Thursday, May 25, 2023

Panio Introduces Ticuchi

Say hello to Katrina Arellano from Ticuchi in Mexico City.

Renowned Mexican chef, Enrique Olvera, is behind this restaurant/bar and Katrina Arellano was my starting point to discover some of the secrets of this restaurant…and there are many. Located in the old Pujol space, the draw is definitely the food with a vegetarian focus; corn being the star.  

Mexico's jalapeño-infused version of ceviche, this dish, Aguachile de Coco con Pina Tatemada, was one of the best we’ve had all year. It was made with two simple ingredients: pineapple and coconut. The flavors woke up our palates; another great dish we’ll travel for.

The lunch at Hortus, Panio’s new restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, was also sponsored by Campari and Paladar and took us through some of the magical corners of Oaxaca. With pairing cocktails, there was a tostada with grasshoppers, a memelita with green mole, black mole with fried plantains and a Tres Leches cake. The finishing cocktail was a Red Dragon x Hortus  with Casa Dragones Blanco.

We loved everything about this meal… especially the company.


Petrarca 254

Polanco, Polanco V Secc, Miguel Hidalgo

11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Hours: Daily 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Closed Sunday

Phone55 2589 4363



Portal de Guadalupe 12, Centro

8:00 AM – when the last customer leaves.

Last seating for dinner: 9:00 PM.

Executive Chef: Omar Henriquez