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MEXICO CITY

A real metropolis where modern life shares space with historical elements. The city invites visitors to a visual feast: colorful, diverse, lively and pulsating, the mexican capital holds plenty of excitement for those who appreciate history, art, music and good food.

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    The Americas, North America, Mexico, Federal District.

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Currency

    Mexican peso

  • Timezone

    GMT - 5

  • Major Events

    El Día de Muertos (November 2), Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)

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Basílica de Guadalupe
Basílica de Guadalupe

Basílica de Guadalupe

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most visited Catholic complexes in the world. It contains chapels, a museum and two basilicas: an old one which opened in the 18th century, and another dating from 1976. The bold architectural project of the new basilica was designed by mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and its interior impresses visitors for its circular format and modern chandeliers.

Address

1, Plaza de las Américas, Villa de Guadalupe  

Website

http://basilica.mxv.mx/web1/-home/index.html

Castillo Chapultepec
Castillo Chapultepec

Castillo Chapultepec

Located inside the large Chapultepec Park, this castle was converted into the National History Museum in 1939. Setting for some important events in mexican history, the structure, which dates from the 15th century, was once a gunpowder factory, a residence for emperors, a military school and the official home for the country's presidents.

Address

11100, Primera Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo  

Website

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Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo Frida Kahlo

Museo Frida Kahlo

La Casa Azul, the former home of the Mexican painter, now houses a museum with her most significant paintings, personal objects and photos on display. The colorful house expresses the intimate world of this visceral artist, making it a mandatory visit due to the eccentric nature of Kalho's work and life story.

Address

247, Londres, Del Carmen, Coyoacán

Website

http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx

Museo Nacional de Antropología
Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Considered the largest museum in Latin America, it's one of the most visited on the planet. Comprised of four buildings inside Chapultepec Park, the location is an attraction in itself. Organized by chronological order, the rooms reconstruct the human occupation of Central America through historical information and objects. The Aztec room should not be missed.

 

Address

Paseo de la Reforma Avenue with Gandhi, s/nº, El Bosque de Chapultepec, Chapultepec Polanco

Website

http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Inaugurated in 1934, this majestic theater built in marble contains murals inside painted by renowned mexican artists like José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo. In addition to theater, that hosts a variety of spectacles, it also has a museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions.

 

Address

Juárez Avenue, Historical Center

Website

http://www.palacio.bellasartes.gob.mx/

Plaza Garibaldi
Plaza Garibaldi

Plaza Garibaldi

Near Palacio Bellas Artes, this plaza is an essential visit for people looking to see the famed “mariachis” perform. The musical groups take turn playing all day and night, providing an outdoor show in mexican culture for the tourists. Kindness dictates that you give the musicians a tip. If you get hungry, you can make a strategic stop at the Mercado San Camilito.

Address

Website

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Templo Mayor
Templo Mayor

Templo Mayor

This archaeological site is embedded in the capital's historic city center. Considered by the Aztecs as the center of the world, the locale was selected for the construction of holy temples. These buildings were only rediscovered in the 1970s, after the excavation the area. Today, in addition to the structures, you can also view Aztec artifacts and objects at the museum located there. 

 

Address

Seminario Número 8

Website

http://www.templomayor.inah.gob.mx

Teothiuacán
Teothiuacán

Teothiuacán

The ruins of this large city, located 50 kilometers from the capital, it's an essential spot for those traveling to Mexico. Considered the first metropolis in the West, its name means “place where men become gods” and little is known about its extinction. Among the fascinating ancient structures are two pyramids where you can have a panoramic view of the archaeological complex, classified as a World Heritage Site.

Address

Ecatepec Pirámides km 22, + 600, Municipal Teotihuacan

Website

http://www.teotihuacan.gob.mx

Xochimilco
Xochimilco

Xochimilco

Located 20 kilometers south of Mexico City, the peculiar district of Xochimilco contains a surprise for visitors. There, the streets are canals and people circulate via colorful “trajineras,” Mexico's version of the venetian gondolas. You can purchase rides on these boats, which also offer food and drink. The mariachis jump from one “trajinera” to another to entertain passengers with their songs.
 

Address

Estación Nativitas, Xochimilco

Website

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Zócalo
Zócalo

Zócalo

Also known as the Plaza de La Constituición, this is one of the biggest public squares in the West, with a total area of 56,000 m². Located in the heart of the historical city center, it's home to some of the most important monuments in Mexican history. The Aztecs once used the locale as a political center; later, spanish colonists built the Palácio Nacional, where murals by Diego Rivera depict the country's history. The quadrilateral is also home to the Catedral Metropolitana, built in the 18th century with Baroque and Neoclassical influences.

 

Address

Plaza de La Constituición, centro histórico

Website

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Centro Cultural de España
Centro Cultural de España

Centro Cultural de España

Located behind the Metropolitan Catedral, this cultural center features a wide variety of manifestations, ranging from literature to audiovisual and music live performances and movie screenings. Compact and closes early, it's a good idea to check the events schedule and arrive there in the later afternoon.

Address

18, República de Guatemala, Centro  

Website

http://ccemx.org/

Palácio Nacional
Palácio Nacional

Palácio Nacional

Erected in the late XVIII century on the ground where the old Palace of Montezuma (the Aztec emperor) once stood, the current headquarters of the federal government is the most important building in Mexico. Guided visits take tourists to the ballrooms and marble staircases that unveil the true treasures inside: the colorful murals by Diego Rivera (restored in 2009) that portray the history of the country.

Address

Plaza de la Constitución, s/nº, Centro

Website

http://palacionacionalmexico.com

El Ángel de la Independencia
El Ángel de la Independencia

El Ángel de la Independencia

Located on Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico's answer to the Champs-Élysées, a column that stands 36.5 meters high supports a bronze angel on top. When it was erected to commemorate the centennial of the War of Independence in 1910, the monument was at street level, but, due to the fragility of the soil, it sank four meters. At its base is a mausoleum which holds the mortal remains of war heroes.

Address

Paseo de la Reforma y Eje 2 PTE, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc

Website

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Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli
Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

Made entirely out of volcanic rock and inspired by pre-Colombian structures, the exotic building was designed by none other than Diego Rivera. The artist's works are displayed alongside his private collection, which includes artifacts from ancient civilizations. The locale also hosts temporary exhibitions, concerts, plays and dance performances.

Address

Museo 150, San Pablo Tepetlapa, Coyoacán

Website

http://www.museoanahuacalli.org.mx/

Museo Franz Mayer
Museo Franz Mayer

Museo Franz Mayer

It hosts the most important design exhibitions in Mexico City Also dedicated to decorative arts, the place has settings adorned with furniture, paintings, ceramics and other objects, from the XVI to the XIX century. The permanent collection also features typical handicrafts from popular cultures and works by Austrian artist Wolfgang Paalen.

Address

Hidalgo, 45, Historic Center

Website

http://www.franzmayer.org.mx/

Museo Soumaya
Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya

The museum has two locations: one in the south zone, at Plaza Loreto, and the other at Plaza Carso, in the north zone, that occupies a modern building, covered in aluminum plaque, with an asymmetric design. The collection features several big names in Mexican art (including the last mural painted by Diego Rivera, which adorns the entrance to the new building) and an important set of European art, with pieces by Van Gogh, Degas, Tintoretto and El Greco.

Address

Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 303, Col. Ampliación Granada (new building)  

Website

http://www.museosoumaya.com.mx

MUTEM - Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal
MUTEM - Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal

MUTEM - Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal

The beautiful building with a translucent crystal facade decorated with drawings of the plant agave, the raw material used to produce tequila and, of course, agave, contains the museum dedicated to these liquors. Its construction was part of the work to revitalize Plaza Garibaldi and intends to demonstrate the history and methods behind the production of the beverage. In addition to the museum, there's a gift shop and two bars for tasting sessions (included in the cost of admission).

Address

Plaza Garibaldi, s/nº, Centro

Website

http://www.mutemgaribaldi.mx/museo.html

Catedral Metropolitana
Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana

One of the oldest churches in Latin America, it features different architectural styles, and was created to consolidate Spain's rule over the city. It took decades to be built. You can go up to the bell tower and enjoy a privileged view of the historic city center.

Address

Plaza de la Constituición, s/nº, Historic Center

Website

http://www.catedralmetropolitanademexico.mx/

Monumento a la Revolución Mexicana
Monumento a la Revolución Mexicana

Monumento a la Revolución Mexicana

Built between 1933 and 1938 and erected on stone and chiluca, a mineral that is native to the country, the imposing structure which stands 65 meters tall was created to serve as the legislative palace for the government of Porfírio Diaz. Later on, the Museum of the Revolution was added, as was a mausoleum that contains the mortal remains of the four heroes of the war – among them, Francisco Villa and Lázaro Cárdenas.

 

Address

Plaza de la República, s/nº, col. Tabacalera

Website

http://www.mrm.mx/

Plaza de las Tres Culturas
Plaza de las Tres Culturas

Plaza de las Tres Culturas

Built between 1933 and 1938 and erected on stone and chiluca, a mineral that is native to the country, the imposing structure which stands 65 meters tall was created to serve as the legislative palace for the government of Porfírio Diaz. Later on, the Museum of the Revolution was added, as was a mausoleum that contains the mortal remains of the four heroes of the war – among them, Francisco Villa and Lázaro Cárdenas.

 

Address

Plaza de la República, s/nº, col. Tabacalera

Website

http://www.tlatelolco.inah.gob.mx/

Museo Casa de León Trotsky
Museo Casa de León Trotsky

Museo Casa de León Trotsky

An interesting museum, exhibiting furniture and personal belongings of Trostsky, left exactly how they were in 1940. It also contains a series of photos and some areas host temporary exhibits.

Address

Av. Río Churubusco, 410, Coyoacán

Website

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Casa Bellinghausen
Casa Bellinghausen

Casa Bellinghausen

Specialized in Mexican cuisine, the house has a kitchen capable of pleasing all palates. The eclectic menu features beer, poultry and seafood dishes, as well as salads and soups. Those who like spacious, well-lit settings will love the dining room.

Address

#50 Local B, Juan Salvador Agraz  Avenue, Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Lomas de Sta Fé

Website

http://www.bellinghausen.mx/casabell

Los Cocuyos
Los Cocuyos

Los Cocuyos

Nearby Zócalo and other tourist sights in the city center, this small taco shop is a great option for a quick meal between activities. The house serves a distinct variety of flavors of the famous tacos. Ideal for night owls and post-club partiers, the house stays open until the early morning hours.

Address

54-56, 7ᵃ̵ Calle de Bolívar, Historical Center

Website

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Mercado San Camilito
Mercado San Camilito

Mercado San Camilito

Located at Plaza Garibaldi, this charming street market can serve as the setting for a quick meal. Occupying a block, it's comprised of stands serving typical mexican food, basically “birria” and “pozole.” The former is a dish made of roast goat meat in a sauce. The latter is a stew made of pork or chicken. Mariachis circulate from table to table.

Address

República del Ecuador, corner with San Camilito, centro histórico

Website

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Basílica de Guadalupe

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Basílica de Guadalupe

Basílica de Guadalupe

foto: Divulgação
  • The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most visited Catholic complexes in the world. It contains chapels, a museum and two basilicas: an old one which opened in the 18th century, and another dating from 1976. The bold architectural project of the new basilica was designed by mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and its interior impresses visitors for its circular format and modern chandeliers.

  • Address

    1, Plaza de las Américas, Villa de Guadalupe  

  • Website

    http://basilica.mxv.mx/web1/-home/index.html

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, SINGLE, CULTURE, ART &amp; DESIGN, MONUMENT, ARCHITECTURE, FREE

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Castillo Chapultepec

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Castillo Chapultepec

Castillo Chapultepec

foto: Divulgação
  • Located inside the large Chapultepec Park, this castle was converted into the National History Museum in 1939. Setting for some important events in mexican history, the structure, which dates from the 15th century, was once a gunpowder factory, a residence for emperors, a military school and the official home for the country's presidents.

  • Address

    11100, Primera Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo  

  • Website

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  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, SINGLE, CULTURE, ART &amp; DESIGN, MUSEUM, PARK, ARCHITECTURE

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Museo Frida Kahlo

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Museo Frida Kahlo

Museo Frida Kahlo

foto: Divulgação
  • La Casa Azul, the former home of the Mexican painter, now houses a museum with her most significant paintings, personal objects and photos on display. The colorful house expresses the intimate world of this visceral artist, making it a mandatory visit due to the eccentric nature of Kalho's work and life story.

  • Address

    247, Londres, Del Carmen, Coyoacán

  • Website

    http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, SINGLE, HISTORY, MONUMENT, CULTURE, CAN&#039;T-MISS, $

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Museo Nacional de Antropología

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Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología

foto: Divulgação
  • Considered the largest museum in Latin America, it's one of the most visited on the planet. Comprised of four buildings inside Chapultepec Park, the location is an attraction in itself. Organized by chronological order, the rooms reconstruct the human occupation of Central America through historical information and objects. The Aztec room should not be missed.

     

  • Address

    Paseo de la Reforma Avenue with Gandhi, s/nº, El Bosque de Chapultepec, Chapultepec Polanco

  • Website

    http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, OUTDOORS, HISTORY, MUSEUM, WITH A VIEW, WITH A VIEW, CULTURE

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Palacio de Bellas Artes

Photograph: Divulgação
Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes

foto: Divulgação
  • Inaugurated in 1934, this majestic theater built in marble contains murals inside painted by renowned mexican artists like José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo. In addition to theater, that hosts a variety of spectacles, it also has a museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions.

     

  • Address

    Juárez Avenue, Historical Center

  • Website

    http://www.palacio.bellasartes.gob.mx/

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, ART &amp; DESIGN, OUTDOORS, HISTORY, MUSEUM, CULTURE, PARK

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Plaza Garibaldi

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Plaza Garibaldi

Plaza Garibaldi

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  • Near Palacio Bellas Artes, this plaza is an essential visit for people looking to see the famed “mariachis” perform. The musical groups take turn playing all day and night, providing an outdoor show in mexican culture for the tourists. Kindness dictates that you give the musicians a tip. If you get hungry, you can make a strategic stop at the Mercado San Camilito.

  • Address

  • Website

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  • Tags

    FREE, FAMILY, SENIOR, ROMANTIC, OUTDOORS, CITY CENTER, EXCURSION IN THE CITY, CULTURE

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Templo Mayor

Photograph: Divulgação
Templo Mayor

Templo Mayor

foto: Divulgação
  • This archaeological site is embedded in the capital's historic city center. Considered by the Aztecs as the center of the world, the locale was selected for the construction of holy temples. These buildings were only rediscovered in the 1970s, after the excavation the area. Today, in addition to the structures, you can also view Aztec artifacts and objects at the museum located there. 

     

  • Address

    Seminario Número 8

  • Website

    http://www.templomayor.inah.gob.mx

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, OUTDOORS, HISTORY, MONUMENT, CULTURE, PARK, CAN&#039;T-MISS

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Teothiuacán

Photograph: Divulgação
Teothiuacán

Teothiuacán

foto: Divulgação
  • The ruins of this large city, located 50 kilometers from the capital, it's an essential spot for those traveling to Mexico. Considered the first metropolis in the West, its name means “place where men become gods” and little is known about its extinction. Among the fascinating ancient structures are two pyramids where you can have a panoramic view of the archaeological complex, classified as a World Heritage Site.

  • Address

    Ecatepec Pirámides km 22, + 600, Municipal Teotihuacan

  • Website

    http://www.teotihuacan.gob.mx

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, OUTDOORS, HISTORY, MONUMENT, CULTURE, PARK, CAN&#039;T-MISS

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Xochimilco

Photograph: Divulgação
Xochimilco

Xochimilco

foto: Divulgação
  • Located 20 kilometers south of Mexico City, the peculiar district of Xochimilco contains a surprise for visitors. There, the streets are canals and people circulate via colorful “trajineras,” Mexico's version of the venetian gondolas. You can purchase rides on these boats, which also offer food and drink. The mariachis jump from one “trajinera” to another to entertain passengers with their songs.
     

  • Address

    Estación Nativitas, Xochimilco

  • Website

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  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, OUTDOORS, $$, XOCHIMILCO

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Zócalo

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Zócalo

Zócalo

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  • Also known as the Plaza de La Constituición, this is one of the biggest public squares in the West, with a total area of 56,000 m². Located in the heart of the historical city center, it's home to some of the most important monuments in Mexican history. The Aztecs once used the locale as a political center; later, spanish colonists built the Palácio Nacional, where murals by Diego Rivera depict the country's history. The quadrilateral is also home to the Catedral Metropolitana, built in the 18th century with Baroque and Neoclassical influences.

     

  • Address

    Plaza de La Constituición, centro histórico

  • Website

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  • Tags

    FREE, FIRST TIME, FAMILY, SENIOR, OUTDOORS, ART &amp; DESIGN, MONUMENT, ARCHITECTURE, EXCURSION IN THE CITY, HISTORICAL CITY CENTER

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Centro Cultural de España

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Centro Cultural de España

Centro Cultural de España

foto: Divulgação
  • Located behind the Metropolitan Catedral, this cultural center features a wide variety of manifestations, ranging from literature to audiovisual and music live performances and movie screenings. Compact and closes early, it's a good idea to check the events schedule and arrive there in the later afternoon.

  • Address

    18, República de Guatemala, Centro  

  • Website

    http://ccemx.org/

  • Tags

    BUDGET, SINGLE, CULTURE, ART &amp; DESIGN, GALLERY, FREE, CITY CENTER

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Palácio Nacional

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Palácio Nacional

Palácio Nacional

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  • Erected in the late XVIII century on the ground where the old Palace of Montezuma (the Aztec emperor) once stood, the current headquarters of the federal government is the most important building in Mexico. Guided visits take tourists to the ballrooms and marble staircases that unveil the true treasures inside: the colorful murals by Diego Rivera (restored in 2009) that portray the history of the country.

  • Address

    Plaza de la Constitución, s/nº, Centro

  • Website

    http://palacionacionalmexico.com

  • Tags

    SINGLE, FAMILY, SENIORS, HISTORY, CENTRO, DOWNTOWN, PALACE, HISTORY, MUSEUM, ART &amp; DESIGN

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El Ángel de la Independencia

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El Ángel de la Independencia

El Ángel de la Independencia

foto: Divulgação
  • Located on Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico's answer to the Champs-Élysées, a column that stands 36.5 meters high supports a bronze angel on top. When it was erected to commemorate the centennial of the War of Independence in 1910, the monument was at street level, but, due to the fragility of the soil, it sank four meters. At its base is a mausoleum which holds the mortal remains of war heroes.

  • Address

    Paseo de la Reforma y Eje 2 PTE, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc

  • Website

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  • Tags

    FAMILY, SINGLE, SENIORS, MONUMENT, HISTORY, CULTURE, OUTDOORS, CITY EXCURSION, FREE, CUAUHTÉMOC

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Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

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Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

foto: Divulgação
  • Made entirely out of volcanic rock and inspired by pre-Colombian structures, the exotic building was designed by none other than Diego Rivera. The artist's works are displayed alongside his private collection, which includes artifacts from ancient civilizations. The locale also hosts temporary exhibitions, concerts, plays and dance performances.

  • Address

    Museo 150, San Pablo Tepetlapa, Coyoacán

  • Website

    http://www.museoanahuacalli.org.mx/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, KID-FRIENDLY, SENIORS, SINGLE, CULTURE, HISTORY, ART &amp; DESIGN, CAN&#039;T-MISS, FIRST TIME, MUSEUM

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Museo Franz Mayer

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Museo Franz Mayer

Museo Franz Mayer

foto: Divulgação
  • It hosts the most important design exhibitions in Mexico City Also dedicated to decorative arts, the place has settings adorned with furniture, paintings, ceramics and other objects, from the XVI to the XIX century. The permanent collection also features typical handicrafts from popular cultures and works by Austrian artist Wolfgang Paalen.

  • Address

    Hidalgo, 45, Historic Center

  • Website

    http://www.franzmayer.org.mx/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, KID-FRIENDLY, SINGLE, SENIORS, ART &amp; DESIGN, CULTURE, MUSEUM, HISTORIC CENTER

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Museo Soumaya

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Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya

foto: Divulgação
  • The museum has two locations: one in the south zone, at Plaza Loreto, and the other at Plaza Carso, in the north zone, that occupies a modern building, covered in aluminum plaque, with an asymmetric design. The collection features several big names in Mexican art (including the last mural painted by Diego Rivera, which adorns the entrance to the new building) and an important set of European art, with pieces by Van Gogh, Degas, Tintoretto and El Greco.

  • Address

    Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 303, Col. Ampliación Granada (new building)  

  • Website

    http://www.museosoumaya.com.mx

  • Tags

    SINGLE, FAMILY, SENIORS, MUSEUM, ART &amp; DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, FREE

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MUTEM - Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal

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MUTEM - Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal

MUTEM - Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal

foto: Divulgação
  • The beautiful building with a translucent crystal facade decorated with drawings of the plant agave, the raw material used to produce tequila and, of course, agave, contains the museum dedicated to these liquors. Its construction was part of the work to revitalize Plaza Garibaldi and intends to demonstrate the history and methods behind the production of the beverage. In addition to the museum, there's a gift shop and two bars for tasting sessions (included in the cost of admission).

  • Address

    Plaza Garibaldi, s/nº, Centro

  • Website

    http://www.mutemgaribaldi.mx/museo.html

  • Tags

    SINGLE, SENIORS, MUSEUM, WITH A VIEW, BAR, CENTRO, DOWNTOWN

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Catedral Metropolitana

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Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana

foto: Divulgação
  • One of the oldest churches in Latin America, it features different architectural styles, and was created to consolidate Spain's rule over the city. It took decades to be built. You can go up to the bell tower and enjoy a privileged view of the historic city center.

  • Address

    Plaza de la Constituición, s/nº, Historic Center

  • Website

    http://www.catedralmetropolitanademexico.mx/

  • Tags

    FIRST TIME, SINGLE, SENIORS, CULTURE, ARCHITECTURE, MONUMENT, HISTORIC CENTER

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Monumento a la Revolución Mexicana

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Monumento a la Revolución Mexicana

Monumento a la Revolución Mexicana

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  • Built between 1933 and 1938 and erected on stone and chiluca, a mineral that is native to the country, the imposing structure which stands 65 meters tall was created to serve as the legislative palace for the government of Porfírio Diaz. Later on, the Museum of the Revolution was added, as was a mausoleum that contains the mortal remains of the four heroes of the war – among them, Francisco Villa and Lázaro Cárdenas.

     

  • Address

    Plaza de la República, s/nº, col. Tabacalera

  • Website

    http://www.mrm.mx/

  • Tags

    SINGLE, FAMILY, SENIORS, BUDGET, OUTDOORS, HISTORY, CITY EXCURSION, MONUMENT

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Plaza de las Tres Culturas

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Plaza de las Tres Culturas

Plaza de las Tres Culturas

foto: Divulgação
  • Built between 1933 and 1938 and erected on stone and chiluca, a mineral that is native to the country, the imposing structure which stands 65 meters tall was created to serve as the legislative palace for the government of Porfírio Diaz. Later on, the Museum of the Revolution was added, as was a mausoleum that contains the mortal remains of the four heroes of the war – among them, Francisco Villa and Lázaro Cárdenas.

     

  • Address

    Plaza de la República, s/nº, col. Tabacalera

  • Website

    http://www.tlatelolco.inah.gob.mx/

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Museo Casa de León Trotsky

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Museo Casa de León Trotsky

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  • An interesting museum, exhibiting furniture and personal belongings of Trostsky, left exactly how they were in 1940. It also contains a series of photos and some areas host temporary exhibits.

  • Address

    Av. Río Churubusco, 410, Coyoacán

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    MUSEUM, SINGLE, SENIORS, CULTURE, HISTORY, COYOACÁN

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Casa Bellinghausen

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Casa Bellinghausen

Casa Bellinghausen

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  • Specialized in Mexican cuisine, the house has a kitchen capable of pleasing all palates. The eclectic menu features beer, poultry and seafood dishes, as well as salads and soups. Those who like spacious, well-lit settings will love the dining room.

  • Address

    #50 Local B, Juan Salvador Agraz  Avenue, Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Lomas de Sta Fé

  • Website

    http://www.bellinghausen.mx/casabell

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Los Cocuyos

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Los Cocuyos

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  • Nearby Zócalo and other tourist sights in the city center, this small taco shop is a great option for a quick meal between activities. The house serves a distinct variety of flavors of the famous tacos. Ideal for night owls and post-club partiers, the house stays open until the early morning hours.

  • Address

    54-56, 7ᵃ̵ Calle de Bolívar, Historical Center

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Mercado San Camilito

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Mercado San Camilito

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  • Located at Plaza Garibaldi, this charming street market can serve as the setting for a quick meal. Occupying a block, it's comprised of stands serving typical mexican food, basically “birria” and “pozole.” The former is a dish made of roast goat meat in a sauce. The latter is a stew made of pork or chicken. Mariachis circulate from table to table.

  • Address

    República del Ecuador, corner with San Camilito, centro histórico

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Contramar
Contramar

Contramar

This highly-disputed restaurant's strong suit is seafood. Fresh and served in generous portions, the vast majority of the house's dishes are seafood-based. One highlight is the ceviche. The dining room is spacious and pleasant, and there's also a bar where you can wait to be seated. Reservations are recommended.

Address

200, Durango St,  Roma

Website

http://www.contramar.com.mx

El Cardenal
El Cardenal

El Cardenal

This traditional restaurant is famous for its typical Mexican breakfast, but they also serve lunch and dinner. You can sample the house's homemade tortillas in an ambiance with stained-glass windows in it decor. El Cardenal has four locations scattered throughout the city. It's very popular around meal times and there's a often a wait to be seated.

Address

Palma, 23, centro histórico (and three other locations)

Website

http://www.restauranteelcardenal.com

Hostería de Santo Domingo
Hostería de Santo Domingo

Hostería de Santo Domingo

The decor itself makes the visit worthwhile, there are stained-glass windows on the walls as well as the ceiling. Dating from 1860, the house serves mexican cuisine to a live piano soundtrack. The specialty here is the chile en nogada, a kind of bell pepper stuffed with beef and dried fruits and covered in a nut sauce.

Address

70 and 72, Belisario Domínguez  St.70 and 72, Historical Center

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La Casa del Pan Papalotl
La Casa del Pan Papalotl

La Casa del Pan Papalotl

A bakery and vegetarian restaurant, this place is a great option for people who prefer healthier food. The establishment only uses whole grains and seeds in their recipes, as well as organic vegetables purchased from small-scale suppliers.

Address

25-B, México Avenue, Del Carmen (and one other adress)  

Website

http://www.casadelpan.com

Maximo Bistro Local
Maximo Bistro Local

Maximo Bistro Local

Maximo's menu varies from day to day, according to available ingredients. Created entirely from fresh foods, the recipes combine elements of mexican and french cuisine. The sophisticated dishes are served in a sober, comfortable and well-lit dining room, characterized by wood furnishings.

 

Address

133, Tonalá, Roma

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Pleno Restaurante
Pleno Restaurante

Pleno Restaurante

Located at Plaza Garibaldi, this charming street market can serve as the setting for a quick meal. Occupying a block, it's comprised of stands serving typical mexican food, basically “birria” and “pozole.” The former is a dish made of roast goat meat in a sauce. The latter is a stew made of pork or chicken. Mariachis circulate from table to table.

Address

República del Ecuador, corner with San Camilito, centro histórico

Website

http://www.plenodf.com

Pujol
Pujol

Pujol

With an obsession for details, chef Enrique Olvera revisits traditional Mexican recipes by mixing old-fashioned and modern techniques. He also invents new recipes, some of which feature dehydrated insects.

Address

254, Francisco Petrarca, Polanco

Website

http://www.pujol.com.mx

Corazón de Maguey
Corazón de Maguey

Corazón de Maguey

One of the best places in the city to try some mezcal, this restaurant, in addition to offering different brands of the agave-based liquor, also has craft beers and creative cocktails. The menu features traditional food from different parts of Mexico. Try the pezcadillas, a sort of fried tortilla with fish, or cow's tongue with pipián, a sauce made with pumpkin and seeds.

Address

Plaza Jardín Centenario, 9A, Col. Villa Coyoacán

Website

http://www.corazondemaguey.com/

Salón Tenampa
Salón Tenampa

Salón Tenampa

Considered the temple of the mariachis, this traditional cantina is an essential stop for anyone visiting the city. The place has simple décor, drawings of Mexico's big name musicians on the walls, live music, typical food and drink. The atmosphere there is always lively.

Address

Plaza Garibaldi, 12, Centro

Website

https://es-es.facebook.com/stenampa

El Hidalguense
El Hidalguense

El Hidalguense

Famous for serving some of the best tacos in the city, El Hidalguense only opens from Friday to Sunday and also has some famous guacamole. Try the delicious fried cheese as an appetizer and order the house steak. And go prepared: the house only takes cash.

Address

Campeche, 155, Cuauhtémoc, Roma Sur  

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Anatol
Anatol

Anatol

The versatile menu at the restaurant inside the hotel Las Alcobas is seasonal, but it includes meat and seafood options, always with an Italian accent. The desserts are big hits, with excellent presentations – some are decorated with flowers –  and made only with organic ingredients.

 

Address

Presidente Masaryk, 390, with Anatole France, Polanco

Website

http://anatolkitchen.com

Limosneros
Limosneros

Limosneros

The limosnas, for which the restaurant is named, are small stone that were given as donations and used to construct the 400-year-old wall. With décor and food that combine the ancient and the modern, Limosneros uses traditional Mexican ingredients and recipes with a contemporary touch. The menu often varies from season to season, but the selection of local beers and artisanal mezcal is always ample. Make sure to try the chocolat volcano.   

Address

Av. Ignacio Allende, 3, Historic Center

Website

http://www.limosneros.com.mx/

Cabanna
Cabanna

Cabanna

Known as one of the best seafood restaurants in town, Cabanna has a pleasant, laid-back atmosphere, as well as quality food. A great place for a night out with friends. It offers portions of snacks, pizzas, ceviches and tacos. If you prefer red meat, you'll also find some good options on the menu.

Address

Av. Presidente Mazaryk, 134, Miguel Hidalgo, Polanco

Website

http://www.cabanna.com.mx/

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Contramar

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Contramar
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Contramar

  • This highly-disputed restaurant's strong suit is seafood. Fresh and served in generous portions, the vast majority of the house's dishes are seafood-based. One highlight is the ceviche. The dining room is spacious and pleasant, and there's also a bar where you can wait to be seated. Reservations are recommended.

  • Address

    200, Durango St,  Roma

  • Website

    http://www.contramar.com.mx

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    FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, SINGLE, CUISINE, LOCAL, MEXICAN, SEAFOOD, WINE LIST, $$$

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El Cardenal

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El Cardenal
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El Cardenal

  • This traditional restaurant is famous for its typical Mexican breakfast, but they also serve lunch and dinner. You can sample the house's homemade tortillas in an ambiance with stained-glass windows in it decor. El Cardenal has four locations scattered throughout the city. It's very popular around meal times and there's a often a wait to be seated.

  • Address

    Palma, 23, centro histórico (and three other locations)

  • Website

    http://www.restauranteelcardenal.com

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, CUISINE, MEXICAN, WINE LIST, $$, HISTORICAL CITY CENTER

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Hostería de Santo Domingo

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Hostería de Santo Domingo
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Hostería de Santo Domingo

  • The decor itself makes the visit worthwhile, there are stained-glass windows on the walls as well as the ceiling. Dating from 1860, the house serves mexican cuisine to a live piano soundtrack. The specialty here is the chile en nogada, a kind of bell pepper stuffed with beef and dried fruits and covered in a nut sauce.

  • Address

    70 and 72, Belisario Domínguez  St.70 and 72, Historical Center

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La Casa del Pan Papalotl

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La Casa del Pan Papalotl
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La Casa del Pan Papalotl

  • A bakery and vegetarian restaurant, this place is a great option for people who prefer healthier food. The establishment only uses whole grains and seeds in their recipes, as well as organic vegetables purchased from small-scale suppliers.

  • Address

    25-B, México Avenue, Del Carmen (and one other adress)  

  • Website

    http://www.casadelpan.com

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    BUDGET, FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, CUISINE, BAKERY, BISTRO, VEGETARIAN, $, DEL CARMEN

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Maximo Bistro Local

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Maximo Bistro Local
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Maximo Bistro Local

  • Maximo's menu varies from day to day, according to available ingredients. Created entirely from fresh foods, the recipes combine elements of mexican and french cuisine. The sophisticated dishes are served in a sober, comfortable and well-lit dining room, characterized by wood furnishings.

     

  • Address

    133, Tonalá, Roma

  • Website

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    BUSINESS, FAMILY, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, CUISINE, MEXICAN, FRENCH, CONTEMPORARY, WINE LIST, OUTDOOR TABLES

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Pleno Restaurante

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Pleno Restaurante
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Pleno Restaurante

  • Located at Plaza Garibaldi, this charming street market can serve as the setting for a quick meal. Occupying a block, it's comprised of stands serving typical mexican food, basically “birria” and “pozole.” The former is a dish made of roast goat meat in a sauce. The latter is a stew made of pork or chicken. Mariachis circulate from table to table.

  • Address

    República del Ecuador, corner with San Camilito, centro histórico

  • Website

    http://www.plenodf.com

  • Tags

    SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, CUISINE, CONTEMPORARY, WINE LIST, $$, HIPÓDROMO CONDESA

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Pujol

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Pujol
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Pujol

  • With an obsession for details, chef Enrique Olvera revisits traditional Mexican recipes by mixing old-fashioned and modern techniques. He also invents new recipes, some of which feature dehydrated insects.

  • Address

    254, Francisco Petrarca, Polanco

  • Website

    http://www.pujol.com.mx

  • Tags

    BUSINESS, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, CUISINE, GOURMET CUISINE, CONTEMPORARY, MEXICAN, WINE LIST, $$$

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Corazón de Maguey

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Corazón de Maguey
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Corazón de Maguey

  • One of the best places in the city to try some mezcal, this restaurant, in addition to offering different brands of the agave-based liquor, also has craft beers and creative cocktails. The menu features traditional food from different parts of Mexico. Try the pezcadillas, a sort of fried tortilla with fish, or cow's tongue with pipián, a sauce made with pumpkin and seeds.

  • Address

    Plaza Jardín Centenario, 9A, Col. Villa Coyoacán

  • Website

    http://www.corazondemaguey.com/

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    SINGLE, SENIORS, CUISINE, MEXICAN, INDOOR TABLES, OUTDOOR TABLES, MEAT, CREDIT CARDS, COYOACÁN

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Salón Tenampa

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Salón Tenampa
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Salón Tenampa

  • Considered the temple of the mariachis, this traditional cantina is an essential stop for anyone visiting the city. The place has simple décor, drawings of Mexico's big name musicians on the walls, live music, typical food and drink. The atmosphere there is always lively.

  • Address

    Plaza Garibaldi, 12, Centro

  • Website

    https://es-es.facebook.com/stenampa

  • Tags

    SINGLE, FAMILY, SENIORS, FIRST TIME, CUISINE, MEXICAN, LIVE MUSIC, COCKTAILS, CENTRO, DOWNTOWN

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El Hidalguense

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El Hidalguense
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El Hidalguense

  • Famous for serving some of the best tacos in the city, El Hidalguense only opens from Friday to Sunday and also has some famous guacamole. Try the delicious fried cheese as an appetizer and order the house steak. And go prepared: the house only takes cash.

  • Address

    Campeche, 155, Cuauhtémoc, Roma Sur  

  • Website

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    SINGLE, FAMILY, SENIORS, MEXICAN, LOCAL, $, BUDGET, MEAT, OUTDOOR TABLES, KID-FRIENDLY

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Anatol

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Anatol
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Anatol

  • The versatile menu at the restaurant inside the hotel Las Alcobas is seasonal, but it includes meat and seafood options, always with an Italian accent. The desserts are big hits, with excellent presentations – some are decorated with flowers –  and made only with organic ingredients.

     

  • Address

    Presidente Masaryk, 390, with Anatole France, Polanco

  • Website

    http://anatolkitchen.com

  • Tags

    ROMANTIC, SENIORS, CONTEMPORARY, ITALIAN, MEAT, SEAFOOD, IN A HOTEL, BEER, WINE LIST, COCKTAILS

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Limosneros

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Limosneros
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Limosneros

  • The limosnas, for which the restaurant is named, are small stone that were given as donations and used to construct the 400-year-old wall. With décor and food that combine the ancient and the modern, Limosneros uses traditional Mexican ingredients and recipes with a contemporary touch. The menu often varies from season to season, but the selection of local beers and artisanal mezcal is always ample. Make sure to try the chocolat volcano.   

  • Address

    Av. Ignacio Allende, 3, Historic Center

  • Website

    http://www.limosneros.com.mx/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIORS, ROMANTIC, CUISINE, MEXICAN, INDOOR TABLES, HISTORIC CENTER, $$$, CREDIT CARDS, WI-FI

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Cabanna

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Cabanna
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Cabanna

  • Known as one of the best seafood restaurants in town, Cabanna has a pleasant, laid-back atmosphere, as well as quality food. A great place for a night out with friends. It offers portions of snacks, pizzas, ceviches and tacos. If you prefer red meat, you'll also find some good options on the menu.

  • Address

    Av. Presidente Mazaryk, 134, Miguel Hidalgo, Polanco

  • Website

    http://www.cabanna.com.mx/

  • Tags

    SINGLE, SENIORS, FAMILY, CUISINE, MEXICAN, PIZZA, SEAFOOD, INDOOR TABLES, OUTDOOR TABLES, POLANCO

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Bósforo Mezcalería

Bósforo Mezcalería

Specialized in mezcal (a rustic form of tequila), this laid-back bar is perfect for more alternative travelers. It's also a  great place for a conversation since the music is not very loud. The decorations have an improvised feel, with candle lighting, making everyone feel comfortable in the small setting.

Address

31, Luis Moya, Historical Center 

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Downtown Mexico
Downtown Mexico

Downtown Mexico

This charming hotel with a  17th century architecture stays in the heart of the historical city center. With a colonial look from the outside, it's interior decorations are characterized by an industrial motif. Impressed already? Just wait until you get to the terrace – which boasts a splendid view of the surrounding buildings. Beside the swimming pool there's a bar which hosts parties fueled by DJs and mixed drinks.

Address

30, Isabel la Católica, Centro

Website

http://www.downtownmexico.com

Jules Basement
Jules Basement

Jules Basement

With an elegant dining room and high-tech look, it has a varied drink menu and a solid whisky selection. To get in you have to make reservations in advance. Depending on the day, there could be a jazz band or a comedian performing onstage. Check the events schedule and pick the attraction right for you. 

Address

93, Júlio Verne, Polanco

Website

http://www.julesbasement.com

Kinky Bar
Kinky Bar

Kinky Bar

This sophisticated gay bar is comprised of three settings: a lounge, a video bar and a terrace. Well-decorated, the nightly soundtrack features electronic music, and the terrace has a beautiful view of the Paseo de la Reforma.

Address

1, Amberes, Juárez

Website

http://www.kinkybar.com.mx

Los Insurgentes Pulquería
Los Insurgentes Pulquería

Los Insurgentes Pulquería

Famous for it's “pulque,” an alcoholic beverage from the fermented juice of a plant known as agave, there's nothing more Mexican than spending the night sampling the many flavor varieties of the beverage offered here. They also serve tasty snacks. To keep people partying into the night, DJs liven up the dance floor located upstairs.

Address

226, Insurgentes Sur, Roma Norte

Website

https://es-es.facebook.com/pulqueriainsurgentes

Mamá Rumba
Mamá Rumba

Mamá Rumba

This is the right place for an upbeat night out dancing. Commanded by a big band, nights at this cuban club are dominated by salsa. Those interested in learning can schedule lessons with dance teachers. Aside from the main address in neighborhood of Roma, there are two other locations: one in Polanco, and another in San Ángel.

Address

Querétaro, 130, Roma (and two other locations)

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Pata Negra
Pata Negra

Pata Negra

Located in the bohemian neighborhood of Condesa, this house stands out for the variety of musical performances. Both DJs and bands often perform here. Along with the shows, Pata Negra also offers some tasty tapas, served with plenty of filling. In addition to the flagship location in Condesa, there's an affiliate in Cuauhtémoc. 

Address

30, Tamaulipas, 30, Condesa (and one other location)

Website

http://www.patanegra.com.mx

Salón Tenampa
Salón Tenampa

Salón Tenampa

Located at Plaza Garibaldi, this traditional restaurant contains lavish, mexican-themed decorations. The menu features local delicacies and a variety of tequila-based drinks, such as “banderitas.” The more energetic can party here until the early morning hours.

 

Address

12, Plaza Garibaldi, Historical Center

Website

http://www.salontenampa.com/

Zinco Jazz Club
Zinco Jazz Club

Zinco Jazz Club

Jazz lovers have to check this club. The small street entrance to this historic building, once home to a bank, leads downstairs to a basement. Down there, the cozy atmosphere is crowned by quality live performances.  Offering food and drinks to go along with the good music, table seating is only available via reservations, but anyone sitting at the bar will also enjoy a great view of the stage.

Address

20, Motolínia, Historical Center

Website

http://www.zincojazz.com

Caradura
Caradura

Caradura

This small bar welcomes live bands (playing covers and originals) every night. The somewhat worn tiled walls and black curtains help set the rock'n roll mood.


 

Address

Nuevo León 73, Condesa

Website

http://caradura.mx

Biergarten
Biergarten

Biergarten

This bar has craft beer, cool decorations, lots of wood details, long tables withbenches for big groups and smaller tables for less people. If you get hungry, orderone of the house's succulent burgers or a pork sandwich.
 

Address

Querétaro, 225, Roma

Website

http://www.biergartenroma.com

Leonor
Leonor

Leonor

The drinks made with mezcal are especially beloved here, as is the luxurious design and sophisticated ambiance. The guest DJs play different musical genres each night, ranging from pop classics to new electronic music.

Address

Nuevo León, 163, Condesa

Website

https://www.facebook.com/leonorcondesa?filter=3

Club Social Rhodesia
Club Social Rhodesia

Club Social Rhodesia

Installed in an old three-story mansion, Club Social Rhodesia is an essential stop for anyone who enjoys chupitos (smaller drinks consumed like shots). A young crowd livens up this nightclub, waiting in long lines to get in and dance the night away.

 

Address

Durango 181, Roma Norte

Website

http://clubsocialrhodesia.tv/

Sens
Sens

Sens

This club is a reference in the city, boasting an atmosphere characterized by luxury. With sophisticated decoration and a quality sound system, Sens is known mainly for playing electronic and pop music.

Address

Av. de los Tamarindos, 90, Centro Comercial Arcos Bosques, Bosques de las Lomas

Website

http://www.sensnightclub.com/

New Orleans Jazz Bar Mexico
New Orleans Jazz Bar Mexico

New Orleans Jazz Bar Mexico

A Mexico City institution for jazz, the house welcomes groups performing this genre practically every day of the week, except for Saturdays, which are usually reserved for rock'n roll. The decorations include photos of musicians and instruments, and the menu features various influences, offering everything from fondues to tacos.

Address

Av. Revolución, 1655, Álvaro Obregón, San Ángel

Website

https://nwjazz.wordpress.com/

Bulldog Café
Bulldog Café

Bulldog Café

The house is known as the home of contemporary Mexican rock, having also welcomed famous international artists (including Radiohead, Mötley Crüe and Skid Row) over the years. It often features a star-studded crowd. Boasting an excellent drinks menu, the house is also known for hosting cover bands.

Address

Rubens 6 with Revolución

Website

http://bulldogcafe.com

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Bósforo Mezcalería

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Bósforo Mezcalería
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Bósforo Mezcalería

  • Specialized in mezcal (a rustic form of tequila), this laid-back bar is perfect for more alternative travelers. It's also a  great place for a conversation since the music is not very loud. The decorations have an improvised feel, with candle lighting, making everyone feel comfortable in the small setting.

  • Address

    31, Luis Moya, Historical Center 

  • Website

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Downtown Mexico

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Downtown Mexico
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Downtown Mexico

  • This charming hotel with a  17th century architecture stays in the heart of the historical city center. With a colonial look from the outside, it's interior decorations are characterized by an industrial motif. Impressed already? Just wait until you get to the terrace – which boasts a splendid view of the surrounding buildings. Beside the swimming pool there's a bar which hosts parties fueled by DJs and mixed drinks.

  • Address

    30, Isabel la Católica, Centro

  • Website

    http://www.downtownmexico.com

  • Tags

    ROMANTIC, SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, COCKTAILS, BEER, WINE LIST, FOOD MENU, IN A HOTEL, $$$, HISTORICAL CITY CENTER

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Jules Basement

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Jules Basement
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Jules Basement

  • With an elegant dining room and high-tech look, it has a varied drink menu and a solid whisky selection. To get in you have to make reservations in advance. Depending on the day, there could be a jazz band or a comedian performing onstage. Check the events schedule and pick the attraction right for you. 

  • Address

    93, Júlio Verne, Polanco

  • Website

    http://www.julesbasement.com

  • Tags

    ROMANTIC, SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, BAR, JAZZ, WINE LIST, COCKTAILS, BEER, LIVE MUSIC, $$$

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Kinky Bar

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Kinky Bar
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Kinky Bar

  • This sophisticated gay bar is comprised of three settings: a lounge, a video bar and a terrace. Well-decorated, the nightly soundtrack features electronic music, and the terrace has a beautiful view of the Paseo de la Reforma.

  • Address

    1, Amberes, Juárez

  • Website

    http://www.kinkybar.com.mx

  • Tags

    LGBT, SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, BALADAM BAR, LOUNGE, ELECTRONIC MUSIC, COCKTAILS, BEER, SNACKS, WITH A VIEW

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Los Insurgentes Pulquería

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Los Insurgentes Pulquería
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Los Insurgentes Pulquería

  • Famous for it's “pulque,” an alcoholic beverage from the fermented juice of a plant known as agave, there's nothing more Mexican than spending the night sampling the many flavor varieties of the beverage offered here. They also serve tasty snacks. To keep people partying into the night, DJs liven up the dance floor located upstairs.

  • Address

    226, Insurgentes Sur, Roma Norte

  • Website

    https://es-es.facebook.com/pulqueriainsurgentes

  • Tags

    BUDGET, SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, BAR, ELECTRONIC MUSIC, COCKTAILS, BEER, WINE LIST, INDOOR TABLES, SNACKS

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Mamá Rumba

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Mamá Rumba
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Mamá Rumba

  • This is the right place for an upbeat night out dancing. Commanded by a big band, nights at this cuban club are dominated by salsa. Those interested in learning can schedule lessons with dance teachers. Aside from the main address in neighborhood of Roma, there are two other locations: one in Polanco, and another in San Ángel.

  • Address

    Querétaro, 130, Roma (and two other locations)

  • Website

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  • Tags

    NIGHTLIFE, NIGHTCLUB, LATIN MUSIC, COCKTAILS, BEER, SNACKS, LIVE MUSIC, ROMA

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Pata Negra

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Pata Negra
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Pata Negra

  • Located in the bohemian neighborhood of Condesa, this house stands out for the variety of musical performances. Both DJs and bands often perform here. Along with the shows, Pata Negra also offers some tasty tapas, served with plenty of filling. In addition to the flagship location in Condesa, there's an affiliate in Cuauhtémoc. 

  • Address

    30, Tamaulipas, 30, Condesa (and one other location)

  • Website

    http://www.patanegra.com.mx

  • Tags

    BUDGET, SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, BAR, LIVE MUSIC, ROCK, JAZZ, BLUES, INDIE, COCKTAILS

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Salón Tenampa

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Salón Tenampa
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Salón Tenampa

  • Located at Plaza Garibaldi, this traditional restaurant contains lavish, mexican-themed decorations. The menu features local delicacies and a variety of tequila-based drinks, such as “banderitas.” The more energetic can party here until the early morning hours.

     

  • Address

    12, Plaza Garibaldi, Historical Center

  • Website

    http://www.salontenampa.com/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, NIGHTLIFE, CUISINE, LATIN MUSIC, WINE LIST, COCKTAILS, BEER, MEXICAN, INDOOR TABLES

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Zinco Jazz Club

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Zinco Jazz Club
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Zinco Jazz Club

  • Jazz lovers have to check this club. The small street entrance to this historic building, once home to a bank, leads downstairs to a basement. Down there, the cozy atmosphere is crowned by quality live performances.  Offering food and drinks to go along with the good music, table seating is only available via reservations, but anyone sitting at the bar will also enjoy a great view of the stage.

  • Address

    20, Motolínia, Historical Center

  • Website

    http://www.zincojazz.com

  • Tags

    SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHTCLUB, BAR, JAZZ, BLUES, WINE LIST, BEER, COCKTAILS, FOOD MENU

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Caradura

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Caradura
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Caradura

  • This small bar welcomes live bands (playing covers and originals) every night. The somewhat worn tiled walls and black curtains help set the rock'n roll mood.


     

  • Address

    Nuevo León 73, Condesa

  • Website

    http://caradura.mx

  • Tags

    SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, MUSIC, LIVE MUSIC, ROCK, INDIE, COCKTAILS, BEER, CONDESA

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Biergarten

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Biergarten
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Biergarten

  • This bar has craft beer, cool decorations, lots of wood details, long tables withbenches for big groups and smaller tables for less people. If you get hungry, orderone of the house's succulent burgers or a pork sandwich.
     

  • Address

    Querétaro, 225, Roma

  • Website

    http://www.biergartenroma.com

  • Tags

    SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, BEER, FOOD MENU, AMERICAN, BURGERS, MEAT, GERMAN, $$, ROMA

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Leonor

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Leonor
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Leonor

  • The drinks made with mezcal are especially beloved here, as is the luxurious design and sophisticated ambiance. The guest DJs play different musical genres each night, ranging from pop classics to new electronic music.

  • Address

    Nuevo León, 163, Condesa

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/leonorcondesa?filter=3

  • Tags

    SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHT CLUB, LUXURY, POP, ELECTRONIC MUSIC, COCKTAILS, CONDESA

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Club Social Rhodesia

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Club Social Rhodesia
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Club Social Rhodesia

  • Installed in an old three-story mansion, Club Social Rhodesia is an essential stop for anyone who enjoys chupitos (smaller drinks consumed like shots). A young crowd livens up this nightclub, waiting in long lines to get in and dance the night away.

     

  • Address

    Durango 181, Roma Norte

  • Website

    http://clubsocialrhodesia.tv/

  • Tags

    SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, MUSIC, ROCK, INDIE, ELECTRONIC MUSIC, COCKTAILS, BEER, INDOOR TABLES, CREDIT CARDS

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Sens

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Sens
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Sens

  • This club is a reference in the city, boasting an atmosphere characterized by luxury. With sophisticated decoration and a quality sound system, Sens is known mainly for playing electronic and pop music.

  • Address

    Av. de los Tamarindos, 90, Centro Comercial Arcos Bosques, Bosques de las Lomas

  • Website

    http://www.sensnightclub.com/

  • Tags

    SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHT CLUB, ELECTRONIC MUSIC, POP, COCKTAILS, BEER, BOSQUE DE LAS LOMAS

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New Orleans Jazz Bar Mexico

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New Orleans Jazz Bar Mexico
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New Orleans Jazz Bar Mexico

  • A Mexico City institution for jazz, the house welcomes groups performing this genre practically every day of the week, except for Saturdays, which are usually reserved for rock'n roll. The decorations include photos of musicians and instruments, and the menu features various influences, offering everything from fondues to tacos.

  • Address

    Av. Revolución, 1655, Álvaro Obregón, San Ángel

  • Website

    https://nwjazz.wordpress.com/

  • Tags

    SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, JAZZ, ROCK, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD MENU, SAN ÁNGEL

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Bulldog Café

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Bulldog Café
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Bulldog Café

  • The house is known as the home of contemporary Mexican rock, having also welcomed famous international artists (including Radiohead, Mötley Crüe and Skid Row) over the years. It often features a star-studded crowd. Boasting an excellent drinks menu, the house is also known for hosting cover bands.

  • Address

    Rubens 6 with Revolución

  • Website

    http://bulldogcafe.com

  • Tags

    SINGLE, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHT CLUB, MUSIC, LIVE MUSIC, ROCK, POP, COCKTAILS, CREDIT CARDS

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Bazar Sábado
Bazar Sábado

Bazar Sábado

Founded over 50 years ago at Plaza San Jacinto, this market is an essential visit for anyone who enjoys the quality local handicrafts. There, you'll find silver jewelry, ceramics, iron handicrafts, antiques, works by visual artists, clothing and accessories. The fair is held every Saturday and also has its own restaurant.

Address

11, Plaza San Jacinto, 11, San Ángel

Website

http://www.elbazaarsabado.com

Mercado de Artesanías la Ciudadela
Mercado de Artesanías la Ciudadela

Mercado de Artesanías la Ciudadela

A favorite among tourists, this market attracts people with it's wide variety and good prices, mainly at the most distant stands. Since it's near the Palacio Bellas Artes, it's possible to combine the two activities. As the products do not vary much from one vendor to another, the best thing is to check out all the prices before buying.

Address

Av Balderas, Centro

Website

http://www.laciudadela.com.mx

El Palacio de Hierro
El Palacio de Hierro

El Palacio de Hierro

This is one of the largest department stores chain in Mexico. The Polanco affiliate is the largest. There, you can find a little of everything: cosmetics, electronics, kitchen utensils, musical instruments and, of course, clothes and accessories. Almost all brands are represented by the store's merchandise.

Address

222, Moliere, Polanco

Website

http://www.elpalaciodehierro.com

La Europea
La Europea

La Europea

Specializing in alcoholic beverages, this store has a wide variety of wines, liqueurs and gourmet foods. It also stands out for its low prices and promotional sales. There are 15 locations in the Federal District.

Address

60, Tacuba, Historical Center(and 14 other units)

Website

http://www.laeuropea.com.mx

Antara Polanco
Antara Polanco

Antara Polanco

Designed by architect Javier Sordo Madaleno, this lovely outdoor shopping mall is considered very sophisticated. Filled with trees, the complex contains around 100 stores of different brands, a movie theater and restaurants. Fans of cosmetics simply must make sure to visit the giant Sephora store.

Address

843, Ejército Nacional Avenue, Polanco

Website

http://www.antara.com.mx/

La Nava
La Nava

La Nava

Specializing in alcoholic beverages and gourmet foods, Naval sells a wide variety of wines, liqueurs and codfish. In addition, the house offers a selection of delicious cheeses and jellies.

Address

373, Insurgentes Sur Avenue, Hipódromo Condesa

Website

http://www.lanaval.com.mx

Avenida Presidente Masaryk
Avenida Presidente Masaryk

Avenida Presidente Masaryk

One of the most fancy centers in all of Mexico, this avenue is home to the country's main brand-name stores, as well as sophisticated restaurants. You'll find such designer brands as Bvlgari, Rolex, Diesel, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton and Prada.

Address

Presidente Massaryk Avenue, Polanco

Website

http://l.macys.com/orlando-fashion-square-in-orlando-fl?cm_mmc=macys_places-_-Orlando-_-n-_-813

Pasaje Polanco
Pasaje Polanco

Pasaje Polanco

This gracious promenade is home to a number of designer brands and boutiques. Even those who don't feel like shopping can spend a little time at one of the local cafes, observing the circulation.

Address

29, Oscar Wilde, Polanco

Website

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Cafebrería El Péndulo
Cafebrería El Péndulo

Cafebrería El Péndulo

With six locations distributed throughout the city, this bookstore/coffee shop is impressive for the quality of the services offered. What's supposed to be a bookstore also has a selection of music and rare movies. Meanwhile, what started out as a simple coffee shop now serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 

Address

81, Alejandro Dumas, Polanco

Website

http://www.pendulo.com

Common People
Common People

Common People

This is the first concept-store in Mexico City. Here, you'll find all the major brand-name designers in vogue in Mexico and around the world. It's very popular among customers looking to throw together a super-modern look.

Address

149, Emílio Castelar, Polanco

Website

http://www.commonpeople.com.mx

Mercado Sonora
Mercado Sonora

Mercado Sonora

The “market of witches,” it's the most exotic market in the city, known for selling esoteric items, religious objects and medicinal herbs, which vendors claim have healing properties. If you're looking for a love potion or you'd just like to get an up-close look at the Mexican occult, set aside some time to stop by.

Address

Av. Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, 419, Venustiano Carranza

Website

http://www.mercadosonora.com.mx/

Galerías Insurgentes
Galerías Insurgentes

Galerías Insurgentes

This shopping center has stores you'll only find in Mexico – like Bari, which specializes in bikinis and beach accessories –, restaurants where you can stop for a quick meal and even an upscale coffee shop, Café Punta del Cielo.

Address

Parroquia 194, Del Valle

Website

https://www.galerias.com/GaleriasInsurgentes

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Bazar Sábado

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Bazar Sábado
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Bazar Sábado

  • Founded over 50 years ago at Plaza San Jacinto, this market is an essential visit for anyone who enjoys the quality local handicrafts. There, you'll find silver jewelry, ceramics, iron handicrafts, antiques, works by visual artists, clothing and accessories. The fair is held every Saturday and also has its own restaurant.

  • Address

    11, Plaza San Jacinto, 11, San Ángel

  • Website

    http://www.elbazaarsabado.com

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, SINGLE, CULTURE, SHOPPING, ART &amp; DESIGN, CLOTHES, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES, JEWELRY

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Mercado de Artesanías la Ciudadela

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Mercado de Artesanías la Ciudadela
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Mercado de Artesanías la Ciudadela

  • A favorite among tourists, this market attracts people with it's wide variety and good prices, mainly at the most distant stands. Since it's near the Palacio Bellas Artes, it's possible to combine the two activities. As the products do not vary much from one vendor to another, the best thing is to check out all the prices before buying.

  • Address

    Av Balderas, Centro

  • Website

    http://www.laciudadela.com.mx

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, SENIOR, OUTDOORS, SHOPPING, CULTURE, HANDICRAFTS, ACCESSORIES, STREET MARKET, CLOTHES

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El Palacio de Hierro

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El Palacio de Hierro
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El Palacio de Hierro

  • This is one of the largest department stores chain in Mexico. The Polanco affiliate is the largest. There, you can find a little of everything: cosmetics, electronics, kitchen utensils, musical instruments and, of course, clothes and accessories. Almost all brands are represented by the store's merchandise.

  • Address

    222, Moliere, Polanco

  • Website

    http://www.elpalaciodehierro.com

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES, MEN&#039;S, WOMEN&#039;S, KIDS, BABIES

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La Europea

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La Europea
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La Europea

  • Specializing in alcoholic beverages, this store has a wide variety of wines, liqueurs and gourmet foods. It also stands out for its low prices and promotional sales. There are 15 locations in the Federal District.

  • Address

    60, Tacuba, Historical Center(and 14 other units)

  • Website

    http://www.laeuropea.com.mx

  • Tags

    SENIOR, SINGLE, FAMILY, SHOPPING, DRINKS, STREET SHOP, $$, CREDIT CARDS, CITY CENTER

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Antara Polanco

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Antara Polanco
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Antara Polanco

  • Designed by architect Javier Sordo Madaleno, this lovely outdoor shopping mall is considered very sophisticated. Filled with trees, the complex contains around 100 stores of different brands, a movie theater and restaurants. Fans of cosmetics simply must make sure to visit the giant Sephora store.

  • Address

    843, Ejército Nacional Avenue, Polanco

  • Website

    http://www.antara.com.mx/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, CUISINE, SHOPPING, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES, MEN&#039;S

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La Nava

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La Nava
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La Nava

  • Specializing in alcoholic beverages and gourmet foods, Naval sells a wide variety of wines, liqueurs and codfish. In addition, the house offers a selection of delicious cheeses and jellies.

  • Address

    373, Insurgentes Sur Avenue, Hipódromo Condesa

  • Website

    http://www.lanaval.com.mx

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, CUISINE, DRINKS, SHOPPING, FOOD, STREET SHOP, , $$, CREDIT CARD

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Avenida Presidente Masaryk

Photograph: Divulgação
Avenida Presidente Masaryk
Photograph: Divulgação

Avenida Presidente Masaryk

  • One of the most fancy centers in all of Mexico, this avenue is home to the country's main brand-name stores, as well as sophisticated restaurants. You'll find such designer brands as Bvlgari, Rolex, Diesel, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton and Prada.

  • Address

    Presidente Massaryk Avenue, Polanco

  • Website

    http://l.macys.com/orlando-fashion-square-in-orlando-fl?cm_mmc=macys_places-_-Orlando-_-n-_-813

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, FOOTWEAR, MEN&#039;S, WOMEN&#039;S, JEWELRY

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Pasaje Polanco

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Pasaje Polanco
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Pasaje Polanco

  • This gracious promenade is home to a number of designer brands and boutiques. Even those who don't feel like shopping can spend a little time at one of the local cafes, observing the circulation.

  • Address

    29, Oscar Wilde, Polanco

  • Website

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  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, FOOTWEAR, MEN&#039;S, WOMEN&#039;S, ACCESSORIES, BEAUTY

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Cafebrería El Péndulo

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Cafebrería El Péndulo
Photograph: © Cafebrería El Péndulo, 2016.Todos los Derechos Reservados

Cafebrería El Péndulo

  • With six locations distributed throughout the city, this bookstore/coffee shop is impressive for the quality of the services offered. What's supposed to be a bookstore also has a selection of music and rare movies. Meanwhile, what started out as a simple coffee shop now serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     

  • Address

    81, Alejandro Dumas, Polanco

  • Website

    http://www.pendulo.com

  • Tags

    ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, SHOPPING, BOOKSTORE, STREET SHOP, COFFEE, WI-FI, INDOOR TABLES, FOOD MENU

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Common People

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Common People
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Common People

  • This is the first concept-store in Mexico City. Here, you'll find all the major brand-name designers in vogue in Mexico and around the world. It's very popular among customers looking to throw together a super-modern look.

  • Address

    149, Emílio Castelar, Polanco

  • Website

    http://www.commonpeople.com.mx

  • Tags

    SINGLE, SHOPPING, CULTURE, CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, FOOTWEAR, MEN&#039;S, WOMEN&#039;S, STREET SHOP, $$$

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Mercado Sonora

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Mercado Sonora
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Mercado Sonora

  • The “market of witches,” it's the most exotic market in the city, known for selling esoteric items, religious objects and medicinal herbs, which vendors claim have healing properties. If you're looking for a love potion or you'd just like to get an up-close look at the Mexican occult, set aside some time to stop by.

  • Address

    Av. Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, 419, Venustiano Carranza

  • Website

    http://www.mercadosonora.com.mx/

  • Tags

    SHOPPING, STREET MARKET, OUTDOORS, CITY EXCURSION, FOOD, DRINKS, SOUVENIRS, RELIGIOUS ARTICLES

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Galerías Insurgentes

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Galerías Insurgentes
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Galerías Insurgentes

  • This shopping center has stores you'll only find in Mexico – like Bari, which specializes in bikinis and beach accessories –, restaurants where you can stop for a quick meal and even an upscale coffee shop, Café Punta del Cielo.

  • Address

    Parroquia 194, Del Valle

  • Website

    https://www.galerias.com/GaleriasInsurgentes

  • Tags

    SHOPPING, CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, MEN&#039;S, WOMEN&#039;S, SPORTS, FOOD, DRINKS, CREDIT CARDS, FITTING ROOM

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