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Your Ultimate Mexico City Guide

It feels like Mexico City has been having a moment for well, a while now. But, we’d argue it’s only getting hotter.

The obvious draw here is the food, but it’s more than delectable pulquerías (though, we are obsessed with those, too). It’s the palpable energy coursing through the city’s markets, galleries and vibrant cocktail scene that keeps us coming back for more. Plus, with weather that’s enjoyable all year round, there’s no bad time to go.

Join us as we take you through our favorite spots the city has to offer, from museums to yes, inevitably, a very extensive list of cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Stay

Four Seasons Hotel, Mexico City is best described as an urban oasis. Guests will experience a respite from city life with a stroll through the idyllic garden courtyard, surrounded by lush jungle greenery and complete with strings of lights. Order a drink from Fifty Mils, take a seat along the colonnade and mingle with friends both old and new. When you’re ready to finally step out, the hotel is in close proximity to tons of incredible restaurants and within a few minutes to the best museums by taxi. It’s a great fit for the sophisticated traveler who wants a relaxing retreat in the middle of bustling DF.

Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City is a former residence which has been crafted into a series of private, earth-toned, intimate alcoves, reflecting its Spanish namesake, “Las Alcobas.” Two- and three-bedroom suites and penthouses feature wraparound terraces overlooking the city for a total of 35 spacious guest rooms, each custom designed with beautiful furnishings and the finest bedroom linens. Guests are pampered with personalized service and state-of-the-art amenities in a warm setting right in the heart of Mexico City’s bustling business, commercial and entertainment district.

Play

This city is the art and architecture lovers’ paradise, with no shortage of museums to check out as you explore. While it’s tough to narrow it down, here are a few of our favorites.

Shop

We love exploring the shops in the Polanco neighborhood where exclusive boutiques offer everything from Huichol pieces to beautiful fabrics from Tenango can be found. Aside from this trendy spot, there are also several markets with collections of artisan goods ranging that make for perfect souvenirs or gifts.

XINU Perfume

Dine

Basically, you’re going to Mexico City to eat. So, excuse us while we break down the spots on a meal by meal basis (and we totally won’t judge if you double up on a couple lunches or dinners…actually, we encourage it).

Brunch

Lunch

Coffee, Gelato + Churros, oh my!

Dinner

Restaurants here are definitely trending towards high-quality food in casual environments.

Drinks

Dancing

Want to take it up a notch from Mexico City’s trendy bar scene? The antros, or clubs, are calling.

Want to combine CDMX with nearby Puebla? Check out our Mexico City + Puebla guide.

Stay

Four Seasons Mexico City, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 500, Cuauhtémoc
Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City, Av. Pdte. Masaryk 390, Polanco, Polanco III Secc

Play

Museo Nacional de Antropología, Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11560
Castillo de Chapultepec, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11100
Casa Gilardi, Calle Gral. Antonio León 82, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc
Soumaya Museum, Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Presa Falcon esquina, Granada, 11529
Frida Kahlo Museum, Londres 247, Del Carmen, 04100 Ciudad de México
Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Av. Altavista esq. Diego Rivera, San Angel

Shop

Silver Deer, Av. Javier Barros Sierra 540, Santa Fe, Zedec Sta Fé, 01219 | +52 55 5292 9587
Lago DF, Av. Pdte. Masaryk 310, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11560 | +52 55 7261 9343
Onora Casa, Lope de Vega 330, Polanco, Polanco V Secc, 11560 |  +52 55 5203 0938
XINÚ PERFUMES, Alejandro Dumas 161, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11560 | +52 55 7589 5572
Tiendo del MAP, Aristóteles 8, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11550 |  +52 55 7090 3589
La Ciudadela, Avenida Balderas y Plaza de la Ciudadela, Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06040 | +52 55 5510 1828
El Bazaar Sábado, San Jacinto 11, San Ángel | +52.55.5616.0082

Dine

Lalo!,  Zacatecas 173, Roma Nte., 06700  | +52 55 5564 3388
Panadería Rosetta, Colima 179, Roma Nte., 06700 | +52 55 5207 2976
San Angel Inn, Diego Rivera 50, Alvaro Obregon, Distrito Federal 01060 | +52 55 5616 1402
Contramar, Calle de Durango 200, Roma Nte., 06700 | +52 55 5514 9217
Dulce Patria, Anatole France 100, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, 11560 | +52 55 3300 3999
Bravo Lonchería, Calle Río Sena 87, Cuauhtémoc | +52 55 5207 6276
Restaurante Nicos, Av. Cuitláhuac 3102, Claveria, 02080 Ciudad de México| +52 55 5396 7090
Mercado Roma, Calle Querétaro 225, Roma Nte., 06700 | +52 55 5564 1396
Barrio Alameda, Calle Dr Mora 9, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06000 | +52 55 5512 3810
Churreria El Moro, Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas 42, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06000 | +52 55 5512 0896
Gelatoscopi0, Av. Moliere 222, Polanco, Polanco II Secc dentro de la Terraza de El Palacio de Hierro Polanco, Polanco, 11550
Cicatriz, Calle Dinamarca 44, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 | +52 55 4041 7931
Boicot Cafe, Jalapa 99, Roma Nte., 06170 | +52 55 6845 6037
Rokai Izakaya, Río Ebro 87, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 | +52 55 7159 5808
Máximo Bistrot, Tonalá 133, Roma Nte., 06700 | +52 55 5264 4291
Merotoro, Amsterdam 204, Hipódromo, 06100 | +52 55 5564 7799
Rosetta, Colima 166, Roma Nte., 06700 | +52 55 5533 7804
Pujol, Tennyson 133, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11550 | +52 55 5545 4111
Quintonil, Av. Isaac Newton 55, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11560 |  +52 55 5280 1660

Drink

La Clandestina, Av. Álvaro Obregón 298, Colonia Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México
Gin Gin, Av Oaxaca 87, Roma Nte., 06700
Casa Franca, Mérida 109, Roma Nte., 06700
Aurora, Alvaro Obregon 126, Colonial Roma

Dancing

El Departamento, Av. Álvaro Obregón, 146 Col. Roma Norte, 06700
Janis Palmas, Av. Paseo de las Palmas 555, Lomas de Chapultepec, 11000
Leonor, Nuevo León 163, Condesa 06140
Café Paraíso, Plaza Villa de Madrid 17, Roma Nte., 06700
M.N. Roy, Mérida 186, Roma Nte., 06700

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