The Best of Mexico City: Where to Eat, Stay, and Stop
If you want more than beaches and coastlines, and would whether see street art and beautiful architecture. Then Mexico City is the perfect vacation spot for you. Mexico City lets you experience the true culture of Mexico through their authentic eats, and friendly locals.
Where to Stay?
If you are looking for something simple and minimal then Chaya B&B is perfect for that. The rooms are simple, yet perfect. Surrounded by plants and hammocks, and the roof is a perfect spot to relax.
Hotel Carlota is a very beautiful hotel with great service and amazing food. The rooms are spacious and decorated very nicely. The best part is the swimming pool and verandah.
This hotel has it all. They have so much to offer besides a room to stay in for a few nights. Two great restaurants below, cafes and bars, plenty of little shops, and cafes and bars all on the hotel grounds. The modern design and friendly staff will make it feel like you are at home. The pool area is exquisite, have a drink next to the pool while enjoying the view of Mexico’s core.
Where to Eat?
Churros, Tequilas, margaritas, guac, tacos, Mezcals, oh and did I mention Churros? Mexico City has a variety of food and restaurants to choose from. The best part is all of the amazing street food.
Mercado Roma is a gourmet food hall with a very wide selection of food from sandwiches to tacos to steak to ice cream to churros. You’ll find something for just about everyone. Head up to the roof for a brew pub great selections of beers and mixed drinks. The beer garden upstairs is a great place to get some drinks on a sunny day.
If you are going to dine at Pujol make sure to bring your appetite. Both the food and the vibe is spectacular. My favorite dish was the cauliflower dish with pollo chicharron, Baby Corn, Chicatana Ants, Mayonnaise, Chili. For dessert the churro with cafe de olio is magical. In order to guarantee a spot make a reservation in advance!
The best part of Mexico City is the street food! A popular street food option for lunch and nighttime is Hamburgers. My favorite One chilango version of the hamburger is the Hawaiian, which includes a slice of pineapple cooked on the grill.
Hidden in the northern section of Mexico City is this family owned gem. Home to truly amazing Mexican cuisine with the richest mix of flavors and ingredients. There is a variety of Tequilas’ and Mezcal’s’ that are amazing. You can stop in for either breakfast or lunch. Make sure to order the guac, and Chiles en Nogada.
What to See?
Mexico City is flowing with beautiful art and architecture. Art museums and street art are surround the city, and there is so much to do and see. Begin your day at Mercado de la Merced, one of the biggest markets in the city. It’s filled with fruit and vegetable stalls, street food and more. If you decide to stay in a Airbnb, you can buy some of the fresh fruit and veggies back to your rental, and cook up some of your own meals.
Then head over to The Museo Soumaya a stunning building, I mean I have never seen a building so exquisite and beautiful. It is a must see spot in Mexico City. Make sure to stop by around noon so you see it in all of its glory.
End your day with a visit to The Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo for a contemporary arts scene that will bring you to tears. Well, maybe it was just me. If you have rented your own car while you are there, you can take a mini road trip to Huichapan, located in Hidalgo. It is just a couple of hours outside of the city, and you will be met with beautiful landscapes, national parks, and waterfalls.
Have you taken a trip to Mexico City?
What was your favorite part?