Thanks to our presence and new office in Mexico City, we’re able to acquire truly unique and insider information of all the fantastic experiences Mexico City has to offer. Apart from already personally scouting and creating new product such as our Tlatelolco Tour, Charro Experience, and a Mexican Chocolate Indulgence Tour, we are tightening up our restaurant recommendation list too! We want nothing but the best of the best for our travelers so we’ve been scoping out all the ins and outs and latest of Mexico City’s restaurant scene. Below are some of our favorite restaurants in Mexico City that have popped up in the last few years:
Allende 3, Centro Historico
www.limosneros.com.mx – 55 5521 3725 – https://www.facebook.com/Limosneros
Led by Juan Pablo Ballesteros, Los Limosneros is the “rebellious little brother” to the famous and iconic Cafe de Tacuba. The restaurant is 100% Mexicano, using only ingredients from Mexican soil and impressively enough, they have taken the dedication one step further by personally curating their own array of mezcals and wines. One of the fun highlights is that their salsas can be custom-made right at the table from scratch, you can pick the types of chiles and amount of spiciness!
Insider Tip: When in season, be sure to order the Chile en Nogada. It’s an incredibly innovative twist on one of Mexico’s most traditional plate, turning the ‘chile’ into a gelée and the ‘nogada’ into a creamy mousse.
Insider Experience: Exclusive tasting-menu (with items not even on the menu!), each dish paired with a mezcal/wine/craft beer and a friendly visit with Juan Pablo himself.
Open Monday 1:30pm-10:00pm; Tuesday to Saturday 1:30pm-11:00pm; and Sunday 1:30pm-6:00pm.
Newton 55, Polanco
www.quintonil.com – 55 5280 2680 – https://www.facebook.com/pages/QUINTONIL/
A collaboration between Chef Jorge Vallejo and restaurant vet, Alejandra Flores, Quintonil offers an upscale dining experience that feels familiar instead of showy. While the Mexican dishes the restaurant offers are indeed contemporary, they manage to retain the homestyle tastes and traditional flavors of Mexico. It is not uncommon to see Alejandra around the dining room, personally welcoming and interacting guests to ensure the homey atmosphere.
Insider Tip: Save room for dessert! Nearing the end of your meal (with 15 minutes of anticipation), order the “cazuela de chocolate con helado de pinole” which is a Mexican melt-in-your-mouth molten cake.
Open Monday to Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm, 7:00pm-11:00pm; and Sundays are closed.
Sue 45 (formerly Cornelia)
Eugenio Sue 45, Polanco
www.sue45.com.mx – 55 6650 5916 – https://www.facebook.com/sue45mx
Tucked away in a vintage casona, Sue 45/Cornelia boasts its sleek design and excels in its friendly service. While Chef Fernandez is busy in the back of the kitchen concocting avant-guard dishes, the educated waitstaff can be found in the front of house explaining all of the wonderful plates to try and what wine to pair it with.
Insider Tip: Order the ‘Carne Arrebatada’ which is a juicy grilled New York steak with diverse textures added such as onion ashes, cactus noodles, and broth of cinnamon and tomatoes — an explosion of flavors!
Insider Experience: Reserve a table on the private terrace and enjoy a tasting menu carefully crafted by Chef Fernandez himself.
Open Monday to Friday 7:00am-1:00am; and Sunday 7:00am-11:00am.
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