Av. Pdte. Masaryk 407, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

A nondescript shopping arcade in a tony neighborhood might not be the place you’d expect to find one of the world’s top restaurants—but if there’s any place that reinforces the adage about not judging a book by its cover, it’s Mexico City. Biko has been ranked on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for years now. The two executive chefs aren’t as visible as other local chefs on the list, but that may be because they’re constantly in the kitchen, turning out memorable dishes. Guests can order off one of two menus: one is more traditional-inspired Basque cuisine, while the other is contemporary. Expect playful presentation and exceptional service.

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Eat at One of the World's Top 50 Restaurants

Like nearby Pujol, Biko, which is not even a block from Hotel Las Alcobas, has been on the World’s Best Restaurants List for the past three years. Currently ranked #37, the kitchen, headed by two Catalan chefs, features dishes influenced by both Spain and Mexico. In fact, the restaurant offers two different menus: one traditional, inflected with Basque favorites, and the other more contemporary and creative. From the latter, expect desserts such as this one, with a goat cheese cotton candy “smoke.” Biko offers guests the options of a la carte or tasting menus as well.

Dessert at Top-Ranked Biko

Biko is ranked one of the top 50 restaurants in the world by Restaurants Magazine, and has held a spot on that list for the past three years. While critics and diners alike praise its Basque-inspired entrees, there are plenty of raves about its dessert menu, too. Whimsical creations like this one, made of cannoli-type shells and cotton candy “smoke” made of goat cheese are both palate-pleasing and photogenic.

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