Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This Week…..Mexico City!

This week, I’ll be visiting Mexico City for the first time. Not the best choice for my new diet (mexican food is my favorite!)

 

Any suggestions of places to visit or things to do, let me know.

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  1. WOWS

    May 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    MEXICO! Such a nice country! Enjoy it!
    Don’t miss Playa del Carmen area…Yucatna is more than Cancun ;)

    • Lizz DeLera

      May 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      i second that emotion – i LOVE Playa del Carmen!

    • Carlito

      May 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Better than Playa del Carmen is Tulum (and don’t forget the Cenotes). If you go to DF one of my favorite restaurants is El Cardenal (very near El Zocalo) and handcraft shops in Coyoac√°n (ask for the traditional Alebrijes). The best prices for beautiful table cloths are in Teotihuacan.

    • ankp

      May 15, 2013 at 4:42 am

      how is Playa del Carmen even remotely close to Mexico City? Is like announcing a trip to New York and having someone making suggestions for San Francisco.

      • andrea

        May 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm

        haha, i agree

        • io

          May 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

          haha…

      • Marla Martenson

        May 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

        Funny.. and true!

    • andreea

      June 11, 2013 at 6:56 am

      it sounds great! :)

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  2. embley

    May 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    http://www.restaurantelosgirasoles.com

    Hands down, best place I’ve eaten in Mexico City. In a lovely plaza in front of the art museum.

  3. Asaif

    May 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Stay at Hotel Distrito Capital – was there recently, very nice.

  4. wendy skinner

    May 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    How cool is that! I love Mexico city, I’m sure you will need more time to stay and a bigger stomach once you are there, besides downtown , Xochimilco market and Coyoacan area where Casa azul is [Frida and Diego Rieveras house] are my favourite places, a lot of things to do and eat! Have a great time!

  5. Arantza

    May 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Scott!
    We met in London aaaages ago! You can’t simply miss Pujol (one of the top 50 best restaurants), Contramar (if you are here on Friday is a MUST!) and please go to the terrace at Downtown M√©xico.
    It would be great to hear from you!

    • io.

      May 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      don’t forget pujol is one of the 50 best in the world. also the restaurant and cafe scene is super over in Col. Roma. Maximo Bistro!

  6. L H

    May 14, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Just got back from Mexico City a month or so ago. Condessa is the obvious place to go and the hotel with the same name is wonderful. There was an open air cinema near by when we went and they showed Amile. The area around Frida’s studio is also very pretty. Roma has some nice second hand furniture shops. Polanco is a bit smarter but has less character in my opinion. The anthropology museum is also great if you like that kind of thing. There was a working mens club in condessa some where which was the high light but i forget the name. Great for cheap and authentic food, with old guys playing dominos and waiters in bow ties. Good mix of old guys and young cool kids too.

  7. irene

    May 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    The city is amazing! U will enjoy it :)
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  8. irene

    May 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Ah and I would suggest you going on top of the spanish cathedral in the zocalo. Very interesting view ..there’s even a view on some aztec ruins!!
    Enjoy it :)

    http://www.ontomywardrobe.com

    • David

      May 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      another great view is the roof top of the Majestic Hotel in the zocalo. Go for breakfast, foods not great, but the sunrise is priceless.

  9. Johnny the Mule

    May 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    It is a great city, enjoy. Look up to the skies during lunch time, the scenes will remind you of apoclypse now.

  10. Enrique Strada

    May 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Right now the weather is just amazing, hope you enjoy it.
    you have to visit Andador Regina/ centro hist√≥rico, Coyoac√°n and an old 80s club: Patrick miller at “la Roma”.
    i live in Guadalajara, 6 hours away from Mexico city, but i visit some friends living in MC like 2 times a year, cuz i love everything in that city.

    I love the sartorialist btw!

    E.

  11. Less

    May 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Go to Colonia Roma Norte, there you can find the trendiest of the city; And also Polanquito, in the heart of Polanco.

    If you have time, go to Playa del Carmen And Tulum! The trendiest And chicest beaches of the Riviera Maya.

    Welcome to my country! We love you.

  12. Enrique Strada

    May 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    :)

  13. Oscar

    May 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    There is Cafe Punta Del Cielo in Polanco D.F District Federale. Cool place to hang out and very near all the shopping district

  14. Manuel

    May 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Welcome to Mexico!
    If you are just staying in Mexico City for one week then I suggest you check out Colonia Condesa and Colonia Roma, specially at night. For a nice breakfast on a terrace this saturday go to San √Āngel, might be a bit touristic, but try to get lost in those streets.
    For some amazing (colonial) architecture, go downtown and walk around Zocalo. But stay somewhere in Condesa, it is centric, well connected and it has it all.

    • Linda

      May 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      I second all of this. The wide boulevards of La Condesa make for great people watching.
      Diego’s for brunch, and Azul Condesa for supper. And tacos (La gringas!) at 2am. Yum.

  15. Paco R

    May 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Bienvenido !!! Will you sign books ? I recommend you visit La Condesa for some images for your blog , Museo Soumaya and downtown !!!

  16. Marina

    May 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Buenas tardes!! ir a comer a los Danzantes en Coyoac√°n!!!!

  17. Carola

    May 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    wow!!! i love mexican food !!!! lucky u !!! :)
    xo from MIlan !

    Carola
    New Post on Purses in the Kitchen!

  18. Mar

    May 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Ah!! también visitar la UNAM y el restaurant Nube Siete!

  19. Leonor

    May 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Pujol is one of the 50 best rest. IN THE WORLD so good luck on that. Coyoacan, and walking at Centro Historico de la ciudad de Mexico is a must. Bring a raincoat since it has been raining this days.

  20. Nico

    May 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Can’t wait to see your shots!!

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  21. Ylenia

    May 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Oh it’s great that you’re finally going to Mexico!

    Arroyo is one of the most known restaurants in Mexico City, it has to do with not only the food but the ambiance of the place!

    The hype areas of Polanco and Condesa have multiple bars and shops worth a visit. (These two are also the places where you’ll find the most stylish people)

    Santa Fe is the Business Distric where to find trendy restaurants (A very similar area is Interlomas)

    Coyoacán and all the downtown area (Centro Histórico) are the most traditional. Here you can find local crafts and feel the folkloric mexican vibe.
    Most hotels that belong to GrupoHabita have nice bars.

    I could go on forever… but I’m pretty sure you’ll get around perfectly.
    Enjoy!

  22. Alba

    May 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    This is great news! Mexico city is full of things to do and diversity!! I just spent a few days there last week, I would recommend going to La Roma Norte y La Condesa which are two vibrant neighbourhoods full of young people, nice little restaurants and bars, if you are around there make sure you visit Rococó café espresso, it is a tiny coffee place with a style of its own and coffee and dessert there are a wonder!

    Make sure to visit Coyoac√°n as well, I’d say it is a treasure in the middle of the big city; Coyoac√°n gives you a feeling of being in a small town far away from the busy city! Plus you can find La Casa Azul . Frida Kahlo Museum- there!

    I hope you enjoy your trip and come back with loads of photos!

  23. Reptilia

    May 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Awww, i¬īm so jealous..I can¬īt wait to see all photos you are going to show us!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

  24. Amalia

    May 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Wow great news! You should visit downtown (Z√≥calo), Coyoac√°n (where is located Frida Kahlo’s house) la lagunilla market (antiques market), Xochimilco and many other beautiful places…

  25. Sandi

    May 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Mexico City is, by far, my favorite city. Do not expect the “Mexican” food of the borderland. The cuisine is special – fresh ingredients with a French undertone. It’s almost impossible not to eat well – from tacos al pastor in a small stand to the adventure of the tasting menu at Pujol to the regional dishes at Izote. I envy tour trip.

    • martin

      May 15, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Agreed. I live in L.A., and I too like Mexican food. But what you will find in Mexico City is unlike anything you’ve tasted before. I still remember the meal I had there 20 years ago. I’ve tried to find it here but never have been able to.

      Please be careful when taking pictures of people in the street in DF.

  26. Leonor

    May 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Eat everything you can!!! If you feel like you ate too much have some “sal de uvas” in a glass of water and keep eating! Mexican is the best food in the world. Don’t miss anything!

  27. Gabriela Pires

    May 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I love Mexico City! I recomend the Coyoacan’s street market on Saturday and eat in Coyoacan market (specialy in “El Jardin del Pulpo” a wonderfull place to eat ceviche, shrimp coktails, and more seafood). To go out at night I recomend Colonia Roma and Colonia Condessa, a cool neighborhood they have a lot of design stores, new fashion designers and restaurants (my favorite places are Mezcaleria “La Clandestina” and “La Capital” restaurant. Enjoy Mexico City!

  28. Grace

    May 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Festival Aural is this week (http://festival.org.mx/fmx/aural/); the Museo Tamayo (contemporary art) has a really interesting show on Juan Downey (http://www.museotamayo.org/); SOMA always has interesting stuff (http://somamexico.org/en/) as does Museo el Eco (http://www.eleco.unam.mx/sitio/). There are always interesting film screenings and art exhibitions popping up. The National Museum of Anthropology is also amazing (http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx/). Should you want more on-the-ground info, shoot me an e-mail. I live here (in DF).
    Cheers,
    Grace

  29. Me

    May 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Please be safe. Terrific food but scary & random street crime.

    • daniel

      May 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      ¬Ņ?

      I think there’s scary and random street crime everywhere, don’t you think? I think what you said is out of order. Maybe you should travel more and get some culture in your system, you’ll learn a lot. ;)

    • Indra

      May 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      I actually went to Mexico City last year, around february, and it was beautiful and very safe. My parents and i didnt venture in going turisting late at night very much because we thought it might not be safe, but one day we went to a museum (i think it was the National History Museum or something. I dont remember, but the museum itself was seriuosly UNREAL ) and night caught us up and we couldn’t get a cap, we were a little worried (i was) when we finally got one, the taxi driver was very friendly recommended us a little restaurant in Condessa and after dinner we strolled around that area and it was so nice, it was very cold at the time but definitly worth it. Another day we heard that Bellas Artes ( its a theater) was having a a performance with the Mexican Symphony but it was kinda late, but anyway we went and thank God because it was AMAZING.
      We only stayed there for 2 weeks and we want to go back, maybe this summer.
      There are a LOT of things to do and i want to recommend them all but i dont remember the names and stuff (the Soumaya Museum definitly).
      Its not unsafe and its clean and its a gorgeous city but its a shame that has a bad reputation.

  30. Taipei Style

    May 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Enjoy and have fun! :)

    Gemma
    http://www.taipeistreetstyle.com

  31. DC

    May 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Pujol and Biko are a must. Best breakfast is at El Cardenal (Not good for your waistline). Museums, can’t miss the Antropologico and the Tamayo Museum both in Chapultepec. Art galleries in Colonia Roma.

    • The PvdH Journal

      May 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      And yes for Pujol and Bikko for dinner.

  32. andrea

    May 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Hi, I live in Mexico city, in here there are waaaay to many places to visit, my recommendations… depends on what are you looking for.
    The basics: museums Antropolog√≠a, Munal & Muac are wonderful. For eating try at least to eat in one street market or “puesto” ( that¬īs where the best food is, but only go to some place recommended by a local); nice restaurants: “Flor y Canto” , “El Cardenal” , “Pujol”. And for a glance of the local spirit visit the neighborhoods “Centro Hist√≥rico”, Condesa & Roma. (make sure to make a stop in a “mezcaler√≠a” )

    I hope it helps you.

    Andrea

    P.D.1 Be careful with traffic jams, they¬īre insane ( but the city worth it)
    P.D.2 Pleeease let us know if you¬īre gonna be signing books.

  33. Elena

    May 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Roma neighborhood is really hip. I recommend you checking a cutest little optical shop ” Anteojeria Dr.York” http://www.dr-york.com Alvaro Obreg√≥n 187 Col. Roma and to eat at Salon Progreso same street as the shop

  34. Alexis

    May 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    You must visit Hanzo Restaurant at Polanco also Los Remedios Restaurant Bar & Cantina.
    Love it !

  35. LC

    May 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Visit Condesa/La Roma areas for people watching, great cafes, restaurants.

    Pujol is great for dinner with a nice selection of Mexican wines and good sipping tequilas.
    For a quick lunch/brunch- visit it’s sister cafe, Eno, right on the corner beside it.

    The Casa Azul recently had a Vogue-sponsored exhibit showing a mixture of Frida’s vintage wardrobe with a mix of Frida-inspired designer dresses as well.

    In the Centro area – check out the Azul Historico restaurant in an old historic building under a tree canopy. The local design shops housed above in the same building are worth a walkthrough.

    And get yourself to a mescaleria to sample some good mescal – tequila’s much more flavorful cousin.

    Enjoy the DF!
    LC

  36. Fausto

    May 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Hi scott
    What a pleasure that you visit Mexico.
    The country is very diverse in their clothes according latitudes, but “el Distrito Federal” (Mexico city) collects a good example of many regions.
    I suggest you go to “el tianguis del chopo” (a kind of flea market in wich coexist dark-gothic, metal fans, pop fans, etc.), “ciudad universitaria” (a big town made specially to collect and shelter the faculties and schools of arts and sciences, a kind of microcosmos), or “la ciudadela”(specially on weekend, because this is the place where old people use to dance “danz√≥n” a sensual and elegant dance brought from cuba)
    You will see different outfits according to ages and lifestyles.
    I used to live there, but now i¬īm living in Tijuana, here the street style is a little different, a little more defiance. I would be glad to be your guide if you visit us sometime.

    Regards

    • Name*

      May 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      I have not read all the comments with suggestions, just scanned most of them….

      This comment seems to give the most interesting ideas… of course you can go to La Condesa, and La Roma and Polanco… but you will find lots of hipsters there, probably not so different from hipsters elsewhere….

      My fave museum is MAP, museo de arte popular, close to La Alamada, in the Historical Center.

  37. Iv√°n Romo

    May 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    You should visit the iconic hoods on DF like… La colonia Roma, La Condesa, Polanco, Frida Kahlo’s house at Coyoac√°n, anyway here is a Mexico travel guide from GQ, have a great trip, y bienvenido a M√©xico.

  38. Olivia Meza

    May 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Do not miss the art museums, I definitely recommend you MUAC, the contemporary art museum located near the university UNAM. It also has a nice restaurant above volcanic stones called Nube Siete. Deli combo!
    And if you go to Coyoac√°n, you should fall in love with Los Danzantes restaurant, is a fusion of Mexican food of local regions near Oaxaca.
    ENJOY!

  39. tiky

    May 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Aranza..no seas pretenciosa.. deja que vaya a los mercados.. el pujol es como decirle que vaya a ver la premier de “the artist” solo por que la academia le da un premio… Saludos!

    Tiky.

  40. Ramón Villagómez

    May 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Dear Scott:

    What a nice new your your visit to Mexico City!

    Please you need to eat TRUE mexican food, you can go to the next places:

    Restaurants,

    1.-El Cardenal: please ask for the next:
    *Tacos de carnitas de pato (Duck meat), with a portion of guacamole, amazing!!!!.
    *Chile Oaxaque√Īo (Filled with spicy pork meat and almonds)
    * To drink, Tequila Herradura reposado con sangrita or a Carajillo (An espresso mixed with an orange spanish liquor on the rocks)
    *Pastel de tres leches con cajeta, an incredible dessert.

    2.-Dulce Patria:

    *Mole Rosa (An incredible sauce made it with rose petals )

    3.-San Angel Inn: amazing place with an incredible mexican atmosphere

    *Chile en nogada (Only available in some specific months)

    Please visit the next hotels,

    1.-Downtown Mexico City (Excelent place in the heart of the city with restaurants and stores)
    2.-Hotel Ciudad de Mexico (Beautiful building build it in art nouveau style)
    3.-Distrito Capital.
    4.-Hotel St. Regis, Good terrace, food and view.

    Please try to go to the next museums,

    1.-Museo de Antropología e Historia.
    2.-Chapultepec Castle (Ancient residence of the mexican presidents and habited by three years for the Emperors Maximilian and Charlotte of Habsburg. Amazing view!).
    3.-Casa Azul-Museo Frida Kahlo.
    4.-Palacio Nacional (Ancient palace of the viceroys, you can see some murals painted by Diego Rivera).
    5.-Palacio de Bellas Artes (The hall is an impressive Art Decó example constructed with mitological aztec elements)
    6.-Palacio de Correos
    7.-Munal

    Those are only a few recommendations to this big, eclectic and incredible city.

    Please enjoy!

  41. Sebastian

    May 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Try to visit as much as you can. You must visit Centro Hist√≥rico, the city centre which is just extraordinary and so classical and unbelievable, it is a must, however, you also have to visit the areas around Santa Fe and Bosques at the southwest of the city. It’s modern and cosmopolitan and fantastic. There is so much to see, so just visit as much as you can. It’s all fabulous!

  42. Iv√°n Romo

    May 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    You definitely should visit the iconic hoods on DF like…. La Condesa, Polanco, la colonia Roma, Frida Kahlo’s house at coyoac√°n, anyway here is a Mexico travel guide from GQ, http://www.gq.com/food-travel/travel-features/201209/mexico-city-travel-guide-gq-september-2012. Have a great trip y bienvenido a M√©xico.

  43. Marisol

    May 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    If you’re looking to be adventurous and photograph some real culture check out Tepito, it’s the knock off capital of the world. I’m not gonna lie, it’s not the most glamorous but if anyone can showcase the interesting mix of grit in an amazing way it’ll be you. I am waiting to do a a photo project on this when I go next year.

  44. Anonymous

    May 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    For food try to get a table at Pujol or Biko to try the city’s most internationally renown restaurants. For arts go to the Museo de Bellas Artes and the Museo in the Palacio Nacional to see some of those famous murals (both close to the Zocalo, downtown), whilst you’re there swing by Marso Gallery (in the Street Berlin) which displays some of the most interesting contemporary art in the City from national and international up-and-coming artist (currently they have an expo of Andrea Galvani and Tim Hyde), also the colonial building that houses the gallery is alone worth a look. For interesting street style, head for the area la Roma, whilst Coyoac√°n will give you a glimse of Frida Kahlo’s colorful Mexico. For the speciality of Mexico City, Tacos al Pastor, head to the Taquer√≠a called El Tizoncito on the corner between the streets Tamaulipas and Campeche in the area La Condesa. If you like food markets, El Mercado de San Juan is the best, and you find food from all over Mexico and the world (make sure to buy a bottle of the Mexican liquor Mezcal from the Lady who sells Oaxacan products by the entry).

  45. Pil

    May 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    If you are in to architecture you should definitely see the chappas chapel in San Angel by Louis Barragan -AMAZING!
    Coyoacan, for local markets
    Roma, for great food and bars
    Condesa for shopping

  46. DC

    May 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Agree. The best fashion scene is at Patrick Miller club, it’s something out of a Jodorowsky/Lynch film.

  47. Ileana

    May 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    visit belmondo!! it is so delicious. Thom york has been there

  48. estefania

    May 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    roma neighborhood and la condesa are great places for finding really cool and interesting people, there’s a market on sundays on Alvaro Obreg√≥n which is also interesting and for coffee shops “cielito lindo” coffee is good and the interiors are also great

  49. patty sykes

    May 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Definitely visit Polanco and La Condesa, as well as the Zona Rosa. And You should drop by Guadalajara! its some hours away from mexico city but such a lovely city!

  50. Marina

    May 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Danzantes and Azul Condesa are ideal for dinner. Mezcal drinks at Corazón de Maguey are great. Museum Frida Kahlo has on display some dresses and accesories of Frida that were locked in a bathroom for many years. Amazing! The whole city is a dream. Enjoy!

  51. Brenda R.Z

    May 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Hey Scott welcome to Mexico,
    hoods La Roma/La Condesa, Polanco, Coyoacan, Xochimilco.

    http://www.fodors.com/world/mexico-and-central-america/mexico/mexico-city/neighborhoods.html

    Hotels: Brick, la casona, codesa df, Distrito capital, downtown Mexico, las alcobas, casa vieja.

    Resto: Pujol, Biko, Ivoir, contramar, Paxia, azul historico, la romita…

    Museums: Tamayo, Dolores olmedo,Frida Khalo…

    *Bellas Artes

    Lots of places, Hope you enjoy your time there.

    Best Rgds.

    Brenda R.Z

    • Vivi

      May 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Azul Historico and Biko are really good :D .. also Corazon de Alcachofa in Polanco

  52. Enna Arana

    May 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Hola!!!! Yo vivo en Yucat√°n y es el mejor Estado de M√©xico, aqui solo se respira tranquilidad y tenemos una infinidad de zonas arqueol√≥gicas como Uxmal, Chiche, Dzibuchaltun y una gran cantidad de cenotes para disfrutar, es un verdadero para√≠so, te esperamos con mucho cari√Īo y tambi√©n a tu inseparable amiga la c√°mara fotogr√°fica

  53. MTrevi

    May 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I agree with the posts… But the main places to fashionably people that are not that preppy and pretencious are Condesa and Roma, some hipsters, some hippies, fancy people and a stilish partying crowd!

  54. Kaitlin

    May 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    If you’re looking for a fun experience after spending some time in the “centro hist√≥rico” head over to one of the oldest markets: Mercado San Juan. There are two sections, but you’ll want to enter into the building with all the meats, veggies, and cheeses. Ask for “Gastron√≥mica San Juan” — they’re a fantastic cheese importer that creates baguettes and other Spanish inspired “montaditos” . . . and they give you a little cup of wine and a cheese sample while you wait. People come and line the tiny aisle, waiting patiently for their next delicious bite.
    Additionally, there is a lot of choice in Coyac√°n. Someone mentioned the Frida Kahlo museum that is not one to miss . . . then explore the centro :)

    ¬°Buen provecho!

  55. Giancarlo

    May 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    You definitely have to go to Brick hotel and walk all the surroundings you will find amazing spots to hang out and to have a great meal. Enjoy!

    And welcome to Mexico man!

  56. ERNESTO D√ĀVILA

    May 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    HI SCOTT!!!
    BIENVENIDO A M√ČXICO, HOPE YOU ENJOY EVERYTHING. GOOD FOOD, GOOD NIGHT LIFE, AMAZING ARCHITECTURE AND KIND PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!!!

    BIG HUG!!!

  57. Elsy

    May 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Come visit us at Saks Fifth Avenue Santa Fe, you will love the store!!!

  58. brewerdx

    May 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Palacio de Bellas Artes in the centre is an incredible example of Arte Deco architecture, as are the neighbourhoods of Condesa and Roma. Check them out, explore, get lost, drink coffee and you won’t go wrong.

  59. Dana

    May 14, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Coyoacan is a must! You can get there by metro or taxi in no time. I recommend you to have lunch in this very chic restaurant called Los Danzantes- you’ll love it:)

  60. mariana

    May 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    there a lot of new trendy restaurants and bars, as well as private parties where you should go hunting for some cool pics…. for more info , write to my mail.
    best regards.
    m.

  61. rEVOLVEr

    May 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    If you will sign books please let us know where!!! Come to Polanco, all the nice stuff is here ;) It’s a crazy city and you’ll be amazed by the contrasts, even more than in Brazil. I will roam the streets looking for you! Eat at El Cardenal, great real Mexican food. there are three locations, one near Polanco which is a great neighborhood, one in Centro Historico and one in San Angel which is also a wonderful neighborhood. great place, great food.
    Many other places are very pretentious and fake or cater to tourists, this is a great place that is just that, a great place.

  62. Victor

    May 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Restaurants:

    - Contramar (Condesa; best seafood in the city). Tostadas de atun (tuna) and pescado (fish) contramar
    - El Parnita (Roma Sur)
    - Tori Tori (Polanco; best sushi in the city)
    - Pujol (Polanco; high end mexican)
    - Tacos El Califa or Tacos El Farolito (Condesa; delicious tacos)

    Enjoy!

  63. Lucy

    May 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Hola Scott,

    What a nice surprise to know you’re coming to my country.
    I recommend Pujol, to stay in Hotel CondesaDF or Distrito Capital, to visit Frida Kahlo’s house (now museum) Museo Casa Azul in Coyoac√°n or to have a great downtown view (Z√≥calo included) from Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de M√©xico.

    I really hope you enjoy the city!

    http://www.momentosexquisitos.com/

  64. Lucy

    May 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Hola Scott,

    What a nice surprise to know you’re coming to my country.
    I recommend Pujol, to stay in Hotel CondesaDF or Distrito Capital, to go to Museo Casa Azul (Frida Kahlo’s house) or to have a great downtown view (Z√≥calo included) from Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de M√©xico.

    I really hope you have a great time in the city.

  65. The PvdH Journal

    May 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I live in Mexico City right now and food wise, the thing you cannot miss is breakfast at El Cardenal (order the ‘enchiladas’).

    Still my favourite place for breakfast (and lunch), and guaranteed no food sickness (I always take my American friends there).

    Enjoy!

  66. Eleanor

    May 14, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  67. Luis Arturo Méndez Alba

    May 14, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Go tO

    -Antropologhy Museum
    -Metropolitan Cathedral
    -Palace of Fine Arts
    -Salón Corona beer restaurant at Bolivar Av. downtown
    -Parque Hundido
    -Ciudad Universitaria
    -Garufa Restaurant at the Condesa neighborhood
    -New Soumaya Museum
    -Franz Mayer Museum (the favorite for designers)

  68. Laura

    May 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Polanco is the best neighborhood, to sleep AND to eat. W Hotel, Las Alcobas or Habita Hotel. To eat: Pujol, Brasserie Lipp, El Bajio for good typical mexican food and Mora Blanca for a mexican modern menu. Enjoy!

  69. milex

    May 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm

  70. Maximo

    May 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Scott, I’m so glad you’re paying a visit to Mexico. I hope the pictures you take will let the whole world know that we no longer wear sombreros and linen white pants and ponchos. You’ll be surprised to see how diverse the city is and how stylish we dress. Also, you will go bonkers with the food there! Very different from the “Mexican” food they sale in the states. Hope you enjoy your visit and take great pictures

  71. Cookie

    May 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Go to the flower market (Mercado de Jamaica). It’s really beautiful!

  72. Cookie

    May 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Also, Frida Kahlo’s house really is worth going to.

  73. sanmiguelense

    May 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    If you leave Mexico City to go anywhere…it should be to San Miguel de Allende: THE MOST INTERESTING TOWN IN THE WORLD!

  74. María

    May 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Scott, these are my favorite spots here, in Mexico City:
    - Restaurants: Quintonil (Polanco) and Maximo Bistrot (Roma).
    - Museus: Antropolog√≠a (Polanco. Please, please please, don’t miss the “Coatlicue” in the Aztec room)
    - Place for a walk: get lost around the Zócalo
    - Vintage shopping: Lagunilla market
    Have fun!
    M

  75. Ana Victoria Santa Cruz Wong

    May 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Far from all the beautiful places mentioned already, must try traditional Mexican hot chocolate. It has a very distinct taste and it’s magical :)

  76. MM

    May 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Mexico City is incredible! Spend some time in Zona Rosa! It’s an inspiring area to see the youth and how they bring the city to life.

  77. Linda

    May 14, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Pujol is a Mexican restaurant named by Wall Street Journal as the best in Mexico City, and ranked 49th best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine in 2011. The chef is Enrique Olvera, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America
    Street: francisco petrarca 254 polanco

    http://www.designhotels.com/downtown

  78. Alejandro

    May 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    You have to go to Xochimilco its a cool little place where you can hop on a small boat and float around while you eat great food, have beers, and listen to mariachis…. You will get GREAT photos

  79. RS

    May 14, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Alright, here goes:

    -La Lagunilla Flea Market (not in the best part of town, but tons of fun…looks like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9197315@N08/5159660926/. I think it’s only on Sundays.)

    -Castillo de Chapultepec (best view of the city and just kind of all around magnificent)

    -Walk between Plaza Rio de Janeiro and Plaza Luis Cabrera in Roma.

    -My favorite street food is Yucatecan food at the corner of Guaymas and Avenida Chapultepec (kind of on the edge of Roma). It’s in an orange truck. If it hasn’t moved, it’s right when you turn the corner onto Guaymas.

    …might want to factor in nap time after.

    -This place is a fun, crazy scene (it’s a pulqueria; pulque is this weird, sweet, viscous cactus drink–very mexican): http://www.timeoutmexico.mx/df/antros-bares/expendio-de-pulques-finos-los-insurgentes

    I lived in DF for two and a half years. It’s spectacular. Eat some blue quesadillas. You’ll see ‘em.

  80. Mary

    May 14, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Lots of great suggestions here. I don’t think anyone mentioned Teotihuacan! If time permits, it’s well worth taking a day to see these amazing pyramids just outside the city. Ride the metro to get around and get a real feel for the city.

  81. Vivienne

    May 14, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Lagunilla open market, the place for authentic Mexican antiques.
    Take the light rail to Cuyacan and visit Frida’s house. Trotsky’s is just down the street!

  82. Sol

    May 14, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Mexico City is AMAZING!
    In addition to all the wonderful places recommended here, the UNAM, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, is a beautiful place were you can meet the mexican young crowd.
    If you have some extra time and feel like relaxing at the beach, nothing better than Tulum, stay at Nueva Vida de Ramiro, one of the first hotels in the area. Ask for Mariela, you will love her!

  83. Jackie

    May 14, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Walk east on the north side (moneda is the street name) of the palacio nacional ( where the diego rivera murals are) about 2 blocks. Before you hit another cathedral and a little bridge, on the right will be a huarache stand that always has a line and is delicious! This is the best city in the world with endless opportunities for people watching.

  84. Artos

    May 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Take a day trip to San Miguel de Allende. It¬īs just three hours away by bus. Enjoy your stay.

  85. karla

    May 15, 2013 at 1:20 am

    wow that good that you come to mexico, visit La roma, condesa, Coyoacan y Xochimilco, are delegations that are very nice and there are many good restaurants to eat. and if you can visit Puebla is very cute and there eats chicken mole. -XO

  86. Rebeca R.

    May 15, 2013 at 1:21 am

    From a Mexico city’s girl perspective:
    Coyoac√°n (the market and Frida’s casa az√ļl are a must).
    Z√≥calo (down town): Go to the bell tower on the Cathedral. So very worth it. Also downtown: Caf√© Tacuba, Bar La Opera (look for Zapata’s bullet mark on the ceiling!). Also you should visit the pyramids at Templo Mayor, right in the middle of everything. The Correo Mayor is an incredible buiding, right acroos from the Bellas Artes Museum.
    Don’t go to the pyramids (Teotihuacan) unless you have a driver and a whole day to lose.
    San Angel is a lovely neighborhood with old buildings and a very nice market. The Casa Estudia of Frida and Diego is there. Amazing architecture and interesting story.
    Colonia Condesa is where all the hipsters hang out.
    Can’t wait to see the city through your eyes!
    Have fun!

  87. Pedro

    May 15, 2013 at 2:04 am

    My dreams are come true¬° i cant wait¬°

  88. Namrata

    May 15, 2013 at 3:00 am

    If I were you, Id sit and pig out on a lot of Burritos and Margaritas all day long! Love love love mexican food

    Namrata
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.in

  89. Jeremy

    May 15, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Restaurant Pujol. Will reshape how you think about Mexican cuisine

  90. Becca

    May 15, 2013 at 3:33 am

    I can’t help wondering how those blue denim clothes would look outside Casa de los Azulejos . I hope you find some beautiful things to photograph.

    This site is like a travel guide- the local tips are great!

  91. Alejandro K

    May 15, 2013 at 4:53 am

    If you want an original suggestion visit a local emerging jewelry designer called Mariana Sanchez Navarro.

    http://msancheznavarro.com/

    She recently opened a small atelier at a building facing Mexico City’s central square (Zocalo). She has a unique personality and style. A young artist, full of life, that will connect you with good candidates for your blog (I personally would start by photographing her).

    Good luck down there

  92. Sara

    May 15, 2013 at 6:20 am

    There is a exhabition of Frida carlos clothes In a museum there, i just dont know what museum :)

  93. Yaz

    May 15, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Welcome!!!

  94. Yaz

    May 15, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Don’t mis El Bajio Resstaurante in front of W Hotel in Polanco.

  95. valeria

    May 15, 2013 at 8:37 am

    oh yeah! Mexican food is very good, really like me too;) I suggest you forget the diet and enjoy Mexican food -_ ^

  96. Sophie

    May 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I absolutely suggest you the Fondita Yucateca “Fonda 99.99″
    http://www.chilango.com/restaurantes/del-valle/fonda-9999

    Amazing food!!

    Enjoy your stay – Mexico City is great!

  97. pia

    May 15, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Papaya Playa in Tulum by Berlin people – so lovely

    for Mexico DF I can recommend the market on Campeche (Fridays)
    and visiting the Luis Barragan House !!

  98. Elly Nasser

    May 15, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I love seeing your website and scrolling all those pictures. I love those type of fashion. Anyway, VISIT SINGAPORE!

  99. Audrey Harris

    May 15, 2013 at 10:27 am

    The most fashionable neighborhoods are Condesa, Roma and Cuyoac√°n. Go to one of the mezcaler√≠as such as Clandestina. The Condesa british bar Wallace is a hotspot for expats and locals. Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul is a must-see and now showcases all of her old dresses. Enjoy!

  100. martin

    May 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I you have time for one day trip, then I too recommend Teotihuacan. The pyramids are a must see.

  101. Luis Felipe

    May 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Mr Schuman, it is great to read that you will be visiting our very underated city, you will be surprise by the fact that Mexico is a top city in every aspect. I have been following this Blog since my college days back in 2006, big fan of your work and it will be a pleasure to meet you in case you are signing books or anything.

    Have fun and you can’t go without visiting the Teotihuacan Pyramids, just about 40 miles north Mexico City.

  102. Ingrid

    May 15, 2013 at 11:36 am

    If you need a tour guide I can glady show you around.
    If you are looking for good shots you can go to Condesa or Roma neighborhood :)
    On saturday the dancing couples at Plaza la Ciudadela could give some inspiration aswell :)

  103. Karen Bernal

    May 15, 2013 at 11:46 am

    My favorite city in the world ! because I’m mexican…

    Contemporary Arts Museum where the “Two Fridas” paintings is at
    The Blue House, Frida Kahlo’s House
    Downtown – Walk Paseo de la Reforma until you get to the main Plaza
    Pictures at the Independence Angel statue
    Bellas Artes Building
    Polanco Area many nice restaurants and Masaryk Avenue which is considered the high fashion street
    The Historical Center

  104. Silvia

    May 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    You will love the city! I recommend you stay in Roma/Condesa or Polanco
    Eat in los Danzantes! Coyoacan , also eat at Pujol !
    There are lots of great museums!
    Hope you return because you won’t have enough!

  105. MollyRB

    May 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapols! <3

  106. Renee

    May 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    ¡Bienvenido a México, Scott!

    I suggest staying at a hotel on the z√≥calo – get a room with a balc√≥n. At breakfast on the roof you can see the great spectacle of the flag raising – it’s awesome!! And I know you’re trying to watch the waist line, but go to La Ideal – a pasteler√≠a and panader√≠a that is two stories of the biggest cakes and loads of other treats! Very fun! Enjoy yourself!

  107. Cristóbal Elizarraras

    May 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Scott, you must go and/or stay in la Roma or Condesa. There are very nice shops, restaurants and people. To eat I suggest you to go to Maximo Bistrot, Azul Condesa and Rosetta, which has one of the finest traditional Italian cuisine.

  108. Paulina

    May 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Go to the cantinas..

  109. Esau

    May 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    There is a very strong culture in Centro Historico and Coyoacan (where Frida kahlo was born and also died). You could go to Santa Fe, it is very industrial, some have called at a mini Dubai. There is Polanco, where there is the Avenida Masaryk where all of the luxury brands are located. My favourite place for young and vibrant people are the Condessa and Roma neighborhoods. Condessa was very popular a while ago, but the colonia Roma is very fresh. There you can find a lot of young people with a great passion for art, fashion, music. A really popular culture magazine named Revista 192 is based there. Roma, is a must see for great street style. There is also a great concept store in Polanco called Common People that reminds me of 10 Corso Como in a way. Common People, has been mentioned in T magazine as well as other publications. Another one of my favourite stores is Silver Deere by the Canadian Robert Hirsh in the Park Plaza mall. I hope you enjoy yourself! We are so happy to have you!

  110. Mónica

    May 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Proudly born and raised in Mexico City.
    -Best place to eat mexican food is Fonda del Refugio http://www.fondaelrefugio.com
    - Visit Colonia Roma, Polanco, Col. Juárez and dont miss Dulcería de Celaya Down Town.
    -Museums: Antropología (near Polanco) MUAC and Centro Universitario MUNAL (downtown)
    Great city it is.
    Love your blog, by the way.

  111. Lorena Botello

    May 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    You have to visit Oaxaca State -and all the beachs there- and in Mexico City, Colonia Roma, Polanco, Coyoac√°n, Santa Mar√≠a La Rivera, San √Āngel and of course Centro Hist√≥rico. You have to eat at El Cardenal and Caf√© Tacuba restaurants, in the Centro Hist√≥rico. In San √Āngel you have to eat at Paxia restaurant, all of them are of the excellent mexican food.

  112. Grecia I√Īiguez

    May 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Buen viaje ! Espero y disfrute de las bellezas que ofrece nuestro país :)

  113. Margot

    May 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    You have to come to Riviera Maya! Good luck with Luxury Lab!

  114. paglia

    May 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    the best plan for Mexico is to not have any plans‚ÄĒthat’s really the beauty about mexican culture.

    disfrutelo!

  115. Roberto E. Martinez

    May 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Chiles en Nogada, that¬īs The Mexican dish

  116. Haydee

    May 15, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Go to the exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s dresses, they had been kept secret for almost 60 years! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/94q9UZ/www.messynessychic.com/2013/01/08/frida-kahlos-wardrobe-unlocked-and-on-display-after-nearly-60-years/

  117. Dora

    May 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    My favourite city!

    One special recommendation: at hotel downtown in the centro historico go upstairs and check out Carla Fernandez’ boutique. My favourite designer: edgy, modern designs made from traditional Mexican textiles and designs (her father is an anthropologist, she travels the country to work with indigenous communities)… Sending you email with her contact info, think you’d love her.

    And I second the recs on people watching at Contramar in Condesa and restaurants / galleries all around Condesa and Roma, as well as Patrick Miller!!!!

    Ps please don’t spend much time in polanco, zero character in a country of such incredible wealth of culture… :)

  118. Aloha

    May 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Please, have breakfast Saturday morning in San Angel (South Area) at the Saks Restaurant and then walk around the Bazar del Sabado (Saturday¬īs Bazar).
    Dont miss breakfast other day at the Cardenal Restaurant (San Angel or Palmas)
    Lunch at the San Angel Inn in the garden area, you will love it and they have the best Margarita.
    Dinner in La Taberna del León and the Izote, both amazing.
    Enjoy your stay. We have a beautiful and exciting city.

  119. gringo jack

    May 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    You might think I’m crazy… around the corner from the anthropology museum is the lucha libre wrestling arena. You have to go. It’s awesome.

  120. Carissa

    May 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    La Roma has lovely restaurants

  121. Laura

    May 15, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Stay in Condesa, but definitely walk around a bit in Polanco. Go see lucha libra; you don’t have to stay the entire time, but it’s quite the experience (as is just going out at night). If you’re feeling adventurous, the huge outdoor food markets and the flower market can be great, but there’s also local food markets on the weekends. Don’t worry about getting outside of Mexico City–it’s huge and there’s plenty to do there. Save the rest of Mexico for another time.

  122. Gerry

    May 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Lots of great ideas on places to see and restaurants to go too.
    I would suggest sticking with street food and checking out some of the local bakeries and ice cream shops. I also would second the idea of trying pastel de tres leches….lol try as many different ones as possible, it soooo good. I’d also suggest finding a vendor that makes tacos arribes, they’re awesome! Have fun but keep in mind the DF can be a scarey place so keep your head on a swivel amigo.

  123. Victor de la Barrera

    May 15, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Buy a newspaper named Reforma… Go to the Anahuacalli Museum (Very important) and Frida Kahlo house, ride a bike in Paseo de la Reforma, eat chilaquiles and all the mexican food you find…

  124. Rachel

    May 15, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I am in Mexico City this week as well! I come here a lot for work and love everything here! I highly suggest you go to Coyoacan (a neighborhood of D.F) and check out the Frida Kahlo “Casa Azul” museum/House… Vogue should still be running their exhibit on her clothing and accessories and it is really amazing to see all of her crop tops, maxi skirts, and loud jewelry pieces! It’s a bunch of items that have only just recently been released to the public, but the dresses are so stunning and I think you would love them!

    -Rach

  125. Ines

    May 16, 2013 at 12:25 am

    You should definitely visit Isabel La Catolica #30. it¬īs the trendiest place to eat and shop after you walk around the Z√≥calo. You must try the chili and worm salt chocolates at Qu√© B√≥! chocolate house on the second floor. Bienvenido!

  126. Erica

    May 16, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Awesome! I’m headed to Cancun next month. Can’t wait to Mexico :)
    Have fun

    simplyonelove.com

  127. Emilio

    May 16, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I bet you’d like to shoot some mexican street fashion, unfortunately, it’s a huge city and it’s very hard to find people who express themselves with their wardrobe. We Mexicans do it so much better with graphic design, architecture and painting. I think the best spots for true personal style (which you may like or not) in Mexico City are Zona Rosa (gay area), El Chopo (dark and punk area), and Patrick Miller Club (everything goes). Polanco, Condesa and Roma are OK for dining and partying, so so for street style but still better than the rest of the city.

    Looking at your pictures from Africa or Brazil It’s clear you are not much into indigenous or ethnic style, which I think Mexico has one of the finest in the world (as you can see in Frida & Diego Blue House).

    If you have one free day Palacio de Bellas Artes it’s a must, as well as Frida’s house and Contemporary Art Museum.

    If you have two or three days go to Teotihuacan ruins, Guanajuato or Taxco colonial cities.

    Don’t eat on the street if you don’t want to get sick, If you are not used to spicy and hot chilli be really specific about asking “absolute ZERO chilli” everyone will tell you “Ohhh it’s not spicy” “It’s really tiny little mild spicy” IT’S NOT!! we are used to hot food since childhood and we don’t understand people who are not like us on this matter.

    BOOK SIGNING PLEASE!!!!

  128. Silvia

    May 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I agree that should go to the “lucha libre” (Mexican wrestling) it’s fun and different. We Mexicans love Condesa and Roma, and while they’re nice, I don’t think that you as a New Yorker will find them particularly interesting. Also, we don’t walk too much in the streets as the city’s very big, so perhaps it will be difficult to find a lot of street style shots. If you want to see something very Mexican you should go to the university, UNAM, in the Southern part of the city, near Coyoac√°n. Also Patrick Miller and Chopo (it’s a market). Tepito is a huge market, it is intersting, but you must go with someone who’s Mexican.
    Try to eat at least once in a market. Don’t eat in the streets per se, but in markets, they’re called tianguis, you won’t get sick.

  129. Fernanda

    May 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I’m from Mexico City…I recommend a couple of things. Food is great anywhere but you must go to Maximo Bistro and Lampuga restaurants in la Roma. Have breakfast in the historic center at El Cardenal (you’ll die!). Go to the Rufino Tamayo and absolutely must must go to the Biblioteca Vasconzuelos. Visit a Luis Barragan house and walk in Reforma on Sunday. You’ll probably get hundreds of recommendations I’m just giving you some of the musts! Enjoy my beautiful city!

  130. Veronica

    May 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Xochimilco, Teotihuac√°n and Coyoac√°n, (do NOT miss Frida Kahlo’s House) are a MUST!!!!! enjoy!!!!!

  131. Shalma

    May 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Welcome to Mexico city, you should try a bit of what my citizen colleagues have suggested already as there’s wonderful stuff to do all around the city and if you’re planing to travel within the country, M√©rida and Playa del Carmen are great spots.

  132. Ariadna

    May 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Chiapas! great city!

  133. Dessire

    May 16, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    You should visit the city of Querétaro, is near to Mexico city and is such a beautiful place, and definely you can take some pictures for you web site, is a great fashion and a different place !! Enjoy

  134. Emily

    May 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I lived in a town called San Andres de Cholula, which is about an hour and half away from Mexico city.
    It’s a university town and there are lots of bars and restaurants. The younger generation is very active politically and have kind of created a sort of counter-culture that’s pretty awesome. I’d totally recommend going there if you have a chance.

    In Mexico City itself, definitely go to the Palacio de Bellas Artes to see Diego Rivera’s famous murals. La Casa Azul, where Frida and Diego lived together, is also a nice site.
    La Condesa, La Roma, and El Polanco are all very nice areas to walk around and take pictures. There’s a really nice Spanish/European vibe with tree-lined streets and the parks and gardens that separate both sides of traffic.

    You must absolutely go to La Veracruzana. Some of the best seafood I’ve ever had in my life. New York Times even included them on their “36 Hours in Mexico City”.
    http://mexkitchen.blogspot.ca/2011/09/six-days-in-colonia-roma-norte-mexico_11.html

    This restaurant also recently got named one of the top 50 in the world and looks pretty amazing.
    http://www.pujol.com.mx/carta.html

    Some of the best food you’ll find, however, is on the street corners at night. Be sure to have a few micheladas as well.

    Most of all, try to enjoy the atmosphere of the city. It’s one of the largest in the world in terms of population but there are pockets that are so beautiful and peaceful it’s hard to believe that you’re sharing space with 20+ million.

  135. Marlene

    May 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Welcome! very bad for your diet indeed but as we say in M√©xico … “una vez al a√Īo no hace da√Īo” (once a year doesn’t hurt).

  136. Ana Molque

    May 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Take a trip to Acapulco. It¬īs just three hours away by airplane . Enjoy your stay.

  137. Sylvia S

    May 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Scott !!! WELCOME TO MEXICO
    You should visit the markets in Mexico.
    Go to the SAN ANGEL MARKET on Saturday is very nice and also there are a lot of Art galleries around.
    THE SAN JUAN MARKET is a food market with a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. There you should eat some tapas at la Nueva Jersey. no idea how good they are !!!
    Have a super nice trip

  138. Adahí

    May 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Hi! Welcome to Mexico City, I’ve just hear you with Martha Debayle, Youcan find many people with style in Polanco at Lincoln Park, or near the Soumaya Museum in Plaza Carso, or Antara, You could have good pics there! I¬īll be waiting to see your pics of Mexico, Good luck!

  139. Gabriel

    May 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    You had to visit el palacio de mineria, Bellas artes, el edificio postal and the fly market La Lagunilla… Hope you had a great estady

  140. Fanny Flores

    May 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Pujol is the best restaurant in Mexico City, it is in Petrarca Street in Polanco, the second Rosetta in Colonia Roma, the third Maximo Bistro in Colonia Roma and finally Biko in Plaza Zentro Polanco.

    Enjoy!!

  141. Paola

    May 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Go to Museo de arte moderno and also to the Museo Nacional de Antropolog√≠a, this are my favorites. Also to Coyoacan, Xochimilco, and try going to Tepoztlan (Tepoztlan not Tepozotlan sometimes people gets confused with them) it is about an hour or so by car, it is located in the way to Cuernavaca, but much closer; you’ll love it!

  142. Hilary

    May 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    The shoe museum is small but wonderful – http://www.elborcegui.com.mx/museo.htm

  143. Ellen Fragoso

    May 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    If you like to drink, you have to try “Pulque” (the drink of the gods). One good place it’s call “Las Dualistas” just google it!. You must go out at night, “El Centro de la Ciudad de M√©xico” it’s gorgeous! I’m from Mexico city :)

  144. billy king

    May 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    ALL museums are free on Sunday! The pyramids of Teotihucan are a must see. Coyoacan is my fave followed by the Zona Historico…..

  145. Ilan

    May 17, 2013 at 1:03 am

    If on a weekday, you MUST have lunch at CASA BELL!!! Old school mexican food for the wheeler dealers in the city. address is Praga 14. It¬īs in the zona rosa. Must try the sushi at tori tori (temistocles 61 in polanco) great food and stunning architecture. Have drinks at the four season hotel bar in the afternoon. And of course contramar in condesa for all the young bright people.

  146. Juan M.M.

    May 17, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Tourists!!!!
    No, live the city as a chilango!!!

  147. Ilse

    May 17, 2013 at 6:54 am

    From a mexican here :)

    Plaza San Jacinto in the south of the city, in the neighborhood called San Angel, beautiful place, art market, and much more things, great food, great sights, just be sure to go on a saturday!

  148. Sebastian

    May 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

    The best and most memorable meals will be found at Dulce Patria and Pojul…both restaurants feature authentic Mexican food that provide a great experience.

  149. Triny

    May 17, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Don’t miss dinner at Pujol restaurant. It’s in Polanco, Mexico City.

  150. Philomena

    May 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Maximo Bistrot Local and Broka for amazing food and fun courtyard drinks in the Roma area. Placa Rio de Janeiro for its beauty and colonial architecture.

    Cine Tonala, a cinema, bar and event space where all the fashionable young mexicans go.

    Condesa DF hotel for rooftop drinks.

    Parnita for amazing mexican food and buzzy atmosphere.

    Kurimanzutto art gallery, amazing architecture and representing the best international contemporary artists worldwide. Cafe Zena for lunch around the corner.

  151. AA

    May 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Try the elevator of the Monumento a la Revolución for great views of the city!

  152. ana

    May 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    it’s been a real pleasure meeting you, even though it was just for a moment. Love your job! and i’m very excited about my new signed book :D

  153. Tania

    May 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Hi, I’m from Mexico City and well there isn’t enough time to visit all the great places to eat, and besides there’s a lot of street food that just few brave foreigners dare to taste. Anyway the best place that come nearest to that street food flavor but with all the sanities included is La Casa de To√Īo and the restaurant name was because literally began outside of the very house of the owner (on the street) you can check the info and the places around in its website, the have 24 hrs service! and they , be sure to taste the specialty: pozole http://lacasadetono.com.mx/ you can check the tips in forsquare also.

    Aaaand for a good coffee go to Coyoac√°n to El jarocho

  154. Andrea

    May 17, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    My suggestions:

    BAZAR SABADO. I think nobody suggested this place but believe me it¬īs a MUST if you go to Mexico City. It¬īs open only on Saturdays. It is in San Angel, very close to the studio Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

    If you are in San Angel I recommend you to go to SAN ANGEL INN (just in front is the studio Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo), haute mexican cuisine. Enjoy the beautiful terrace, the nice environment and a good tequila.

    CASA AZUL de Frida Kahlo in Coyoac√°n.

    In my opinion, you won¬īt find so much fashion on the street (that is MY OPINION) people that like fashion always travel by car and they don¬īt walk much That¬īs a reality in that gigantic city.

  155. JMMGO

    May 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Great thing you are down here, I just saw a picture a friend of mine posted of you, shooting at design school CENTRO.

    If you are looking for great mexican food you should pay a visit to Pujol and Dulce Patria, both in Polanco, they are some of the best avant garde Mexican cuisine.

    You should go shooting at Colonia Roma and Condesa, two of the best neighborhoods were young and artistic people live. A great spot for drinks and dinner is called Romita Comedor, at Roma’s best known avenue called √Ālvaro Obreg√≥n.

    In historic downtown Mexico City you should visit the Munal (National Arts Museum) and go eat at the Azul Histórico, a beautiful restaurant inside and old colonial palace, the building is filled with shops and the upstairs has a great rooftop bar that belongs to the Downtown Hotel.

    The National Museum of Anthropology houses the nation’s best collection on pre-Columbian civilizations.

    If you need anything please feel free o shoot me an email!

    Salud!

  156. Gaby

    May 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Scott, I¬īm from Mexico City. wellcome!!! I recomended San Angel mainly the Bazar S√°bado y El Jard√≠n del Arte, there are many Street¬īs artists and the food is awesome!!!
    Regards
    Gaby.

  157. Ana Paula Benitez

    May 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Hola Scott!!
    Welcome to Mexico City!!
    I recomend you to visit ISMOS Joyeria in Condesa (very trendy neighborhood!!). Here you can find jewelry made by more than 60 mexican designers!! Each of them with great, original, unique pieces!!
    Also, the are is great for you to take pictures for your blog!!!
    Have a great trip!!
    http://www.facebook.com/ismosjoyeria
    Fernando Montes de Oca 47, Col. Condesa, Mexico City!!
    +52(55)52861535
    ismosjoyeria@gmail.com

  158. Natasha

    May 18, 2013 at 12:48 am

    My favorite place in the whole world… San Miguel de Allende (Hotel El Meson). Small, stunning, close to many amazing big cities, overflowing with art.

  159. lola

    May 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    cool have fun

  160. Lacy Kelly

    May 19, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I love Mexico City! Check out La Zona Rosa (for the young & hip crowd) which is near the Reforma (Plaza de la Independencia) preferably on a Sunday morning…the whole city comes out to relax, walk and stroll through the street and the main roads are blocked off from traffic for just this reason.

    A trip out to Teotihuacan is also definitely worth your time!

    Buen viaje!
    Lacy

  161. Verdeesperirulina

    May 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Welcome! And Enjoy

  162. La Maison Marshall

    May 19, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Hi Scott,

    I am agreed with all the recommendations above however if you want to try the best authentic Mexican food try Cafe de Tacuba in Centro Historico , I am Mexican from Mexico City born and bread in Colonia Roma but live in London now don’t know if you are in Mexico with Miss Grannce Dore but if you are will definitely have to see how amazing is Colonia Roma,Coyoacan and the Centro Historico.

    Enjoy !

    Iris

  163. Allison

    May 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Have breakfast at El Cardenal (they have several locations, including one at the Hilton) and have the sweet breads and the Omelette de Flores de Calabeza (zucchini flowers.) The murals at Palacio Nacional are not to be missed and the views from Chapultepec Castle are incredible. (The building and the murals aren’t too terrible either!)

  164. Martha

    May 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    uhhh, go to La Romita!

  165. IAM

    May 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Please go to Rosetta restaurant in la colonia Roma, its a must.

  166. Carla

    May 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Hi, Scott, you know it already, but don¬īt miss Pujol restaurant for the finest and modern mexican cuisine.
    Enjoy!

  167. ANA

    May 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Do you need to visit

    CAPILLA de las CAPUCHINAS (CAPUCHINA¬īS CHAPEL)
    one of the most beautiful BARRAGAN¬īS ARCHITECT work

    if you will be at Acapulco, go to visit Hotel ENCANTO ACAPULCO
    Amazing Place ¬°¬°¬°¬°¬°

  168. Val C.

    June 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

    You should definitely come to Switzerland, Lake Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, beautiful places…

  169. Rafael Trickett-Robles

    June 16, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Mexico City is one of my favorite cities, thankfully, it is just a short flight from my home in San Francisco.

    Not only is the food wonderful, the neighborhoods and people are really make this city a special place to visit.

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