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.

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

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

ZHEN’s base camp may be in Shanghai, but this Mexico City outpost inside the Polanco district’s Presidente InterContinental Hotel is as close to gourmet Chinese cuisine as visitors can get.

A local institution in Playa del Carmen, Super Carnes is a small, open-air restaurant known for its grilled steak. The unassuming space is decorated with plastic furniture, and although the restaurant plays to tourists with piñatas and mariachi music, the food is authentically Mexican.

This restaurant on the main square has a tasty lunch and dinner menu, and it’s open until midnight.

The bar and restaurant on the ninth floor of the new Hotel Wynston has panoramic views of the harbor, the town center, and the sea. In addition to the usual spirits, the bar stocks an extensive wine list to complement the restaurant's Mediterranean-Asian–fusion menu.

wildly popular for its sopa de migas, a restorative bread soup.

This sheerful tavern serves handmade tortillas and hearty stews.

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 Spanish-style, white stucco entrance and red tile overhang.

On the boardwalk near the fish market, Benito Molina’s casual seafood joint has a daily changing chalkboard menu; come for mussels and local wine.