Mexico City Guide

Mexico City Guide

Mexico City is colorful, lively, and filled with phenomenal food and endless things to do! There’s lush greenery everywhere you look and a sincere appreciation for Mexico’s cultural heritage. Some of my favorite neighborhoods in Mexico City are Roma Norte, Condesa & Juarez.


Hotel CondesaDF

Veracruz 102, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

I love the area that this hotel is in and the modern, colorful decor. This is also a Marriott property so if you like to stock up on or use your hotel points this a great option.

Casa Luciana Condesa

Campeche 416, Hipódromo Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06170 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

This property is in Hipódromo Condesa, on the southern side of Parque Mexico. It’s a beautiful area with a ton of great restaurants and cafes. 


Antolina, Mexico City, MX




Av México 190, Hipódromo Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Canopia has the coolest vibe of any cafe I visited in CDMX. They serve breakfast - dinner. Their wine menu is fantastic and I’ve never had a bad meal here. It’s a great spot for a group dinner or a date night.

Can’t miss: Octopus Taco


Ámsterdam 62B, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Frëims is a great spot for working remotely (CDMX is full of digital nomads), brunch, or drinks with friends. The decor is colorful and fun and I found one of my favorite Mexican wines here.

Can’t miss: Chicken & Waffles

El Tizoncito

Campeche 362, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

El Tizoncito’s claim to fame is that they are the founders of the Al Pastor taco (and they really are amazing). I honestly lost track of how many times I ate here while I was in Mexico City, but everything is wonderful and they even have some vegan-friendly tacos.

Can’t miss: Al Pastor tacos



Aguascalientes 232, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

I had one of (if not the best) meal I had in Mexico City here. The food is a creative approach to traditional Mexican fare and the chef is an artist. I was so impressed with this little hidden gem that I recommend it to any friend of mine visiting.

Can’t miss: Flautas



Av. Veracruz 38, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Hugo a well-known wine bar in Mexico City, but it’s well worth the hype. The food is wonderful and they have an extensive wine list.

Can’t miss: Gnocchi Parisienne 


Monterrey 194, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

This place does not take reservations, but it has an amazing vibe and music. The menu changes regularly, but is always wonderful! 

Can’t miss: Anything from the grill

Tierra Seca

Av Oaxaca 67, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

When in Mexico (if you like mezcal) you must visit a mezcal bar. My go-to is Tierra Seca in Roma Norte. The decor is so cool and the mezcal is amazing. 

Can’t miss: Mezcal

El Babalú

Río Lerma 218, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

If you like to dance check out my favorite sals/bachata dance club in Mexico City. Check their Facebook page for themed nights and classes. 

Can’t miss: The dancing 💃

Churrería El Moro

Av Michoacán 27, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

I am notorious for my sweet tooth, so it should come as no surprise that I visited this famous churro spot several times while in Mexico City. They have a variety of hot chocolate types you can try with your churros and even have churro ice cream sandwiches.

Can’t miss: Churros con Chocolate Mexicano


Vintage Hoe, Mexico City, MX
Vintage Hoe



Mexico City is famous for its greenery and I loved that I felt like I was in a jungle of a city during my time here. There are many parks to visit, my favorite being Parque Mexico. I was in Mexico City for a month and every single Sunday that I was there the animal shelters would bring puppies and kittens to be adopted into the park so prospective paw parents could more easily find their match. It’s a big lesson in self-control, but it was so heartwarming!


Mexico’s deep and rich history is on display in many museums throughout the capital city. One of the most famous is the home of the artist Frida Kahlo. The neighborhood Frida Kahlo’s home is in is filled with artists and lots of beautiful culture. If you visit the museum, I recommend also checking out the surrounding area. The National Museum of Anthropology is also robust and a must-see.

Vintage Shops

Roma Norte is home to some of my favorite vintage shops in the city. If you are in the area, I’d highly recommend checking out Vintage Hoe and Goodbye Folk Vintage.





If you’ve ever seen photos of people on colorful boats in Mexico City they are called trajineras and visit the UNESCO Heritage Site Xochimilco and rent one for the day or a few hours with friends. It’s recommended to bring your own beverages, but there are often snacks you purchase from vendors on your ride.


About an hour north of Mexico City are the ruins of Teotihuacan. One of the coolest ways you can see these is via hot air balloon (so long as you’re willing to do an early wake-up call). 

I’d also recommend walking through the ruins if you have time. They’re remarkably well-preserved and have a fascinating history.




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