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Things to do in Polanco, Polanco I Sección

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The Museum of Anthropology is the most visited museum in the country, containing one of the world’s largest collections of Mayan artifacts, from pre-Columbian Mexico and pre-Hispanic civilizations up to the time of the Spanish conquest. The museum is located in a building designed by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez in 1963; a piece of architectural artwork itself. A single column supports the renowned umbrella roof, symbolizing the three important pre-Hispanic symbols of a mythological tree, eagles and jaguars.”
  • 485 locals recommend
Museum
“Contemporary art within the Bosque de Chapultepec. Founded by mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, displays works of modern artists such as Picasso and Fernand Léger. ”
  • 146 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Auditorio Nacional donde se realizan los espectáculos más grandes de artistas que visitan la ciudad. National Auditorium where the biggest shows are put on by artists that visit the city.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Park
“Parque Lincoln is the heart of "Polanquito", a subset of Polanco neighborhood characterized by its vibrant bars and restaurants.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you want something sweetie after lunch, you must go to the Palacio de Hierro’s terrace. There you will find an amazing view of the neighborhood and also can eat a churro de “El Moro” dipped in a hot chocolate. FYI, Churro is a fried dough pastry. Sugar is also sprinkled on top.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Contemporary Mexican food. Chef Olvera´s first restaurant best known for being ranked among the best in the world. You may see a whole chapter dedicated to it on Netflix´s Chefs Table. Not that easy to get a table though reservations must be made with a lot of anticipation.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Fashionable and upmarket, Polanco is one of Mexico City‘s most popular neighborhoods. Famous for its shopping and restaurants, Polanco is also full of culture and history too. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Quintonil is the name of a green Mexican herb which features in some of the dishes and cocktails, and pretty much sums up this restaurant: fresh, authentic and brimming with flavour. Chef Jorge Vallejo’s menu is based on local produce and showcases the best of Mexico.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“One of the top cocktail bars around the world. Make sure you try their signature cocktails.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“Whatever you need, you will find there. Prices moderate/high, sometimes great promotions. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great supermarket, fruits and vegetables, wines and gluten free foods available”
  • 17 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“This is a speakeasy, you have to enter through a refrigerator door! Small and exclusive ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Route
“Comparable to 5th Avenue in NY or Rodeo Drive in LA. It's the highest-priced street in and the one with the most upscale boutiques in Latin America”
  • 34 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“La Santa is one of the most exclusive clubs in Polanco, and therefore, in Mexico City. Located on the famous President Masaryk street..”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“El Lago de Chapultepec is an artificial lake located in the first section of the park, near the zoo and Chapultepec Castle. You can rent a rowboat or a pedal boat for an hour to enjoy the scenery from a different perspective.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for some tequila, mezcal or a nice cocktail. Mexican redefined dishes. Some nights there's mariachi.”
  • 31 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Contemporary Mexican food. Chef Olvera´s first restaurant best known for being ranked among the best in the world. You may see a whole chapter dedicated to it on Netflix´s Chefs Table. Not that easy to get a table though reservations must be made with a lot of anticipation.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Quintonil is the name of a green Mexican herb which features in some of the dishes and cocktails, and pretty much sums up this restaurant: fresh, authentic and brimming with flavour. Chef Jorge Vallejo’s menu is based on local produce and showcases the best of Mexico.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“One of the top cocktail bars around the world. Make sure you try their signature cocktails.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place for some tequila, mezcal or a nice cocktail. Mexican redefined dishes. Some nights there's mariachi.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are in Polanco, get a coffee and delicious sandwich by one of Mexicos greatest chefs Enrique Olvera. Nice atmosphere and locale.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good high end sushi, not as pricey and great as Nobu, but the next best option!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Passion of the mexican kitchen. Matha Ortiz her chef, is one of the best of Mexico, and this restaurant for me, represents the magic, love, and eternal that is Mexico. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Si quieres comer carne! Es una buena opción! Un restaurant con terraza y ricas bebidas! Muy rica opción! ”
  • 14 locals recommend

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