La Nacional isn’t as hip as some of the Mexico City's more popular mezcalerias, like La Clandestina, but it has an incredible selection and a really laid-back vibe. It’s a great place to get a mezcal education—the menu is an intersecting web that connects agave varieties to over 100 mezcals. If you’re more fan than aficionado, just tell one of the helpful waiters what you like (smoky, sweet, or smooth), and they’ll bring over a few bottles to sniff and sample. If you want to take a walk on the wild side, ask to try one of the rarer distillations, like one filtered through chicken breast or another filtered through a whole snake.
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Orizaba 161, Local 3, Roma Norte, Roma Nte., 06700 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 5264 3106
Mon - Wed 5pm - 12am
Thur - Sat 5pm - 2am