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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 pulquerĂ­as (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.

Alternatively, Casa Polanco offers a more boutique vibe with apartment-style accommodations. The hotel’s mix of modern and classic Spanish colonial architecture makes you feel as if you’re staying in the plush home of a family friend. La Verdana is their outdoor dining, offering fine gourmet cuisine all day as well as afternoon tea. You can also take advantage of the spa’s various therapies, such as jet-lag massage therapy and classic deep tissue.

For panoramic views of the city, look no further than The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City. With 58 rooms overlooking Chapultepec Park, this classic hotel blends classic Mexican culture with Ritz-Carlton’s signature sophistication. This can be particularly felt in their dining scene, which features exclusively Mexican cuisine sourced by local farmers and curators. We’d also be remiss not to mention Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, an expansive property featuring 275 guest rooms, 56 of which are suites that overlook the entirety of the city. The hotel is home to five different bars and restaurants, as well as a spa in collaboration with L’Occitane, making this stay particularly well-suited for groups and team retreats.

Culture

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

Dinner

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

Cafe & Cocktails

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
Casa Polanco, Luis G. Urbina 84, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de MĂ©xico, CDMX, Mexico
The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City, Av. P.Âș de la Reforma 509, CuauhtĂ©moc, 06500 Ciudad de MĂ©xico, CDMX, Mexico
Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, 297 Avenue, Av. P.Âș de la Reforma, CuauhtĂ©moc, 06500 Ciudad de MĂ©xico, CDMX, Mexico

Culture

Museo Nacional de AntropologĂ­a, 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 LeĂłn 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 MĂ©xico
Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Av. Altavista esq. Diego Rivera, San Angel
Museo Jumex, Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11520 Ciudad de MĂ©xico, CDMX, Mexico

Shop

Onora Casa, Lope de Vega 330, Polanco, Polanco V Secc, 11560 |  +52 55 5203 0938
XINÚ PERFUMES, Alejandro Dumas 161, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 | +52 55 7589 5572
El Bazaar Såbado, Pl. San Jacinto 11, San Ángel TNT, San Ángel, Álvaro Obregón, 01000 | +52.55.5616.0082
Utilitario Mexicano, Calle Marsella 3a, Juårez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 | +52 55 5035 8164
Carla Fernandez, Calle Marsella 72, Juårez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 | 55 55 11 00 01
Sandra Weil, Av. Horacio 907, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 | +52 55 2292 4808
Kingfisher, Av México 157, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 | +52 55 9296 7802
The Pack, Calle Marsella 68, Juårez, Cuauhtémoc, 06700
Marsella 68, Calle Marsella 68, Juårez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 | +52 55 1305 5525
Roma Quince, RepĂșblica de Chile 13 B, Centro HistĂłrico de la Cdad. de MĂ©xico, Centro, CuauhtĂ©moc, 06010 | +52 55 5518 7261
Seleccion Marsella, Calle Marsella 72, Juårez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 | +52 55 4575 0705

Dine

Lalo!,  Zacatecas 173, Roma Nte., 06700  | +52 55 5564 3388
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
Rokai, Río Ebro 89, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 | +52 55 7159 5808
Måximo, Av. Álvaro Obregón 65 Bis, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 | +52 55 5264 4291
Rosetta, Colima 166, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 | +52 55 5533 7804
Pujol, Tennyson 133, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 | +52 55 5545 4111
Quintonil, Av. Isaac Newton 55, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 |  +52 55 5280 1660
Ticuchi, Petrarca 254, Chapultepec Morales, Polanco V Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 | +52 55 2589 4363
Carmela Y Sal, Torre Virreyes, Calle Pedregal N.24 Del, 11040 | +52 55 2077 7107
Siembra Comedor, Av. Ejército Nacional Mexicano 314, Chapultepec Morales, Polanco V Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 | +52 55 7875 0411
Mi Compa Chava, Zacatecas 172, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
La Mari, Monte Athos 395, Lomas de Chapultepec III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11000 | +52 55 2120 7284
Hugo, Av. Veracruz 38, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 | +52 55 9224 6882
Martinez, Puebla 90, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
Filigrana, Av. Veracruz 62, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 | +52 55 4398 3137
Lardo, Agustín Melgar 6, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06140 | +52 55 5211 7731

Cafe & Cocktails

Freehouse Bar, Av. P.Âș de la Reforma 297, CuauhtĂ©moc, 06500 | + 52 55 86 60 05 00
Niddo Café, Praga 24, Juårez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600
Saint, Gral. Benjamín Hill 146-1, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06170
Panadería Rosetta, Colima 179, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 | +52 55 5207 2976
El Tigre Silencio, Colima 159-int 1 a, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 | +52 55 9300 3306
Cafe Nin, Havre 73, Juårez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 | +52 55 9155 4805
Baltra Bar, Iztaccihuatl 36D, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 | +52 55 5264 1279

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