Founder of Arquiste Parfumeur - Instagram @arquistecarlos
Mexico's best kept secret?
I would say Mexico as a whole remains underestimated, especially by Mexicans themselves.
I’ve heard great things about the Sierra Gorda missions in Queretaro. I would love to do that one day.
As for food - I don’t think that the dish ‘Recado negro’ is known much outside of Yucatan. But the first time I tried it I was blown away. I guess the pitch black color doesn’t make it very mainstream :-) But it’s so delicious.
“Ni moños dijo la pelona” (impossible to translate...) jajajaja! And I use the expression “Hijoles” more than an adult man in his 30’s should.
My favorite would be a very spicy sopa de camaron…but sadly in NY that’s not very easy to get. Miscelanea- there’s an idea ;-)
Your best skill?
Answering questionnaires :-) And I enjoy creating fragrances.
What do you wish you could find from Mexico in NY?
Yoli. The Acapulco classic!