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| 12 March '15
Guacamole and margaritas are the first thing that come in to people's mind when they think about Mexico City, when in fact those are only a small portion of what one of the biggest cities in the world has to offer. To start of, there are 21 million people living in this teeming metropolis that is going through a renaissance movement, making it more populated than New York, Paris, Los Angeles and London so you can imagine the amount of options and diverse type of experiences you can find.
The restaurant and bar scene is rich and and focused in the Condesa-Roma, the Juarez and Polanco neighborhoods. In the past 5 years, and similarly to what happened in Mexico City in the 60’s, the city has become the home for a new wave of people. Artists, foodies and urban humanists are creating in Mexico City a cosmopolitan destination with a handful of places to visit. Art galleries, museums and urban hideouts like the Kurimanzutto gallery, the Jumex, Soumaya Museum and the Mercado Roma are all musts. If you are ever in DF in February make sure you visit the Zona Maco México Arte Contemporaneo art fair.
WHERE TO STAY:
DOWNTOWN MEXICO (Hotel Downtown)
Photo: Downtown Mexico
Nestled in mexico city’s centro historico, this colonial building was once one of Mexico’s city’s most exclusive residences and was recently bought and converted in a hip boutique 17-room hotel, also very close to the Zocalo and Bellas Artes.
Photo: Las Alcobas
In the heart of the Polanco District, Las Alcobas is a boutique hotel that used to be a residence and was redecorated and turned into a 35-room boutique hotel.
WHERE TO EAT:
Photo: The World's 50 Best
The same owners of CONTRAMAR bringing the surf and turf cuisine of Baja California to Mexico City. Share tapas (ceviche ligero) and the mero.
Photo: Jaunt Magazine
Mexican folklore at its greatest, definitely try the aguas frescas and fideo. Expect great presentation of dishes and first class service.
Photo: Time Out Mexico
New menu every day using only fresh ingredients, chef Lalo will tell you what you eat (mainly fish, steak and vegetables). Arguably the best cooking in town.
Photo: Time Out Mexico
Blue and Gold (colors of the UNAM or Pumas soccer team). Go for breakfast, get a michelada and the Azul y Oro chilaquiles. Period.
Photo: The Comrade
Speakeasy place with excellent mixologist drinks. The secret is to knock on that black door.
Photo: Food and Travel MX
At this tiny spot in Colonia Condesa, the charismatic chef/owner “Chanclas” will show you his interpretation of Spanish cuisine. Order the huevos rotos (broken eggs)
Traditional meets contemporary at the best restaurant in Mexico and #20th best restaurant in the world. Baby corn powdered chicatana ant and mole madre are the signature dishes.
Cover photo: Museo Soumaya by Sergio Quesada
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