Looking for a fast meal, sit down dinner or just some authentic Mexican food while in Mexico City to watch the Raiders take on the Patriots? We have suggestions that will match whatever you’re hoping to find. The food in Mexico City is delicious, varied and award-winning. Here are 10 restaurants, markets, street stands and more options where you can feast while in Mexico City.
1) Milan 44 – Milan 44 is a new food hall and market in the emerging Juárez neighborhood of Mexico City. It’s a great spot for a casual dinner in a hip setting.
2) Lennon Cocina Libre – Here you’ll find an innovative “free kitchen” restaurant concept inspired by John Lennon’s ideology of freedom and inclusivity. Music is the inspiration of innovative dishes in a contemporary and relaxed atmosphere in San Ángel, a colonial neighborhood southwest of the city center.
3) Pujol – An awarded and top restaurant in Mexico City, Pujol is a shining example of the region’s culinary world. On the menu, you'll find a mix of vegetables, fish and meat. A six course prix-fixe dinner is among the offerings. Be sure to make a reservation!
4) Havre 77 – If you’ve had enough Mexican food, Havre 77 features traditional French fare and an oyster bar. The Parisian-style restaurant is housed in a historic building renovated by design firm ReUrbano.
5) Churrería La Parroquia – For excellent churros and hot chocolate, this is a must-visit destination.
6) Hanky Panky – This is one of Mexico City’s newest speakeasies, and one of the most exclusive cocktail establishments. The only way to get the address and secure a visit to Hanky Panky is by making a reservation over the phone (+52 55 9155 0958).
7) Merendero Biarritz – Known for being one of Mexico City’s most charmingly classic establishments, Merendero Biarritz’s tortas Milanesa are a must-try. Our friends at Eater also recommend the sandwiches, which come laden with hot, crispy fried breaded chicken or pork.
8) Guzina Oaxaca – A grasshoper coated tostada is among the hot menu items at this Oaxacan restaurant. Ceviche, tacos, soups, mole negro, short ribs and plenty of creative Mexican dishes are found on the menu.
9) El K-Guamoo – This may be a street stand, but it's a street stand you should be sure to visit while in Mexico City. The seafood tostadas are the must-get item here, and watch out because they are addicting!
10) Bósforo – This hip bar is known as one of the best nightlife spots in Mexico City. If you’re a fan of Mezcal (and in Mexico, you should try the Mezcal!) this is the spot for you. The bar has an unmarked black door, but don't let that scare you away. Inside, you'll find amazing drinks and a dive bar unlike many (if any) others.
For more Mexico City food recommendations, check out Eater’s 38 Essential Mexico City Dishes and Restaurants as well as Eater’s Guide to Mexico City.