We have made a special list for you. Just in case you are planning to spend some time in Mexico City. There are countless possibilities, but here are some of our favorite hotels, restaurants, and things to see and do.

Hotels:

Ignacia Guest House

Colonia Roma

Nima

Colonia Roma

Photo: Le Valise

La Valise

Colonia Roma

Chaya B&B Boutique

Centro

Photo: The Red Treehouse

The Red Tree House

Hipódromo Condesa

Photo: Hotel Condesa DF

Hotel Condesa DF

Condesa

Restaurants:

Breakfast:

Maque

Traditional Mexican breakfast

Hipódromo Condesa (also in Polanco and Lomas)

 

El Cardenal

Traditional Mexican breakfast

Centro, Palmas, South

 

Lalo!

Hipster breakfast, from the chef of Maximo Bistrot

Roma

 

Casa Portuguesa

Upscale but well-priced Mexican breakfast

Polanco

 

Lunch:

ContraMar

Seafood power lunch spot

Condesa

 

Salón Ríos

Delicious and cool hipster cantina

Colonia Cuauhtémoc

 

Cancino Pizzería

Good pizza

Condesa, Roma, Juárez

 

Azul Histórico

Upscale Mexican

Centro

 

Azul Condesa

Upscale Mexican

Condesa

 

Café Tacuba

Historic location, decent food

Centro

 

El Tizoncito

Best pastor tacos

Several locations (best in Condesa)

 

El Califa

Best beef + cheese tacos

Several locations

 

Xel-Ha

Yucatecan food

Colonia Condesa

 

El Bajío

Traditional Mexican

Colonia Polanco and Juárez

 

Parnita

Popular for drinks/tacos/foreigners

Colonia Roma

 

Yuban

Zapotec

Colonia Roma

 

Dinner:

 

Casa Virginia

Our favorite – French/Mexican

Colonia Roma

 

Máximo Bistrot

Famous chef: Eduardo García. Also pricey

Colonia Roma

 

De Mar a Mar

Seafood from Chef Eduardo García (Máximo Bistrot)

Colonia Juárez

 

Rosetta

Upscale Italian

Colonia Roma

 

Bars:

 

La Clandestina

Mezcal tasting

Colonia Condesa

 

Limantour

Cocktail bar

Colonia Roma

 

Bar Felix

Mezcal and sliders

Colonia Roma

 

Bósforo Mezcalería

Moody mezcal bar

Centro

 

Cantina Salon España

Traditional cantina

Centro

 

La Coyoacana

Traditional cantina

Coyoacán

 

*Tips are not included in the bill. It’s customary to give between 10% and 15% of the total, depending on the quality of service.

 

Essential Attractions of Mexico City

Anthropology Museum

Photo: My Art Guides

Museo Tamayo

Polanco/Reforma

Photo: Art Space

Museo Jumex

Polanco

Photo: Game of Light

Chapultepec Castle

Polanco/Reforma

Photo: Parlour Magazine

Frida Kahlo Museum

Coyoacán

*Book tickets online in advance

Photo: Rod Waddington – Wikimedia Commons

Leon Trotsky House

Coyoacán

Centro

Visit the Zocalo, see the Diego Rivera murals in the Education Ministry building, visit the museum at the Templo Mayor.

Fonart

There are a few locations in Mexico City, we like the one on Avenida Patriotismo. They have a well-curated collection of arts and crafts from around Mexico–baskets, textiles, glassware, clothing.

 

 

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