2. See…. There is so much to see in Mexico City. We were there for a week, I feel that there is so much more to discover.
My favorite sites….
La Casa Azul Museo Frida Kahlo in Coyoacan…the house where Frida Kahlo was born, lived with Diego Rivera and died. The place felt like a time capsule and a glimpse into her beautiful painful world.
Palacio de Bellas Artes…an art deco masterpiece. We visited the David Douglas Duncan Photographs Pablo Picasso exhibit. (Unfortunately, no photos of the exhibit were allowed.)
The New Basilica has the original tilma (cloak) with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Visiting the church felt special and I felt very grateful to be there.
Transportation Tip: If you are not taking the Turibus, take Uber …We love Mexico City, but the one thing that annoyed us were the taxis. Frankly, we were being hustled and grossly overcharged. There was an incident when we asked a cab driver if he would turn on the meter, he agreed then told us while were were riding that the meter was broken and charged us over $15 for a ride that would have cost $3. We switched to Uber on our 3rd day, our taxi nightmare was done and we continued enjoying our trip. Taxi hustling is my traveling pet peeve….Uber or Uber style apps should be used in taxis all over the world.
Outside Mexico City….
Teotihuacan Pyramids …A magnificent ancient holy city..
It is quite a hike so bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Nothing makes me feel more like a world traveller than exploring pyramids.
3. Eats …So much to eat, so little time! Eating out in Mexico City was a joy. The waiters and servers were very warm, friendly and took the time to really talk to us. When it came to food service, we did not have any bad experience.
We were told that servers will not give you a check unless you ask for the bill as it is considered rude to do otherwise. I love it…no rush!
Dulce Patria - Artsy Cuisine , Polanco …. Elegant, vibrant decor, creative dishes and impeccable service. On our visit, they had a seasonal insect menu and we tried the escamoles (ant larvae) with egg in a tortilla. We loved it!
Club Piso51 …Beautiful views on the 51st floor. It is a member’s only club and Club Corp members can visit but have to make advance reservations.
Antojeria La Bonita, Condesa Roma …Casual, vibrant, delicious tacos and tortas.
El Caminero – Our go to taco shop since it was near our hotel. Inexpensive chorizo tacos and beer.
Calle Río Lerma 138, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
Cafe La Habana ….A historical coffee house where Fidel Castro and Che Guevara planned the Cuban revolution. The coffee is very strong!
Morelos 62, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
Street food…Huitlacoche & Gorditas for $0.77