A Sensorial Feast in Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico is an electric city with curious ancestral history, colonial impact and a contemporary vibe seen through its culinary scene and overall energy. It’s a city that has something for everyone, from the history buff to the food critic. As one of the world’s largest cities, it’s actually got it all! It is clear that the world is noticing it too, with Mexico City becoming one of the most popular destinations and some media outlets even considering it the most promising city in 2022. Kick on some huaraches and let's go to CMDX.
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As hip and colorful as its namesake neighborhood, this 40-room sleep attracts a cool crowd to its wood-clad rooms and alfresco cocktail bar overlooking Parque España.
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Things to do
There is a truly endless number of activities one can partake in Mexico City depending on your vibe and goal. Below I’ve listed the must, tried-and-true attractions that every visitor should get to see when in Mexico City.
Hot Air Ballooning Over the Teotihuacan Pyramids
One of the most incredible experiences and bucket list items to do in life! If you've never hot air balloon-ed before, try it here. While you can climb up to the pyramids during the day in sweltering heat, a sunrise expedition is truly one of a kind. Maybe the Aztecs never saw their pyramids from this vantagepoint, but they sure meant for the Gods to.
Designed by Mexican architect Javier Senosiain, Casa Organica, is a house that is intimately tucked away in its own microclimate just northwest of Mexico City in Naucalpan. Its bio-architectural components create a harmonious and multi-sensory experience, enticing visitors to discover, interact with and unlock new depths about the parallels between nature and architecture.
Frida Kahlo Museum
You can’t leave Mexico City without visiting the Grande Dame herself and her love nest Casa Azul with painter Diego Rivera in Coyoacan. Check out the market while you’re in the neighborhood.
Luis Barragan's house and museum, known as Casa Gilardi, is one of the most precious examples and influences behind contemporary architecture. The beauty of the lines that he crafts in his organic architecture designs are sure to impress a few more generations to come – don’t forget to snap some pictures here!
Mexico City is an artful city that also houses Latin and South America’s largest art fair, Zona Maco, every February. Visit many of its museums but do not miss the modern and contemporary art museum Museo Tamayo. Here you can get to know new Latinx artists and interact with artistic creation in a new way.
Walk around Parque Mexico
La Condesa and La Roma are Mexico City’s most hipster neighborhoods – offering great food, shopping and an overall fantastic atmosphere. Come here to spend the day, walk through its cute streets, eat a taco and take a stroll through the picturesque Parque Mexico.
An expert's secret: watch the first episode of Taco Chronicles on Netflix and jot down all the spots for really good recommendations on tacos al pastor. Now that you’ve got your own mini taco tour, start early and pace yourself. Just remember, if there’s a line, they must be worth it!
Eat & drink
Ticuchi: Stop by for modern Mexican dinner here by renowned Michelin-starred chef Enrique Olvera.
Panaderia Rosetta: You can’t go wrong with some carbs here. In particular, their guava roll breakfast pastry is to die for!
Maximo Bistrot: One of CDMX’s premier restaurants, this French eatery is a stylish dinner destination with crafty dishes.
Contramar: This afternoon lunch destination serves life changing tuna tostadas and the freshest fish and seafood you will ever taste! Don’t forget to save room for their strawberry meringue dessert.
Pujol - Enrique Olivera's world famous eatery – voted #13 best restaurant in the world – that takes one on a true tasting journey.
Hugo: Cute wine bar with delicious bites perfect for a laidback evening or date.
Quintonil: A gastronomical project that aims to elevate Mexican flavors in a contemporary presentation.
El Moro: You haven’t had churros until you go to this white and blue tiled shop and have some of their specialty churros and hot chocolate.
Masala y Maiz: A unique restaurant mixing Indian, East African and Mexican cooking techniques and ingredients.
Niich - Modern Mexican cuisine by Chef Saul Carranza with a cool speakeasy bar upstairs.
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