La Imperial restores and exalts Mexican pride for the history, cuisine and customs of the Porfirian canteens. The menu is created from national endemic dishes and pays tribute to those that have been typical in large salons, such as chipotle meatballs, inspired by a recipe that was served in the now defunct Guadalupana, Coyoacán; el aguachile Tribilín, in a tribute to El Mirador de Chapultepec Tribin, or Pachola, the star dish, which is ground beef in metate, marinated with dried chili.
The ambience of the premises forms another of its hallmarks. Its design elements - a mixture of originals and reinterpretations made to measure - are the result of a meticulous investigation that ranged from the Museo del Templo Mayor to the Castillo de Chapultepec, and included visits to the most representative bars in Mexico City. .