5 of our favourite dining spots in Mexico City

May 29 2018 by
Categories : Travel

The city’s food scene is as captivating as its design, as award-winning chefs infuse Mexican cuisine with international flavours. Eating chips and guac should most definitely be on your itinerary, along with these delicious destinations.

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    Churrería El Moro

    Spot: Churrería El Moro
    Price Point: $
    Serving churros and hot chocolate 24 hours a day since 1935, El Moro is one of the city’s most historic establishments for the piped fried dough. You can enjoy the dessert any way you like— with sugar, cinnamon or cajeta (caramel sauce).

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    Mercado Roma

    Spot: Mercado Roma
    Price Point: $$

    Traditional street food is exalted to gourmet status in the city’s first hipster food hall. The sleek design by Mexican architect Michel Rojkind does not overshadow the main attraction: more than 50 stalls boasting everything from wagyu-beef tacos to pink-corn pozole stew (a Mexico City favourite) by celebrity chef Zahie Téllez.

  • 3/5

    Fifty Mills

    Spot: Fifty Mills
    Price point: $$$

    Prefer your cocktails with a side of speakeasy chic? Mixology duo Mica Rousseau and Axel Pimentel pull out all the stops (and sometimes a blowtorch) behind a marble bar, turning classic drinks into experimental libations.

  • 4/5

    Zanaya

    Spot: Zanaya
    Price point: $$$$

    In the courtyard of the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City, Zanaya pairs the seafood-heavy dishes of Nayarit, a region on Mexico’s Pacific coast, with interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. The star dish is the Zarandeado, which is made with fish that’s flown in fresh daily and grilled using a 500-year-old method.

  • 5/5

    Pujol, $$$$

    Spot: Pujol
    Price point: $$$$

    Secure a table before booking your flight—reservations here are harder to score than tix to the On the Run II tour. But it’s well worth it. Enrique Olvera’s wildly successful venture has long been ranked among the world’s best kitchens. While staying true to its molecular-gastronomy roots, Pujol’s latest revamp is stirring the pot once again. Among the additions is an 11-seat taco omakase bar—adding a splash of Japanese elegance to Mexican fine dining.

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