Anyone who doesn’t believe love enters through the eyes has probably never been to Oscuro Puro or Cachito Mío, two places where chocolate, quiches, and tarts take the leading roles and are prepared in very original ways.
Oscuro Puro and Cachito Mío are located in the La Roma neighborhood. Both of them were created by Patricia Franco, a graphic designer with a passion for pastry and chocolate whose sweet tooth inspired her to make products that exalt flavors and have attractive designs that are mouthwatering just from sight.
In 2003, Patricia Franco and her husband, Alejandro Veraza, combined their love for food and design to create a place with delicious and attractive sweet and savory options. That is how Cachito Mío was born and emerged as a place with constant ingredient and flavor experiments and innovative tart and quiche recipes. Inspired by French culinary techniques and Spanish gastronomical aesthetics, Patricia and Alejandro create original quiches and tarts that surprise everyone with the amazing flavors each artistic slice hides.
A tart and a pie are not the same. Pies have a puff pastry crust and a cover on top of the filling. Instead, tarts are prepared with a sablée pastry and do not have a cover.
To honor the name of the place, in Cachito Mío the products are sold in small pieces or cachitos. Quiches and tarts can be cut in flawless slices that fit perfectly with each other, which is why you can easily design your own tart or quiche according to the flavors you choose. Therefore, don’t worry if you crave both the huitlacoche and the rajas con elote (poblano chili and corn) quiche, or if you don’t want to miss neither the guava tart nor the cajeta (milk caramel) one. Order a cachito of each one and satisfy all your desires.
Sharing the passion for Mexican cacao through eye-catching and flavorful products is something only Oscuro Puro can make. Since September 2018, this is the place where locals and travelers enjoy the best Mexican chocolate products. Every gastronomical experience in Oscuro Puro places both Mexican cacao and chocolate in their deserved place as pre-Hispanic treasures.
The versatility of chocolate allows Patricia to make attractive and original designs through which she shares her love for cacao.
In Oscuro Puro they work with raw materials from Tabasco and Chiapas. The products are cultivated in cacao haciendas or by independent farmers. Depending on the preparation, Patricia and her team process the raw cacao, although they sometimes buy the prepared chocolate from local producers, and later sell it in the shape of drinks, desserts, or bars.
In addition to this, Oscuro Puro offers chocolate samplings, tastings, and some wine and beer pairing activities. Whether you taste a chocolate cake and a craft beer on the desserts bar, or you buy some chocolate covered seeds by bulk, in Oscuro Puro you’ll always find natural Mexican products that excel in design and flavor.
Don’t miss the chance to taste a cachito of the exquisite roquefort and walnut quiche from Cachito Mío or a delicious chocolate bar from Oscuro Puro. Find these products in our gourmet boxes, #ComeLocal, and experiment the taste of authentic Mexican chocolate and a unique combination of flavors in a quiche. Don’t forget to follow us on our social media and blog, Sabores México Food Tours, and stay tuned so you get to know the interesting producers inside #ComeLocal.
Article by: María José Ordóñez Platas