- Juan Aponte, Melissa Aponte, & Daniel Aponte
Places to Eat in Mexico City
Mexico City is the largest city in the North American continent with a population of 8.9 million people. The Greater Mexico City metropolitan area houses 21.3 million people, making it the largest metropolitan area in the Western hemisphere. The city is a hotbed for food due to its vast diversity within its limits. From cheap street food to fine dining, you will find almost any kind of delicious food in this bustling city. Here are some places to check out while in CDMX.
Cielito Lindo Café (Montecito 38, Nápoles, Benito Juárez, México)
Small coffee shop near the World Trade Center with amazing coffee. Definitely better than Starbucks!
El Beneficio Café (Gómez Farías 83, Del Carmen, 04100 Ciudad de México, Mexico)
An excellent tiny place for coffee located near the Frida Kahlo museum. They have a great selection of coffee and the quality is beyond great. Try their Iced Mocha Frappe, it’s a must!
Breakfast (Orizaba 76, Roma Nte., Ciudad de México, México)
Yup, that’s the name of the restaurant, pretty ingenious right? Set inside a restored old century mansion, this place is cozy and very laid-back. They have an excellent breakfast and brunch option which includes a main dish, juice, coffee, pan dulce, and mimosas(optional). It’s on the higher end in price, but the quality is exceptional.
Cabo Coyote (Parque Centenario 2, Coyoacán,Col del Valle Centro, Ciudad de México, México)
If you're craving authentic food with a modern twist, this is a great breakfast spot. It's located within the main square in Coyoacan with a great view of the Cathedral.
Café Toscano (Orizaba 42, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, Mexico)
This location is perfect for people-watching and gives you more of a local feel of the Condesa neighborhood. It's located across from the Plaza Rio de Janeiro, which is where many dog owners like to hang out. This place is your go to for some caffeine recharge, sandwiches, crepes or paninis.
Daikoku (Av Michoacán 25, Hipódromo, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México)
This restaurant is located near Condesa, it’s an upscale Japanese restaurant with an extensive menu. The ramen and sushi are definitely to die for! International cuisine in CDMX is on the rise and this place should definitely not be overlooked.
La Chinampa Taqueria (Dakota 145, Nápoles, 03810 Ciudad de México, Mexico)
Located across from the World Trade Center, it’s a cheap place for tacos and they have a good selection of beer. Try their arrachera and al pastor tacos, you'll want more. The best part? They bring a whole tray of different salsas to put on the tacos, beware they are spicy!
Los Tacos Gueros (Lorenzo Boturini 4354, Aeronáutica Militar, 15980 Ciudad de México, Mexico)
Located on “Tacos” avenue which is a long street of only taco joints - yes you heard that right! This place has two floors and a great selection of tacos. I recommend trying their suadero tacos and queso dorado. It’s a popular place for locals and will often be busy with people trying to get tacos to go or trying to get a table.