Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Mexico City

El Cardenal

Possibly the finest place in town for a traditional meal, El Cardenal occupies three floors of a Parisian-style mansion and has a pianist playing sweetly in the background. Breakfast is a must, served with a tray of…
Top Choice Mexican in Mexico City

Quintonil

This contemporary innovator made the Top 50 Restaurants in the World list for creatively showcasing traditional Mexican dishes. Former Pujol chef Jorge Vallejo gives local, organic ingredients starring roles – which…
Top Choice Fusion in Mexico City

Maximo Bistrot Local

If there's one place that best represents Mexico City's exciting new culinary scene, it's Maximo Bistrot. The constantly changing menu, which draws on European and Mexican recipes, features fresh, seasonal ingredien…
Top Choice Mexican in Mexico City

Hostería de Santo Domingo

Whipping up classic Mexican fare since 1860, Mexico City's oldest restaurant has a festive atmosphere, enhanced by live piano music. The menu offers numerous dishes, but everyone comes here for the chile en nogada (…
Top Choice Mexican in Mexico City

Pujol

Arguably Mexico’s best gourmet restaurant, Pujol offers a contemporary take on classic Mexican dishes in a smartly minimalist setting. Famed chef Enrique Olvera regularly reinvents the menu, which is presented as a …
Top Choice Mexican in Mexico City

El Hidalguense

Slow-cooked over aged oak wood in an underground pit, the Hidalgo-style barbacoa at this family-run eatery is off-the-charts delectable. Get things started with a rich consommé or queso asado (grilled cheese with he…
Top Choice Tacos in Mexico City

Los Cocuyos

Suadero (beef) tacos abound in the capital, but this place reigns supreme. Follow your nose to the bubbling vat of meats and go for the artery-choking campechano, a mixed beef and sausage taco. For the more adventur…
Oaxacan in Mexico City

Pasillo de Humo

If you can't make it to culinary capital Oaxaca, here's your chance to delve into authentic traditional cuisine from the region. You might try the sopa oaxaqueña (a delectable bean soup), molotes istemeños (plantain…
Mexican in Mexico City

Barbacoa Renatos

In the seldom-visited working-class neighborhood of Azcapotzalco, Renatos has quietly been preparing some of the best barbacoa (lamb) in Mexico City for over half a century. The barbacoa, panzita (tripe) and consomm…
Mexican in Mexico City

El Rey de las Ahogadas

Deep-fried rolled tacos, aka flautas, are filled with your choice of refried beans, cheese, shredded beef, chicken, potato or marinated pork. They're topped with crumbled cheese, diced onion and served in a bowl of …