Guide to Mexico City

Guide to Mexico City

Bars:

Baltra Bar – Cocktails.

Blanco Colima – Bit higher end.

Biergarten Roma – Beer hall in Mercado Roma.

Bosforo – Mezcal and blue tortilla quesadilla.

Cantina Tîo Pepe – Iconic cantina.

Felina – Cocktails. Higher end.

Felix – Cocktails.

Graciela – Beer spot.

Hanky Panky

Jules Basement – Reservation only speakeasy.

La Botica – Mezcal in Condesa.

La Casa de las Sirenas – Old rooftop bar.

La Clandestina – Mezcal.

La Hermosa Hortensia – Pulque.

Licorería Limantour

Lilit

Maison Artemisia – World famous cocktail bar.

Mano Santa – Mezcal.

Poe Speakeasy – Club/Speakeasy.

Pulquería El Templo de Diana

Pulqueria Las Duelistas – Curados pulque.

Pulqueria los Insurgentes – Pulque.

 

Restaurants:

Angelopolitano – Chiles en nogada.

Beatricita – Chicharron Guisado.

Bravo Lonchería – Tortas.

Churrería El Moro – Churros and hot chocolate.

Churrería La Parroquia – Supposed to be better than El Moro.

El Califa de Leon – Hole in the wall, 50 year old taqueria.

El Hidalguense – Hidalguense barbacoa Sunday 7am-5pm.

El Turix – Taqueria, order cochinita pibil.

El Vilsito – Late night tacos al pastor.

Gatorta – Street food tortas.

Hostería de Santo Domingo – In operation since 1860.

La Casa de los Abuelos

La Cocina de Mi Mamá – Breakfast or lunch in market. Huevos Veracruzanos.

La Costilla – Tostadas and beef tacos.

Los Sifones – Tacos arrachera or molcajetes calientes.

Mercado del Carmen

Padella – Higher end.

Por Siempre Vegana Taquería – Vegan street food.

Puesto de Flautas – Flautas stand.

Pujol – Expensive. One of the best restaurants in the world.

Quintonil

Super Tacos Chupacabra

Tacos Beto Los De Cochinada – Must.

Tacos Cocuyos – Suadero taco stand.

Tacos de Canasta Las Especialistas

Tacos Gus

Taquería don Felipe – Tacos de Guisado.

Taqueria La Hortaliza

Taquería Tlaquepaque – Tacos al pastor.

Tortas de Milanesa de Pollo y Chilaquiles Stand – Must go early (La esquina del chilaquil)

Tostadas de Coyoacán

 

Cafes & Breakfast Spots:

Alma Negra Cafe – Coffee shop.

Cafe Avellaneda – Coffee shop.

Cafe de Raiz – Tamales! and coffee.

Cafe de Tacuba – Old breakfast spot.

Cafe Villarias – Coffee shop.

Chiquitito Café – Coffee and sandwiches.

Cucurucho – Cafe and pan de elote.

Eno

Exquisitos Tacos de Mixiotes – Street stand.

Fonda Margarita – Full breakfast.

Gradios Deli-Café – Geisha variety from Coatepec in Veracruz coffee.

Lalo!

Los Tres Reyes – Barbacoa, must go on Sunday.

Pasteleria Ideal – Old bakery.

Quentin Cafe

Rafaella – Coffee and chocolate conchas.

Rosetta – Conchas, chocolotíns, and tarts.

 

Things to do:

Markets:

-La Ciudadela

Mercado de Coyoacán

-Mercado Medellín – Meche and Rafael’s meat stand, chicharrón at entrance.

Mercado de San Juan

Mercado La Merced

Mercado Roma

-Mercado Sonora

Museums:

-Frida Kahlo’s House

-Museo Nacional de Antropologia

Parks:

-Chapultepec Park and Zoo

-Parque Mexico

-Viveros Coyoacán

Other:

-National Palace

-Palacio de Bellas Artes and Parque Alameda

-Biblioteca Vasconcelos

-Calle Donceles – Old used bookstore

-Calle Regina and Calle Reforma street art

-El Chopo – Saturday punk flea market

-El Zocalo and La Catedral Metropolitana de Mexico

Helado Obscuro and Nómada Heladería Condesa

-La Roma street art

Mexican wrestling

-Palacio Nacional – Diego Rivera’s murals.

-Plaza Garibaldi – Mariachi bands.

-Ride bikes down Reforma on Sundays

-Templo Mayor – Ancient ruins of the Aztec capitol.

-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Day Trips:

-Teotihuacán



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