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Food and restaurants in Centro

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Great choice for lunch in the city center, serving traditional Mexican dishes. More than 100 years old, Diego Rivera got married for the first time here, and the city's famous rock band Cafetacuba named themselves after this place. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“AMAZING PLACE & Good food. In the open-air courtyard of the 17th-century Downtown Mexico Hotel sits the charming Azul Historico, potentially one of the best restaurants in the city. With tall spindly trees, rough-hewn tables, and women making tortillas by hand in the corner, it's a pleasant place for a relaxing late lunch while in the Historic Center. Traditional Mexican food, like spicy and chile-laden "mole negro de oaxaca" is legendary, while the "cochinita pibil" is a classic. There are no wild flourishes here, just well-executed, elegant plates, try the enchiladas in a mild chipotle sauce filled with hibiscus flowers, the same ones used to make the tangy Jamaica drink.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Traditional Mexican restaurant in city center. Order the chilaquiles for breakfast!”
  • 77 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Great Jazz Bar. Be sure to make a reservation or to get there pretty early to find a table.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Feeling hungry around the city center? This is the place! can get really busy during the weekends.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great spot, amazing interior design, one of the tops restaurants, Mexican fusion, the host is super friendly, you should go for a fixed menu.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast here before starting your tour of Centro Historico is a must! The food is great, but most of all, the view over Zócalo is priceless. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my favorite Cantinas. The place is very nice and they also serve nice food. ”
  • 33 locals recommend

Cafes

Mexican Restaurant
“Great choice for lunch in the city center, serving traditional Mexican dishes. More than 100 years old, Diego Rivera got married for the first time here, and the city's famous rock band Cafetacuba named themselves after this place. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Bakery
“The original location, and a great place to go after drinks in the Centro neighborhood. The location isn't as fancy as the new spots but you can't beat this place for authenticity. Nice greasy pastor tacos right next door.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
“Renowned mythical institution where historical figures such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara met.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“This spot has a nice atmosphere and excellent coffee. It's located in a pedestrian precinct, so it's good for people watching. The Belguim owner brought some Belgian waffle maker to Mexico, so Café Regina is specialized on waffles of all kinds. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Lo fabuloso de este lugar es la vista, por eso no te extrañe la fila que hay para obtener un lugar.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Ubicado en la calle del 57 esquina Donceles y a espaldas del Museo Nacional de Arte, un lugar excelente para pasar rato agradable y relajado, los postres deliciosos y el café de lo mejor. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Inexpensive , fresh baked bread, a traditional fare in teh historic center.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“This colonial building houses an exhibition hall, a cafe and a shop dedicated to Mexican design and handmade work. Here you'll find furniture, textiles, masks and more. Open Tue-Sun 10am a 5pm. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“The original location, and a great place to go after drinks in the Centro neighborhood. The location isn't as fancy as the new spots but you can't beat this place for authenticity. Nice greasy pastor tacos right next door.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Very famous and traditional cake shop and bakery, it's been open since 1927”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great pastry chain store with affordable prices. There is a wide selection and everything is always fresh. On the side of the store they also sell rotisserie chicken. There is two kinds "rostizado" (plain roasted) and "adobado" (marinated with their secret sauce). My favourite is the adobado with freshly baked bread and their potato chips. They also offer different types of sauces. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“it's a hole in a wall. you have to go through a hallway to find it. it's a "fast-food" looking spot. great Lebanese food. Try the yogurt drink. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Otra panadería icónica del Centro Histórico, sin duda debes probar las "conchas".”
  • 1 local recommends