Culinary secrets in Mexico City

These are the best kept secrets in Mexico City's culinary world
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From our Gastronomic Guide, these places are a well kept secret by those who like to eat out. Try pizzas and Mexican contemporary cuisine, and of course, international cuisine.

Culinary secrets

Restaurantes, Mariscos

Cazamar

icon-location-pin Doctores

The Hidalgo Market is known for selling electric devices, but you can also find a delicious sea food place. You can’t leave without trying their fish empanadas, filled to the brim and blazing hot, or one of Mexico’s freshest ceviches.

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Restaurantes, Sushi

Kin Shake

icon-location-pin Zona Metropolitana

Best of both worlds can be found in one of their maki-rolls. Try them with crunchy chapulines or a piece of chicken with mole. Also, order nigiri, made with only the freshest of fish.

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Restaurantes, Cena

Dolce Amore Ristorante

icon-location-pin Tlalpan Centro

Life is Beautiful meets bohemia in the center of Tlalpan neighbourhood. Portofino fried calamari with arrabiata and tartar sauce are just like a delightful opera.

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Restaurantes, Colombiana

Tintico Café

icon-location-pin Cuauhtémoc

A round-trip to Colombia awaits in every dish. Tintico is a charming surprise, hidden in downtown Mexico City. Coffee, though, comes with a warning: there’s no better cup of coffee in the world.

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Restaurantes, Cena

Cochinita Power

icon-location-pin San Rafael

Their cochinita (pure pork goodness) is juicy and tender, perfect in tortas, tacos, panuchos and yes, even burgers and chilaquiles. Try the lime soup, grandpa’s favorite.

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Café 123
Foto: Marianela Trueba
Restaurantes, Cafés

El 123

icon-location-pin Cuauhtémoc

123 is both a gastronomic and a visual delight. Its Asian cuisine inspired dishes seem to comply with the rule of mixing every possible color and ingredient, a rule that also applies to the decoration around, crafted with salvaged materials.

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Al Andar
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Bares y cantinas

Al Andar

icon-location-pin Cuauhtémoc

The cult of mezcal finds a temple in Al Andar. Here, you can find rare mezcals brewed from wild agaves and Mexicancraft beers. Hungry? Ask for tasajo and oaxacan style crickets.

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Restaurantes, precopeo

Pixza

icon-location-pin Zona Rosa

The dough of their pizzas is made with blue corn and theirtoppings include cactus, shredded rabbit and hibiscus flower. The best of two different worlds.

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