Lunch at Lardo, Mexico City

On Saturday I had the good fortune to stumble across Lardo, a leafy restaurant in Condesa, Mexico City. No sooner had I walked in than my partner exclaimed that he remembered reading a Monocle review on the elegant tapas restaurant and that we were in for a treat.

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Ladro restaurant from the outside

We sat at the copper rimmed bar as the tables were fully booked and ordered coffees whilst the menus were being printed. Yes, the menu changes every three days, so once the chefs see what is fresh and decide what to cook, the menus are drawn up and printed.

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Mocha coffee

We started with some of the beautiful house bread: fresh from the oven pitta with Moroccan spices, drizzled with olive oil. Noticing how much we enjoyed it, our kind waiter brought us a second basket.

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Rosmary water at Lardo, Mexico City

We then tucked into to an unusually light lasagna made with herbs and potatoes, and succulant lamb kababs that came in thick tortillas, washed down with a glass of white Macon-Villages 2014 and a beer. With regret we turned down desert, a slice of an off-the menu, foot-long mille feuille made with red fruits.

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Tapas at Lardo

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