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Cantina del Bosque

Cantina del Bosque is all about surprises. Its location, tucked away off Bicentenario, keeps it hidden. Not to mention that its traditional cantina setup—white table cloths on some tables, a well-stocked bar, mariachis making the rounds—may feel more kitschy than somewhere that’s a real hot spot. But you can’t judge Cantina del Bosque by its 1937 cover. The service is cordial, attentive, and never pushy. Unlike most cantinas, del Bosque includes a detailed wine list in addition to mezcal, beer, and bourbon options. But the real winner is the seafood on the menu, perfect for a long meal with friends. The sea salt-baked fish is deboned tableside, which makes for great entertainment, especially when dining with a group for dinner. Giant shrimp, shells still on, grilled in a rich mix of butter and garlic is another must-try. And make sure to save room for the traditional chocolate mousse for dessert.

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