Reasons to love Mexico City
Collected by Sergio Zepeda
Aztec temples, great markets, museums by the hundreds and an amazing food scene are just few of the many things that make this city so vibrant. We have selected just a handful o them. Here are 12 reasons why we love Mexico City.
Mosqueta, Eje 1 Nte. S/N, Buenavista, 06350 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
A detour to the centrally located yet way-off-the-tourist-track neighborhood known as Buenavista leads to one of Mexico City’s most dazzling 21st-century landmarks, the Biblioteca Vasconcelos, a gorgeous public library. The...
Av. Veracruz 15, Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Mezcal has almost substituted tequila as the spirit of choice in high-end restaurants and simple bars alike. Recently a couple of mezcal specialized boutiques opened across the city. One of them is Sabrá Dios Mezcalería, where you can buy bottles...
Adolfo Prieto 1364, Tlacoquemecatl del Valle, 03100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
My favorite Mexico City breakfast is as simple as it gets: refried beans and eggs in Fonda Margarita, a small yet ridiculously famous eatery in Colonia del Valle. People start arriving early, at around 5:30 a.m., to enjoy the simple but savory...
Antiguo Canal Cuemanco, Pista Olímpica Virgilio Uribe, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
At the south end of Mexico City lie the floating gardens of Xochimilco. These waterways date from the time of the Aztecs and are great if you suddenly feel overwhelmed by craziness of a big city. To avoid the crowds, gather a couple of friends and...
Colima 166, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Perhaps it’s more interested in diner loyalty than in snagging prizes, but chef Elena Reygadas’s original Mexico City restaurant is still beloved—and busier than ever. So while a few greatest hits linger season to season,...
Insurgentes Centro 117, San Rafael, 06470 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
It was one of my neighbors who pointed me towards this place. He told me that every once in a while his grandmother and his aunt used to make a special visit to get the best ice cream in the city. The chosen place was always La Especial de París....
Paseo de la Reforma y Eje 2 PTE, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
The last Sunday of every month, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the most beautiful avenue in Mexico City is closed to traffic and used for biking, skating and running. So just grab one of the public transport bicycles, known as Ecobicis, and start...
Avenida Arcos de Belén s/n, Centro, 06720 Cuahutémoc, CDMX, Mexico
Mercado San Juan is a market where you go to discuss the best salsas made with the ant hormiga chicatana, the best way to make soup with dried shrimp, and the merits of coffee grown in Veracruz. It’s Mexico City’s gourmet market, where chefs...
Plaza San Jacinto 11, San Ángel TNT, San Ángel, 01000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Once a separate municipality, San Ángel—in the city’s south, nestled into its western foothills—is a leafy, genteel enclave whose relative isolation adds a soigné feel (for better or worse) you won’t find in...
Altata 22, Hipódromo, 06170 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Any taco connoisseur knows that the difference between a good and a great taco al pastor lies in the salsa. If you ask me, El Califa is a bit overpriced, but its salsas make a late night visit to this chain totally worth it.
Belisario Domínguez 70-72, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Chile en nogada is a dish invented in Puebla made of poblano peppers with a filling of shredded meat and different nuts and fruits, bathed in a walnut and cream sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate. It is nearly impossible to find chiles en nogada...
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