Mercado Roma

Market in Mexico City

Weekends at this gourmet food hall resemble a red-carpet event of well-to-do families and the best dressed (it has featured in top fashion mags). It is indeed an impressive, if cramped, space to meet, eat and drink. The nibbles are top-notch, representing a best-of from around town – Wagyu beef tacos, Mexican cheese, tapas, burrito-sushi, Vietnamese rolls and fine burgers.

The 'market' element brings fine ingredients to local pantries – spices, seafood, hams and hard-to-find items. Don't miss the Portuguese custard tarts, or the adjacent French bakery with Paris-good baguettes and pastries. Upstairs there is also a bar and restaurant.