Alelí opened its doors just over three months ago and is already making noise. After a tour of the best cuisines in the world, chef Oswaldo Oliva returned to Mexico to create an honest, unpretentious menu without limits and loaded with eclectic influence.
Both Oswaldo and his team, whom he does not hesitate to credit, continually convey a youthful passion when discussing their menu and their ingredients. However, every careful detail in their dishes and in their decor is an expression of their dedication and precise execution.
Alelí’s breakfast menu offers options for both sweet and salty palates. Its selection of basics, such as artisan bread with ham or pear pancakes, manages to satisfy the most primal cravings without being too extensive. White pudding brings notes of traditional Scottish cuisine and their sausage is accompanied by organic egg, lettuce, a brown sauce with spices and bread. You won’t want to share it! For a more Mexican option, try the sun-dried meat cooked in a frying pan with two eggs, red sauce, and home-style chips. For dessert, the Choco Foam is Mexican chocolate in coconut milk lightly thickened with a Marie biscuit. Their take on a famous cheesecake is both fresh and creamy and breaks any stereotypes regarding the dessert. As you can see, Oswaldo and his team manage to impress the diner with products that are not luxurious but are of the highest quality.
At midday, Alelí offers a very good selection of reasonably priced wines and homemade beers. Use this as the perfect transition from your breakfast into lunch!
Monday – Friday Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Lunch: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Text and Photos: Livia Arroyo Cella