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Rosetta: Mexico City’s Most Beautiful Restaurant?

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Rosetta: Mexico City’s Most Beautiful Restaurant?

February 19, 2020

Spotted on our designer friend Victoria Kirk‘s Instagram: Rosetta in Mexico City, the prettiest restaurant we’ve seen in a while. Owner Elena Reygadas studied in New York and London before returning home to open Rosetta in 2010; since then, she’s been named Latin America’s Best Female Chef (in 2014), earned a place on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and—the ultimate accolade—Alice Waters blurbed her new cookbook.

“The restaurant is in a beautiful old colonial building,” Victoria says, “and the interiors are enchanting. You really feel the feminine touch; the walls are covered in floral frescoes and there are plants everywhere, draped from the ceiling or tucked in corners. It’s all about foliage. The cuisine is an interesting fusion of Italian and Mexican and the design is a mix of eclectic elements. It all works somehow.”

Join us for a tour.

Photography via Rosetta.

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Above: The restaurant is located in a colonial-era mansion in Mexico City’s Colonia Roma district (Vogue calls the area “the Williamsburg of Mexico City”).
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Above: The greenery-filled dining rooms have floral frescos, classic Thonet coat racks, and tables dressed in simple white linens.
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Above: One of Victoria’s dining companions remarked that the interiors have a “French colonial vibe similar to New Orleans.”
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Above: Flower arranging.
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Above: The dining rooms are furnished with antiques from the city’s Lagunilla flea market.
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Above: The third floor dining room has oversized canvases depicting floral closeups.
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Above: A sunlit dining corner.
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Above: In her recently published debut cookbook, Reygadas “shares a selection of her recipes from both the present and the past as well as reflections on the social and environmental impact of industrialized food and the history of little-known Mexican ingredients.” Rosetta can be ordered on the restaurant’s website, and in English at Kitchen Arts and Letters and Bomb Dia Books.

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