For many visitors, Mexico City can seem chaotic and confusing, with many world-class attractions and sites. To help you explore the diversity of this sophisticated urban center, we asked the readers of Inside México to share with us 100 Hidden Gems – their favorite restaurants, shopping centers, museums, parks and attractions – that will enrich your visit and provide a more authentic Mexico City experience. (All figures in Mexican pesos)
Café de Carlo
The coffee here comes in two flavors: strong, and stronger. Get your caffeine fix while mixing it up with local artists, intellectuals and neighborhood characters.
Address: Orizaba 115, corner of Álvaro Obregón, Colonia Roma
Mon-Fri: 8 am-10 pm; Sat: 8 am-9 pm; Sun: 10 am-5 pm
Café El Jarocho
Famous for its good, cheap coffee, there’s usually a fast-moving line out the door. Be sure to have a crunchy churro with your coffee. You can grab a bench or table at two other locals: Av. México 25 & 163-B.
Address: Av. Cuahtemoc 134, Colonia Coyoacán
Mon-Sun: 6 am-2 am. Cash only
Looking for a privileged oasis for a power breakfast or a long lunch? Try the eggs benedict for breakfast and the artichoke carpaccio for lunch.
Address: Monte Líbano 245, Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec
Phone: Tel: 5520-9227
Mon-Fri: breakfast 7:30 am-12 pm; lunch 1 pm-6 pm; dinner 7-11:30 pm; Sat: 8 am, same schedule; Sun: 9 am-5 pm.
Cafebrería El Péndulo
Amazing breakfasts in this charming café and bookstore. They have a nice collection of English language books.
Address: Alejandro Dumas 81 (Locations in Roma, Polanco, Zona Rosa, Santa Fe and Perisur, see their website for details)
Mon-Fri: 8 am-11 pm; Tues, Thurs and Fri: restaurant open until 12 am; Sat-Sun: 9 am-11 pm. Payment: all cards
Casa de Cultura Jesús Reyes Heroles
Theatre performance and classes: dance, art, woodworking, language, literature, photography. The large tree-filled garden is perfect for hiding away with a book or buying a piece of eclectic sculpture.
Address: Francisco Sosa 202, Colonia Coyoacán
Casa de los Amigos
Volunteers staff this Quaker-run hostel and Centro de Paz y Entendimiento Internacional, which also houses an extensive collection of write-ups on volunteer opportunities and experiences throughout the country.
Address: Ignacio Mariscal 132, Colonia Tabacalera, Mexico D.F.
Centro Comercial Santa Fe
With more than 300 stores and several good restaurants under one roof. If you are jonesing for the mall, this is the place to go. And, there is a Cinemex theater with first run movies.
Address: Av. Vasco de Quiroga 3800, Colonia Santa Fe
Sun-Fri: 11 am-8 pm; Sat: 11 am-9 pm. Hours vary for certain restaurants, department stores and retailers. Check the mall website for details
Centro Cultural Bella Época Rosario Castellanos
This is one of the world´s great bookstore spaces. Browse, sip a coffee and look up at the spectacular ceiling designed by artist, Jan Hendrix.
Address: Tamaulipas 202, Colonia Condesa
Phone: 5276-7110, 5276-7139
Sun-Thurs: 9 am-11 pm; Fri-Sat: 11 am-12 am. Payment: all cards. Valet parking
Centro Cultural La Pirámide
Excellent inexpensive classes in African, Brazilian, and regional dances, capoeira, Pilates, and acrobatics.
Address: Calle 24 corner La Pirámide, Colonia San Pedro de los Pinos, Metro: San Antonio
Centro Cultural Universitario UNAM
This center presents a dizzying array of performances, and the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM plays here regularly.
Address: Insurgentes Sur 3000
Centro Educativo Multidisciplinario - UNAM
One of the best universities in the world offers language and culture classes at this satellite campus. Also, a great place to meet other foreigners arriving for longer stays.
Address: Taine 246, Colonia Polanco
Cine Lido, Librería Fondo de Cultura y Economía
This theater is located within the impressive and spacious FCE bookstore, which boasts a café and cozy sofas to chill on. Inaugurated in 1940, Cine Lido was originally an art deco one-thousand seat theater that attracted big crowds to its showings.
Address: Tamaulipas 202 (corner Benjamin Hill), Colonia Condesa, Metro: Patriotismo
Phone: (55) 5276-7110
Different films are shown each week.
Cinemex Casa de Arte
Enjoy this small, art house complex in the center of Polanco. It offers an excellent choice of indie movies in a plaza with cafes and restaurants, perfect for sitting and dissecting the flick you´ve just seen.
Address: Plaza Masaryk, Anatole France 120, Colonia Polanco
Neighborhood Argentine joint. Always good. A daily gem for lunch.
Address: Horacio 253, Colonia Polanco
Mon-Fri: 1 pm-2 am; Sat: 2 pm-2 am; Sun: 2:30 pm-1 am. Payment: all cards.
Lounge in the rooftop terrace’s straw couches while taking in Condesa views, sipping on the hotel’s famous martinis, and sampling the Japanese menu. The roof terrace may be the best place to have a cocktail and watch night fall over the city. Restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Address: Veracruz 102, Colonia Condesa
Sun-Tues: 1 pm-12 am; Wed-Sat: 1 pm-1:30 am. Payment: all cards. Valet parking.
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