Mackenzie and I are headed to Mexico City for the first time tomorrow. If Duolingo doesn’t make me a fluid Spanish speaker by the time I land I’m firing off a one start review in the App Store.
* LUXOR by Sebastián Narbona https://local.mx/cultura/diseno/sebastian-narbona-restauracion-mobiliario-cdmx-luxor/
* GALLERIA OMR in Roma need to make a reservation.
* CASA BASALTA also in Roma. It’s a concept house with galleries, shops , cafes, etc.
Explore it all (front, back, up and down). Walk along Colima for the cool shops.
Eat at Rosetta.
* There a lot of Art Galleries in the same area…
* Panaderia Rosetta for breakfast + pastries
* Contramar - Get the grilled fish with green and red sauces
* Lardo - for brunch
* La Docena
* Huset - great for dinner – make a reservation
* Buna 42 - for great coffee and good food too
* Neveria Roxy for old-school ice cream + ices
* El Cardenal for breakfast, it's supposed to be a classic
* Bosforo is a must for mezcal
* Gin Gin – great cocktails
* Felina – cool spot, more hidden, great cocktails
* La Clandestina
* Romita Comedor (entrance is hidden with no sign, but a door man is in front)
* On Saturday, go to San Angel for the Mercado Sabado; amazing crafts, ceramics, etc inside an old house (and there's a packed market all around it, too).
* LOS DANZANTES is a nice restaurant for lunch in Cuyaocan, visit the Mercado after and then make your way to CINATECA.
* Utilitario Mexicano
* PAY'S store
* Casa Bosques
* Hi-BYE Store
Mexico City is easily one of my favorite, if not my favorite, cities in the world. So good choice, you will have lots of fun!
I unfortunately hadn't picked up the habit of creating Google Maps of my favorite places when I visited but these are the things I remember and highly recommend:
1. Maximo Bistrot
3. Pujol (It's a Michelin Star restaurant so good luck on the reservation, but it's worth the price if you can manage to get a table. Compared to LA's fine dining prices is actually pretty cheap)
4. Margaritas on the rooftop of the Condesa DF hotel
Luis Barragan House (also needs a reservation)
The House of Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera
The flea market on Paseo De LA Reforma
Mercado Abelardo Rodriguez (houses a Diego Rivera Mural)
Apt 25 (I think this is the name)