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Rosetta

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Colima 166
Colonia Roma Norte
06700 México D.F.
+52 55 5533 7804


A restored Belle Epoque mansion sets the scene for locally-renowned chef Elena Reygada's Italian fare. Dishes are made from few ingredients to let them shine, from octopus carpaccio to artichoke risotto.

Photo courtesy of Rosetta

 

Azul Historico

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Isabel la Católica 30
Colonia Centro
06000 México D.F.
+52 55 5521 3295


Traditional Mexican cuisine from various regions in a striking courtyard location. Try the “Cochinita Pibil” from Yucatán and a Mezcal from Oaxaca.

Photo courtesy of Azul Historico

 

Biko

www.biko.com.mx

Presidente Masaryk 407
Colonia Polanco
11550 México D.F.
+52 55 5282 2064


A Basque-inspired menu, part traditional (sea bass in clam sauce) and part avant-garde (foie gras cotton candy). One of Mexico City's most talked about restaurants -- for good reason.

Photo courtesy of Biko

 

La Clandestina

Álvaro Obregón 298
Colonia Condesa
06100 México D.F.

This hole-in-the-wall bar specializes in mescal, the smokier cousin of tequila and an of-the-moment liquor in Mexico City. The owners only make small batches (never bottles), which are poured from clear containers that resemble water coolers. There’s no sign, but you’ll have no trouble spotting it with the crowds of cool kids outside.

Photo courtesy of Jen Turner

 

Maximo Bistrot Local 

www.maximobistrot.com.mx

Tonalá 133
Colonia Roma Norte
06700 México D.F.
+52 55 5264 4291


A favorite among local foodies, the chefs here visit local markets every morning and create a new menu based on fresh and seasonal ingredients. Nothing has left the ground more than 24 hours when it comes to the table.

Photo courtesy of Maximo Bistrot Local