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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Mexican Restaurant
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“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. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“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
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“Traditional Mexican restaurant in city center. Order the chilaquiles for breakfast!”
  • 76 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Feeling hungry around the city center? This is the place! can get really busy during the weekends.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“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
Bar
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“One of Mexico City’s oldest and most famous watering holes, Salon Tenampa is a classic Mexican cantina with Mexican cuisine, tequila and beer galore, and dozens of hovering bands of Mariachis. Right on Garibaldi Square (the place to hear mariachi music in Mexico City), this bar is a party from the moment it opens till it closes in the early morning hours. You may have to wait in line if you come at peak hours, but it’s worth it just to say you’ve been there (and that you took photos!).”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Rooftop cafe and decent restaurant with STUNNING views of the ruins of the great pyramid of Tenochtitlán. When this Aztec capital was the biggest most developed city in the world putting Paris to shame! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my favorite Cantinas. The place is very nice and they also serve nice food. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“THE MOST AMAZING "CHILE EN NOGADA" REAL MEXICAN FOOD AND A GREAT PLACE TO EAT IF YOU VISIT DOWNTOWN”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beer, tacos, tortas and seafood. An incredible atmosphere for an excellent time to talk or enjoy a game with family and friends.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This is definitely a local gem! This small restaurant is owned and operated by the students of the Claustro de Sor Juana University. Make sure to make a reservation! ”
  • 12 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
Cocktail Bar
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“Nice restaurant, with a good terrace at the back of the Cathedral, good mexican food.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Casual, relaxed "fancy" taquería, a bit of an upgrade from Los Cocuyos because of the premises, good for pastor tacos and "huaraches". ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“24 hours restaurant, great if you need to eat and everything else is closed.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Maybe my favorite place to eat in CDMX... it's fun, it's good, it's cheap, it's GREAT! My recommendation: if you're not afraid of spicy, taste the "gran chinampa" or the "tortón Genaro's, my favorites ; la "megaqueca" is also delicious... but so is almost everything! (maybe, skip on the baguettes)”
  • 23 locals recommend