Our Insider Guide To México City
A visit to the foodie capital in the world, CDMX.
- Super pleasant temperatures, up to 25 Celsius during the day in fall (we visited in November). Chilly in the evenings and mornings. The city has an amazing light. The streets are filled with the most beautiful soft glow.
- 2250m (7500 ft), you can feel it, very dry.
- Don't take taxis, only Ubers, which are very well priced.
- Pesos. You can pay almost everything by card, it's still useful to have a few pesos in your pocket. 100 pesos = $5.
- Felt very safe in the center of the city.
Where to stay
We stayed at Condesa DF, a boutique hotel situated in Condesa, with lots of restaurants, coffee places and stores within easy walking distance and the best roof top in town. The hotel features modern design by Parisian designer India Mahdavi.
What to see
After breakfast, stroll through one of the many parks, the Bosque de Chapultepec is one of the largest parks in the world. Located on top of Chapultepec Hill is the Chapultepec Castle, offering spectacular views of the city.
The castle became the official residence of Emperor Maximilian I and his consort Empress Carlota during the Second Mexican Empire (1864 - 67). In 1882, President Manuel Gonzales declared it the official residence of the President. With few exceptions, all succeeding presidents lived there until 1939, when President Lazaro Cardenas turned it into a museum.
Shops and galleries
Before lunch stop by Juliette's gallery & showroom Chic By Accident in the Roma district. It's part shop, part gallery, part meeting place for the international design set if you can get an appointment.
Around the corner you'll find Casa Bosques A unique selection of hard to find art, culture and design books.
Lunch, the most important meal of the day
No Mexico City trip is not complete without lunch at Contramar
You have probably heard it many times and it's listed in every good guide, but it's one of these classics that can't be missed. Sit at the counter, trust your waiter (in our case Jaime) and try the Mezcal Margarita con Mandarina. The classics are classic for a reason. It's an institution and the quality doesn't fade. Not open for dinner, closes at 8pm. Their signature dessert is the Strawberry meringue and they have probably the best fig tart we ever tried.
If you can’t get into Contramar, try Azul Condesa Their sopa de Tortilla is fantastic, so are their fresh made tortillas, hot off the press.
Where to dine
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