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Salón Progreso – seafood in Mexico City

Apart from being very rainy, the past summer in Mexico City has been hot. Every day, from early morning up until the evening, the sun comes out and the heat makes you crave fresh and cool foods. One of the most obvious choices is seafood, which although not commonly considered a popular Mexican dish, is very high quality and abundant in the country.

Lately, every time I crave fresh seafood I think about Salón Progreso. I discovered this restaurant about a year ago, but in the last couple of months it’s become my favorite choice for a hot summer’s day, and I have found myself suggesting it to every person who will listen (and I always want to go with them). I will try to highlight the things that account for this current obsession:

1. Obviously, the food – they have a large variety of fish and seafood, from tuna, shrimp, oysters and octopus to a daily special that ranges from Pescado a la Sal (fish with a salt crust) to an Oyster and Clam Cebiche. I recommend the scallop Aguachile, the Cubos de Atún Cantinero (tuna cubes prepared with lime, chili and other sauces), and Taco de Pescado Ensenada (traditional Baja fish taco).

2. The placeSalón Progreso is located in Alvaro Obregon, the main street of Colonia Roma. The location is nice, there are many other restaurants around, lots of people walking about, and it is conveniently located a very short bike ride away from home. The restaurant itself is really nice as well, as it’s set up as a traditional cantina, with beautiful floors, simple tables, and a very nice terrace.

3. The drinks – Their range of everything, from domestic wines to mezcales, means there’s an option for everyone.

Make sure to make a reservation if you go during the weekend, and enjoy!

Salón Progreso
Av. Álvaro Obregón 120, Roma Norte, 06700 Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
Tel: 01 55 5564 1594





One Response to Salón Progreso – seafood in Mexico City

  1. Don Cuevas says:

    I saw a note on that Salon Progreso is closed. We were there in early January, 2015. Can you verify this closing?

    Gracias y Saludos,
    Don Cuevas


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