The Place: Frutos Prohibidos: The Upscale Health Food Option!
The Experience: Frutos Prohibidos is an established clean cut chain of health food restaurants which almost seems out of place in Mexico City and more appropriate for London or New York, attracting a posh crowd that tend to bring along their pure breed dogs for breakfast and lunch.
All of the locations seem to be made out of the same cookie-cutter mold with the same white and wood floor store layout, digital system that assigns you a number when you pay and order your food at the register … but it must be said the prices are decent and most of the sandwiches and smoothies are tasty with decent portions.
I enjoyed the Monroe smoothie with cacao and the turkey sandwich was quite nice … the salads however sometimes leave something to be desired. An OK option for a quick healthy bite if you are around one of their locations.
The Location Gringo G went to: Avenida Amsterdam 244B, corner with Calle Michoacán (on the eastern side of the Amsterdam Loop), Colonia Hipódromo Condesa, DF.
Neat Fruit and Veggie Display
The Anatomy of Sin - A Little Overdone for my Taste
Get a Number!
The Specials: The sandwiches and smoothies are all pretty decent!
Savage Turkey Wrap ... Very Nice!
Nice Little Fruit Cup
Coco Chanel - Delicous Cocoa Concoction
Tips: The portions are not huge so if you are really hungry maybe you should look for another option.
Price Point: $$
$: Takeout or fast food $$: Casual sit-down $$$: Formal sit-down $$$$: La Crème de La Crème
Website: http://www.frutosprohibidos.com/ (Other locations can be found here)
Contact: Phone: +52 55 5264 5808
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