Best Places to Eat & Drink in Mexico City

Our Recommendations

Restaurants

Marisqueria el K-guamo

($) Mexican, Seafood

A small hole in the wall that serves a decent variety of seafood dishes at very economic prices.

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Taquería Los Cocuyos

($) Tacos

Los Cocuyos is one of the most famous taco stands in Mexico City. Try the suadero tacos, which some people consider the best tacos in Mexico. They just close for a couple hours to clean up every morning.

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Farmacia Internacional

($) Cafe

This spot in colonia Juárez offers innovative food based on organic ingredients. The project combines different brands to create a unique experience in a space formerly occupied by an old-style pharmacy.

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Tacos Don Juan

($) Tacos

One of the most classic places in Condesa. They have carnitas tacos during the weekend.

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Los Tolucos

($) Mexican

Los Tolucos prepare some of the best Guerreo-style pozole in Mexico City. They’re also famous for their carnitas and other mexican specialties.

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El Vilsito

($) Tacos

A widely praised taco stand in the south of the city. Their tacos al pastor are some of the best around town.

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Fonda Margarita

($) Mexican, Breakfast

A traditional mexican eatery with really nice food. Fonda Margarita opens at 5am and closes whenever they run out of food (which is pretty early).

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Michoacanissimo

($) Mexican

This restaurant specializes in birria, a rich stew made with goat and spices.

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Tostadas Coyoacán

($) Street food

The most famous tostadas (fried tortillas with different toppings) in Mexico City.

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Vege Taco

($) Tacos, Vegetarian

Traditional mexican in vegetarian versions. They offer amazing pozole and tacos.

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Café de Tacuba

($$) Mexican

Traditional Mexican restaurant. One of the local’s favorite spots for weekend breakfasts

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La Coyoacana

($$) Cantina

Mexican cantina in Coyoacán. Expect live music, lots of traditional Mexican food and a good variety of drinks.

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Lalo

($$) Cafe, Pizzeria

A restaurant from the famous Mexican chef, Eduardo García, Lalo! is a relaxed place where you can enjoy a good breakfast with some great coffee.

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Pasillo de Humo

($$) Mexican

An excellent option for those interested in trying Oaxaca style food with a contemporary touch.

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Caldos Ánimo

($$) Mexican food

This place offers two of Mexico’s favorite delicacies: tacos and broths. Whichever you prefer, there will be plenty of good options for you to choose from.

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El Cardenal

($$) Mexican

One of Mexico City’s favorite spots for breakfast. Being a popular spot in Centro Histórico, it can get really crowded during weekends.

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Minichelista

($$) Cafe

Likely the most bizarre restaurant you will ever visit, and even one of the best. Created 10 years ago by artists, the cafe is full of little tiny nooks and crannies where you can eat at a table made from the handlebars of a motorcycle as you sit in a closet with your date.

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Yuban

($$$) Oaxacan

Contemporary food with Oaxacan influences.

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Comedor Jacinta

($$$) Mexican

Comedor Jacinta offers a new interpretation of Mexico’s traditional eateries. Vegetarian and healthy food are pillars of this trendy spot.

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Máximo Bistrot Local

($$$) Modern European, French, Mexican

A contemporary take on Mexican eateries. Máximo Bistrot offers seasonal dishes curated by chef Eduardo García. Booking in advance is necessary.

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Loretta Chic Bistrot

($$$) Mediterranean

Mediterranean cuisine by famous Mexican chefs, Abel Hernández, and Eduardo Moreli. Booking in advance is recommended.

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Tori Tori

($$$) Japanese

Authentic Japanese cuisine in the heart of Polanco. You’ll find plenty of options for sushi and other Japanese delicacies. More expensive than most Japanese restaurants around but worthy of a visit.

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MeroToro

($$$) Northern Mexican

Baja California style food in Mexico City. This place offers a wide variety of national and international wines.

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Casa Virginia

($$$) Mexican

French and Mexican food by famous chef, Mónica Patiño.

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Azul Histórico

($$$) Mexican

Contemporary Mexican food in one of the most gorgeous terraces of Centro Histórico.

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Contramar

($$$) Seafood, Mexican

Seafood restaurant with a menu that includes many traditional dishes from the Mexican Pacific Coast. Their menu is seasonal and they make an emphasis on always using the freshest ingredients.

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Miralto

($$$) Mediterranean

This restaurant’s main attraction is its location. Being on the 41st floor of the Torre Latinoamericana, it has some of the best panoramic views of the city. Food is mostly Mediterranean.

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Restaurante Nicos

($$$) Mexican

One of the most iconic restaurants for traditional Mexican food. Booking in advance is recommended.

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Hostería de Santo Domingo

($$$) Mexican

Traditional Mexican food served in a colonial building. The place is famous for its great atmosphere and breakfast buffet.

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Dulce Patria

($$$$) Mexican

Dulce Patria offers a new take on traditional Mexican cuisine from all around the country. Their attention to detail is noticeable in every dish and every aspect of this amazing Mexican restaurant.

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Lorea

($$$$) International

Lorea serves contemporary food based on Mexican ingredients, offering a personalized culinary experience to each of its clients. Booking in advance required.

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Quintonil

($$$$) Mexican

Quintonil proposes clarity of flavor alongside contemporary Mexican technique, from the platform of a restaurant that perfectly integrates the cuisine/service dynamic.

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Pujol

($$$$) Mexican

Contemporary Mexican cuisine at its best. Chef Enrique Olvera has transformed this place into one of the most recognized Mexican restaurants around the world, ranking in the top 20!

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Sweets & Desserts

Gelatoscopio

Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt

Ice cream shop with original and unexpected flavors.

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Que Bo!

Chocolatier

Chef José Ramón Castillo puts all of his knowledge as a master chocolatier in Que Bo! This chocolate shop is recognized as one of the best in the world by the French publication Le Guide de Croqueurs de Chocolat.”

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Panadería Rosetta

Bakery

This trendy bakery is one of the best options to have breakfast in la Roma if you’re looking for something sweet to start the day.

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Pastelería Ideal

Bakery

A traditional bakery in the heart of Centro Histórico, La Ideal is famous for its cakes, which can be admired in a museum located on the second floor of the bakery.

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Dulcería de Celaya

Candy, Chocolatier

This small candy store in the middle of Centro Histórico has been manufacturing a wide variety of traditional Mexican sweets since 1874. The Guízar family has owned this place from the start and they have maintained the original recipes for all its products.

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Churrería El Moro

Churros

Traditional cafe in Centro Histórico specialized in churros and hot chocolate. This 24-hour cafe has a charming old-style vibe.

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Coffee & Tea

Café Negro

A great place to taste specialty coffee in Mexico City. Perfect spot to have breakfast or lunch while exploring the colorful streets of Coyoacan.

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Quentin Café

Quentin offers a wide variety of quality coffee grains from Mexico and South America. This small shop has gained notoriety as one of the best cafes in Mexico City.

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Cucurucho

Good coffee in Cuauhtémoc, although they now have multiple locations in Mexico City.

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Cafe Avellaneda

This small and cozy cafe is just a couple blocks away from Coyoacán’s main square. It offers some of the best coffee in Mexico City and also has a good variety of desserts.

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Almanegra Cafe

One of the best coffee shops in town.

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Distrito Fijo Club de Ciclismo

Small cafe that shares its space with a bicycle workshop and store.

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Café Passmar

This multi-awarded cafe offers Mexican coffee of the highest quality. Café Passmar is also famous for its barista courses.

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Bars & Lounges

Licorea Limantour

Cocktail Bar

Fancy bar specialized in cocktails. Limantour is in the World’s 50 best bars list. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.

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Ladina Bar

Cocktail Bar, Dive Bar

Dive bar focused on original cocktails. Very popular with the international crowd staying around Roma-Condesa.

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Tasting Room

Beer Bar

Beer bar offering a great variety of Mexican craft beers.

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Loup Bar

Wine Bar

Loup focuses on natural wines and craft beers from all around Mexico. The restaurant has a good variety of dishes made with local and organic ingredients.

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King Cole Bar

Lounge, Cocktail Bar

Fancy bar with a terrace offering one of the best views of Paseo de la Reforma.

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Can Can

Bar

Trendy bar specializing in original cocktails and comfort food. Excellent for after-work drinks.

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Pulquería “The Duellists”

Dive Bar

Founded in 1912, this traditional Mexican cantina specializes in pulque, a prehispanic beverage obtained from agave plants. The psychedelic decoration and the wide variety of flavors, make this the perfect place for pulque first-timers.

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La Botica

Bar

La Botica offers a great variety of mezcal styles and brands and some interesting mezcal cocktails. It’s considered the first mezcaleria in Mexico City.

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Bósforo

Bar

Small bar that specializes in mezcal and Oaxaca specialties.

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Dietrich Roma

Cocktail Bar

An exclusive bar inspired by the golden age of cinema. This is a private club where either membership or booking in advance is required.

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La Opera

Bar & Grill

Old Mexican bar. Famous for the sumptuous decoration and a bullet hole supposedly made by Mexican revolutionary, Pancho Villa.

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