Editorial actualizado 2019:

September Flavors: Chiles en Nogada


A recipe more than 200 years old… the story goes that to celebrate the independence of México from Spain, and the saint of one of the key personalities of this event (August 28, Saint Augustine), the Augustine nuns from the Santa Mónica convent in Puebla decided to create a dish with the colors of the “Trigarante” army to present to Agustín de Iturbide. The army flag colors were green, white and red, which were captured with products of the season, including chiles and parsley, nogada (walnut sauce), and pomegranate. The dish consists of a chile poblano stuffed with minced pork and beef, with seasonal fruits, tomato, onions, almonds, nuts, pine nuts, etc. and covered with a sauce of walnuts, sherry and cheese; and topped off with pomegranate seeds and parsley. Get your appetite ready to enjoy this delicious dish!

Casa de Piedra at Hacienda Xcanatun

From the middle of August to the end of September, Hacienda Xcanatún will offer their traditional “Chiles en Nogada” made with the original recipe of the nuns of Santa Mónica, with their special touch…one of which is that they bring the walnuts from Mexico City to guarantee the delicious flavor of the “nogada sauce.”

Hacienda Xcanatún
Km. 12 Mérida – Progreso
Tel. (999) 941 0213
Monday – Saturday: 8 am – 11:30 am and 1 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 11:30 am and 1 pm – 9 pm

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This exquisite corner of Oaxaca in Mérida celebrates our country’s independence with the original “Chiles en Nogada” recipe, with the special touch of Chef Sara Arnaud. Taking great care with the subtlety of all the ingredients, we are sure this dish will be as beautiful as it will be delicious.

Calle 60 x 55, Parque Santa Lucía, Centro
Tel. (999) 923 1979
Monday – Saturday: 1 pm – 12 am
Sunday: 2 pm – 11 pm

El Apapacho

During the month of September, come try their patriotic menu that will include “Chiles en Nogada,” with both the traditional recipe and also a vegetarian version; yes, you read it correctly, instead of meat they will have minced soy, an excellent option for vegetarians. Ask about the other specialties they will have during the independence festivities.

Calle 62 #354 x 41 y 43, Centro
Tel. (999) 923 1385
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 10 pm

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Los Platos Rotos de Frida

Their house specialty! You can enjoy it in Mérida at any time of the year: so when you want to try “Chiles en Nogada” off-season, Los Platos Rotos de Frida is the place to go. It’s the only restaurant in town that offers this delicious dish year-round. The beautiful terrace and interior dining areas are filled with Frida art and memorabilia. They also have an extensive Mexican food menu.

Calle 61 #526-A x 66 y 66-A, Centro
Tel. (999) 928 2311
Monday – Saturday: 8 am – 10 pm
(Chiles en Nogada only from 5 pm – 10 pm)

Coyote Maya

Coyote Maya joins the independence celebrations by offering the traditional “Chiles en Nogada” recipe. You will be able to enjoy them from September 1 – 30, so if you are walking around downtown Mérida and feeling hungry, don’t forget to go and try this delicious specialty; the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining on their beautiful colonial terrace.

Calle 60 #501 x 57 y 59, Centro
Tel. (999) 924 1779
FB: Coyote Maya
Every day: 1 pm – 3 am


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