Your Ultimate Mexico City Guide

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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.



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.


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.


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


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 of lunches or dinners…actually, we encourage it).




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

Cafes and Cocktails

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

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