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Stuff We Love

All the Places You Should Eat in Mexico City

Stuff We Love BY courtney conway 12/13/2018

 

If half the reason you travel to a new country is to try the food, then you and Marianna Maurer have something in common. On the architectural jewelry designer’s most recent trip to Mexico City (where everyone seems to be going these days), she ate her way through every nook and cranny—so if you’re planning a trip to CDMX in the near future, don’t forget to bookmark this list.

 

MAXIMO BISTROT LOCAL

“Located in the cool Roma neighborhood, Maximo Bistrot Local has a rotating menu of carefully prepared dishes with Italian and Mexican influences throughout. It’s a cozy corner spot for an intimate dinner with warm service and delicious food.”

 

CONTRAMAR

“A bustling hotspot for stylish locals and out-of-towners alike, this popular fish-focused spot in the Condesa neighborhood pairs clean, marine-inspired interiors with the freshest seafood around. The raw tuna tostadas and their fish version of tacos al pastor are musts followed by the perfect fig tart.”

 

ENO

“This is a sister outpost to another famous restaurant called Pujol, located in the posh Polanco ‘hood. They offer casual breakfast and lunch for locals needing a quick coffee or a more drawn-out meal of chilaquiles, tortas, and salads. Grab a bite to-go at the side window and take a stroll around.”

 

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CUCURUCHO

“This small-batch coffee shop roasts its own Mexican-sourced beans and has a few locations across the city. They also offer limited but nicely prepared bites for breakfast or a quick lunch.”

 

SUSHI IWASHI

“If you get tired of tacos (it’s possible!), head to this serene and intimate space for perfectly executed sushi, rolls, and locally sourced fish. Arrive early or be prepared to wait for the limited, bar-only seating.

 

ROSETTA

“If I could live in any restaurant, it would be this one. Housed in a 19th century grand Colonia Roma townhouse, this gorgeous restaurant is run by chef Elena Reygadas. It’s broken up into a few intimate rooms and an exterior space that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a Gabriel García Márquez novel. The food is a perfect blend of Italian and Mexican.”

 

LARDO

“The more laid-back cousin of Rosetta, Lardo serves small Mediterranean-influenced tapas in a cool and easy space. Post up at the wraparound bar or grab a table with tree-lined street views.”

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