Quick Guide To Mexico City Food
After an hour ride to the hotel from the airport, our bellies yearned for Mexico City food. We asked some of the hotel staff for a scrumptious taco spot and they recommended El Farolito-we also got a list of great restaurants and where to eat in Mexico City. On our way there, we saw a plethora of restaurants – needless to say, it was hard not to stop by every single one of them. Talk about foodie galore!
I was overly excited to finally eat tacos after a long day but when I saw the mamey juice on the menu, I knew I was in the right place. We ordered tacos al pastor, rib eye tacos, and of course, mamey juice. I admit, there are many delicious tacos and cheaper places, even in Polanco, but with this place – the mamey juice was worth it.
For eclectic Mexico City food options, head out to the newest foodie destination, Mercado Roma-a food hall with churreria, rooftop bar, taquerias…The options are endless.
Craving fish tacos? Enter: Cocina Conchita. A spot frequented by locals for a delicious bite and a drink or two. The ambience is fun and the restaurant gives a throwback to the 60’s office vibe. We ordered the tuna tartar tostadas, pork tacos, and lamb dish.
When visiting Mexico City, one must try street food! During the weekend, you can find markets and fairs set up on streets and parks.
This was indeed a surprise. We headed to the park for a walk and found little stands setting up to sell stuffed animals, sweet treats, face painting, and anything you can find in a fair. I couldn’t resist and let my sweet tooth encounter indulgence.
There is nothing more awesome than Mexico City food, specifically tacos but the fresh fruits are also amazing. Head to a farmer’s market and get some figs, mamey, mango, or any fruit you like! I got some fresh fruit to have for breakfast the next day. You can also find cheap and delicious tacos in these markets.
Lucha libre anyone? Well, this was unexpectedly fun! Everything is evidently “entertainment” but you get so into it that in no time, you are cheering for whoever just became your favorite luchador. Head to the Arena Mexico hungry? No worries, there are many vendors making sure you don’t get hangry, selling all kind of snacks. I got a mini Domino’s Pizza!
Tip: Make sure you bring cash and small bills.
Tip: Cameras are not allowed but phones are fine and every body was taking pictures with it.
You can get your tickets in advance at Ticketmaster or at the arena.
El Palacio de Hierro
Mexico City food – as fancy as it gets. Head out to the 3rd floor (or 2nd as they call it) and you will find yourself in foodie heaven. This floor encompasses desserts, churros and Mediterranean tacos – I could go on and on. Here you will also find Churreria El Moro.
This churreria is a well-known chain and for good reason. For under a dollar, you get 4 big churros! There are churro ice cream sandwiches, hot chocolate, milkshakes and teas. I ordered the French hot chocolate to accompany my churros. Talk about a perfect combination! For their cutest location, go to the one located in Colonia Cuauhtémoc.
Searching for a unique experience? How about dining in a cave? After climbing the pyramids and exploring the plazas, head out to Puerta 1 and as you venture outdoors, you’ll find the doors to what will be a dining adventure. Although very touristy, the prices are very reasonable and food is quite appealing to the palate. We ordered guacamole, a black bean soup, and pork wrapped in banana leaves, cooked under ground.
Ready to enjoy list-worthy dining? Enter Pujol, Mexico’s top restaurant and No. 25 on the “top 50 restaurants in the world” for Mexican haute cuisine. Talented Chef Enrique Olvera has taken Mexican food to a whole new level, adding his signature notes to perfect every salivating item. Olvera also opened his own cafe ENO so you could also enjoy his masterpieces for brunch.
Check my full review on Pujol here.
Have you been to Mexico City? What other restaurants would you add to the list?