Mexico City

May 31, 2023

Ok you all, Mexico City is amazing! My husband and I went as a belated 6th anniversary celebrations, and it was wonderful. This colorful city is full of delicious food, fun cocktail scene, culture bursting at the seams, the greenest parks on parks on parks, and tons to see and do. It was a direct flight from Orlando into Mexico City, and we spent 5 nights there, which felt like a great amount of time. I’d love to go back with a group, too! Here are the highlights:


Eat & Drink:

Pujol – ranked the #13th restaurant in the world. It was a beyond special experience. Their most well known for their mole, which when we went was nearing its 9th birthday!

Rosetta – #49 on the worlds best restaurants. The interiors are cozy but elevated, and if you’re a tablescape lover like me, you’ll gush over eating on candy colored Ginori dishes.

Maximo Bistrot – another one that made it on the 50 best list, and I think this was my favorite restaurant we went to while in Mexico City. We splurged and got the caviar potato; The interiors are also heaven – wicker, pleated lampshades, geraniums in terra cotta planters. It’s dreamy in there.

Contramar – an institution of sorts. It was incredibly delicious. Only fish and shellfish dishes are served, and it’s extremely fresh.

Lardo – we stumbled upon this spot and I’m so happy we did. We sat at the counter in the midst of all the action from the kitchen and it was so fun. The food was perfect!

Loup Bar – we walked here for a light bite after cocktails one evening and it has the best vibe. The waitress brought us a bottle of natural wine based on what we told her we liked, and it couldn’t have been better.

Blanco Castelar – this restaurant is in an old castle. There are several rooms and stories, all with a different vibe. It’s beautiful, with lots of the original chandeliers, molding, etc. still intact. There’s a DJ and it’s super fun.

La Casa del Pastor – tacos!

El Califa – more tacos! we also got the corn cake and wowza, it’s a must!

Panaderia Rosetta – the bakery version of Rosetta. Gorgeous pastries. There’s outdoor seating, which is great.

Limantour – it was awarded the best bar in North America last year. The cocktails are really interesting and well balanced. It’s a fun spot!

Handshake Speakeasy – such a fun spot. the drinks are amazing! make sure you make a reservation, it’s pretty tiny inside.


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My favorite thing we did was the Frida Khalo museum. It was incredible, and I loved learning more about Frida and seeing a tiny peek into her life. Austin and I watched the Frida movie just before we went to Mexico City, so it was fresh on my mind and I would definitely recommend doing that. Something to note: you have to buy tickets in advance at a specific time.


Anthropology Museum – really neat to see the evolution of Mexico and the different areas and cultures expanding throughout the country.

Explore the Polanco, Roma and Condesa neighborhoods.

A few things we ran out of time for, but I would put on your list if you’re planning a trip to Mexico City are the Luis Barragan Museum, Chapultepec Castle and Trajineras Xochimilco (this looks SO fun, and I’ve heard it’s very authentic, but it might be better with a group).


We split up our stay to get a taste for a couple different neighborhoods. We stayed at Hyatt Regency in Polanco for the first two nights and Four Seasons for the last three. Hyatt Regency was very modern and nice. Four Seasons definitely had more character, which we loved. The courtyard of the hotel was beautiful and there is a fun cocktail lounge on property as well.


I can’t say enough great things about Mexico City. I would go back in a heart beat!