Celebrating a milestone birthday and anniversary, we did 6 days of museums and eating on this trip to Mexico City. Probably the best foodie town I've explored in a long time.
North AmericaMexico6 days / September 2006
Highs & Lows
Eating dried crickets in Guacamole!
The sporadic downpours in the early evenings. It loves to rain at night there.
We've been to Mexico City before so we wanted to try out a new area of the city. Being New Yorkers, we wanted someplace central enough to walk from so we chose Condesa. Condesa feels like the West Village for us. Quiet streets, great neighborhood restaurants and lots of small indie shops. We stayed at an awesome aparthotel called The Amsterdam. The location is perfect and they provided daily housecleaning services for our apartment. The perfect combination of hotel amenities with the comforts of your own apartment! Chic, modern decor and great water pressure! Also across the street is the "Hipster Walmart". By now means the size oof US Walmarts but a great place to stock up the apartment.
To be honest, the only agenda we had were museum visits in the mornings, lunch wherever we decided the day of and dinner reservations at night. You want to leave your time open to explore the many areas and corners of this magical city. Some of our best meals we stumbled upon or found the day of. A lot of the restaurants are also listed on OpenTable so making reservations prior to our trip were easy. Our best restaurant discovery was ALTANERA! The service was incredibly attentive, food was perfection and the surprising dish on the menu was their cricket guacamole!!!
Mexico City has some incredible museums and there was an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art that I wanted to see called, Pop Politics & Punk. The Frida Khalo Museum is a must as well.
one of our favorite restaurants! the service and food is always incredible and a reservation to be made while you’re there!
The perfect location at an incredible price! Everything about this place was spot on and I’d come back in a heartbeat!
You have to stop by the Anthropology Museum to truly understand the history and culture of Mexico. I learned so much and such an incredible journey they take you on to understand the country and its people.
We found this place for lunch and it blew our minds! It’s a restaurant on the top floor of a business building so you don’t see it from the street and need a reservation. The best Mexican food we had on our trip and we finally got to eat dried crickets in guacamole!
The best thing about Mexico City is discovering as you walk around the city. We randomly found a Vietnamese-Mexican restaurant, indie markets, vegan ice cream, great thrifting and a cool record shop.
Q & A
What would you have changed?I wouldn’t have changed a thing except book a restaurant reservation in Polanco next time.
Anything go wrong during the trip?No hiccups!
Restaurant recommendations?Tons!! Open Table was excellent to make our reservations on.
Tips you would give a friend?Find what medicines you need to have a prescription for and try to get them in Mexico. The pharmacies in Mexico carry everything and at a fraction of the cost.
Packing tips?In the evening the temperature tends to drop so pack a light jacket. Walking shoes are a must but don’t do any clothing shopping there if you don’t have to. The prices are the same as the states or sometimes more.
Transportation Tips?Uber was incredible there and much cheaper than the states!
Any surprises?So many Starbucks!
Booking details?We booked everything online so we had a seamless trip.