Top ChoiceMexican in Polanco & Bosque de Chapultepec

Pujol

Arguably Mexico’s best gourmet restaurant, Pujol offers a contemporary take on classic Mexican dishes in a stylish and modern, Mexican-designed setting. Famed chef Enrique Olvera regularly reinvents the menu,...

Top ChoiceMexican in Polanco & Bosque de Chapultepec

Quintonil

This contemporary innovator consistently makes the Top 50 Restaurants in the World list – #11 in 2018 – for creatively showcasing traditional Mexican dishes. Chef Jorge Vallejo gives local, organic ingredients...

Top ChoiceMexican in Coyoacán & San Ángel

Los Danzantes

Los Danzantes puts a contemporary spin on traditional Mexican cuisine with dishes such as huitlacoche (trufflelike corn fungus) raviolis in poblana (peppers) sauce, organic chicken in black mole, and hoja santa...

Top ChoiceTacos in Roma

Páramo

Named after Mexican novel Pedro Páramo about a ghost town, this jam-packed, sprawling restaurant–bar feels more like a house party. Tacos like the huasca wild boar in a beer reduction, or the seared tuna in honey...

Top ChoiceEuropean in Roma

Maximo Bistrot

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 some Mexican recipes, features fresh, seasonal...

Top ChoiceMexican in Roma

Expendio de Maíz

An unmissable, unique experience. No menu, no official name (except the 'corn dealer' description), just a relaxed, communal table with food straight from the comal hot plate to wow you. Bilingual staff explain...

Top ChoiceMexican in Centro Histórico

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. Mexican breakfast is a must, like...

Top ChoiceMexican in Alameda Central

Sin Nombre

Too good to keep hidden, the 'No Name' restaurant, next to mezcalaría Bósfaro, prepares handcrafted Mexican, slow-food dishes such as conejo encacahuatado (biodynamic rabbit in peanut salsa with sweet potato) and...

Top ChoiceTacos in Condesa

Taquería Orinoco

Taquería Orinoco

For a taste of the north, head to this excellent Monterrey-style taco restaurant. It's buzzing with hip locals after a night out but a queue forms by even 10pm. The chicharrón (fried pork fat) is the specialty...

Top ChoiceMexican in Centro Histórico

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...

Top ChoiceTacos in Centro Histórico

Los Cocuyos

Suadero (beef) tacos abound in the capital, but this always-open stand reigns supreme. Follow your nose to the bubbling vat of meats and go for the artery-choking campechano (mixed beef and sausage taco). For the...

Top ChoiceMexican in Zona Rosa & Reforma

Tamales Madre

This is tamales heaven, especially for vegetarians. Cyclists blaring 'tamales!' from speakers on CDMX's streets sell lard-based tamales that are stingy on the fillings. Stylish Tamales Madre artfully plates up...

Top ChoiceMexican in Roma

El Hidalguense

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 delicious. Get things started with a rich consommé or queso asado (grilled cheese with...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Condesa

Contramar

Seafood is the star attraction at this stylish dining hall with a seaside ambience and impeccable service. The specialty is tuna fillet Contramar-style – split, swabbed with red chili and parsley sauces and...

Top ChoiceFrench in Zona Rosa & Reforma

Café NiN

This golden cafe-restaurant looks plucked from belle epoque Paris with glorious patisserie and bakery treats as part of the Rosetta Panadería empire. The bar is great for coffee, sandwiches or solo egg brunches....

Top ChoiceFusion in Condesa

Lardo

It always seems sunny in this convivial stylish bistro, which takes Mexican flavors and matches them with European freshness. Part of the Rosetta patisserie family, Lardo's exquisite zucchini and spearmint...

Top ChoiceThai in Roma

Galanga Thai Kitchen

Serving up classics like tom yum (hot and sour soup), gai satay (skewered chicken in peanut sauce) and pad thai (noodles in tamarind sauce), Galanga does the most authentic Thai cuisine in Mexico City. Tables...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Coyoacán & San Ángel

Santana del Mar

The best-value seafood restaurant in CDMX appears pricey with a designer, nautical-themed dining hall roomy enough for groups to linger. For the price, it's hard to believe how good the carnitas de atún taco is,...

Top ChoiceMexican in Alameda Central

Terraza Cha Cha Chá

As festive as it sounds, a margarita and tuna tostada (large crispy tortilla) on the terrace overlooking the Monumento a la Revolución is a real fiesta starter. Groups and families love the big ballroom and...

Top ChoiceTacos in Alameda Central

El Huequito

These old pros have been churning out delectable tacos al pastor (marinated pork roasted on a spit) since 1959, thus the higher than average asking price. Several downtown Huequito branches offer the sit-down...