notes from a weekend in mexico city

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我们非专业人士在墨西哥城。我的丈夫让我吃惊的生日周末离开那里,这意味着我甚至没有做研究的一个粗略的数量在我们到达之前(虽然他有,因此该列表)。It’s always a good idea to learn more about a city before you visit, but for Mexico City — a densely-populated 573 square miles (NYC, for comparison is 305 square miles) where the best food is street food and English is not the primary language — it is especially true. However, we still had a great time. Here’s what we were able to fit in.

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Where we ate and drank

El Parnita[Yucatán 84, Roma Norte] We went to this “antojeria” (meaning: little craving) because they’re supposed to have an excellent mezcal selection. This was our first introduction to how helpful it would have been if we spoke Spanish! Fortunately, a customer helped us order. Do note: mezcal is for sipping, not taking shots. Think of it like scotch.

Maximot小酒馆[Tonala 133年,西罗马]很多人推荐的, this was one of the best nice meals we had. The aguachiles, red snapper, roasted porcini and lamb we ordered was excellent. I only briefly embarrassed myself when I used the bathroom marked H instead of M.

Limantour[AV。奥布雷贡106,罗马北]鸡尾酒酒吧,让我一个滑稽的阐述(但美味又不会过分甜)冲头和我的丈夫一个完美的,无大张旗鼓,玛格丽塔(哈利路亚!)。

Biko[Presidente Masaryk 407 Col. Reforma Polanco 11550] Fancy fancy dinner for my birthday. We ordered a couple soups (the onion was wonderful), a few formats of artichokes, cauliflower and a steak. Not sure we’d consider it a don’t-miss, though.

Taqueria El Turix[Emilio Castelar 212 Col. Polanco] If you’re only going to make one thing, you should make it especially well, and this they do: a pork carnitas in a rich sauce, served in tacos, tortas (sandwiches) or panuchos, the latter (two crispy tortillas with refried beans between them and this meat on top) was our favorite version. We had to go back and get two more.

Da Silva[Oscar Wilde 12, Col. Polanco] Okay, perhaps this is a chain bakery (there aremany others we would have tried with more time) but that doesn’t mean that the pasteis de nata and chocolate-hazelnut-crunch stack that nobody should miss in their lifetime weren’t exceptional. Otherworldly, even. Not bad for being a few steps from our hotel.

随着越来越多的时间或晚餐的可用性,餐馆普霍尔,尼科尔配置和Quintonil也来深受朋友们推荐。

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What we did

Eat Mexico San Juan Market Tour[细节这是奇妙的。像很多人一样,我的吻nd of tourist that tries very hard to not stick out as one. Because of this, I haven’t done a lot of group tours in other cities. I’m so glad I got over this because 1. Realistically, given that I speak about 10 words of Spanish, nobody is mistaking me for a local. (I’m teasing myself here.) 2. There is 100% of no way I would have even known which alley to have gone down to find half these things, and even if I had found them, I wouldn’t have known how or what to order. I wouldn’t know the context of the foods, either. I would have read that pulque is slippery and never tried it (it’s delicious). I would have walked into a bar where we stuck out like a sore thumb and turned back around. If we had more time, I would have gone on three more tours, happily. [Here are some recommended by Eater]

On our second full day, we wandered around. We started at thePalace of Fine Arts, made it to thezocalo, peeked in thecathedralwhile a mass was going on (it was stunning), checked out the ruins behind it and then made our way over to thePalacio Nacional看到迭戈·里维拉的壁画,详细说明该地区的历史。不要错过本作。它不仅是免费的,整个地区是安静和田园(和,因为它的好,知道这些事情,如果我们看到了我们的整个行程中最干净的无卫生间),从繁忙的街道上一个可爱的逃逸。当天下午,我们去了博物馆Nacional de Antropologia。Don’t miss this, either.

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Tips

  • Speaking Spanish helps. If you don’t, make sure you have a roaming plan on your phone so you can give Google Translate a workout.
  • 旅游是太棒了。查看更多以上。
  • It’s a big city, so there’s a lot of traffic on Friday afternoons. It took a long time to get to our hotel from the airport. Arriving long before or long after rush hour (about 1 to 6 p.m.) is great if it’s an option.
  • We heard mixed things about the taxi situation and used Uber to get around. It was inexpensive and very reliable. Cars came fast.
  • 在星期日,许多餐馆被关闭,或者他们提前收盘。一个大中午吃饭似乎更加规范;我们看到许多大,幸福的家庭趴桌。我们并没有意识到这一点早,多了几分机会渺茫吃饭。(该餐厅是好的,但甚至没有值得一提的)。接下来的时间,我们在前面倒是像其他人一样。
  • Yes, the water at restaurants and even taco stands is clean. Yes, you can drink it. (I know people ask this a lot.) From噬魂: “Legally every restaurant (and hotel) must serve filtered water. Most street stands do as well.”
  • 最好的食物是街头食品。
  • 我已链接到它上面的几次,但食者公布a giant guide to Mexico City仅仅几个月前,它是非常好的。

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