July 26, 2011

Chiles en Nogada

My friend Pepe  took this photo at El Sombrero.
July in Puebla is wonderful. Why?  Not only is it nice and cool with afternoon rain, it's also chile en nogada season.  I seldom eat them in restaurants anymore since I know a lady who makes delicious ones for 65 pesos each and in the restaurants they cost anywhere from 100 pesos and up.  Usually we order from her at least twice from July to September.  This year we have only had them once, on my husbands birthday.  He keeps telling me to order more! 

So, if you happen to be near Puebla between now and early September, you should come try them.  Whenever I ask anyone about where the best ones are, I always get lots of different answers.  I can say that you shouldn't eat them at Vips or Mi Viejo Pueblito or any kind of chain restaurant. I have also heard that El Sombrero and Meson Sacristia de la Compañia are very good (and also very expensive).  If you plan to stop by, let me know and I'll come have one with you.


  1. I love Chiles en Nogada and have wanted to make them all summer, but I can't find any pomegranates. :( You can't have chiles en nogada without pomegranates. :P

    These look so delicious. I could swim in that sauce. :)

  2. I tried to like chiles en nogada, but I just couldn't. Although I didn't originally like mole poblano either. Regardless, your post made me homesick for Puebla. Must visit soon!

  3. Oh Leslie, I hope you can find them soon...my neighbor has a tree of some and they fall over the wall into our yard! I guess that doesn't really help though. :)

    Katie, It took me a few years to like them....same with mole.