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.

The minimalist interior sets the stage for a Basque-inspired menu that contrasts classic dishes—sea bass in clam sauce—with such experimental interpretations as boneless short rib de la olla, slowly cooked with raisins, piñon, and cinnamon.

Located at the Maroma Mayan Riviera Resort, this beachfront restaurant fuses the Mediterranean tapas concept with authentic Maya and Creole flavors.

Wiggle your toes in the sand while taking a bite of Tic Kin Xic, the catch of the day, at this outdoor beach restaurant, or savor grilled seafood while ensconced in one of two private lookout towers with views of Half Moon Bay.

This waterside restaurant serves as Sayulita’s unofficial social center, with tables in the sand and wood-fired pizza.

Sabina Bandera has crafted complex and flavorful seafood cocktails and ceviches—pismo clam, sea urchin, octopus, mussels, and more—from her humble street stall for almost 40 years. Don’t miss her house-made salsas.

This, intimate, open-walled Italian restaurant forgoes menus and sticks with a consistent rotation of a handful of pastas made in-house and two to three dishes built around fish caught that day. Each meal begins with an antipasto platter that includes bruschetta, focaccia, and cauliflower.

This massive Argentinean steak house, located inside a nondescript shopping mall, has an ardent following, and for good reason—its meat dishes, many of which are grilled over charcoal and wood fires to succulent perfection.

Keep it simple: grilled trout and a margarita.