dining delights in Mexico City

Círculo Mexicano

where we stayed

Círculo Mexicano

Located in the heart of downtown Mexico City near pre-Hispanic ruins, the National Palace, and the oldest cathedral in Mexico. The boutique hotel occupies a 19th-century townhouse with stunning views and beautiful interiors.

The beds were incredibly comfortable, we felt very safe, and we loved eating breakfast on the rooftop each morning overlooking the cathedral. It was easy and inexpensive to Uber to Condesa and Polanco from here and it truly felt like you were staying in a piece of history. I would stay here again.

Casa Teo

where we would (also) stay

Casa TEO

This minimalist bed and breakfast created by the famed Mexican chef Enrique Olvera offers a tranquil place to land after exploring CDMX.

where we ate

The restaurant scene is world-class in CDMX. Scroll on for a list of the best places we dined.


With renowned Mexican chef Enrique Olvera behind it, you can expect the food at Ticuchi to be stellar, prepared by chefs in the open kitchen of this cave-like space. The cocktails were incredible and so was the food! Visit Ticuchi.


Only fish and shellfish caught fresh each day make the cut at Contramar, a Mexico City seafood institution. Chef Gabriela Cámara (culinary advisor to the President of Mexico, no less) prepares dishes such as Galicia-style octopus with paprika and olive oil, sautéed shrimp tacos, and whole grilled fish dressed in bright and spicy salsas. Try the tuna tostada and ceviche. Make reservations in advance!


One of our favorite meals in CDMX. We are still dreaming about the fish and the head-on prawns! Set on a rooftop with beautiful views and stunning interiors, we loved it here. Tap through to visit Salazar.


Housed in a neo-classical, 19th-century building in Mexico City’s upmarket Polanco neighborhood, Aúna blew us away. We came for lunch and walking through the garden to enter this beautifully open, sun-dappled space was an experience in itself. The food was incredible, and we loved watching the kitchen work as a team. I regret not going back for dinner. Definitely book in advance.


The space is carefully assembled by Gabriela's with a kitchen inspired by Eduardo García's early memories living as an immigrant in a barn in Ohio. The result is beautiful and the food, made. with traditional and ancestral techniques, is impeccable. Visit Maximo.

more to see

Visit the Polanca and Condesa neighborhoods for shopping. In between (amazing) meals, stop by a museum:

  • Museo Nacional de Antropología — our absolute favorite
  • Frida Kahlo Museum — Buy tickets weeks in advance; you cannot buy them at the door! We did not get in.
  • Museo Jumex
  • Museo Soumaya

I hope you enjoyed our Mexico City itinerary and get to experience some of these places for yourself soon. 


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