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El Rey del Pavo


Centro Historico

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The founders of this 110-year-old Centro Histórico restaurant firmly believed that turkey shouldn’t just be a holiday dish. So if you’re into turkey, this is your place. And if you’re not, El Rey del Pavo might change your mind. The simple turkey tortas with avocado are the best thing on the menu at this casual spot near the Museo del Templo Mayor, though their torta de bacalao a la vizcaína is a close second. That sandwich was also inspired by the holidays: bacalao, or salted and preserved cod, prepared with olives, capers, and olive oil, is traditionally eaten around Christmas. 

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