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WHO
Expendio de Maíz comes into life completing the duo Parnita / Páramo, located right next door. One of the best and most immersive rural food places in town that Jesús Salas Tornés and Paulino Martínez (owner, partners at Parnita and Páramo) have been working on while travelling all over Mexico. Expendio is clearly an unprecedented experiment composed of an impressive open kitchen, also a “fonda” and a meeting place where you can learn all about the origin of corn. Chef Ana Dolores will just ask you how hungry you are to start the experience!

FOOD
You’ve heard: there is no menu, they just serve you round of food until you are full and rotate their options weekly. You just let them know what you eat or don’t and they will make some lovely dishes for you with whatever is fresh and available.
Everything is made with corn accompanied with 2 or 3 different sauces.
For Breakfast:
Before serving you, they offer you a piggy corn quesadilla with cheese on it.
-“Taco of Picadita de Longaniza” (Longaniza is a Spanish sausage similar to a chorizo) garnished with avocado slices, quesito (soft, white cheese) and a three tomatoes sauce (green, red and yellow). Creamy and exquisite! – $85
-”Taco of Hoja Santa” (Mexican Pepperleaf, an aromatic herb), the star of Expendio that was made by pure mistake! It is basically a corn taco with served with corn, cheese from Guerrero, hola Santa and squash blossom. – $65

DRINKS
Non-alcoholic options such as fresh watermelon drink, cafe de la olla (a traditional Mexican coffee beverage made with coffee, cinnamon and piloncillo) or a green tea kombucha.
You can also find beer!

DECOR
After several trips with Jesus and Paulino, famous architect, Ludwig Godefroy designed this full open space / kitchen (great for a curious mind) where he gets inspired by the pre-hispanic Mexican culture and above all, the kitchens. Everything is made with volcanic stones. They bought the pans from Oaxaca´s families and all the ingredients used for the stews are exposed to the guest adding up some warmness to the experience. The decor will make you take a real trip to the Mexican legacy.

NOISE
Very calm during morning and more noisy and crowdy during lunch due to the big Parnita´s terrasse.

SEATING
Two commutable tables which give you the opportunity to meet new people. Seating is cozy and close, get confortable with your table partners!

VIBE
Very friendly, informal and warm atmosphere. Surrounded by authentic Mexican food, design (materials), Roma vibe and at the same time, by guest from all around the world.

RESTROOMS
Parnita´s restrooms, obviously!

SERVICE
Friendly and knowledgeable, the team is part of the experience. The waiter will guide you through each dish preparation. I had a great conversation with mine about the cheese production and fresh ingredients used in each seasonal plate.

WOULD RECOMMEND
Unmissable! Outstanding, fresh, tasty food, a great concept, a beautiful place, all run by a lovely team. And at a super fair price. What else could you ask? You will just look forward to going back to this place! Bring cash.

WHO
Expendio de Maíz comes into life completing the duo Parnita / Páramo, located right next door. One of the best and most immersive rural food places in town that Jesús Salas Tornés and Paulino Martínez (owner, partners at Parnita and Páramo) have been working on while travelling all over Mexico. Expendio is clearly an unprecedented experiment composed of an impressive open kitchen, also a “fonda” and a meeting place where you can learn all about the origin of corn. Chef Ana Dolores will just ask you how hungry you are to start the experience!

FOOD
You’ve heard: there is no menu, they just serve you round of food until you are full and rotate their options weekly. You just let them know what you eat or don’t and they will make some lovely dishes for you with whatever is fresh and available.
Everything is made with corn accompanied with 2 or 3 different sauces.
For Breakfast:
Before serving you, they offer you a piggy corn quesadilla with cheese on it.
-“Taco of Picadita de Longaniza” (Longaniza is a Spanish sausage similar to a chorizo) garnished with avocado slices, quesito (soft, white cheese) and a three tomatoes sauce (green, red and yellow). Creamy and exquisite! – $85
-”Taco of Hoja Santa” (Mexican Pepperleaf, an aromatic herb), the star of Expendio that was made by pure mistake! It is basically a corn taco with served with corn, cheese from Guerrero, hola Santa and squash blossom. – $65

DRINKS
Non-alcoholic options such as fresh watermelon drink, cafe de la olla (a traditional Mexican coffee beverage made with coffee, cinnamon and piloncillo) or a green tea kombucha.
You can also find beer!

DECOR
After several trips with Jesus and Paulino, famous architect, Ludwig Godefroy designed this full open space / kitchen (great for a curious mind) where he gets inspired by the pre-hispanic Mexican culture and above all, the kitchens. Everything is made with volcanic stones. They bought the pans from Oaxaca´s families and all the ingredients used for the stews are exposed to the guest adding up some warmness to the experience. The decor will make you take a real trip to the Mexican legacy.

NOISE
Very calm during morning and more noisy and crowdy during lunch due to the big Parnita´s terrasse.

SEATING
Two commutable tables which give you the opportunity to meet new people. Seating is cozy and close, get confortable with your table partners!

VIBE
Very friendly, informal and warm atmosphere. Surrounded by authentic Mexican food, design (materials), Roma vibe and at the same time, by guest from all around the world.

RESTROOMS
Parnita´s restrooms, obviously!

SERVICE
Friendly and knowledgeable, the team is part of the experience. The waiter will guide you through each dish preparation. I had a great conversation with mine about the cheese production and fresh ingredients used in each seasonal plate.

WOULD RECOMMEND
Unmissable! Outstanding, fresh, tasty food, a great concept, a beautiful place, all run by a lovely team. And at a super fair price. What else could you ask? You will just look forward to going back to this place! Bring cash.

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