MEXICO CITY - Feb 2018
✓ check-in @ hotel in Alcobas at 8:30p: this hotel is a 35 room luxury collection. Each room has high-tech appointments and a toto toilet (yas!). Located in Polanco it boasts great shopping and restaurants right outside our door. Breakfast is included and is DELICIOUS. I’d definitely stay her again for a night or two, but would probably move to a different neighborhood for the remainder of the trip. It is hit or miss on pricing.
✓ casual dinner close to hotel @ Comer Jacinta. Great place for fun drinks and a lively atmosphere. Waiters were attentive and price was just right. Food was also a wonderful surprise. Definitely get the bone marrow sopas.
- ice cream @ Gelatoscopio
✓ drinks @ Jule’s basement. Fun, weird bar behind a meat locker door. It wa not my scene. Limited seating and music was too loud. I’m lame.
✓ coffee run @ ny coffee. Cute atmosphere but uses an automatic machine with pretty weak beans. However It’s a paerfect stop on your way to museums.
✓ unplanned pastry stop @ Esperanza moliere. Holy guacamole was this a ally surprise. Stumbled upon it and ended up buying pastries to last the entire trip. Fun to just roam the rows of sweet rolls.
✓ check out soumaya. Gorgeous exterior and approachable exhibits. It’s also free!
✓ check out hilltop castle. Lovely view of the city and takes you back to Europe. Highly recommend as a start to your trip to get you inspired and get all the feels. Precocious squirrel sittings on your walk up - if you have snacks with you they’ll eat out of the palm of your hands.
✓ lunch @ Contramar at 11a. Must go. Grab a tostada sampler of the tuna and daily specials. Whole fish was tasty but i was already too full to appreciate it. You can’t go wrong with nearly anything on the menu. I was also skeptical of fig tart but it’s pretty damn delicious as well.
✓ walk around Roma + Condesa: Condesa Hotel, shops, parquet México, coffee, ice cream, markets
✓ try a traditional quesadilla @ Maria Isabel. Holy fuck this was perfect.
✓ fancy dinner @ Lorea at 8:30p. Great meal but lacking fun hustle and bustle. chef will talk to each table which is a nice addition. Enjoyed the snacks the most.
- drinks @ xaman bar
✓ coffee run @
✓drop off bags @ Valise
- traditional breakfast @ Fonda Margarita at 7a / 8a (Bourdain favorite)
✓Frida Kahlo museum @ 10:30a (purchased) (and) Diego Rivera museum
✓ explore old town, go to mercado. nibble on insects?
- late afternoon meal @ Limosneros @ 3:30p
✓ Cathedral, house of tiles
✓ sunset @ Downtown @ 6:30p
✓ churros @ el Moro
✓ drinks @ Limantour
LISTS LISTS LISTS
middle of the road
Polanco - fancy
Roma / Condesa - creative / hipster
Downtown - old school / classic
San Angel - charming, art + cobblestone streets
Art + Activities
Food + Drink
mercado de San Juan - insects and fresh everything! Worthy spectical.
quesadillas - “Para ir comiendo” take it with you
out of main drag - http://sud777.com.mx/
sushi - http://havre77.com/
classic mexican - http://limosneros.com.mx/
fancy - http://www.quintonil.com/en/
churros - http://www.elmoro.mx/
bar w. views - http://www.elmayor.com.mx/
bar w. plants http://xaman.bar/#sector-about
classic bar http://puebla109.com/contacto/
deposit bar https://www.eldeposito.com.mx/
(Apparently 14th) best in the world - https://limantour.tv/