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Restaurants in Mexico City

From traditional Mexican cuisine to high-end international fare, Mexico City restaurants offer virtually any kind of food you could think of. The city has a reputation for offering fantastic street snacks, and with good reason–tacos, sopes, tortas and giant fruit cups can be found all over town at very low prices. But if you’re looking for the best restaurants in Mexico City, here are a few fail-proof spots.

Enrique Olvera, one of Mexico’s most highly-regarded chefs, has made Pujol a dining destination for locals and tourists alike, thanks to his perfect balance between respect for traditional Mexican ingredients and techniques and fearless creativity. Pujol has been featured in San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list since 2010. Located in Mexico’s hip Roma neighborhood, Maximo Bistrot serves a seasonal menu that changes daily inside a welcoming space outfitted with furniture, dishware and napkins made by local artisans. Fresh ingredients and market availability inform the sophisticated yet approachable menu. To experience an old-school Mexico City meal, head to one of El Cardenal’s four locations (the Downtown outpost, set inside a historic building, is particularly charming). The restaurant is especially popular for its hearty breakfasts, which feature specialties like Michoacán-style enchiladas, scrambled eggs in clay pots, and house-made pastries paired with steaming mugs of hot chocolate.

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  • 100% Natural (Express)

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    These are outposts of the popular Mexican natural food restaurant chain that originated in Acapulco and is noted for its use of the freshest ingred... More
  • Abraham

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Order delicious huaraches (griddled masa cakes) with toppings such as chorizo and carne asada. More
  • Águila y Sol

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Azul y Oro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Tortilla soup gets the VIP treatment at the hyper-authentic Azul y Oro café. Flavored with guajillo-chile paste and tangy crema and strips of pasil... More
  • Biko

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The minimalist interior sets the stage for a Basque-inspired menu that contrasts classic dishes—sea bass in clam sauce—with such experimental inter... More
  • Bistrot Mosaico

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A bistro in the Mexico City airport may come as a surprise, but this casual spot offers contemporary Mexican dishes—meatballs in chipotle sauce, re... More
  • Boga Boga

    Keep it simple: grilled trout and a margarita. More
  • Cafe Tacuba

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Tourists frequent Café de Tacuba not only for the food and pastries, but also for the art that lines the walls. Situated in the historic city cente... More
  • Casa Ávila

    Of the four popular Ávila Spanish-food restaurants in Mexico City, two are at the airport. Interiors suggest dining rooms in Spain’s medieval city ... More
  • Contramar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A high-ceilinged, blue-and-white dining room is the setting for long, loud, convivial lunches, especially on weekends. Fashionable locals come here... More
  • Cúcara Mácara

    With the vibrant colors, craft décor, and rustic dining chairs with woven rush seats here, you may feel as if you have stumbled into a colonial tow... More
  • Dipao Pizza y Vino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The mediterranean-inspired restaurant's wood-burning oven delivers crispy, thin-crust pizza. More
  • Fonda el Refugio

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Fonda el Refugio serves regional Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner. Located on a tree-lined street, the bright blue, two-story building has a Sp... More
  • Hacienda de los Morales

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    La Hacienda de los Morales is an iconic Polanco district restaurant, bar, and special events destination. The hacienda (estate) was established in ... More
  • Ivoire

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Although Ivoire is a French restaurant, it is one of the trendiest eateries in the Polanco district. Perhaps this is because the location is incomp... More

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