Living in Mexico City means that I have all the time to discover the best lunch spots and restaurants in town. Seeing as Mexico-city is one of the largest cities in the World, meaning millions and millions of restaurants, I have decided to make it easier for you by summing up my top 5 favorites below!
Mind that if you are looking for typical local Mexican food such as Tacos de Pastor, literally any street taqueria will do! They are all delicious. But if you are looking for a break from tacos or just something different, below are the places to be!
Ojo de Agua – €€
Looking for a freshly made and healthy breakfast? Then Ojo de Agua is your friend! Here you can get all the fresh juices you can possible imagine. Combine this with a Açai bowl or the typical Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos and your breakfast is perfection!
El Botallón – €€
I you love Spanish tapas just like me, I can assure you that this will be your new favourite restaurant! This cute restaurant with amazing roof terras in Condesa serves tapas such as Montaditos, Croquettes de Jamon and the famous Spanish potato omelet that all taste better than in Spain – and I did my exchange studies in Spain so I know! Even the simplest Montadito with cheese and Chorizo, priced at only $19 pesos (€0.90) each, is as we Dutch say ‘as if angels peed on your tongue’ – yeah we are weird!
Tori Tori – €€€€
Ok, this restaurant in Polanco is only for the ones who want to splurge a bit. Hence I only went once… Not only is the building a price winning architectural design, their food from the Japanese kitchen is absolutely heavenly! I definitely recommend you to try their Tempura filled with Manchego cheese. Oh.. and for the the Mochi lovers amongst us, Tori Tori is one of the few places where you can get Mochi ice-cream in Mexico!
Butchers and Sons – €€
Want a burger and a Gin? Go to Butchers and Sons! The burgers and fries are delicious and the price is super fair – especially for being a restaurant in the famous area Polanquito. The best part: everything is eco and freshly made, even the ketchup that comes in 4 different flavours!
Terraza Condensa – €€€
Looking for a relaxing lunch spot with a view in the chaotic jungle of Mexico City? Terrazza Condesa on top of the Hotel Condesa DF is your bet! It is THE perfect spot for a cocktail and some lunch bites. Like Martini’s? Try their Horchata Martini – A Martini with a Mexican twist.
I hope these restaurant tips were useful and if you decided to try them out, let me know your opinion below!