Next stop, Mexico City, and to the restaurant Romita Comedor, in the La Roma neighbourhood. Romita describes itself as being modelled on a train station having both a vintage and a modern look, and nowhere is that more evident that in the external architecture, with a bottom half from colonial times, and a glass-fronted top portion very much the new floor on the block.
Inside though, the upper level has a different character. The glass disappears (it would do, being transparent) leaving the skeletal metal frame, which coupled with the plants creeping out from the walls and the vintage wood and tiles gives the place a nicely ruined sort of feel, as though Romita has been rediscovered after decades forgotten in a jungle somewhere. There’s nothing ruined about the finish at Romita – everything is spick and span and the restaurant’s branding makes for an interesting wallpaper pattern behind the loft bar. Food-wise Romita serves Mexican dishes with a traditional flavour, with the Taco del Rio highly recommended for seafood lovers.