Mexico City: Resources, Tours and Tips

Museums
Museo Soumaya – Carlos Slim built this museum and named it after his wife. Cool museum. It is free and if you only visit 3 museums in Mexico this should be 1. 2 is Frida & Diego Museum and the 3 its

Frida & Diego Museum – http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/en/ – great indoor outdoor museum celebrating the lives and relationship of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Buy your tickets online to avoid the long lines.

Museo Nacional de Anthropolgia Museum – http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx – this is a wonderful space that you could get lost in for hours and hours. Very well done history of the people in Mexico and latin america.

Other stuff
Vinicola Urbana – Winery in the heart of the city

Avenida Presidente Masaryk – is the Rodeo drive of Mexico City

Mercado Ciudadela – is an artisan market

Mexico City’s Top Spots for Street Art – https://www.afar.com/travel-tips/mexico-citys-top-spots-for-street-art

A Guide to the Coolest Mexico City Street Art – http://northernlauren.com/guide-mexico-city-street-art/

Sheraton hotel – the round about in front of the hotel has 30 x 5 foot and painted soccer/Futbal’s from teams around the world. If someone is really into soccer seeing the painted balls is really cool.

Xochimilco Canals – 3 to 4 hour activity but cool. Bring food and wine or buy it there for a ton more money

Chapultepec Castle – worth a look and the best view of the city from here

Transportation – Uber, EasyTaxi or Cabify

Food tour and cooking – http://eatlikealocal.com.mx

Casa Jacaranda – perfect place for cooking lessons

Tierra Garat – Mexico es cafe y chocolate – a Chocolate shop and cafe

Del Parque Cafe – for good coffee

Resources in English – http://cdmxtravel.com/en/

Mexico City: Accommodations

4 Seasons Hotel – beautiful upscale hotel. Some great places to eat and drink inside too.

Ignacia Guest House – small and quaint. Only 5 rooms.

Las Alcobas Hotel – little hotel but nice rooms and interior

San Angel inn – a Carmelite Monastery from 1692

El Patio 77 B&B – Eco friendly hotel in El Centro

Hotel Gran Ciudad de Mexico – Upscale old school charming hotel in El Centro

Reforma (zona rosa) – big night life….Genova street shopping – check out Little
Korea

Casa Prim Boutique – at the edge of Zona Rosa. Nice hotel with rooftop bar.

Chaya B & B – in Zona Rosa. Not elevator so it is a better bargain here.

Casa Decu – in Roma and one of the best hotels for the money in Mexico City

Hotel Carlota – in graffiti filled Juarez neighborhood

Condesa DF – great little bohemian hotel with a great rooftop bar

Mexico City: Food & Drink


FOOD
Pasillo De Humo – 2nd Floor – has a very local feeling. Great Mexican food and very reasonable and really good margaritas.

Parian Condesa Rest Comida Yucateca La Tradicion – is on the first floor below Pasillo De Humo and it has 8 food counters where you can grab 8 different types of food and then sit at a table either inside or outside. Seafood, Japanese, Mexican, Deli, Beef or a sampling of the many types of cuisines offerred. Very good and really reasonable. Pasillo D H takes reservations but the downstairs place is walk in only.

Pujol – one of the most expensive places in town. A very romantic but very pricey place full of Gringo’s. The meal will likely cost between $150 to $200 per person but we thought it was well worth it.

Azul Condesa – Really good Mexican food

Rosetta – a great place in a little mansion in Roma Norte. Good food and service and very reasonable too.

Quintonil – this place came highly recommended but we did not go. it is pricey.
Milan 44 – food hall and market for casual dining

Comedor Jacinta – new from Chef Edgar Nunez. Simple mexican.

San Angel Inn – great place to eat after seeing the Frida museum

Comedor de Los Milagros – food hall across from Mercado de Medellin

Dulce Patria – a great place to eat at Las Alcobas hotel

Polanquito in Polanco Many really good restaurants for all tastes

El Cardenal – traditional lunch place while visiting the Palacio de Bellas Artes

Maximo Bistrot – The epitome of living the maximum mediterranean gastronomic experience offered by Chef Lalo Garcia in a charming locale. A top, top local favorite!!!

Rosa Negra – trendy venue offering a wide variety of delicious food from Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and other Latin American countries. in Polanco.

Entremar (lunch only) – Few people are aware of this quiet sister venue of the famous Contramar, where the same exquisite menu is served and the service is more personalized.

Merotoro – Chef Jair Tellez provides an incredible gourmet experience of new aromas and flavors, opening new horizons for the already-rich Mexican gastronomy.

Havre 77 – Lalo Garcia fulfills his dream of offering his favorite French cuisine and an oyster bar in a lovely house redesigned to create an intimate ambience.

Contramar – in Condesa for seafood. One of the best seafood places in town.

Restaurant Nicos – the new sister place of Fonda Mayora. Both great places but the second one is more casual

Mercado N 89 Coyoacan – Main market near Frida K Museum. Best places to eat in the market: Quesadillas Lucha, La Cocina de mi Mama, Rica Barbacoa El Borrego De Oro, Tres Coyotes,El Jarden Del Pulpo

Panderia Rosetta – 2 great bakeries in Mexico City one in Juarez

Treinta Y Tres – A great little simple taco place. More of a lunch place.

Mercado De Medellin in Roma Sur – a food market

DRINK
Xaman – a cocktail bar with Mexico’s pre – hispanic roots

Hanky Panky – is a new speakeasy but you need a reservation

Cantina Fina – an outpost of Roma’s Fonda Fina – mexican pub

Miralto inside the Torre Latino americana – this place has the best view of Mexico City. If you have a drink at the bar the view is free or you can pay to just go to the observation deck.

La Opera – a Cantina from 1876

Gin Gin Roma – Good food plus late night cool bar and dance club. Mixed

Xaman Bar – in Juarez worth checking out if in the area

Cine Tonala – in Roma Sur. cool little bar.

MN Roy – a DJ and craft cocktails. Young crowd

Xampaneria – for mescal and small bites