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Tlako Mexican Food, Zurich

My personal highlight: Being caught by the passion of Manager Christian explaining me the real concept & lifestyle of Mexican Food @ Tlako served in the unique ambience inspired by the Mexican Architect Luis Barragán Morfín

How many real authentic Mexican restaurants do you know in Zurich?

And how do they look like in the interior? I think the concept at Tlako is distinguished in its kind. You will need to convince yourself. Lovefoodish has the aim to give you a little help with this foodblog story.

Tlako is located at Zurich West, close to Toni areal tram station. It offers authentic Mexican food with a fast casual concept. This means, you choose out of traditional and contemporary Mexican recipes from every corner of the country. Now comes the unique part: You enjoy all dishes lingering in the beautiful Barragán ambience. The straight lines and open spaces embrace plenty of sunlight in the room. This makes the stay here relaxing and very enjoyable. If you are in a hurry you can order delicious street food to take away.

The menu at Tlako

Christian introduces me to a menu that contains dishes completely forgotten among real Mexican food culture. They create dishes like a Tampiqueña (Tender Swiss beef top side served with guacamole, beans, rice and one mole enchilada filled with tender chicken). This food used to give the extra power to the worker back in time in Mexico after a long day outside.
My absolute favorite is the tortilla soup. The stock is home made with delicious chicken broth. Chef Urs Koller and his staff are gentle souls that share their passion for food in every detail. When the staff selected the menu for me I immediately felt that they would only suggest plates they love to eat themselves, too!
Further to recommend the Al Pastor tortillas, they come with 150g marinated Swiss pork roasted with pineapple. The pineapple gives a really fresh taste. The pork is super tender and prepared sous vides. For dessert you should not miss the Corn cake with blueberries. Fingerlicking!
Coming to Tlako is like going to see some friends. The hospitality is heartwarming.

Good Food, Architecture, Design & Social Responsibility –  This is Tlako

The mission of Tlako is to bring the very best from Mexico. That is why beside food you find this wonderfully designed ambience inspired by a living concept of the architect Luis Barragán Morfín (1902-1988). Barragán is famous for its methods by which he could create what he called an “emotional architecture“. The buildings he produced show the typical clean lines of the Modernist movement. Christian and his family used to live in a casa Barragán. This was motivation enough to bring this emotional architecture to the new restaurant in Zurich. Beside this very personal story I love the fact that Tlako offers different social responsible products as coffee from Talquián – here works a community at the bottom of the Tacaná Volcano in Chiapas. The super cute hand made terracotta mugs or hand made wares that keep tortillas warm. Tlako knows all Mexican producers personally, you can buy several items at the restaurant, too.
And now I suggest: hopp on your bike or take the tram to Zurich West. Enjoy real emotional, delicious Mexican Food!
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Fork & Bottle Restaurant

Fork & Bottle

My personal highlight: Fingerlick’n crispy chicken wings deep fried in duck fat and fries fried 3 times!

Farm to table in Zurich country setting style

Fork & Bottle is spoiling our city since a while with their menu. It’s located a bit out of the city centre but easy to reach by car or bus. By bus get out at Brunau walk 2 minutes to Allmendstrasse 20.

If you love craft beer, great pieces of meat or a generous brunch you are right here. Choose from over 80 different craft beers, some are local, too. My heart beats for an Italian beer called Tipolis brewed from Birrifcio Italiano.

Meat and dessert lover

Try the 10 Hour House Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs with hand cut fries. Need a sugar love bomb and adrenalin boost? Go for the Chocolate Brownie Sundae. It’s a home made Daim ice cream with chocolate ganache and some exotic pieces of pistachio, on top a marshmallow fluff. Very sophisticated and worth every spoon. Come hungry or just share dishes, portions are American Style!

The food is prepared fresh, ingredients mainly from local farmers and suppliers.

The atmosphere at F&B is cozy, nice light and ambience due to the great space. Its open space invites to stay and have good conversations, it’s never too loud. Their beer garden is the biggest in town I guess, so absolutely inviting during nice summer days. The staff is lovely and happy to explain you the whole menu.

Try it, you will be satisfied.

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Grain Craft food & Beer

grain Zurich

My personal highlight: The seasonal craft beer selection and the bieramisu that gives a special note to the dessert

Craft food and craft beer experience in Zurich

Every course is paired expertly with a selected craft beer. That is why it is called the “Grain craft experience”.

At Grain’s you find a great selection of craft beers. Choose the local brewer Bachweg from Zug or an international brand as the Grimbergen Blanche from Belgium. Try some clear fruity craft beers, dark aromatized ones with vanilla or special saisonal ones where you taste roasted pumpkin.

The food is super tasty, Chef Patrick Leuenberger brings you to an other level of food experience. He uses different techniques as sous vides for example to prepare an tender chicken breast. Craft beer is used for food preparation, too, this to give a special note to every course. The team is happy to spoil you with a real craft experience.

Check it out, it’s at Zürichbergstrasse 71, just behind the tram stop Kirche Fluntern. Explore the very cozy and warm ambience in a bar setup. For a more romantic ambience choose the elegant dining area and try a complete menu.

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