3-Day Itinerary in Roma Norte, Mexico City

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  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Group Travel

  • Mexico

  • Mexico City

  • Local Culture

  • Local Food

  • Downtown

  • Sightseeing

  • Entertainment

Typical architecture in Mexico City's Roma neighborhood.
Curator’s statement

If you're looking for an exciting 3-day travel adventure in Mexico City, Roma Norte is the perfect destination. With its stunning architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and rich culture, this vibrant neighborhood has something for every traveler. Take a stroll through the charming streets, visit the local markets and experience the iconic landmarks that make Roma Norte a must-see destination.

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Day 1: Exploring the grounds

French-style building in Mexico City.

Getting there

Roma Norte is an ideal destination for year-round travel, with pleasant daytime temperatures even during the off-season. While March-April and October-November offer dry and mild weather, travelers can enjoy this vibrant neighborhood any time of year. And with reasonable flight options from the US, it's easy to plan a quick 3-day getaway to explore all that Roma Norte has to offer. Keep in mind that September-November tends to see higher tourist traffic, which may lead to slightly higher airfare and hotel prices, but the experience is well worth it.

Upon arriving at Mexico City International Airport (MEX), getting to Roma Norte is a breeze. Hop into an Uber or arrange a private pickup ahead of time, sit back, and take in the breathtaking sights of this lively city. The journey usually takes no more than 40 minutes, during which you can marvel at the stunning architecture and rich culture of Mexico City.


Depending on if you land day of, or night before, you can kick off your day in the hip neighborhood of Roma Norte with breakfast at the trendy Cafe Nin, serving up delicious and Instagram-worthy dishes.

Explore the area's eclectic mix of vintage stores and art galleries, most of which open at 11am. Don't miss the chance to visit the Museo del Chocolate for a guided tour and some chocolate tasting.

Next, head to the must-visit Mercado Roma, a foodie's paradise featuring up-and-coming chefs and food brands offering an array of indie gourmet snacks. Be sure to grab a sushi-style burrito from Umami and take in the bustling atmosphere at the communal-style wooden tables.

A 3-day trip to Mexico wouldn't be complete without trying mezcal. At Tlecan Mezcalería, which means place of fire, you can sample artisanal mezcal from small producers in Mexico. The ambiance of the establishment is designed to resemble a prehistoric tomb, evoking the essence of fire which is fundamental to the production process of mezcal, giving it its smoky flavor.

For dinner grab reservations at Cerrajeria Restaurante for culinary dishes that match the elevated vibe.

Day 2: Culture & nightlife

The architecture of the Mexican Museum of Anthropology.

Start your day off right with heavenly pastries and coffee from the ever-popular Panaderia Rosetta.

Afterward, take a quick Uber ride to the National Museum of Anthropology, a cultural gem that should not be missed. It’s the largest and most visited museum in Mexico, situated right across the Zoo, Museum of Modern Art and Chapultepec Castle.

For lunch, get ready to indulge in a unique dining experience at the industrial-style Mariscos “Mi compa chava,” where you can feast on delicious seafood dishes that are definitely worth the wait in line.

Roam the streets of Norma Norte to see some of the amazing street art that Roma Norte is known for. For an afternoon snack consider visiting Churreria El Moro, for some of the best churros in town.

After an afternoon of exploring, wrap up your day with a cocktail at Fifty Mils. hailed one of the best bars in the city. Dinner is just a block away and includes a view of the skyline at Toledo Rooftop.

If you’re up for it: Roma Norte has a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of bars and clubs to choose from. If you’re up for the challenge, heat up the dance floor and experience the ultimate Latin night at Mama Rumba! With its vibrant atmosphere and lively salsa beats, this night club is the perfect place to show off your moves. And don't forget to sip on their delicious margaritas and mojitos while you dance the night away.

Day 3: Shopping & dining

Tacos and jarritos soda. Mexican food.

While you’ll most likely want to revisit Panaderia Rosetta again for “just one more” pastry before you leave, you can visit Maque if you’re looking for a hefty breakfast or brunch menu.

Next, visit Aura Cocina Mexicana to take the “Mastering Mexican Salsas Cooking Class.” You’ll learn how to prepare 10 Mexican salsas using various cooking methods including: raw, roasted, cooked, and fried. Classes begin at 9:30am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Their “Mexican Street Tacos Cooking Class” is offered on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at the same time.

After you’ve perfected your salsa making skills, head to Resaurante Castizo for contemporary Spanish dishes and signature cocktails–just a 10 minute walk away.

If you’re not in need of a nap, and would like to do some shopping before heading home, take a 20 minute Uber to the luxury shopping mall El Palacio de Hierro Polanco.

As you conclude your time in Roma Norte, make sure to secure a reservation at Blanco Colima. This beloved restaurant is one of the most renowned dining destinations in the area, where you can experience the perfect combination of exquisite architecture and exceptional gastronomy. The renowned Chef Gerard Bellver offers a unique blend of "Mexa-Spanish" cuisine that will leave you in awe.

As you return to your hotel, you'll drift off to sleep with fond memories of your time in Roma Norte. You'll be left with an insatiable desire to return to this vibrant neighborhood, with its charming streets, eclectic mix of gourmet food and fascinating cultural experiences.

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This itinerary is part of our ongoing series on travel to Mexico City. Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out my guide, A Foodie's Guide to Todos Santos.