During my stay at the lovely InterContinental Santa Fe Hotel in Mexico City which you can read about here, I had a chance to have two meals at The Palm Restaurant, dinner and breakfast. The Palm is a incredible steakhouse located on the third floor of the hotel. The restaurant is a landmark in the city and known for some impressive cuts of beef from around the world, including authentic Wagyu straight from Kagoshima, Japan!
Inside there is a luxurious dining room, spacious terrace, and beautiful bar. I was sure to choose one of the very comfortable booths for my eating extravaganza! From the moment I sat down, I was graciously served with very friendly and attentive service which lasted throughout the evening.
After long deliberation, I finally was able to choose tuna carpaccio and the crab cakes to get the meal started. Both were bursting with flavor but the crab cakes are a must try! Perfectly crispy on the outside, yet super moist on the inside.
I have lived in Japan over the years and have fallen in love with their Wagyu. However, once I leave Japan, it’s very hard to locate real Japanese Wagyu. This is why I am pleased to announce that The Palm restaurant has the real deal! For the main course, I ordered the Kagoshima New York Strip A5 along with the King crab legs. These both were absolutely amazing! Serious perfection. Biting into authentic Wagyu pulls the eater into a world super rich in flavor. The perfectly marbled fat means that every bite is like eating pure luxury. The fat spreads throughout the mouth, covering the taste buds, allowing us to reach beef nirvana! I accompanied these with sautéed mushrooms, French fries and a glass Malbec from Argentina. It was truly sad when the Wagyu and crab were finally gone!
For dessert, I ordered the key lime pie. The key lime pie came out with a beautiful presentation and a booming amount of flavor. It turned out to be a very good piece of pie! It was sweet for me but I think it matched American and Mexican level of sweetness perfectly.
I also need to mention that I went also for an a la carte breakfast at The Palm. This time I sat on the terrace which was very comfortable. I decided on the lobster omelette and the avocado toast! Just like at dinner the food and service were lovely. Very attentive!
Throughout both of the meals, the staff at The Palm Restaurant were absolutely phenomenal and always there when I needed them. The courteous service paired with the absolutely phenomenal food makes The Palm a restaurant that absolutely must be visited. If you looking for the best steak in Mexico City, look no further than The Palm Restaurant inside of the InterContinental Santa Fe Hotel in Mexico City!
Juan Salvador Agraz 97, Santa Fe, Contadero, Cuajimalpa de Morelos, 05348 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Phone: +52 55 1105 0190