Favorite spots from Katherine’s trip to Mexico.
Our favorite design assistant Katherine Ojeda brings us the best tips: “Mexico City is a magical place. A sprawling urban metropolis home to 9 million people it is rich history and has an unmatched energy of any place I have ever been. Home to amazing food and drinks with influences from all over the country a great way to start any meal like a local is with a glass of mezcal served with an orange slice.”
The Blue House - A must see in Mexico City, the home and studio of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The line gets very long so be sure to get there early !
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum - Another must for admirers of Frida and Diego.
Luis Barragán House and Studio - Gorgeous mid-century home and studio of Architect Luis Barragán. You will need to book in advance as they are guided tours of the home.
Chapultepec Castle - Beautiful castle on a hill in large park in the center of the city with great city views. Make sure to wear sneakers as it’s a long walk to the top.
Teotihuacan Pyramids - Huge pyramid complex of the ancient Mesoamerican city located about an hour outside of the city, easily accessible by uber.
Centro Neighborhood - Bustling city center. Super packed and super crazy. Take a stroll to the Cathedral and Palacio Nacional de Bellas Artes to see historic Mexican murals. If you are a fan of antique books make sure to take a stroll on Calle de Donceles which is filled with bookstores piled high with all kinds of books.
Museo Jumex - Great contemporary museum with artworks from one of the best private collections in Mexico. Located across the street from the architecturally impressive Museo Soumaya.
Lucha Libre- A memorable experience unique to Mexico that takes wrestling matches to another level.
*To note* Mostly everything closes very early on Sunday (be sure to check online!) and most of the restaurants and museums (except the pyramids) are closed Mondays so be aware when planning!
Roma Norte & Condesa - Great walkable neighborhoods with tops of local shops to check out.
Mercado De Artesanías La Ciudadela - Huge selection of Mexican good from all over the
Sonora Market - A sprawling bazaar dedicated to witchcraft, potions, and rituals.
Plaza del Angel Centro de Anticuarios - A wonderful antiques market in Juarez.
Markets are the name of the game in Mexico City. On the weekends you’ll see them in almost every park and plaza. It’s a great way to look for unique objects and foods to try!
EAT & DRINK
Molino Pujol - Sooo delicious come for lunch ! The huitlacoche tamale is funky and delicious.
Churreria el Moro - There is quite a few locations so make sure to hit a couple of them if you are a churro fan. Make sure you get the paquete that comes with warm chocolate (The location in Condesa is nice it’s right on a great park to walk around and relax.)
Taqueria El Greco - Very meat heavy casual taqueria (there are vegetarian options if you get creative!)
La Docena - Delicious seafood spot in Roma Norte. Highly recommended!
Azul Historico - Classic Oaxacan dishes, delicious food and tamarind mezcal margaritas!
Por Siempre Vegana Taquería - Amazing vegan tacos!
Panaderia Rosetta - Amazing bakery/cafe (there are several locations) - the guava pastries are a must try.
Maximo Bistrot - Great upscale lunch or dinner option.
Licoreria Limantour - Cocktail Bar in Roma Norte - great place to end the night!
Departamento - Great local bar in Roma Norte with good djs, fun for a later night with some very good music !