Mexico City´s cuisine is as vast as it is rich in flavors and there are few places in the world that offer such contrasting and diverse dining options making it an amazingly attractive culinary destination! Here, on every corner, one can find a variety of specialties that vary from fresh citrus-infused seafood from the coasts, to juicy and abundant steaks from the north, to exotic spiced meats, poultry and vegetables from the south. Dining experiences can range from casually sampling this country´s famed “tacos” that are filled with assorted ingredients from flowers to seasoned meats, to experiencing haute cuisine at one of the top restaurants in the world where pre-hispanic and age-old Mexican recipes are creatively reinterpreted.
The large gastronomic variety offered in this grand city will pose a dilemma if you only visit for a few days! /visitmexico.com
|Location: Francisco Petrarca 254, Polanco||Mexican Contemporary|
|Reservations: Mandatory||Hours: Monday through Saturday 1:30pm-3:00pm & 6:30pm-10:30pm|
|Phone: 55 5545 4111||Credit Cards Accepted|
Pujol, a multiple award winning restaurant, creates Mexican dishes with a personal style, using local ingredients, and both ancient and modern culinary techniques. The restaurant seeks to continuously improve, thus the menu is constantly changing, with close attention to balancing traditional and contemporary flavor perfectly. The goal of Pujol is an unforgettable taste that strikes a chord of memory and celebrates Mexican gastronomy and it’s extraordinary variety in ingredients. Pujol believes the best way to preserve the nation’s rich gastronomic legacy is to look at it through the lens of the present and discover every new meaning—and possibility—that lies within.
|Location: Colima 166, Roma||Mexican Contemporary|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Monday through Saturday 1:30om-11:00pm|
|Phone: 55 5533 7804||Credit Cards Accepted|
Opened in 2010, Rosetta restaurant is a unique gastronomic proposal by Mexico City Chef Elena Reygadas. In a grand Colonia Roma townhouse, Reygadas offers diners authentic food that eschews excess and flash, moves away from the commonplace and proposes something a wee bit daring, yet utterly unaffected. Strict seasonality means an ever-changing menu, even as
certain favorites persist, adjusted according to market-available options that arrive with each phase of the year. Artisanal technique is the rule at Rosetta, as a means of creating one-of-a-kind personality and guaranteeing the highest possible quality. The ingredients that make up every dish combine with knowledge of the role they play on the plate. Every element is expressed and will add its qualities to the rest. This is cooking where subtle notes sound beside more daring—even atypical—flavors.
|Location: Newton 55, Polanco||Mexican Contemporary|
|Reservations: Mandatory||Hours: Monday through Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm & 7:00pm-11:pm|
|Phone: 55 5280 2680||Credit Cards Accepted|
At Quintonil, in Mexico City’s high-end Polanco district, a gastronomic proposal that clearly expresses the flavors and forms of modern Mexican cooking emerges from a partnership between young Mexican chef Jorge Vallejo, widely celebrated for his work and solid career path, and veteran restaurateur Alejandra Flores, who personally attends to dining room patrons. Their platform is a restaurant that perfectly combines the cooking and service dynamic. In addition to a highly contemporary take on Mexican cuisine, Quintonil strives to use ingredients derived from the nation’s small-scale producers to create dishes that take every day, home-style flavors to an even higher level, all in a warm, unhurried and welcoming atmosphere. It reminds us that simplicity and hospitality do not have to be at odds in haute cuisine. Prices start at $500 MXN per person.
|Location: Durango 200, Roma||Seafood|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Sunday through Thursday 12:30pm-6:30pm; Friday and Saturday 12:30pm-8:oopm|
|Phone: 55 5514 9217||Credit Cards Accepted|
It looks like the kind of beachy seafood eatery you’d find in Buzios or Bahia, a thatch-paneled dining room of pastel green wood chairs and crisp white table cloths that illuminates one of the city’s sexiest crowds in near perfect movie star lighting. A legendary seafood lunch menu bares in mind the strict dietary habits of this fashion-minded crowd, with an endless menu of
standout dishes like shrimp or ahi tuna tostadas with spicy chipotle mayonnaise. Main course hovers mostly around grilled fish dishes like a legendary octopus with single wedge of lemon as topping, sautéed soft-shell crabs and pescado a la talla Contramar .
|Location: Anatol France 100, Polanco||Mexican Contemporary|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Monday through Saturday 1:30pm-11:30pm; Sunday 1:30pm-5:30pm|
|Phone:55 3300 3999||Credit Cards Accepted|
Dulce Patria proudly possesses the heritage of Mexican urban traditions. Its gastronomic persona is festive and colorful. In this culinary experience, the festive character of Dulce Patria invites you to savor wonderful ceviches, tostadas, colorful stews, Mexican soft drinks, fruit drinks crowned with flowers, decorative gelatins, and spiced breads; all served in this special presentation of porcelain and blue pewter (peltre). Its wine-list reflects the height of Mexican oenology. Dulce Patria offers a vivid experience through the flavors that Mexico knows and loves.
Hacienda Los Morales
|Location: Vazquez de Mella 525, Del Bosque||Mexican Traditional|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Daily 1:00pm-12:00pm|
|Phone: 55 5283 3054||Credit Cards Accepted|
A 16th-century oasis amid one of the world’s most populous city, Hacienda de los Morales is an enchanted place for special occasions. The Spanish colonial decor includes dark-wood furnishings, stone columns, and domed brick ceilings, with tables looking out to garden fountains. The entrance patio doubles as an elegant bar, where you will find precious artwork and the original chapel where Spanish aristocrats once prayed. Expertly prepared food includes the best of Mexican dishes, with an excellent selection of meat, fish, and seafood, as well as pastas, crepes, and other selections. Prices approximate between $800-900+ MXN per person.
|Location: Ignacio Allende 3, Centro||Mexican Contemporary|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Monday through Saturday 1:30pm-10:00pm; Sunday 1:30pm-6:00pm|
|Phone: 55 5521 5576||Credit Cards Accepted|
Led by Juan Pablo Ballesteros, Los Limosneros is the “rebellious little brother” to the famous and iconic Cafe de Tacuba. The restaurant is 100% Mexican and uses only ingredients from Mexican soil. The cuisine served is contemporary and fuses many regional and pre-hispanic recipes with modern cooking techniques. The owner has personally selected an array of mezcals and wines to be paired with dishes. One of the fun highlights of this eatery 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. Prices start at $400 MXN per person.
El Sud 777
|Location: Blvd. de la Luz 777, Jardines del Pedregal||Contemporary Mexican|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:00am-12:00am; Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm|
|Phone: 55 5568 4777||Credit Cards Accepted|
El Sud is the place for those who enjoy good food, having a good time and being surrounded by a soothing landscape. Starting with the ad hoc architecture, nice music and excellent service, accompanied by a varied of dishes to please different palates menu. They have a bar, restaurant and terrace, to satisfy all types of customers. The cuisine is contemporary Mexican, with dishes that include national and international ranging of steaks, pasta and seafood. They are all prepared with the finest ingredients and have an impeccable presentation.
|Location: Cuitláhuac 3102, Claveria||Mexican Traditional|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30am-7:30pm; Saturday 8:00am-7:00pm|
|Phone: 55 5396 7090||Credit Cards Accepted|
|Location: Palma 23, Centro Historico||Mexican Traditional|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Daily 8:00am-6:30pm|
|Phone: 55 5521 8815||Credit Cards Accepted|
|Location: Isabel La Católica 30, Centro||Mexican Traditional|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00am-11:30pm; Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm|
|Phone: 55 5510 1316||Credit Cards Accepted|
|Location: Campos Eliseos 218, Polanco||Type Mexican Traditional|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Monday through Saturday 1:00pm-1:00am; Sunday 1:00pm-10:00pm|
|Phone: 55 5327 7700||Credit Cards Accepted|
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|Location: Alvaro Obregón 106, Roma Norte||Cocktail Bar|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Monday through Saturday 6:00pm-2:00am, Sunday 6:00pm-11:00pm|
|Phone: 55 5264 4122||Credit Cards Accepted|
Opened in 2011 in one of the city´s most important cultural and gastronomical areas, Limantour is located in Colonia Roma, which has great nightlife and restaurants. The main objective of this place is to offer an expansive variety of craft cocktails in a relaxed environment, showcasing the local spirit which is full of kindness and hospitality from visitors from all over the world. In Limantour creating a cocktail requires passion and knowledge. They have selected the best ingredients that make each scent and flavor stand out. The decor, music selection and service make visiting Limantour a unique experience.
|Location: Tonala 23, Roma||Cocktail Bar|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 7:00pm-2:00am|
|Phone: 55 9627 6609||Credit Cards Accepted|
|Location: Julio Verne 93, Polanco||Cocktail Bar|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 8:00pm-2:00am|
|Phone: 55 5280 1278||Credit Cards Accepted|
An arbitrary refrigerator door is the only signage you’ll get for this invitation-only speakeasy, hidden in a Mexico City basement. Inside you’ll find a macabre mix of black and white leather, woodwork and decorative skulls. ‘The ceiling is covered with thousands of pyramids that resemble the trunk of a sacred Mayan Ceiba tree,explains French designer Emmanuel Picault of Chic by Accident, who outfitted the space.Cocktails are expertly shaken by Seattle-based mixologist Jay Kuehner; whose cocktaillist includes a rum and champagne-infused Herba Antigua. /Walppaper
|Location: Nuevo Leon 163, Condesa||Night Club|
|Reservations: Highly Recommended||Hours: Thursday through Saturday 10:00pm-3:00am|
|Phone: 55 5212 1018||Credit Cards Accepted|
We suggest that your night at Leonor begin with one of their house special´s, a drink called “Leonoraica” (a mixture of mezcal and hibiscus). Then get taken away with a lively musical selection that includes disco, electric, funk, hip hop and rock. The dance floor fills quickly once midnight rolls around. Breaks and conversations can be had on the outdoor terrace.Although electric with energy, the atmosphere at this bar is warm and friendly with vintage decorto includeperiod wallpapers and aniconic chandelier.
|Location: Tamaulipas 45, Condesa||Whisky Bar|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 1:30pm-2:30am|
|Phone: 55 5256 3531||Credit Cards Accepted|
A unique place in Mexico specializing in whisky. They have more than 200 brands accompanied by an impressive sound system.
|Location: Orizaba 125E, Roma||Gastro Pub|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 6:00pm-2:00pm|
|Phone:||Credit Card Accepted|
Lilit´s objective is to offer the best cocktails in Mexico City. It is a space for adults who know how to party. A sense of joie de vivre is felt throughout as the management shares their passion and enthusiasm for cocktails, gastronomy and aesthetic experiences.
|Location: Calle Queretaro 230, Roma||Salsa Night Club|
|Reservations: Recommended||Hours: Thursday through Saturday 9:00pm-3:00am|
|Phone: 55 5564 6920||Credit Cards Accepted|
Dance until your heart is content at this Roma neighborhood favorite that’s known for giving clientele an exceptionally fun time. The crowd isenergetic and the music is inspiring. Even if you’re not a dance hound, you’ll be shaking to salsa and cumbia music before you know it. Live bands keep things hopping into the wee hours. For cooling off after a run on the dance floor, order a mojito or margarita.
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Modo Museo del Objecto
|Location: Colima 145, Roma||elmodo.mx|
|Phone:||Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm|
Museo del Objeto, MODO, was opened in October 2010 in Mexico City. It is the first space in the city dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and propagation of diverse expressions of design and communication.
Chic by accident
|Location: Alvaro Obregon 49, Roma (La Valise)||lavalise.com.mx|
|Phone: 55 5511 1312||Hours: n/a|
a Valise Hotel is a home away from home, a luxurious townhouse that appeals to independent travelers seeking space to rest, explore, and create. “For the last nine years, Mr. Picault, an antiques dealer and designer originally from Normandy, has run the house as his personal showroom and boutique, stuffing it with a playful mix of furniture, design objects and other curios. Hecalls his shop Chic by Accident, to capture the imperfection in the pieces he finds —emblematic, he says, of Mexico’s freewheeling and colorful approach to design.”-‐The New York Times
|Location: Patriotismo 691, Mixcoac||fonart.gob.mx|
|Phone: 55 5093 6061||Hours: Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm; Monday through Friday 10:00am-8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm|
The National Fund for the Development of Arts and Crafts responds to the need topromote human, social and economic development of artisans in Mexico.
|Location: Alejandro Dumas 161, Polanco||esrawe.com|
|Phone: 55 5553 9611 ext 102||Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30am-7:00pm; Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm|
Esrawe Studio is a design workshop aimed to develop concepts of furniture, product and interior design.
|Location: Alejandro Dumas 124, Polanco||pirwi.com|
|Phone: 55 1579 6514||Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am-7:00pm; Saturday 12:00am-5:00pm|
During manufacturing we seek to maximize efficiency in the use of energy and operative resources. The end user assembles some of our products, thus reduce space and cost of storage, packing and transportation. We also aim to reduce our footprint that derives from every-‐day operations, such as consumable office products, use of energy efficient in our facilities and work hours that allow our workers to make better use of the transportation systems. The goal is to make Pirwi a useful tool in social and environmental regeneration, which will help create a larger level of well being for the company and its workers, for those who use our products, and for the planet that allows us to manufacture them.
|Location: Molière 62, Polanco||adngaleria.mx|
|Phone: 55 5511 5521||Hours: Monday through Thursday 11:00am-7:30pm; Friday and Saturday 11:00am-3:30pm|
ADN is a gallery specialized in vintage furniture, antiques, design and art-‐objects from different time periods, origins and styles.We are interested in gathering, mixing and giving new context to the pieces in our gallery. We wish to integrate them into the different spaces of contemporary life in creative and innovative ways that trigger their inner vitality.The common denominators of our collection are quality and authenticity. We strive to find in each case the identity of each piece, its particular mystery and charm.ADN Gallery is a place for those who see in the exceptional real luxury.
|Location: Colima 145, Roma||carlafernandez.com|
|Phone: 55 5510 9624||Hours: Monday through Saturday 11:00am-9:00pm; Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm|
Fashion label inspired by the textiles and geometric richness of Mexico.Finalist of the 2011 Sustainability Awards IYCE Fashion Award Winner 2008 delivered by Taller Flora Project.
|Location: Colima 323, Roma||mamfashionsolutions.com|
|Phone: 55 5264 1012||Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm|
Our boutique is located in the heart of Colonia Romain Mexico City, with its streets full of history involvethe Mexican exclusive design, the best selection of emerging design is here, with the variety, quality and design that characterizes us we compete with popular retail stores in terms of cost, since the quality and design is presented in small collections to maintain the exclusivity that the customer deserves.
Jesus Ibarra y Bertholdo
|Location: Edgar Allan Poe 87, Polanco||jesusibarraybertholdo.com.mx|
|Phone: 55 5510 9624||Hours: By Appointment|
Create unique garments filled with artistry and elegance. Women wear on special occasions delicate textiles integrating applications and rhinestones making each piece a work of art.
|Location: Hegel 346 Apt. 9, Polanco||maggiealton.com|
|Phone: 55 5255 2230||Hours: By Appointment|
Maggie Galton’s work represents her desire to:Build opportunities for Mexican artisans to build profitable businesses modeled on traditional craft techniques and ecologically respectful practices; promote sustainable growth and favorable work conditions for the artisansand create community well being. Her design work for the past 13 years has evolved out of a desire to encourage newer generations of Mexicans as well as foreigners to be proud of the beauty and meaning behind the nation’s popular craft and artisanal traditions and to incorporate them into their daily lives and practices.By creating new designs that draw on these traditions but that are adapted to contemporary needs and tastes, she hopes to inspire people to consume local products and not look uniquely beyond borders for such design products.
Sangre de mi Sangre
|Location: Edifico Balmori Orizaba 101 L-F, Roma||sdemis.com|
|Phone: 55 5511 8599||Hours: Monday through Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm|
angre de mi Sangre is a Mexican jewelry brandcreated in 2005 by Mariana Villarreal. Each piece represents the bonding between the designer and the piece.Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Nylon, Marie Claire, Elle and Wallpaper have all featured Sangre de mi Sangre’s pieces in their publications.Sangre de miSangre has two lines: collections and custom-‐made jewelry.
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