Mexico City is a vibrant place with the most delicious food, lively colors, happening nightlife and kindest people. A week in Mexico’s capital left me hungry for more and wondering when I’d be back, as I feel like I hardly scratch the surface of this multifaceted city.
Mexico City has always been an afterthought for me, which is funny to say as it’s one of the most-populated cities in the world. I grew up going to Cuernavaca in Morelos with my family, just an hour or so south of the city, and Mexico City was the place that we always just flew in and out of. Over the past few years, I’ve been wanting to dive in to the exploding art and food scene of Mexico City. One night while having mezcal with Carolina, Paul and Lucy (all who hadn’t been to Mexico City either), we decided to pull the trigger. We rented an Airbnb in the neighborhood of La Condesa, an emerging and centrally-located neighborhood that was so cute. There was so much to do in our own area that was walkable, but we tried to venture out as much as we could. I’d highly recommend looking into renting an Airbnb in the Condesa neighborhood. Mexico City is so expansive and makes Los Angeles seem like a compact city but the good news is that Ubers are quite cheap and we found this the best way to bop around town.
- Contramar – There’s a reason I was here twice (and almost a third time!) on my trip. The Tuna Tostadas are a must-get. Also: Carnitas de pescado and Pescado a la talla!
- Pujol – One of Mexico City’s finest dining experiences. Be sure to watch Pujol’s episode on Netflix’s Chef’s Table before!
- Hotel Condesa DF – Great rooftop bar and perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail at sundown.
- Máximo Bistro – recommend for lunch, light
- Ojo de Agua – great for breakfast
- Baltra Bar
- Hanky Panky – hidden bar – ask me about this one for instructions!
- M.N. Roy
- Tori Tori
- Plan V Café (Condesa)
- Havre 77
- Panadería Rosetta
- Chapultepec Castle
- Chapultepec Botanical garden
- Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo
- Museum of Anthropology
- Museo Soumaya
- Frida Kahlo Museum – this is a bit outside of the city in Cuoyacan, but worth seeing and exploring the surrounding area and market
- Palacio Nacional
- Common People (man)
The photos above are from Xochimilco, and it was quite an experience. This is definitely a half-day venture, and so worth it if you have time and are traveling with quite a few friends. Grab tacos and beers before renting a boat to drift along the canals.
Please message me if you’re heading to Mexico City and have any questions on restaurants, the layout of the city or where to stay!