Cocina Laura [Closed]

Eje 2 Oriente 517, Ciudad de México

Lunch date: Mexican boxer Jorge Lacierva, his father Jorge Senior, and his son, Alexis.

Migas La Güera

Toltecas 12, 06200 Ciudad de México

Bourdain had: michelada (from a nearby stall), migas (hambone broth prepared with garlic, onion, peppers, and epazote, thickened with stale bread and leftover tortillas).

Breakfast dates: Jorge Pedro Uribe Llamas, popular blogger on Mexico City society and author of El gran libro de la ciudad CDMX; Alfonso Hernández, renowned historian of Tepito’s underworld and director of the Centro de Estudios Tepiteños (Center for Tepito Studies).

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Máximo Bistrot Local

Tonalá 133, 06700 Ciudad de México
(+52) 55 5264 4291

Bourdain ate: abalone with chiles, lemon, and brown butter; confit of suckling pig, topped with grandma’s salsa and served on a tortilla.

Lunch date: migrant worker–turned–Máximo Bistrot chef Eduardo García.

Cantina El Danubio

Guadalupe Victoria, 62000 Cuernavaca, Morelos

Bourdain had: drinks.

Drinks date: Javier Sicilia, poet and activist against drug violence.

Central de Abastos Oaxaca

Juárez Maza, 68090 Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
(+52) 951 278 7315

Bourdain had: barbacoa tacos, consommé, tlayudas (perhaps best described as a Oaxacan pizza), Jarritos soda.

Lunch date: Casa Oaxaca chef and restaurateur Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo.

Restaurante Tlamanalli

Avenida Juárez 39, Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca
(+52) 951 524 4006

Bourdain had: mezcal; seguesa (mole-and-chicken dish); cow and pork brains cooked with chiles, tomatoes, and yerba santa.

Lunch date: Chef Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo, chef and restaurateur behind Restaurante Tlamanalli; Abigail Mendoza and her sisters.

Bourdain spoke to anticapitalist street artist Yescka at:

Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca – Espacio Zapata
Calle General Porfirio Díaz 505, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
(+52) 951 126 7110

Dinner with an investigative journalist

Bourdain has dinner in the private home of Anabel Hernández, investigative journalist and author of the groundbreaking exposé Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and their Godfathers