The Hot Dish

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Churros Con Chocolate Abuelita

04.24.2017

In Mexico, churros are a great sweet snack. Talavera’s churros are tossed with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon and a hint of smoky ancho chile. We serve them with a thick and creamy sauce made from chocolate "abuelita" topped with banana whipped cream and toasted, candied pecans. This sauce is perfect for dunking your crispy churros. One order won't be enough!

– Chef Oscar

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Key Lime Tequila Brulee

04.17.2017

Jaguar’s Key Lime Tequila Brulee has been a guest favorite since we opened in 2005. Gloria, our pastry chef, has perfected it over the years. The inside texture is as smooth as silk and packs an awesome key lime punch. The combination of the crunchy sugar crust and the hint of tequila taste like having a margarita for dessert.

– Chef Oscar

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Peacock’s Famous Cheeseburger

04.10.2017

We make our burgers by grinding short rib, sirloin and tenderloin, and to this mixture we add chopped shallots, salt and freshly ground black pepper. We broil each burger patty at 1,800 degrees so that the fat caramelizes on the outside, and the inside is moist and tender. We top it with Swiss cheese and place it on a brioche bun, add yellow and red tomatoes, red onion and lettuce. We like to keep it simple because as they say, simplicity is a sign of perfection!

– Lalo

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Fresh Tuna Sashimi Tostadas

04.03.2017

This dish has become very popular in the best seafood places in Mexico City. At Talavera we have come up with our own version and have added as a new item on our menu. We start with a corn tortilla tostada and spread a layer of guacamole over it. Then, we top it with fresh tuna sashimi that has been dipped in a smoky and spicy tamarind-chipotle sauce. We top it off with fried leeks and cilantro micro greens - amazing new flavors!

– Lalo

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Tiradito Nikkei

03.27.2017

Jaguar’s Tiradito Nikkei: A perfect marriage of Japanese & Mexican ingredients. Soy & ginger, jalapeños & cilantro - kept together with lemon juice & grape seed oil. These ingredients make for the perfect complement to fresh tuna, avocado pearls & sesame seeds.

– Lalo

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Tuna Tartare

03.20.2017

Peacock’s Tuna Tartare is a favorite among many! We keep it very simple and use only the best quality ingredients: fresh tuna, avocado, sesame seeds, cucumbers dressed with soy & ponzu, ginger, mustard and sambal oelek to give it a nice kick.

- Chef Javier

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Flautas de Pollo

03.13.2017

Flautas de Pollo are a Mexican favorite. This dish has the components to become addictive. These thin and long "flutes" are really crispy and crunchy. The chicken is shredded by hand and tossed with finely chopped caramelized onions to keep it flavorful and moist. The Flautas are then topped off with two special sauces: a fresh avocado and cilantro sauce, and a smoky pasilla chile sauce. These two sauces complement each other beautifully. To finish off the dish, we drizzle Mexican crema on top and sprinkle a good amount of queso cotija. A truly Mexican classic.

- Chef Oscar

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Lomo Saltado

03.06.2017

One of my favorite Jaguar dishes is the Lomo Saltado. I’m a meat lover, and the fact that it’s made with a really tender cut of meat makes it delicious. The Lomo Saltado is a dish that must be seasoned well and cooked to perfection; otherwise, it will not give you that “WOW!” flavor.

- Chef Dori

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French Onion Soup

02.27.2017

The key to our French Onion Soup is to cook the onions in plenty of good quality white wine. Once the alcohol in the wine has evaporated, we add veal stock and beef stock and we let it simmer for 20 minutes. To dispatch it, we serve it in a French soup bowl, add croutons, cover them with plenty of Gruyere cheese, and melt the cheese under the salamander until it starts to bubble.

– Lalo

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Mole Poblano

02.20.2017

Our Mole Poblano at Talavera is made from scratch using more than 30 ingredients. These ingredients include different varieties of spices, aromatics, nuts, sweets, and authentic Mexican chile peppers and chocolate. The magic consists in having all the ingredients work together as a beautiful composition. No ingredient should overpower another; they should only complement each other and make one delicious, flavorful sauce with a delicate silky texture and a luscious brown finish.

- Chef Oscar

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Palomas de Cajeta

02.16.2017

Our most popular dessert at Jaguar since we opened 12 years ago. When I came up with this dessert I was inspired by the classic Mexican Crepas de Cajeta. The Palomas are made with home-made dulce de leche covering a crepe filled with mascarpone cheese, cream mixed with fresh bananas, and peach schnapps, sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts and served with vanilla ice cream.

- Lalo

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Veggie Risotto

02.06.2017

Whether you are a vegetarian or not, this dish will ease your hunger and leave you with a delicious taste in your mouth. We use only Acquerello risotto, which is Carnaroli whole grain rice from Italy. We cook it with plenty of white wine and shallots, and finish it with lots of veggies lightly cooked, a touch of butter, saffron veggie broth and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

– Lalo

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Enfrijoladas

01.30.2017

This dish is classic Mexican comfort food. The recipe is simple: pulled chicken breast inside a folded corn tortilla, covered with black bean sauce that we season with toasted cumin. We top it off with crema fresca, a sprinkle of cotija cheese, slivered onions and cilantro.

–Lalo

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Crispy Blue Corn Chicken Tacos

01.24.2017

This is a classic Mexican recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. When I taste this dish, I immediately feel at home and I’m transported back to Mexico. At Jaguar, we add an “adobo” to our recipe (made of chile ancho and chile guajillo) to give it an extra kick.

– Lalo

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temp-post-imageTruffle & Parmesan Sacchetti

01.17.2017

Now a favorite at Peacock Garden - the small purses made out of fresh pasta & filled with white truffle and Parmigiano Reggiano have a very refined taste that pairs incredibly with a fresh sage & cream sauce with asparagus tips - amazing flavors and textures!

- Lalo

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Guacamole

01.09.2017

In my opinion, the best tasting guacamole is the one that respects the natural taste of the avocado. You should be able to taste the delicious, creamy, rich, nutty flavor that avocados have. In order to achieve that, in Talavera we make the guacamole to order. If you prepare it too much time in advance the other ingredients start to take over the flavors, losing the natural avocado taste. We also keep it very simple and classic, we only add fresh lime juice, chopped onion, serrano chiles, fresh cilantro and salt.

- Lalo

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Fresh Tuna Sandwich

01.02.2017

Jaguar’s Fresh Tuna Sandwich was born almost 10 years ago. One of JHG’s team members wanted an easy meal to take on the road for lunch because he was leaving on a trip. He asked for a tuna sandwich, which we did not have on the menu (yet!). The tuna sandwich that they prepared ended up being so delicious that it became an instant Jaguar classic and it has been on the menu ever since!

– Chef Oscar

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Lobster Mango

12.26.2016

The combination of the sweetness of the mango, the acidity of the lemon and the saltiness of the feta cheese raise the lobster flavor to new heights - especially when you find a bite with fresh tarragon along the way.

– Lalo

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Queso Fundido Poblano

12.23.2016

The key here is to have a combination of cheeses that are creamy, flavorful and with the right melting texture. We get the perfect combination by using Oaxaca, Gouda and Chihuahua cheeses. We bake them in a clay casserole that is not too deep in order to get the perfect crust. We add roasted poblano chiles, mushrooms, fresh corn, onion and fresh epazote. Flour tortillas are the norm, but corn tortillas will do as well.

- Lalo

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Ceviche Spoon Sampler

12.14.2016

When we opened Jaguar over 10 years ago ceviche was not as popular as it is today. I came up with the spoon idea so that guests who were not familiar with ceviche could try it, and if they didn’t like it their whole dinner wouldn’t be ruined. Twelve years later and now many restaurants feature ceviches, and our sampler continues to be a house favorite.

- Lalo

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Three Cheese Flatbread

12.08.2016

These three cheeses make a wonderful combination: mozzarella brings the creaminess, parmigiano reggiano brings the richness, and goat cheese sharpens the flavor. Add fresh and sundried tomatoes, red onion and fresh basil - and you'll find a classic taken to the next level!

- Lalo

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Octopus Tres Chiles

11.28.2016

When creating this recipe, we wanted to use a combination of dry chiles to create a smoky flavor that wasn’t spicy. The three chiles we use are guajillo, puya & morita. We cook the dry chiles with garlic and olive oil until the chiles are soft and the garlic caramelizes – this gives the dish a touch of sweetness. The chiles give the olive oil a gorgeous red hue and amazing flavor – the perfect complement for an exquisite grilled octopus.

- Chefs Oscar, Sam & Humberto

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Tiradito Lima

11.18.2016

Ají amarillo gives just the right kick to this Peruvian-style recipe that incorporates typical Japanese ingredients: fresh ginger & soy sauce - poured over thin layers of fresh tuna. An amazing combination of flavors!

– Lalo

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Dirt In A Pot

11.10.2016

We thought that a classic tiramisu would pair perfectly with "dirt" made out of Oreo cookies.
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Below the “dirt” are lady fingers soaked in espresso coffee and a touch of aged rum flavor, which make perfect contrast with the mascarpone cheese cream - flavors and textures working together! We top it off with edible flowers for a dessert that is pleasing to both the eye and the palette.

- Lalo

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