was named after)
5. Smoked heirloom tomatoes with charred avocado
6. Fermented wild mushrooms (whoa!!!)
7. Cauliflower, grilled kales, in kohlrabi dressing
8. Actopan style mole, organic veggies, with sourdough bread
9. Cactus sorbet
10. Rhubarb ice cream
11. Espresso (not an official course)
12. Mango colado with toasted rice and seaweed

Just one bite of the fermented wild mushroom would have made this meal worth it. The tender texture of the mushroom carried the light but burstful umami flavor of the dish. Easily one of the most thrilling bites I’e ever had.

The whole meal was a culinary adventure for the tongue, each with a distinct look and flavor, but cohesive from start to finish from the tart, lime notes of the cactus ceviche, to the smoky flavor of the charred avocado all the way to the sweet, herbal, earthy notes of the desserts.

Consistently named as one of the 50 best restaurants in the world, and by far one of the most vegan-friendly of the bunch, Quintonil is a not-to-be-missed experience.

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