Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Lalo | Mexico City

Our in-the-know food guides at Club Tengo Hambre raved about Lalo's brunch; I am so grateful we took them up on this recommend! Situated on a lovely street in the boho chic neighborhood of Roma Norte, the charming, airy space with it's colorful cartoon walls and sprawling communal butcher block table serves up tremendous food. It's a perfect neighborhood spot for ladies who brunch! (Poor Bob was sick and had to sit this one out.We decided to stick with classic breakfast cocktails - mimosas and well made bloody marys all around, and we ordered four dishes to share.

Brunch began with a passed basket of fresh baked-in-house bread and pastries, the banana bread was out of this world good. A simple but elegant plate of prosciutto y melon nicely punctuates the dishes to come. The Huevos con escamoles 🍳🐜 - which are scrambled eggs with ant larve was a must order per Mariana and Jason at CTH. As they kept raving on about it, I'm thinking this dish has something of a cult following among DFs food community. Consumed since the age of the Aztecs, escamole (among other insects) are a staple in Mexican cuisine. The girls and I can vouch for their texture and taste, these are smooth, buttery, slightly nutty bites, and they are especially delicious when folded into soft scrambled eggs topped with heaps of avocado, red onion, cilantro and cheese! A fantastic chorizo + sweet potato frittata with a black bean sauce rounds out the shareable savory plates, and thick cut, fluffy french toast topped with berry compote and a quinelle of whipped cream for dessert turns out to be another must order. 

Calle Zacatecas 173, 
Roma, Cuauhtémoc 
06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico


  1. This place looks so fun, vibrant and delicious! Though I must admit, the idea of eating bugs makes my skin crawl. You are a brave food tourist!

  2. mmm i want all those savory plates! love their neon sign too!

  3. I seriously love how colorful everything in your Mexico City posts has been! not sure about the bugs though. . . you ARE brave!