So before you start reading, know that this was one of Dan and my favorite meals in Mexico City!, and we totally stumbled into having dinner here! I found Broka Bistrot on a travel website (I think Afar…) and I boked a table solely based on the beautiful pictures of Broka Bistrot’s dining roo.. It didn’t hurt that it got good reviews or that it was open on Sunday… In any case, it turned out to be amazing AND, its soft crab shell tacos were better than the ones at Pujol (yep, that was true!!).
The pictures on Afar did not lie. Seriously, Broka Bistrot is such a beautiful restaurant! It would make a lovely venue for an event. While the front in quite unassuming, the dining room is set in a gorgeous open air courtyard, complete with lots of greenery and old school touches. I would describe it as a bit Parsian with some Mexican flair.
But enough with the interior, Broka Bistrot is an upscale, but not expensive, restaurant in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City. The menu is what I would describe as modern Mexican fusion, and its quite interesting!
We started our meal with some cocktails! I ordred the cocktail of the day, the Jefita. The Jefita was made with gin, strawberry puree, lemon, some champagne and possibly something else. It was really tast and very well prepared! If you are into cocktails, the bar tenders make very good cocktails here, taking a lot of time to prepare them. I wish we had tried some others!
As with many meals in Mexico, Broka Bistrot brought out complimentary bread with some delicious condiments – a maynoaisey/butter spread, a salsa spread, and olive oil with olives. I love a good spread, and these were tasty and pretty! They complimented our cocktails well.
For food, we started with shrimp dumplings, which were served in this fun dim sum thingy… I was so obsessed with the delivery of the dumplings, I forgot to take a picture of them…
Next up, we split ravioli. I usually never order pasta outside of Italy or New York, but this just sounded good. The ravioli was served in a tasty green sauce and was quite well prepared.
We rounded out our meal with one the best things we ate in all of Mexico City – soft shell crab tacos! These were served on wheat tortillas with avocado, cabbage, and a tasty spicy mayonaise. As I have said before, Dan and I both thought these were much better than his soft shell crab tacos at Pujol the day before (and those were very good). Our only regret was that we were so full by the time we ordered these! Definitely order the soft shell tacos if you visit! The plate came with 4 large tacos and was more than enough to share.
In sum, we throughly enjoyed our meal at Broka Bistrot. The interior of the restaurant was gorgeous and totally Instagramable. The food was also very well prepared and reasonably priced. If you are in Mexico City, I recommend making a reservation on Open Table and checking out this gem in Roma Norte.
STEAL OUR TRIP
Broka Bistrot: 126, Zacatecas, Roma Nte., 06700 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico. Open Monday – Wednesday 14:00 – 0:00, Thursday – Saturday 14:00 – 1:00, and Sunday 11:00 – 17:00. Reservations recommend and can be made through Open Table.
ON A BUDGET
While Broka Bistrot is not an expensive restaurant, for more budget friendly options, check out the below restaurants:
El Morro: A churro restaurant! Numerous locations throughout Mexico City. We visited the one inside the Rome Market, Querétaro 225, Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City. Open 9 – 21h daily.
Panaderia Rosetta: The famous bakery in Mexico City. Colima 179, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico. Open 7h – 21h daily, except Sunday, open 7h3 – 18h.
El Vilsito: Universidad at the corner of Petén. Delicious, delicous tacos in the Navarte neighborhood!