Macelleria occupies the space of the former restaurant Travazares, at Orizaba #127, Roma Norte. It's easy to find, a couple of blocks south of Av. Álvaro Obregón and still a block north of Plaza Luis Cabrera (think fountains). If you are familiar with Parrilla y Canilla in Morelia , you may feel at home at Macelleria, although the vibe is much more casual and the prices somewhat lower at the latter.
While the dominant theme at Macelleria is Italian, the name means "carnicería" in Italian, and grilled meat cuts are among its specialties, other than pastas and pizzas. (I was going to write"wood-fired oven", but I'm not certain of that. In one photo I can see a domed oven, but I don't know if it's wood fired.)
During the week, they offer a nicely balanced menú del día for $140 pesos, including a refresco or limonada. There's an option of a glass of house wine for $40 pesos. We chose to order a la carte.
Our waitress brought us hot bruschetta and a small bowl of sweet potato and beet chips, made on the premises. They were surprisingly addictive. There was also a dish of spiced butter in a pool of olive oil to dab on a plump round of warm bread.
Doña Cuevas selected a Trío de Brochetas, which combined shrimp, arrachera and chicken on three generous skewers, and a salad of beet, arugula, avocado, goat cheese and candied walnuts.
I had a Ribeye steak. We are often hungry for good beef, so this was my first opportunity in a while. It was not too thick a cut, but it was well seasoned with cracked black pepper and nicely cooked. The steak came with a cup of fresh cut and seasoned Papas Francesas.
|Steak Frites, spicy sauce|
|Pastel Tres Leches.|
Ambience: Recycled cool, relaxed
La Cuenta: CLICK
Location: Calle Orizaba # 127, Colonia Roma Norte, México, D.F.
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