Mexico

Restaurants in Mexico

Throw your pre-conceived notions of what a Mexican restaurant is aside. Restaurants in Mexico offer a variety of interesting spices and flavors that are sure to ignite your taste buds.

Located in Mexico City, Biko, one of the best restaurants in Mexico, offers a unique Basque menu with interesting ingredients such as popcorn, chicharrones and quail. The understated, minimalist dining room makes it easier to focus on the delicious food that awaits.

Those looking for French restaurants in Mexico will enjoy Ivoire, a trendy eatery in the Polcano district of Mexico City. Go for lunch when the locals dine on large salads, steaks and hot soups. Patio dining is a must when the weather permits it.

Sharing its name with the Mayan pyramid, Kinich is a restaurant that focuses on traditional Yucatecan cuisine. The airy dining room features large windows and tall ceilings. As for the food, this Mexico restaurant serves corn tortillas made on the premises, sliced pork marinated in orange juice and incredibly fresh salsa.

La Cueva del Chango offers a unique, immersive dining experience. The restaurant resembles a cave with tropical foliage and even waterways. Dine on tuna with sesame seeds, chicken in mole sauce, and fresh juices. Be sure to get breakfast there. Favorite dishes include empanadas, traditional Mexican egg dishes and crepes.

Corazón de Tierra serves deliciously complex dishes such as black cod in onion embers with onion-verbena purée.

At Javier Plascencia’s alfresco Finca Altozano, the focus is on impeccably grilled meats and seafood.

Although Ivoire is a French restaurant, it is one of the trendiest eateries in the Polanco district. Perhaps this is because the location is incomparable with the serene Parque del Reloj directly across the street. The interior has a peaceful vibe thanks to a Provençal design.

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 pasilla chile, the sopa bears no resemblance to the watery stuff at your local enchilada joint.

This little spot is owned by Amado Ramírez Leyva, who is part of the Slow Food movement. The menu highlights four kinds of organic corn flour—the cooks have to stone-grind it out back—and the tortillas are made on the grill, with cheese and herbs inside.

La Bipolar is one of the city’s most star-studded cantinas, as A-list Mexican actor Diego Luna co-owns this funky fabulous restaurant and bar. Situated in an aging building on a tree-lined Coyoacán boulevard, “La B” doesn’t look like a hot hangout for Mexico’s brightest stars.

Solid Mexican dishes and mariachi music complement fantastic views from the outdoor terrace.

At this bustling downtown lunch spot, try international dishes (Andalusian pulled-pork sandwich) with indigenous ingredients (crunchy jicama).

Alfredo Gómez Rubio jump-started Old Town's renaissance when he opened this restaurant in 1997.