Cité Guide: Mexico City
In a land where tequila and mezcal rule, rosé vibes still reign supreme! During a quick 72-hour visit to the sprawling, traffic-laden city (with over 20 million people it’s overwhelming to say the least) we covered as much ground as possible. With all of the incredible parks, restaurants, and art, we can’t wait to go back and make a real dent. These were the highlights from a few days sprinting around.
Dinner At Rosetta Restaurante
Who knew that out-of-this-world Italian food existed in Mexico City? At this charming restaurant in a converted mansion in Roma Norte, inventive and mouthwatering pasta dishes (think gnocchi with baked tomatoes and eel) take you to whole new culinary universe. Adding to the magic is eating in the romantic leafy patio.
Lunch at Contramar
A seafood hot spot on everyone’s list, the highly photographed signature whole fish prepared half in adobe chili and half in a parsley rub did not disappoint. The tuna tostadas are so light (and good) you feel like you could eat a million and the well-suited crowd give off a strong power-lunching vibe.
The Frida Kahlo Museum, also called the Blue House, is Kahlo’s family home where she grew up, painted, lived with Diego Rivera, and would also pass way. This is a special place with vibrant colors and a stunning courtyard that give off a sense of the electric artist who lived there.
For pink obsessives like us, walking into almost every room of the famous Mexican architect’s residence and studio had us hyperventilating. His shocking use of color (that pink), natural light, clean lines, and iconic modern design features like his floating staircase, are not to be missed. Make a reservation for a small guided tour when you book your trip!
Treat yourself to the divine sugary churros at this long-time favorite with several locations around the city. For a bonus, try the mini churro sandwiches filled with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream.
Condesa DF Hotel: CONDESA DF
Order a mezcal margarita after arriving to this stylish boutique hotel designed by India Mahdavi. The rooftop bar has some of the best views around.
Museo Soumaya: Museo Soumaya
The gleaming sculptural structure of this art museum, surrounded by beautiful roses (!), houses an extensive collection of work by Rodin and other prolific European and Mexican artists.