Eating out in Mexico City offers one of the most memorable dining experiences you can have. A reflection of its cosmopolitan culture can be found in the menu lists across the city.
Ciudad de México houses a huge selection of quality restaurants with a wide variety of local and international cuisines.
Au Pied De Cochon
This excellent 24/7 French restaurant is located in the Hotel Presidente Inter-Continental. If you want an authentic plat du jour of steak frites or the signature dish of pied de cochon – pig’s feet, you’re in the right place! They also serve a great collection of seafood dishes as well as an extensive wine list.
Address: Campos Elíseos 218 Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo 11550, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Times: 24 Hours
Tel.: +52 55 5327 7756
Fonda El Refugio
For 40 years this classical Mexican town house has been serving local cuisine to locals, visitors and celebrities. Located in Zona Rosa, this cosy establishment keeps coming up with the goods. The fireplace just adds to the ambiance & romance on chilly Mexican evenings.
Address: Calle Liverpool 166 Zona Rosa, Cuauhtémoc 06600, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Times: Daily, 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tel.: +52 55 5207 2732
Papa Bill's Saloon - Santa Fe
Located in the Santa Fe area, Papa Bill’s Saloon is one of the best cantinas in the city to offer good Mexican cuisine. Don’t forget to dig into their paquetazos, chicken fajitas and arrachera. The multiple flat screens ensure that sport addicts remain glued to their seats. This sprawling gringo style parlour also provides a bar/lounge and takeaway service.
Address: Guillermo González Camarena 1450, Santa Fe, Álvaro Obregón, 01210, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Times: Monday to Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday to Saturday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tel.: +52 55 5292 7585
Aguila y Sol ( Visit Site )
Aguila y Sol, famous for its chefs is also a warm place to enjoy abstract interior artwork. Enjoy a cocktail or a hibiscus-flower beverage (flor de jamaica) with the option of delicious Latin American cuisine.
Address: Moliere 42 Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday: 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tel.: +52 55 5281 8354
Cafe Tacuba ( Visit Site )
This restaurant is definitely worth a visit. It is located in the Centro Historico area, popular for its Latin American and authentic Mexican cuisine. The cafe beckons customers with its classy setting, handmade furniture, stained glass windows, brightly coloured tiles, wall murals and large archways. They do include live performances on some nights.
Address: República de Guatemala 28 Centro, Cuauhtémoc 06010, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Times: Daily, 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Tel.: +52 55 5512 2048
The restaurant is well known for dishes that are made out of a unique blend of chillies, herbs, nuts, and flowers. Rub them religiously on poultry, vegetables or seafood, refer long lost recipe diaries and voila! You have a restaurant tossing ancient Indian recipes in a contemporary manner. Taste their specialities such as fish tacos, blackened marinated chicken or the cilantro soup. The restaurant-cum-bar offers frequent live music performances.
Address: Presidente Masaryk 393 Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo 11560, Mexico City, Mexico
Tel.: +52 55 5282 2514
Serving both international and Mexican cuisine, Cafe Royal is an exquisite restaurant inside Marquis Reforma hotel and spa. The restaurant offers an incomparable eating experience in a lovely atmosphere at the comfortable outdoor terraces. Besides, breakfast and lunch buffets, the bar stocks all major brands of liquors and spirits. It also offers BYO liquor service, afternoon pastry buffet, an extensive a la carte menu for dinner and a private parking lot for visitors.
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 465 Cuauhtémoc 06500, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Times: Breakfast: Daily, 7:00 am – noon
Lunch: Daily, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dinner: Daily, 6:00 pm - midnight
Tel.: +52 55 5229 1200
Tezka ( Visit Site )
Tezka restaurant boasts the finest avant-garde Spanish cuisine with hints of Mexican flavours. Founded by legendary chef Juan Mari Arzac in 1994, today the reins are held by Chef Francisco Flores. The restaurant has multiple dining rooms decorated in fine fashion and neutral colours. Enjoy in-house specialities such as sea bass adorned with pistachio sauce or lamb topped with a delicate peanut sauce. Pair the meal with a decent variety of Mexican and Spanish wines which include Reserva 904, Cune and Vina Ardanza.
Address: Amberes 78, Col. Juarez, Hotel Royal Zona Rosa Zona Rosa / Cuauhtmoc 06600, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 1:00 am - 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tel.: +52 55 9149 3000
La Nueva Opera Bar ( Visit Site )
Apparently well known Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa used to hang out at this classical Mexican restaurant-bar and they even claim that he shot a bullet through the ceiling!..too much tequila? There is indeed still a bullet hole to this day as proof of this story. Dark, wood tables and big furniture are the order of the day as well as a wide drink selection, a fantastically authentic menu and even a mariachi band; keep this as one of the city’s favourites.
Address: 5 de Mayo 10-B, Centro (Área 1), 06000 Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday: 1:00 pm – midnight
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tel.: +52 55 5521 8375