Mexico City

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  • Condessa / Roma
  • Polanco – Probably the highest end part of town. Home to Pujol and other nice resturaunts / bars.
  • El Centro – Downtown area.
  • Coyacan – Area with a huge market 30 min. south of the city. Also home to the Casa Azul.


  • Pujol / Omakase Tacos by Pujol [Polanco]
  • Quintonil – ranked just about as highly as Pujol. Dinner costs about 850 pesos without drinks; a 10-course tasting menu is 1,150 pesos. Reservations a must on weekends.
  • Rosetta – lovely for lunch or an early dinner – the light is so nice in there so should go during day. Also have a fantastic bakery. 
  • Contramar – tuna tostadas, EOM – only open 12-6:30, fun late afternoon meal, very buzzy
  • Azul Condesa – nice but not super fancy, fits nicely in between street food and uber-luxe places like Pujol & Quintonil
  • Maximo Bistrot – better for lunch than dinner, little fancy
  • Fonda Fina
  • Cancino Alameda: Quiet lunch spot near the city center location in Barrio Alameda building
  • Lalo! – Popular breakfast spot in the trendy Roma neighborhood, Lalo refers to the nickname of owner and acclaimed chef Eduardo Garcia of Maximo Bistrot Local
  • Taqeria Orinoco – Traditional but hipster taqueria


  • Licoreria Limantour – allegedly one of the best bars in the Americas – love this spot [Roma Norte]
  • Jules Basement – rezzies required – speakeasy in the basement of a shitty Mexican restaurant that you enter through a refrigerator door [Polanco]
  • Paraiso – Colombian club – one of the most fun nightlife establishments ever.
  • Romita Comedor – technically a restaurant, but skip and just go to the bar
  • La Nacional Roma – Hip bar focused on Mezcal
  • Le Tachinomi Desu – Japanese whiskey + wine bar, small and intimate and I love it
  • Loup Bar – Natural Wine by in Roma Norte


  • Teotihuacan – totally worth it
  • Anthropology museum – AMAZING
  • Chapultepec – main park, nice to wander around
  • Diego Ribera murals – in several municipal buildings near Zocalo (city center), really impressive
  • Mercado Medellin 
  • Mercado Roma – Fun but hipster / touristy take on covered markets featuring high-end snacks and coffee
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes – beautiful
  • Food tour – haven’t done this but planning to on next trip – several people have said it’s awesome (
  • Loose Blues (Shopping) [44 Dinamarca]
  • Bazaar Sabado – Great, high-end market in San Angel neighborhood (30 min. South of Condesa). Only open Saturdays (obviously). 

Getting Around:

  • Uber is cheaper / safer than the local taxis so stick with that
  • Ecobici is the public bike service of Mexico City, it is available for certain neighborhoods including Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, Centro Histórico, Condesa, Roma, Narvarte and San Pedro de los Pinos. You can pay for a temporary membership; 1 day will cost $90 mxn, 3 days: $180 mxn, 7 days: $300 mxn.