El Hidalguense

Top 1% of restaurants in Mexico City
7 / 10

5 expert reviews

“Slow-cooked over aged oak wood in an underground pit, the Hidalgo-style barbacoa at this family-run eatery is off-the-charts delectable.”

– Lonely Planet

Fodor's Fodor's
"This restaurant has been serving Hidalgo-style barbacoa to grateful Mexico City residents for over 15 years." Full review
An order of barbacoa comes with everything you need to make tacos you'll remember for days; be sure to order the consommé, flavored with meat drippings, chili, and lime, and wash it all down with a glass of pulque (the freshly fermented sap from the heart of one type of agave plant).
Tasting Table Tasting Table
"Like all good BBQ restaurants, you can order by weight here, then fashion tacos with all of the fixings from the meltingly rich meat." Full review
The Infatuation The Infatuation
"El Hidalguense is only open three days a week (Friday-Sunday), but come to this massive Roma Sur restaurant any time during those hours and expect to walk into the biggest party in the neighborhood." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"Tell us about your first impressions when you arrived. This two-story, classic barbacoa spot is named after Hidalgo, the state where mutton is pit-roasted for barbacoa. It's only open..." Full review