Where to Eat in Mexico City

Mexico City surpassed my expectations in so many ways but when it came to food, I knew I was in for a treat. Here are my recommendations on where to eat in Mexico City.

#1 Pujol

This is one of the best restaurants in the world and Enrique Olvera was at the peak of his culinary fame during our trip so we used the American Express Concierge Service (a benefit of the Platinum card) to secure our reservation. I absolutely love this benefit for reservations that are hard to get… they can often get you a reservation at top restaurants that are “completely full.” 

The service was outstanding. The food was heavenly. And the famous mole is unspeakably good.

If you didn’t know already, the mole is the highlight of the meal because it’s aged for 17 years and EO uses a Oaxacan method to prepare it. It is the sole reason a trip to Oaxaca is now high on travel list. 

#2 Quintonil

I know what you might be thinking, 2 of the world’s best restaurants on the same trip?! Yes. CDMX is a food mecca! Quintonil isn’t ranked as high as Pujol but our group’s consensus was that we actually liked more of the dishes at Quintonil. And the cocktails were so cool! Mine came rimmed with crushed insects…

#3 Contramar

This casual spot has approachable dishes that are mouthwateringly good. The seafood is the star of the show! Tuna anything. Ceviche, any kind. I really don’t think you can go wrong. 

We are familiar with Gabriela Camara because she also has a restaurant in San Francisco, Cala. She is featured in the Netflix Chef’s table and her cookbook is worth a buy.

#4 Hanky Panky Speakeasy

This is one of my top 10 travel experiences. To gain access to Hanky Panky you have to message them on Facebook with the number in your group and the time you want to go. Some one will reach out to you to confirm and give you an address – from there, the evening is for you to experience! It was a highlight of our trip

#5 Roma Norte Market

This “food hall” style establishment is a great way to introduce yourself to delicious foods available in Mexico City – quesadillas, frozen treats, crickets.. I recommend trying as much as possible.

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