Restaurants in Mexico
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.