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The Art Lover's Guide to Mexico City

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Mexico City has plenty of contemporary art to keep you busy, as well as good food to keep you full and great hotels to lay your head.
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Tonalá 51, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
This space owned by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México hosts very ambitious exhibits, performances, and video installations, usually featuring contemporary Mexican artists who are interested in science and technology. +52 55 5511 8867
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After many moves, Proyectos Monclova has a permanent home in a large, lovely space in Roma, and features both young and longstanding Mexican artists, included the vaunted Eduardo Terrazas. +52 (55) 4754 3546
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Ezequiel Montes #36, Tabacalera, 06030 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Talcual is a launching pad for emerging contemporary artists—and a resource for major museums, art foundations, curators, and critics. +52 (55) 5514 9616
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Av. Pdte. Masaryk 390, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Mexico City has no dearth of luxurious boutique hotels, but Las Alcobas is a special option. Designed by famed firm Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel is full of gorgeous details, from hand-stitched leather wall coverings to a spiral staircase that surges...
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Av México 188, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
One of the city's newer boutique hotels, Hippodrome has quickly become a popular place to stay. With a location in the artsy Condesa neighborhood, it's fitting that the hotel merges Art Deco and neoclassical architecture with contemporary interior...
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Andrés Bello 29, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
The famed Brasserie Lipp in Paris has only one international outpost. No, it's not in New York; it's in Mexico City. Located in the JW Marriott in Polanco, Brasserie Lipp is a late-night bistro, open until 2:00 am every day but Sunday, when it's...
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Calle Bahía de las Palmas 37, Verónica Anzúres, 11300 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
La Fonda del Recuerdo is one of those places (though not uncommon in Mexico City) where the servers are still called waiters and they dress like it: white button-down shirts topped with black vests, matched with black trousers. Everything here is...
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Oregon 752, Local J, Benito Juarez, Colonia del Valle Centro, Col del Valle Centro, 03100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
If you've never eaten a taco in Mexico, then perhaps you think, "Well, a taco is a taco is a taco." Not so, as you'll find out if you swing by Tacos Joven for an order of their tacos en canasta ("tacos in a basket"). Since 1971, this fast-food...