We’re enamored by Mexico City, a world-class city with an array of noteworthy restaurants. We asked one of Mexico’s most acclaimed chefs, Jorge Vallejo of the restaurant Quintonil, to share his ultimate Mexico City restaurant guide. Here are his current favorite spots to grab a bite, meet a friend for a drink, or enjoy a memorable meal.
1. El Califa – For tacos, Vallejo loves El Califa, a taquería in Mexico City’s trendy Condesa neighborhood. “It has great tacos, especially the al pastor,” he tells us. “And the salsas are really, really good.”
2. Sud 777 – For a nice meal in a beautiful place, you can’t go wrong with Sud 777, a multi-concept with lots of plants, mysterious lighting, gorgeous terraces, and an exhaustive wine list. “The chef there, Edgar Núñez, really has a way with vegetables,” Vallejo says.
3. La Docena – Vallejo loves this brand-new oyster bar and seafood restaurant. “It’s a great place ego just hang out with great food in a cool atmosphere,” he says.
4. Licorería Limantur – Quality cocktails are on the rise in Mexico DF, and Licorería Limantur is a prime example of that. The bar offers 30 cocktails: 10 are classics, 10 are best-sellers, and 10 change with the seasons. “It’s a great place for nice cocktails with mescal,” the chef adds.
5. Restaurante Nicos – “Nicos does quite possibly the best traditional Mexican breakfast you can get in a restaurant,” Vallejo says. The menu offers something for everyone, from huevos rancheros to carne asada chilaquiles.
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