A Foodie’s Paradise – Mexico City
When you think of a foodie paradise, Mexico might not be the first one that comes to mind, though if you have been there, it surely will be. Mexico isn’t all about tacos, though we have to say, there are some pretty amazing tacos there too. Mexico City is a huge place, and just as culturally diverse, as well as stylishly diverse, as any major metropolis in the world. Each neighborhood in Mexico City has a feel and theme all its own. It has everything from the street vendors to some of the top restaurants in the world. They have a long history of amazing food. Think of it this way, if Mexican food wasn’t so good, why can you find Mexican restaurants in almost every city in the world. Let’s see if we can’t point you to a few places that might get that foodie lover in you started on the adventure.
The Mecado Roma is in the Zona Roma neighborhood in the south of Mexico City. It’s a gourmet food market that you can easily recognize by how many locals are coming and going and are lined up. There are a large number of local vendors selling a vast array of local treats with that Mexican flavor. From tacos to Pibils, it’s all here, and when you need a break, you can kick back with a nice cocktail on the terrace
Pujol always makes it on the top lists of places to dine in Mexico City. It ranks 13th on the list of the best restaurants in the world. That alone should make it a must taste if you are in Mexico City. The chef is world renowned, and the menus are constantly changing, it is truly an experience for the foodie. Make sure you get reservations well in advance, but it is well worth it. The food is memorable for all the right reasons.
Xochimilco Floating Market
On the other end of the spectrum from Pujol are the floating markets of Xochimilco. It has brightly colored waterways with a vast array of colorful boats. You enter by taking a water taxi and letting them take you through the area where you can sample and buy a variety of amazing things. If the water makes you nervous, just have a Pulque, a fruit-based local cocktail, and soon you will not have a care in the world. This is often added on tours, but we feel it is best done on your own so you can take your time and enjoy it.
El Caguamo has some of the best seafood in the city and it is well renowned for it. The seafood is as fresh as it gets as it is brought in directly from Veracruz. There is a fish dish here for everyone, and the tastes are well up to par for a gourmet treat.
Ranks 11th in the top 50 restaurants of the world, Quintonil is just amazing. You have to get the tasting platter, as there is just so much to try. This is one of those places that you can just die happy at after you have had a huge meal and satisfied your inner foodie greedy pig.
Honestly, Mexico City is a place where you need to go spend some time. Each region has its own specialties. Everything from the local street food to the highest end restaurants is there. Mexico City is influenced and flavored by many different regions, and you need to check them all out. Is Mexico City a foodie’s paradise? Well with 2 restaurants in the top 15 restaurants in the world, we say that is all the answer you need.