La Estacion (Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes)
Frankly, I love restaurants that serve great food at reasonable prices, and La Estacion definitely is a gem worth visiting next time you are in Aguascalientes (the capital city of the namesake state, Aguascalientes).
Located in the Barrio de la Estacion, close to where the old train station used to be in Aguascalientes, this unassuming (yet large) restaurant is beautifully decorated and offers excellent food and service. It’s the kind of place I am going to bring foreigners and guests from other cities and states for lunch.
I went there with my friend KNG for lunch, as we were both exploring the city (given that I really haven’t still gotten to know much of it). We were promptly seated and our food was served really fast. I ordered meatballs with rice chipotle style (albondigas al chipotle con arroz) and K ordered enchiladas, which were served almost Guanajuato-style (enchiladas mineras). Our lunch combined wasn’t even $30 USD (less than $300 pesos), tip included.
My meat balls were perfectly cooked and the spicy sauce they were covered in wasn’t overwhelming. Flavourful and filling, I could have gone for an additional food item but I was a bit too full.
I love how the decor is typically Mexican and filled with references to things from Aguascalientes. While there isn’t one particular dish that is considered “from” Aguascalientes, La Estacion offers a very broad variety of dishes that are at the same time delicious AND inexpensive. I couldn’t try many of the delicacies because of my braces, but I think that they cook great food as I’ve read other reviews, and from my own experience here. A gourmet restaurant at very reasonable prices, in my view.
I’d definitely recommend a visit to La Estacion for lunch. I still have to come down for dinner and see what else do they have in store for me.
Disclosure: KNG paid for both of our lunches on her own dime. I have no relationship with La Estacion whatsoever, nor did we receive any complimentary food. We just enjoyed our experience, very much.