El Parnita comes from the word “partner” and was designed as a place to gather. Colleagues and friends come together in this unique space to eat, drink, and especially talk. Chances are you will see somebody you know, and if you don’t, you will end up meeting somebody new.
Nearly seven years ago, Betty and three of her children decided to change their careers and begin this social project. We met with Betty’s son Paulino who spoke fondly of his parents, his siblings, and the traditions that surround their family dinner table. El Parnita is the extension of this table and is driven by the desire to share the experiences they have had there and the dishes they have eaten.
Their menu is 100% Mexican and offers recipes discovered in some of their multiple trips through the country as well as daring and classic tacos. Handmade tortillas are the common denominator of most dishes. The star taco is “The Traveler” made with loin and leg of pork with avocado and purple onion. The habanero sauce is especially rich and only for the brave! If you are sharing, you cannot miss the tlacoyos bathed in Jalisco sauce, a dish with a lot of personality. For vegetarians, options include the Carmelite taco or the Garbanzo Bertha taco. They also have several freshwater fish options that are worth trying and vary depending on what is seasonal.
This is a place crowded by Mexicans and loved by foreigners. It is perfect for eating rich homemade tacos with an air of sophistication. Details such as the luminaire and the tables stamped with lace tablecloths are examples of the space’s personal touches.
El Parnita has certainly made a name for itself in the city. At peak times it is advisable to make a reservation, especially from Thursday to Sunday. But don’t worry, the space has been expanded and will soon open a second floor for dinner and drinks.
Phone: +52 55 5264 7551
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Text: Livia Arroyo
Photos: Guénola Bally