We had our second visit yesterday to Fonda Marceva, in Morelia Centro. A good friend had opined that the food quality had slipped recently. Since we have little record of experience, it's hard for us to judge.
This was our experience yesterday. (Cross posted to the Any Port In a Storm Forum)
Our comida (at 4:30 p.m.) started with a bowl of frijoles caldudos (soupy beans), hot handmade tortillas, and an excellent salsa roja.
The guacamole con chicharrón was a little too salty and the onion component was excessive, as well as chopped too coarsely.
I drank an excellent Tequila Herradura Antiguo with a sangrita on the side. (The sangrita was tomato juice based, and all right, but that at La Mesa de Blanca is unique and unsurpassed in my experience. We shared a small pitcher of cold, mixed fruit juices.
Doña Cuevas had the Pollo en Mole again, This time it came pre-shredded off the bone. This is a presentation that's strange to us.
The mole was good, but I sampled a bit, and thought that a certain harmony of ingredients was lacking this time.
I had Pollo Con Pipian, that is, chicken in a mild, creamy pumpkinseed sauce. Both chicken dishes came with a heap of rice, more tortillas and more frijoles, which we didn't touch. We finished with most of two sparkling mineral waters, and asked for the check. It was $256 pesos. Maybe about $22 USD. There was too much food for the money, so we took the leftovers back to the guesthouse.
I wasn't quite as impressed with the food as on our previous visit, but I certainly wouldn't write off the restaurant.Read: The Marceva Mission