Culinary secrets in Mexico City

These are the best kept secrets in Mexico City's culinary world

Por Time Out México editores |
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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

Doctores
2 de 5 estrellas

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.

Restaurantes, Sushi

Kin Shake

Zona Metropolitana
3 de 5 estrellas

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

Tlalpan Centro
3 de 5 estrellas

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.

Restaurantes, Colombiana

Tintico Café

Cuauhtémoc
3 de 5 estrellas

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

San Rafael
4 de 5 estrellas

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.

Café 123
Foto: Marianela Trueba
Restaurantes, Cafés

El 123

Cuauhtémoc
3 de 5 estrellas

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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Rebeca Durán
Bares y cantinas

Al Andar

Cuauhtémoc
3 de 5 estrellas

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.

Restaurantes, precopeo

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Zona Rosa
3 de 5 estrellas

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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